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Ok so there I was at a court-martial asking a Soldier why he was wearing ACUs and not ASUs. He started to catch an attitude, so I told him to go to parade rest. He turned away from me looking at my paralegal, putting his hands in his pockets.

My paralegal tells him that he does not need to be looking at him, but at me, because I was the one addressing him, and that he needs to show respect. As the Soldier continues to stare out at my paralegal with his hands in his pockets, I continue to correct him when a civilian comes out to where I was correcting the Soldier stating that she had work to do and I could "yell" at him some other time.

I was so mind boggled and dumbfounded because said civilian used to be in the military. I'm sorry, but the last time I checked the Soldier was given a direct order by a CPT and myself that the duty uniform for the court-martial was ASUs and an alternate uniform had to be approved by the judge, so I was doing my job by asking him why he was in the wrong uniform and then correcting him when he began to disrespect me.

I felt so disrespected I just walked away and sat in a room to cool off.

How would you have handled the situation?
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If you could take ONE part of AR 670-1 out of the regulation what would it be?
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I just transferred from national guard to Active duty and I just spent the last 3 weeks in Missouri inproccesing into active duty. I have a pov sitting in my home state that I need here In Alaska so I have no way of getting to the nearest port for the Army to ship it. Would it be possible to be put on leave to retrieve my vehicle?
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From RP Staff: Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Carol Eggert completed a 30-year military career in 2014, with service in the active duty U.S. Army, as well as the Army Reserve and Army National Guard in Pennsylvania.

She now leads an eight-person team as the Senior Vice President of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal headquarters in Philadelphia. The team provides strategic leadership to all aspects of Comcast NBCUniversal’s programs and outreach to the military and veteran community, including hiring, community investment, business development.

With Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to hire 10,000 veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses by the end of 2017, Carol will talk about how valuable the military community talent pool is to America’s employers.

Carol completed her distinguished military career in 2014 as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Pennsylvania National Guard and the Deputy Commandant for the Army War College. She served in a variety of command and staff positions and completed numerous overseas deployments, including a 15-month combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Chief of the Women’s Initiatives Division and Senior Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, and received numerous military awards and commendations, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

Her leadership in the private sector has been recognized by HillVets, who placed her on their 2016 list of the 100 most influential veterans in America, and by the Philadelphia Business Journal, who named her one of their 2016 Veterans of Influence.
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I am planning on having a sleep study done since I believe I have Sleep Apnea. I am looking forward to being a Drill Sergeant as my next assignment. Will Sleep Apnea be considered a "No/Go" for such assignment?
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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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The answer may be obvious to some, but as a reservist, I do not think about Army regs 24/7 like I did when I was active. I was in downtown LA last night when I stumbled upon what appeared to be stolen valor, but really was an ROTC cadet celebrating his soon-to-be commission in ACUs. He said that since the sun was down he was allowed to drink and not wear a PC.. does this sound remotely correct?
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Do you feel there is still an "inner service rivalry" between the Service Branches or that any one branch thinks they are Superior?

RP Members what do you think - be honest and professional in your responses please! Thank you

With all the deployments and joint operations that we have been involved in over the last 15 plus years of war and prior to that as well, aren't we all part of something a little bigger than our own service branches? We represent the United States of America in so many ways! We represent the freedom that all of the American citizens enjoy, to include ourselves!

For myself, I think is great to that we have the Navy/Army/Air Force rivalry on the football field and other sports, but I think it is important to realize the importance of joint operations and synchronization among the service branches.

I don't think that anyone branch is better than the other. That is my personal feeling.

They all have their specific missions, training philosophies, challenges, and characteristics that make them unique and special, but does that make them inferior or superior to the other service branches?

I'm sorry if I didn't tag some of the specific service branches!
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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery once said, or rather warned, “We must be very careful what we do with British infantry. They are the people who do the hard fighting and the killing… Their fighting spirit is based largely on morale and regimental esprit de corps. On no account must anyone tamper with this.” Although we are not the British Army, this statement can allude to the current and deliberate destruction or emasculation of traditions, discipline, and morale that are the foundations of our Armed Forces, by misguided folks ranging from our Commander-in-Chief, certain high ranking officers in the Pentagon, the Senate, politicians and the mainstream media. First off, some people upon reading this will point out that attacking the C-in-C is taboo, and that is true - to a point. He is not a sacred cow and, to be perfectly honest, the rot which is slowly devouring the core values that we hold sacrosanct begins at the top, aided and abetted by politically-motivated senior military and naval officers and the aforementioned others.

It is very sad when veterans like myself and those who are actively serving look at social media sites and watch soldiers call out their own peers. These are NCOs and officers who don’t care about the welfare of their soldiers, discipline, or tradition because people are scared to enforce regulations due to political correctness. Political correctness has, in my opinion, turned the U.S. Armed Forces (especially the Army) into one vast petri dish open to absurd social experiments that will not help our warriors out in the battlefield.

