Posted on Apr 2, 2014
1SG First Sergeant
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SgtMaj Michael Lillie
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As a Master Mason, I can certainly say that meeting my fellow Marines on the square and dealing with daily tasks on the level has only served to enhance my leadership position. Having said that, if a fellow Marine, who happens to be a Mason as well, is being an asshat, he'll get treated like one, regardless of affiliation. Professionalism is paramount.
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SPC Randall Eichelberger
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SGTMAJ Is a Badass of course
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PFC Radio Operator/Maintainer
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So may it be
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1SG John Millan
1SG John Millan
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SMIB Brethren!
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CH (CPT) Adjunct History Professor
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SMIB Brother.
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1SG Company First Sergeant
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Are they doing their JOB? Are they doing what's right? Are they being fair and impartial? See where I'm going with this? Masons have been around for hundreds of years. Heck George Washington was a Mason. Did that make people judge him? Maybe, but not to a degree that they would not follow him. As with any group of people in the Army, what does it matter as long as they are doing what is right, legally and morally, and are not conducting themselves in a way that is contrary to good order and discipline in the organization? As long as they are taking care of Soldiers, I could care less if they are a Mason or not.
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1SG First Sergeant
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Well said!
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MSG(P) Maintenance Supervisor
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Lol. I couldn't have said it better myself. Now where's that ritual...
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SGT Plumber
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So long as it doesn't foster a "good 'ol boy" environment I don't see a problem. In the past though, I've seen a 1SG show blatant favoritism towards other free masons within his company.
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CPT Ahmed Faried
CPT Ahmed Faried
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yep, favoritism breeds discontent among the ranks. Report that.
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CW3 Network Architect
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A fellow Mason who was a soldier in a rank or position above me, showing me favoritism, would be failing me as a Brother by allowing me to have what I did not earn. I would be, should I allow it to happen, failing him as a Brother by allowing him to compromise his integrity for my benefit.
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MAJ Commander
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Seems this 1SG may have misunderstood his obligations. Although Freemasons are obligated to assist others, within their means, it should not be used to provide preferential treatment. I have been in command positions for 5 of my 13 years in the military with many subordinates who have been Masons. I have had many discussions with words such as, I can't assist you, but you can go talk to X. Sorry to hear that you've encountered misrepresentation of the craft.
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SFC John Shively
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would a white mason group be allowed. I at one time tried to join the black masons in Germany and was told I could not.
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