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I understand you receive a number of benefits for being a recipient of the award, such as; $1200 per month for life, 10% increase in military retirement pension, qualified dependents are automatically approved for attendance at military academies, commissary and PX privileges for life, the list goes on and on. Just wondering why the ones that had under 20 years wouldn't finish. Any thoughts on this?

Please follow the this link for more information.

http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2011/06/the-benefits-for-medal-of-honor-recipeints/
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Remember to keep it professional. We can fill in the blanks if needed.
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What are your thoughts for what an officer needs to do, what assignments they must do, schooling (military and civilian) they must complete, and anything else to be selected below zone for CPT, MAJ, LTC, COL?

I have a few ideas, but have seen them be destroyed when some officers without any of the items I thought got promoted below the zone when others did not make it.
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"Army Strong" is the recruiting slogan that is used currently by the United States Army. The composer of the song used in the Army Strong television commercials is Mark Isham.[3]

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A humvee wrapped with the slogan in April 2006
"Army of One" was a relatively short-lived recruiting slogan. It replaced the popular "Be All You Can Be" and was replaced in 2006 by the new slogan "Army Strong".[4]The Army of One slogan was meant to mean as described Sun Tzu's Art of War in Chapter VI Weak Points and Strong, that you are only as strong as your weakest link,if the enlisted soldiers are not trained by the non commissioned officers,because the officer are not with troops and checkout what they need,a Army is very weak. The reason for the replacement is believed to be[by whom?] that the slogan "Army of One" is contrary to the idea of teamwork.[citation needed] It is unknown whether this slogan was taken directly from the poster for the 1976 Clint Eastwood film The Outlaw Josey Wales, which had "An Army of One" under a drawing of the Josey Wales character. The "One" in the slogan was an acronym, standing for Officers, Non-Commissioned, and Enlisted,[citation needed] the three types of Soldiers in the US Army.

1980 to 2001

Be All (That) You Can Be was the recruiting slogan of the United States Army for over twenty years.[5] This popular slogan was created by Earl Carter while at the advertising firm N. W. Ayer & Son. He was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for his efforts.[6] In his autobiography Soul of It All, Michael Bolton claims to have sung the jingle in the early 1980s.[7]

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"Today's Army Wants to Join You" was a recruiting slogan from the 1971 Volunteer Army (Project VOLAR) campaign, which was introduced as the country prepared to transition to an all-volunteer military. When N. W. Ayer & Son, who were engaged by the US Army, believed they felt the army said "Today's Army is changing; we want to meet you half way", the firm came up with that slogan. General William Westmoreland asked "Do we have to ask it that way?" but agreed to the campaign. The slogan was replaced by "Join the People Who've Joined the Army" in 1973, which later evolved into "This is the Army."[8]

Slogan was written in 1971 by Ted Regan Jr., Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director of N.W. Ayer, the Army's ad agency. Regan also wrote the follow up slogan, "Join the people who've joined the Army."

Circa 1950s–1971
"Look Sharp, Be Sharp, Go Army!"was a recruiting slogan in the 1950s and 1960s. The Big Picture,[disambiguation needed] public announcements on broadcast television, and highway roadway signs advertised the slogan during a time of a national draft of young men 18 to 34 years of age. The advantage of volunteering for Service, vice being drafted, was choosing the career field you wanted to serve and/or first unit or location of assignment.