When personnel have to go to social media in order to air their grievances, you have to wonder where the team leader is. Where is the squad leader? I am quite sure that some of the junior and senior NCOs are doing their jobs, but why are other senior NCOs and officers being reactive instead of proactive? We are all sick and tired of reading about the morale problems plaguing all five branches of the Armed Forces, commanders being sacked for not leading by example, not being politically compliant, etc. We are sick of hearing about junior enlisted whining about NCOs trying to discipline them, NCOs whining about not being able to do their jobs, and officers who don’t like their NCOs or Petty officers. The list goes on, and each day, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Marines wind up suffering for the mess created by this disease that affects training, how they operate on the field, and so many other aspects of military life.

We need to have officers with collective intestinal fortitude to stand up to the C-in-C, their politicized fellow officers, spineless politicians and the mainstream media in order to fight for our traditions. Every service member in the U.S Armed Forces lives by these traditions and core values; they are the warrior ethos, the raison d’etre for all of us.
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http://www.today.com/kindness/tough-nails-vietnam-veteran-gives-kidney-save-his-war-buddys-t57316

Did you hear about Tough-as-nails Vietnam veteran giving a kidney to save his war buddy's life? (Click the link above for the full story)

Good news story about what it really means to bond with a fellow veteran for life!

RP Members do you hold that bond with a fellow veteran and would you make this type of sacrifice? Think hard and search deep!

They say the bonds you make with your fellow soldiers in war last a lifetime — and John Middaugh and Henry "Bill" Warner know about that bond all too well.

Their friendship began in March 1968 at Fort Carson, Colorado, and is still going strong today.

So strong that when Warner's kidneys failed after he had open heart surgery, Middaugh stepped in to donate his kidney to his beloved Vietnam buddy.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3177428/Latin-Kings-gang-member-28-accused-stabbing-death-17-year-old-transgender-girl-burying-backyard.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0uuAnulDHY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK2ECuNt6kM

'All across the country, right now, all across the world, at this very moment, there are young people coming to terms with being transgender. They’re learning that they’re different and they are trying to figure out how to handle that, on top of every other problem young people have.

'They’re getting bullied, they’re getting raped, they're getting beaten up, they’re getting murdered and they’re committing suicide. The numbers are staggering, but they are the reality of what it is like to be trans today.

'Just last month, the body of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, a transgendered young woman of color, was found in a field in Mississippi stabbed to death . . . and buried in her murder's back yard.

'Are we mature enough, do we care enough, can we stop the violence?
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Talked to a recruiter today about going back into active duty and he told me they would have to do a rank determination on me and there's a possibility I may have to be reduced one rank to E5. Has anyone or would anyone take a reduction in rank to back into active duty? Would it be a smart move? I'm looking for opinions and advice from people have done it or considering it.
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What is your favorite military weapon you've ever used. It can be because of its lethality or just because it made you want get up and yell "MURICA". Keep it within the military arsenal though. It can be anywhere from a K-Bar to an A-10. But you yourself have to have used it or shot it.

My favorite weapon that I have ever used is the M134 Minigun. If you're ever in doubt unload massive amounts of freedom on your enemies.
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I know it's a stretch, but hear me out. I have recently completed my respective MES for my level. The Senior leadership were WAY out of touch with the reality of today's green suitor. I refused to ask them any technical questions as they had no idea of what I was asking. So, I stuck with administrative questions. Is it feasible to ask those charged with creating a POI to go research it themselves?
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Since the program is a pipeline from paramedic school to critical care school then to the F3 phase I cannot apply because I don't need the paramedic school and slots for critical care are filled by those completing the paramedic program. Anyone run into this? Or has anyone that is a current NRP went on to be a flight medic? Thanks.
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I bring up this question because my wife was treated very pourly by another spouse because of my rank! Here husband is a Major in the Marines and she has told others that is the reason she doesn't like my wife.

Why play the "Rank Card?" RP Members your thoughts?

Why is this still happening in our veteran and retirement community? I've always addressed service members here on RP by their rank initially out of respect for what they have accomplished and then I drop it and start addressing them by their first name as much as possible. Accordingly, RP allows you to highlight the name of another member, so your RP Connections will receive an email and the rank is required - got it!

I think once we leave the service there shouldn't be a stereotyping of rank or service - we should get along and respect each other as veterans and retirees that served a "common purpose!" Again, this just my opinion!

By thw way my wife has never played the "rank card" and never will!
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What would you do if some loud-mouth moron tried to publicly "out" you for "Stolen Valor" because they didn't believe you ever served?
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