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I have a question to any soldier out there who has a family. We all want it to go smoothly for us when going to a permanent duty station. Whether it is over seas or state side. I have a couple of kids that attend a public school. So right now I am about to head to AIT for a few weeks then go to my first assignment. Ideally we want it were my family can join me after I get to my duty station because of school reasons for my kids. Would the Army be cooperative with that? And when I get to the post am I able to stay in barracks until housing comes up for my famiky to join me? I am curious to how my famiky would transition into it because we are moving, transferring our kid's schools and selling our house. Will the Army give my famiky time for that before they join me?
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E6 (7.5 years) husband E8 (20 years) likes to dis credit my methods when I vent about work and discredit my reasoning because he has been in longer.
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according to AR 600–8–19 •
Section II
Processing Enlisted Promotions to Private E–2, Private First Class, and Specialist

2–3. Rules
(5) Any Soldier previously reduced (for misconduct, inefficiency, or cause) must be fully qualified (without a waiver) for promotion to the next higher rank.

Does this include article 15 or no ?
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New here, sorry if formatting or any rules are broken.
I am ready to submit my 153A packet on deadline 18may18 for the July board. I am still waiting on my Battalion Commanders Lettie and he wants to introduce me to the SWO on bliss as they are good friends.
Question is here to help my anxiety. I have a 58 SIFT score and 115 GT on the AFCT (:/)the physical is all well (H2 hearing waiver has been approved by the flight surgeons at Rucker) and rest of paperwork is done to include DA photo. I am an 11B E5 sergeant and my resumes includes my CIB, EIB, commandants list from BLC and a prior soldier of the month. finally, I will have 34 credits from AMU after this physics class ends next week. Does this packet sound strong?
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Again(yes I know I am posting a lot lately but being in school I am seeing things and curious on how to better handle via peers actual experience) I am not looking for a debate on whether females should be in combat roles. That isn't what this post is about or the advice I am looking for. What I am looking for is assimilating females into training when it comes to combat OPS. I've notice that the vast majority of the time here when it comes to desk, medical, etc jobs, where females have commonly been present, that females are more then ready to integrate with the males and it isn't hard to see a mix of male and female groups. Pretty easy and straight forward they call for 5 man groups and it is a fast and easy mix.... but now that we are moving into combat ops it is very much a game of "get with the guys"... leaving anyone who isn't male on the outside going....."darn we need to learn this too how about we mix this up so you can now teach us".

This morning that was the issue 4 leaders were picked, one was a "POG" and when they split teams those with experience ran to there buddies and everyone without experience or any real idea of how to do movements, SALUTE, etc was left in a single team of "oh crap". (They ran a lane prior to covering any of the class's so we had not had a chance to learn much and for most of us it's been 5-10years since we touched any of this) ClusterF was an understatement.

Of course 3 teams were pretty damn decent and did a good run through and the final time..... it was bad.

How do we prevent shit like this for happening? How do we better the mindset of "HELP YOUR FELLOW SOLDIER" and get rid of the idea that only X people need to survive. Because speaking bluntly the mindset this morning tells me if we were all in the field ALL of these others would have left the final team to die.
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I am going to make this blunt..... I am NOT looking for argument on old army vs new army and butt hurt reports and bull. I get it back in such and such day if someone didn't fit in they just ate some nails, rubbed dirt in it and moved on not caring cause robots ruled!

It's not healthy regardless of what people say think or feel it isn't healthy to be a lone wolf. Ironically lone wolves die and since we are suppose to be a army of one and never leave a fallen comrade that is what I am looking at. This is NOT me I have seen this be an issue as a lower enlisted and took steps to try and help. Now that I am moving into a NCO position I'd really like to hear from other fellow leaders of how they have handled those who are having a hard time adapting to military life in a new unit.