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"I Want YOU for US Army" featured on a poster of Uncle Sam painted by James Montgomery Flagg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slogans_of_the_United_States_Army

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Mc1uQW8RI
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I have a soldier that is set to go TDY. This soldier came off of leave 2 weeks ago and said they wanted to use the open door policy and talk to 1sg. When they went to 1sg the soldier informed him that they didn't feel comfortable going TDY with the NCO in charge of the mission (the NCO is another from my plt.). This week I asked why informing the soldier they didn't have to answer if they didn't feel comfortable doing it, the soldier said that they think the NCO is out to get them (as far as UCMJ/seperation). Well this week the soldier has been to the Emergency room 3 times and all 3 times they were discharged with nothing wrong with them and reffered to provider. They went to sick call and got a temp profile with a follow up the day before they are suppose to fly out. The profile does not prevent them from going. Based on the perception of this I spoke to legal to ensure I am doing the right thing as far as my actions twards the soldier. The perception of my COC is the SM is trying to get out of it. Legal told me to encourage the SM to continue to support them on getting rehabilitated and get better. They also said the commander should get in contact with the SMs provider and base further action on that. I have spoken to my COC on this and the SM is still going. I agree with them however I feel like I am unable to do anything at my level other than talking to the soldier and letting them get away with this right now. To my section this situation may encourage others to follow suit. There are several barracks Lawyers encouraging these soldiers. My counter to this is show them the regulation and inform them that if they think im doing something wrong to show me it in black and white, and I encourage them to speak to the COC via open door policy or IG. I dont treat any of them diffrent I follow all regulations and perform my duties as a proffesional. I came from a unit that regulations was everything and i am now in a unit where regulations are not upheld. I am not trying to change the army as a whole only my little area of influence. But I am meeting resistance with everything I do.
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I would like to volunteer to join the Army's and Fort Benning's new SFAB (Security Forces Advisor Brigade). Does anybody have any more information about this new Brigade besides the few arrivals about it on the net? Also, they will be operational, do you think that if you're an E7 you would actually get rated PSG? I'm curious if it would be like "instructor" ratings or something similar. Thanks.
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Are illegal immigrants entitled to automatic citizenship in the U.S.A.—Citizenship and the Constitution? This was a Hot topic in this 2016 Election Year as well! Will it change now after the election?

Someone's Perspective - do you agree or disagree?

Born in the U.S.A.—Citizenship and the Constitution

The Supreme Court has never held that the children of illegal immigrants are entitled to automatic citizenship.

August 29, 2015

In your editorial http://www.wsj.com/articles/born-in-the-u-s-a [login to see]

(Aug. 21) you assert that the language of the Fourteenth Amendment is “straightforward.” It is indeed, but it doesn’t mean what you claim. The amendment sets out two requirements for automatic citizenship, not just one.

A person must be born in the U.S. and subject to its jurisdiction, according to the text. Those who drafted the language were quite explicit; the latter phrase meant subject to the “complete” jurisdiction, “[n]ot owing allegiance to anybody else.”

As Sen. Jacob Howard explained at the time, the Citizenship Clause excludes not only Indians but “persons born in the U.S. who are foreigners, aliens, [or] who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers.”

In other words, the phrase didn’t mean what they called “partial” or “territorial” jurisdiction such as applies to “sojourners” who are mere temporary visitors, and it certainly didn’t apply to those who were unlawfully present in the county.

This isn’t “circular restrictionist logic,” as you claim, but simply a reflection that “jurisdiction” has two different meanings. Visitors to the U.S., including illegal immigrants, are subject to our laws—our territorial jurisdiction—while present within our borders, but they are not thereby subject to the more complete political jurisdiction intended by the Fourteenth Amendment.

This was the understanding of the Supreme Court in 1873 and again in 1884. And it was not undermined by the Supreme Court’s 1898 holding in Wong Kim Ark, which recognized that a child born on U.S. soil to lawful, permanent residents was a citizen.

The Supreme Court has never held that the children of illegal immigrants are entitled to automatic citizenship, nor should it, as that would mean citizenship could be obtained not by mutual consent but by illegal conduct.

