Posted on Mar 31, 2016
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Is there a regulation addressing this or is it just something the old school soldiers would never dream of doing, and the new school soldiers just do whatever they want?
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1stSgt Eugene Harless
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They are probably doing it to yank your chain. I didn't give a shit if my Marines called each other the Grand Poobah of upper butt crack, as long as they did what they were supposed to
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SSgt Terry P.
SSgt Terry P.
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1stSgt Eugene Harless Absolutely,1stSgt,usually a teasing manner to a peer telling them to get their job done. LOL
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CSM Charles Hayden
CSM Charles Hayden
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1stSgt Eugene Harless Young troops that do that goofy stuff are the ones you can rely upon when needed.

They know who is in charge and are just playing around!

I absolutely love young troops for; their willingness, ability, strength, ingenuity and stupidity.
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SSgt Terry P.
SSgt Terry P.
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CSM Charles Hayden - Exactly,CSM.
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SFC Edwin Watson
SFC Edwin Watson
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The troops need to be aware of their environment when doing so. It's one thing to bullshit in the back of the motor pool or out in the woods. They need to watch it when at the main px or anywhere the installation brass is likely to walk by.
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SGT Spd Ncoic
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My friends use to call me "Command Private Major" when I started working as the driver. They meant no harm and certainly no disrespect to our CSM. I think the Army's sensitivity training might be making all of us a bit too soft to feel comfortable with harmless humor.
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SFC Cynthia Eyer
SFC Cynthia Eyer
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Calling each other a non-existent rank is different than disrespecting a military member and the service they have honored all of us with so as to obtain their rank. Now that’s insensitive.
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
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All Soldiers are to be addressed by their rank. Referring to each other by another grade is at the very least disrespectful to that grade or the person holding that grade in that unit. If they are doing it in gest indicating their future, then a simple motivating conversation should handle it, if it is in a mocking manner then the conversation turns to disrespect.

You assert your lawful authority and make the correction.
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COL Ted Mc
COL Ted Mc
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1LT William Clardy - Lieutenant; Agreed. Especially since you are dealing with the inverse square rule and a spherical wave front.
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PFC Adam Whirls
PFC Adam Whirls
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They were probably referring to each other as command Private major or command specialist of the army. It’s a joke
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SGT Jason Quarles
SGT Jason Quarles
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Really. Take the stick out of your ass. They are just joking with each other. Unless they are calling a superior something other than their rank than just leave it alone as it just soldiers being soldiers
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CSM Darieus ZaGara
CSM Darieus ZaGara
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You have no business speaking to me or anyone else in this manner. Your choice in response was uncalled for, unprofessional and rude. SGT Jason Quarles
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