Here's the challenge as I see it from my foxhole. Keep in mind that I'm in the NG so I only get to see my folks once a month. We report information up the chain of command and when we get together during drill, we report to the CDR out section status. It discusses MOSQ, NCOES, Rifle Range qual, APFT, and a myriad of other things so he has a better understanding of where we fall as a section. The problem I see is that information doesn't make it to the decision makers in a timely fashion and we're often caught off guard when something's needed. I think a huge problem in this is communication up and down the chain of command. I also see where a CDR is worried about numbers but I think they focus on the wrong areas (APFT, NCOER, etc). Those are important but it should feed into the larger challenge, overall readiness. So what constitutes a fully ready Soldier to go out the door? What does right look like?
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