Prof. John C. Eastman
Fowler School of Law, Chapman University
Orange, Calif.
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I have always wondered, if I could back in time, would I change anything. While I have made plenty of bad decisions, I am always worried that if I changed one thing, everything from that point on (the change) would be different... So, for me, the answer would be no... I would not change a thing.
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If the man at the top may be unstable - then the White House is likely to exhibit some instability - as well as some efforts by the White House staff - who are normal infighters - to undermine and replace the man at the top. The problem, however, is how to accomplish regime change (the replacement of a mentally unstable incumbent with another member of the ruling political party) within the very strict confines of the United States Constitution - and within the constraint of maintaining the full faith and confidence of the citizens. Time to bring Mike Pence up to bat.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-mental-health-new-york-times-incapable-being-president-warning-open-letter-a7578831.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/opinion/mental-health-professionals-warn-about-trump.html

http://www.lancedodes.com/new-york-times-letter
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What do you think?
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What are the Best Military Monuments that You've Seen and Share a Picture?

RP Members let's get some really good pictures of the best Military Monuments!

Here is a great one.

VETERANS TRIBUTE please take a moment when you see former or active service men or women thank them. I stand and salute all as " All gave some and some gave all. "
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With how busy so many Service Members are due to their military duties, it’s sometimes tough to ensure that our spouses are fully up to speed on rules and regulations that may be relevant to them, or to the time we spend together on the installation. Below, we list 7 of the most common “in-uniform rules” spouses should know.

Which ones would you change, and why? What else would you add to this list?

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1. PDA is typically prohibited, except for certain special situations.
Military regulations take public displays of affection (PDA) more seriously than many spouses realize, due to high standards for professionalism. Special situations like a return from a deployment MIGHT be acceptable circumstances for a quick “welcome home” kiss, depending on your chain of command.

2. My right hand is empty for a reason!
While in uniform, Service Members are typically expected to keep their right hand empty while in conditions that would require a salute, which is done with the right hand only. This may seem obvious to SMs, but many spouses do not know this!

3. I can’t talk on my cell phone while walking.
Talking on your cell phone while walking in uniform on base is one of the easiest ways to get jacked up as of late. It’s like putting a target on your chest. We’ve heard countless stories of Service Members witnessing a Senior NCO sprinting across the street to make this correction! Epic.

4. Why I say “no” when you offer me a piece of gum.
Many military units prohibit chewing gum while in uniform, especially while stateside. We’ve heard reports that this may vary depending on the military branch or command policy of the SM, including the degree to which it’s enforced. But just in case, it’s important to know this!

5. I can’t use an umbrella when it’s raining. Seriously.
Uniformed SMs typically cannot utilize an umbrella when it’s raining outside. They have wet weather gear for that, even though that gear still allows them to get soaked most of the time. We’ve heard reports that some female SMs may be allowed to use an umbrella under certain circumstances, and we also can’t confirm how strictly a SM’s chain of command enforces this. But beware that SMs using umbrellas is as squared away as a football bat.

6. Wearing my uniform items could get me jacked up, or worse.
This is a sensitive topic for some SMs, but there have been countless situations where a spouse wears the SM’s uniform items in inappropriate ways and is perceived as casting the military profession in a negative light. Enforcement of this policy also depends on the SM’s chain of command or installation policy, but PLEASE be thoughtful and considerate if you ever decide to put on your SM’s uniform items while outside of the home environment.

7. I still need to salute and greet while we’re together.
This aspect of the military profession occasionally irritates spouses, but when a SM is uniformed and on the installation he is still required to greet and salute IAW regulations, even if the two of you are enjoying a nice private walk together. This issue occasionally catches “new” military spouses off guard – meaning those who are new to the military culture, perhaps due to recent marriage or their SM recently joining the military.

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Which of these would you change, and why? What else would you add to this list?
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As only 1% of the nation will serve, a good soldier is worth his occasional screw-up yet in the modern military where a disciplinary action can end a career, and certain staff pukes delight in ending them, what creative disciplinary measures have you used at the squad, platoon level to punish a soldier without ending his career? My discipline of choice was scrubbing 5 tons trucks on your weekends.
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