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Posted on Feb 2, 2016
SGT Home Health Care
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I'm fortunate in that I actually make money on IDT weekends, where many of my troops do not. With that being said, I already dedicate 10 hours or more a week outside of IDT periods just to accomplish my duties. With my demanding civilian career and graduate classes its already tough to balance everything. Increasing our training days to this extent is going to make that even harder.

If anything we need to reexamine our admin training requirements. My Company spent the first 4 months of my command preparing for a COMET inspection. We didn't even start focusing on Infantry training until after that. Those are training days we'll never get back.
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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Some employers will give them crap for training more.
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SPC Kenneth Morgan
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Actually, most employers will give them crap for training more.
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I've been with the guard a long time now. Going on a decade. It makes me miss active duty but being an older dog it lets me still be a soldier without completely breaking me off.

That said, if the demands are increased its going to run a lot of good soldiers out. There's an understood balance struck with a citizen soldier. When called they respond ready, but otherwise they continue as civilian soldiers. Less financially draining and less immediately needy compared to active duty. But if you're going to eat into their civilian lives there needs to be more dispensation for them.

I just got back from a year long deployment and already my unit is training for a joint op with NATO this summer over seas. But they can't even give us a drill schedule because we haven't secured funding for the train up.

Can waste money on a show of force exercise but can't afford to pay us train for it?

Big army needs to reel in its reality a little.
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