Posted on Sep 25, 2015
SFC First Sergeant
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What do you look for in a New Troop? What do you wish Drill Sergeant DA Platoon Sergeants and Instructors would spend more time on? What do you see lacking in the Troops you have recieved?
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CPT(P) Company Commander
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Willing to learn his job above all else. Stay out of trouble. The new guys I've had that had these two attributes are NCOs now. The ones that didn't are specialists at best.
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SGM Mikel Dawson
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I expect they should know and understand military bearing. They should also understand they received only the "basics". Now they've arrived at their duty station their real education and learning will begin.
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Maj John Bell
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Doesn't matter, enlisted or officer,
1) You are a safety officer. Act Like it.
2) Immediate, Intelligent Obedience. Embed that in your brain housing group
3) Know enough to know when you don't know. Say something. When you know it "all", we'll promote you so that you don't know it "all" anymore.
4) Admit it when you screwed up, as soon as you know you screwed up.
5) If you knew you screwed up and didn't fess up until after you were caught your not worthy of trust.
6) When its all over, if you don't understand, discreetly and respectfully ask why. Ask the chain of command, not the unit malcontent.
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