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Usually no installation is the same when it comes to inprocessing; some take longer, some are shorter, some bases incorporate military schools in their inprocessing schedule (ie, Fort Campbell - AA).

I ask this question because coming from Fort Bliss the inprocessing took nearly 2 months; that's counting the installation and all other echelons. What can be expected upon arrival to Fort Bragg?
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I was promoted to Colonel and I question the necessity. I was not selected to command and neither were 60% or more of my peers. If a Colonel is not going to command, why not keep them a Lieutenant Colonel and save all those millions of dollars. Maybe pay Sergeants more. Are we so concerned over rank that we promote people because they work for a General? Is it time to take officers down a rank?
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Note: My friend Carlos is in the Coast Guard and sent me this question last night. He said he's not on RP due to OPSEC (whatever), so he asked me to ask this on RP on his behalf. He is pretty hell bent on getting this Soldier punished. Anyway, let him know your thoughts on the below.

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I’m in the Coast Guard and have been active duty for 6 years. I’m stationed in Hawaii right now. I was up by Schofield Barracks and went on base there, and went to go shop for a few things at the Commissary. I was waiting in line for some fresh meat and there were 2 Army soldiers also in line, in front of me. They were looking at me and saying things to each other. It looked like they were laughing at me. I heard one of them refer to me as a “POG” which is a slang term I am familiar with from social media stuff. I said to them “Excuse me, I heard what you just said, and I feel disrespected.” I was just trying to stick up for myself. One of the soldiers then squared up to me and said “Yeah, I did call you a POG. Because you are a POG. You need to up and leave here – this is an Army Commissary.” A few other people in line heard this and started laughing. I felt so angry that I just left the building.

I know the soldier’s last name from his top, and I would recognize his face. What actions can I take to report him to his chain of command? What other advice do you have?
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I have been seriously considering joining back up but I'd like to do so as an officer. I will be 38 in April and left the Navy in 2007 as an E-6 with just under 8 years active duty service. I have 118 university credits now and am almost done with my degree. If I did join back up it would be in a year or two so I can finish my degree and get back into shape. I would likely do OCS if possible.
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Here are my notes from a recent call:

New season starts every 6 weeks
A+,Net+,Win 7,MCSA,CCNA, Sec+
Classes are Mon-Thur 6-10pm, hands-on, instructor-led
Day time for training, interviews, occasional one-on-one with instructors
3 90% transcenders test runs before actual certification / 2 chances per cert section
Whole year to certify after 4.5 months training
PluralSight access for a year post-season

Length - 4.5months/18 weeks
Full-time student status

Thoughts?

I'm really curious about this program after PO3 Raymond McCoy's post about the program.
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I'm hearing/reading people saying "I'm old school, therefore..." So out of curiosity's sake, where is that ever-moving line?
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Here's the background. You're a senior E5. Your troops are in formation and you're handing out work for the day. You hand out an assignment to a fresh E2 with less than a year in and only a few months at your command. They blatantly complain and tell you to choose someone else. You calmly tell them they will do this task and they tell you to shove it and give it to someone else. How do you react?
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Mine as of now is the Arizona Army National Guard patch.
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In the Navy it seemed that Officers were automatically given a certain level of trust yet Enlisted had pretty much none until they proved themselves. My question is more geared towards weapons, etc. we had to keep our weapons in the armory, even as military police, and we were pretty much treated like children even if we had professional experience in our field.
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I know it is going to be MOS dependent, but I'd like to see if the average time is pretty close. This obviously applies more to those who became promotable after the new promotion system. Thanks to all who reply.
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I have spoken with other vets regarding this topic, and they have indicated that in some States, they are addressed as such. I personally don't feel it's right, as I served in Germany from 62 to 65, and not in Country.

What is your take on this?
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Some people hire someone to convert their skills. Some people make something up. Some people use the SMART document. What resources did you use when you transitioned out of the military? I heard one office paid $450.00 to get all of his jobs skills converted to civilian bullet descriptions...?
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The one piece of advice that cadets receive more than any other is probably that we'll need to listen to our NCOs. The excellent reasons for a new 2LT to look to his or her more experienced Soldiers and NCOs are numerous and in many cases self evident. Nonetheless, a new PL is and has to be in charge. How can the recently commissioned officer lead and further hone his or her skills and do the right thing by his or her Soldiers while still taking this crucial advice to heart? And in what situations, if any, might a PL be right not to go along with the NCOs advice?
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I'm doing a research paper for a comp 2 class on the history of RED HORSE then focusing in on the 200th Red Horse. If anyone has information about it I would be great full. I am doing other research as well on my own but it would be nice to hear from individuals who belonged to RED HORSE I am able to use personal interviews as a source as well. Any help would be accepted with great appreciation.
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