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I've noticed that soldiers are always different especially when taking punishment. But with the army going away from "smoke sessions" I've noticed a drastic drop in discipline in soldiers. The new generation does not care about counseling statements in my opinion, and the leadership is so focused on kicking them out instead of molding them into better people and better soldiers. Thoughts???
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What is the best lesson/piece of advice an NCO or officer has ever taught you? Personally, I would say the most impressionable advice an NCO has ever taught me was that at the end of the day, my military career is in my hands. My decisions reflect my career and at the end of the day, if I want something done (schooling opportunities, career advancement) to ALWAYS push and never give up.

What's the best advice you have ever received?
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What's the consensus on dependents using rank based reserved parking at exchanges/commissaries? I believe these spots are supposed to be used by the member to rapidly get in/out of a store and get back to work, not as a RHIP reward. To me, it smacks of dependents "wearing" their sponsor's rank.
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My PLT SGT is making my life hell. He is overly familiar, inept in every way, has zero respect for boundaries. He
msgs me to discuss his marital issues, sends long voice messages asking for advice on weekends. He's an E6. I'm a SPC(P). Ive reported him and told him to stop. Ive explained professionalism. Nothing is done. Army specifics I can use to put an end to this once and for all?
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A little background information:
1) About to graduate with a B.S. in Biochemistry from a respectable state flagship university.
2) I'm currently enlisted as a sergeant, E5, in the USAR as a 68W (Healthcare Specialist)

Situation: I had previously contacted all the branches in regards to commissioning after graduation, and received a lot of interest from the Marine Corps. In December of 2017, an OSO had contacted me via phone and we had a good conversation in which he expressed that I sounded like a viable candidate. He sent me the "Marine Officer Questionnaire", I filled it out, and responded as he instructed. This is when it went downhill, as he never responded to my phone calls or called me back in response to my voice mails. He hasn't responded to my emails as well. I waited until this past week, and again sent him an email requesting some form of contact/information from him in regards to my potential application.
What makes it even weirder is that I routinely get emails from the Marine Corps where I'm clearly listed as a poolee, and am invited to attend officer recruitment events.
Why would my OSO be ignoring me? Is there any way I can remedy this? I recently turned down pursuing the Air Force due to a two year waiting period between swearing in and shipping out, so I'd like to see this issue resolved.
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I thought i read something about this awhile ago. I have looked in a few regulations and cant find anything about it. Anyone care to enlighten me on this topic? Thank you.
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How do I register my wife to deers if she’s from another country and still waiting for her visa to get approved shes from India? Do I have to wait for her to come here to get her ssn, green card and all before I can do that ?
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Why do you think there are so many school shootings now as opposed to say 25 to 30 years ago? We all know that guns can’t shoot themselves, so obviously that is not the problem in my opinion. I honestly believe that there is a direct correlation between the rise of school shootings and the taking of God out of the classroom, and kids not getting a well deserved a** whooping. Thoughts on this?
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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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For me I am most proud to wear the American Flag!
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"(Unit Name withheld) BCT ordered to remove combat patches during training at Fort NoMatter so the ones without them don't get ‪‎hurt feelings‬.

Reason? "The unit just returned from Afghanistan and almost everyone has a patch but the large influx of new soldiers are E1 and E2s that have never deployed and they are saying they are left out because they don't have a patch."
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Should we concerned about Man’s hoard of nearly 5,000 guns shows ease of amassing arms in U.S.?

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, but isn't this a little too much? Your thoughts RP Members? Check out the video

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-stockpile-insight-idUSKBN0TM2LU20151204

As sheriff’s investigators threaded past the battered cars, cast-off tires and rusted farm equipment cluttering Brent Nicholson’s front yard, there was no hint of the sinister stockpile hidden behind his windowless front door.

Inside, the guns were everywhere: rifles and shotguns piled in the living room, halls and bedrooms; handguns littering tables and countertops. Outside, when they rolled up the door on the pre-fab metal garage, more arms spilled out at their feet.

“This has completely changed our definition of an ass-load of guns,” said Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks. Six weeks after the discovery, officers are still cataloging the weapons, many of which have proved stolen, and the final tally is expected to be close to 5,000. “I don’t know if there’s ever been (a seizure) this big anywhere before,” Brooks says.

The question of how one man amassed such a stockpile of guns arises just as there is renewed American soul-searching over the widespread availability of firearms in the wake of a series of mass shootings.
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I'm slotted for Air Assault school in 94 days. What do you wish you knew before you showed up? What was your Air Assault experience. Where did you attend Air Assault school? What are your thoughts on the course?

Thanks for sharing!
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