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MSG Pat Colby
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Instead of testing at Schools, how's about they just ramp up the freaking ASVAB and catch EVERYONE? Of course it's important to articulate a position in writing. What about the average Joe (PVT) that cannot comprehend what is written?
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SFC Contract Administrator
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CW2 (Join to see) good read and share, it reminds me of the SQT-Skills Qualification Test of the early 1990s when I took it. It will only help you IMHO, especially when you transition out the military.
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CW2 Platoon Leader
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I agree, I've seen a lot of writings from all sorts of people in the military, I think having an exam can only help. We have to write/type all of the time, but it is a skill that requires polishing. Thanks for the reply.
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CW2 Platoon Leader
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SGT Sean Wike - I don't think it's to just point out the weakness, but give some effort to strengthen it. I was terrible at my first couple of college papers, but as those were better written, I was able to write and communicate better at work. I'm waiting to have a solid opinion until I see if they are going to teach how to write (using APA or MLA standard) this could be a great tool to prepare NCOs for the civilian sector and to improve communication while still serving as we widely rely on e-mail and memos to send messages.
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SGT Jason Keefer
SGT Jason Keefer
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CW2 (Join to see) - It would also make those monthly counselings legible...

In the FA world we often use Text messages to communicate over our net. Those messages can be critical. I've seen more than a few come across the net that required responses seeking clarification.
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CW2 Platoon Leader
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SGT Jason Keefer - that's a really good point, it's more than just the admin part. We used MIRC and BFT messages overseas, text is used often in daily ops.
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SSG Trevor S.
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While I was in, I witnessed the horrible writing skills of some otherwise fine leaders. I think college levelcomposition classes would be an excellent professional development tool.
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SGT Jason Keefer
SGT Jason Keefer
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And those are free, using tuition assistance and GI Bill.... we just need to make time for Joes to do it and/or make it mandatory.
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