Think about all of the best times you've had and I bet none of them would involve this. I thought they sucked at company level, but I was wrong. You haven't experienced pain until you're at a GO level CoC. I've never understood why they are so long, why is there someone running across the parade field to meet the command staff, why was everyone talking in formation facing forward, but the 1SG or CSM can hear us talking in formation while he is at the rear of it, and we're all facing forward? Why does the outgoing have to talk so long, this "event" turns into a TDY that I have to fill in using DTS? Why is the senior commander feels the need to talk about either one (incoming or outgoing)? Outgoing doesn't give a damn. Why well, not why really, but why do we have to form up at 0700 for 50 million walk throughs when the troops only move from parade rest, to attention, present arms back to parade rest, and one reenlistment later pass in review, but the ceremony starts at 1200 with 90 degree heat, and 99% humidity? There needs to be a gong that goes off when your "brief" is longer than a Soldier with ADHD can concentrate. If your "brief" is longer than my terminal leave, find a new CO. If they begin talking about the Mayflower arriving and how their relatives cooked the first fried turkey in the USA, and Patti LaBelle made her Patti Pies and personally delivered them, the floor should drop out, he falls in, his sudden replacement comes up. Bet these will become one of those "relics" we hear about, but can never find someone who actually was in one this long.