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CSM Elmer Feick Jr.
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In today's age of social media, it is easy to forget the professional protocols that come with posting articles and such. And equally as easy is to lash out personal attacks in an open forum. It was just a few weeks ago that another such posting on a female CSM who violated personal grooming standards had such negative ramifications. This type of unprofessional conduct using social media as a means to "vent out' your personal feelings towards another is becoming all too common place in our society.

I was always taught that if you had an issue with someone than you act responsibly and deal directly with that person until the issue was resolved....end of story...instead of embarrassing yourself, the values to which you took an oath to maintain and to the service branch to which you represent.
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TSgt James Emanuel
TSgt James Emanuel
3 y
My first supervisor, SSgt Vernon Hardy, taught me to "praise in public, criticize in private." Then there's the truism, don't go away angry. I worked for a grizzled old CMSgt on Okinawa way back when. As the squadron mobility (travel) manager, I pulled some strings and got a TDY slot for him on a Cope Thunder exercise at Clark AB, PI. It was not pretty. From "reminding" our troops of why they were there and what was expected of them to informing a maintenance officer that her haircut was out of regs, he was the proverbial Tasmanian Devil. The last day, he called the troops together and said if anybody wanted to "discuss" anything with him, he'd meet them behind the hangar. No takers. He was not one to be trifled with in any way, shape or form. We received a call back at the homedrome requesting that he never be sent to Clark again.

This was a telling indication of the caliber of individuals who were manning our units. When discipline and behavior devolve into indifference and lack of attention to details, our ability to meet our obligations and commitments are greatly reduced.
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MSG Johnathan Mathes
MSG Johnathan Mathes
3 y
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Part of this problem is as you become this senior leader... you arent counseled you rte expected to know and do the right thing... how many leaders MSG AND ABOVE are counseled anymore... we grew fast and lost alot of good leaders... i believe we have alot of toxic leaders ... who are career centric and forgwt where they came from... as a leader.. its not about you anymore as you well know...he should have went behind closed doors with this... he now put his business out thete ... he seems to forget retirement is a priviledge... the bc doesnt have to aign off on his paperwork... and he could be cpunting snowflakes else wheres lol..
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SGM Chief, Security Law Enforcement
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3 y
It is apparent that these two didn't get along well in any setting! What is more troubling is the impact on others this toxic relationship created and what others remember. Having said that I will say this. I learned just as much from poor leadership as good. If you are fortunate enough to get a chance to lead you will then have loads of examples to chose from! I can only hope that it didn't impact on a good soldier leaving because of their example!
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SFC(P) Palmer U.
SFC(P) Palmer U.
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I may use this as a quote if you don't mind CSM.
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PO1 Yeoman
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wow..."couldn't lead a pack of kindergarteners on the playground", I'm going to have to remember that for future use.
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PO1 Yeoman
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Maj (Join to see) - no already retired, but that statement could apply to some managers I've dealt with in the civilian world.
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PO1 Tony Holland
PO1 Tony Holland
3 y
Does that include 2nd Lieutenants????
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SSG Trevor S.
SSG Trevor S.
3 y
PO1 Tony Holland - Good point, they do have the advantage of recent experience.
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MSgt Jonathan Stump
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CW2 C2 Systems Integrator
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They sure keep it professional in that unit
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