I'd also love to hear how you helped other leaders do better by there peers in encouraging them to help there soldiers. I'm mean it's in the NCO Creed that we are to care for our fellow soldiers but some just don't uphold that so advice in this area is welcome!
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It sounds like a simple question, but there is a key nuance I've been hearing about and I'd like to confirm my understanding. I believe that the 4 year service obligation, is not really an obligation that would prevent someone from resigning, transferring to IRR, or otherwise voluntarily separating from the military. My understanding is that you must serve 4 years to validate the transfer of the GI Bill, but if I chose to separate before completing 4 years, that there would be no negative consequences other than invalidating my GI Bill transfer (which I don't plan on anyone using for more than 4 years).
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So, I'm currently at A School as an E-3 and I'm looking into switching to be officer in the future (like my uncle and grandfather). I know of a few catches that apply to me such as age: about to turn 25 and education: high school. What would be the best path to take? What kind of things should I do to make me stand out in a good way? Let me know if more information is needed.
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Currently in the army reserves . Looking in to going Active or ROTC but the chances of going Active are very low right now . Looking for any information that can get me on the right path .
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Looking to reclass and train at my current duty station .
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Was asked if I would be interested in attending the SHARP course to be a victim advocate. That is something I have been wanting to do for years. Starting the course on Monday morning. What advice do you have about the job and its responsibilities? I feel programs like SHARP are of the upmost of importance for various reasons.

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Retiring (retired reserves) from the Army Reserves and I have my 20 year letter. What’s the shortest turn around time, from the date of submitting my retirement packet, until I can actually enter the retired reserves. Can I be retired in 90 days? 30? 12 months?
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I’ve recently PCS’d to fort Carson but the battalion I’m currently in has an excess of E-5 (4 or more per squad). Another battalion in the same brigade is in lack of E-5’s, what is the proper way to transfer between brigades if at all possible?
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It has been 50 years since race relations training has been incorporated as mandatory training in the military. During the 70s all military were required to attend race relations training and this included general officers and admirals.
The training was directed at the Caucasian heterosexual and the majority of instructors were black NCOs. I can remember sitting for hours in race relations classes where all the black soldiers were grouped together, by choice, and watched as the Caucasian soldiers were targeted by the instructors. If a soldier was removed from a race relations class for any reason, he was in trouble. In the combat arms line units, racism from ALL groups was very bad. There were KKK Klaverens and Black Panther Chapters active in units fighting over the drug trade. One out of three company commanders were being relieved in Germany. Our once STRAC, show boat army in Europe had turned into a cesspool. (If anyone is interested in how bad it had become, I wrote a novel—that was based on a 500-page IG Report titled RABBIT HUNT. It can be found as a E-book at amazon or as a trade paperback at barnesandnoble.com)
One of the major problems was the recruiting “Buddy Program” where men could join as groups and be guaranteed to remain together until they reached their first unit. This dumped intact gangs in line units.
Diversity training also created huge problems, especially the large influx of women who demanded they be billeted in the same unit barracks they were assigned. All military barracks had been designed for a single sex with open latrines. The army responded to those problems by hiring civilian guards and kitchen workers, lowering PT testing standards, building college style dorms and giving the female soldiers special privileges the males did not have.
In 50 years the military has come a long way. There are now four-star female and minority group generals and admirals. The military is completely integrated. It is time to do away with all race relations programs and diversity training.
The military needs to operate on a single principle: Equality under the law and achievement based on one’s ability. There should be one test for everyone that is the same and the top scorers get the prize.
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I am 39 years old, Female. I was Honorable Discharged in April of 2000. I was diagnosed with lower back pain strain, with right hip pain and stress reaction femoral neck pain. I was seen by a rheumatologist and they diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. however, I was never notified of it so I could submit it to the claims board. Then. I was diagnosed with Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and the VA did away with the fibromyalgia finding because it is similar to MS. I feel like the VA is treating me unfairly. People tell me I should be more than 10% because I am totally disabled and unable to work. I need to get one of the shirts that says "I'm not drunk, I have M.S.", F.Y.I. I don't do drugs or drink.
I am just struggling being a single mother, and living on a 1600 a month budget. I did have 2000 a month but I sat down and figured it out.
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