Posted on Sep 18, 2013
CPT Aaron Kletzing
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Here are a few for starters:
(1) This is a great assignment. If you don't take it right now, someone else will.
(2) A Pentagon assignment would be a great career move. (3) A TRADOC assignment will make your career.
(4) I don't have a choice. They really need combat veterans in Korea.
(5) If you take this job, I will guarantee your next assignment.
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"There's no one else in the entire Army who meets the requirement for this assignment."  Turns out, that was not true.
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I got that one too =)
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SSG Walter S.
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"Why are you calling here?! You take the assignment you've been given. Call a second time and we'll contact your CSM."
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CPT Intern, Usamma Mlmip
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It seems that you have had a love/hate relationship with your Assignment Manager. Some good and bad things I have heard from both my Assignments Manager and Branch Chief are:1) "Love the one your with." Just because an assignment is not your favorite, do you best. You are graded on how well you do a job regardless of how much you like it. Not everyone can get their dream assignment every time.2) Your ORB is critical. Keep it updated, when considering officers for key or hot assignments the first thing we look at is your ORB. If it's not up-to-date we move to the next officer.3) Aide-de-Camp jobs are far and few in-between. If the opportunity arises, take it!4) Ensure you seek broadening assignments. Working outside your field every once in a while is good for your career.Here are some bad ones:1) You don't need a deployment or deployment experience to get promoted.2) You don't need joint experience until you are a Field Grade: (In my opinion Joint Service benefits officers at any rank)
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MSgt Ryan Tanner
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Unfortunately assignments within the Air Force is determined in a sterile mushroom farm at Randolf AFB, TX where there's a lonely phone and fax machine that no one ever answers...everyone is a number in a manpower equation. They're slowly bringing on board a vectoring program to put quality people in critical careers but still doesn't consider the members wishes other than a dream sheet that rarely matches up. It is like playing lawn darts with Ray Charles, and about as fun, especially when you get Del Rio Tejas...coyotes and decapitated tourists.
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