Posted on Aug 24, 2014
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With Big Army complaining about soldier being overweight command teams should allow soldiers to go to the gym and lift weights instead of sitting around the company doing nothing
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PV2 Elidrissi,

No, for several reasons. Maintaining accountability would be burdensome and some Soldiers might use that time to sham rather than work out. Also, some tasks pop up at the spur of the moment, and you guys might be needed at the company on short notice. Third, it doesn't reflect well on your leaders if their Soldiers are seen at the gym every day during duty hours. Besides, if the Soldiers are motivated enough, they don't need a gym. They can do bodyweight exercises right there at the company. Also, they can work out on their personal time, if company PT isn't doing it for them.

If you have that much free time during the duty day, then maybe you guys should work on your warrior tasks and battle drills, study for the board, knock out more correspondence courses, have D&C contests, and practice writing up developmental counselings.
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CSM Command Sergeant Major
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SGT Nickolas Ortiz time to give it up bud, we dont agree with you. Its not a big deal.
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CSM Command Sergeant Major
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Bro, this conversation is beyond your experience. You know nothing about my unit or command. Your experience from the perspective of a team leader is insightful, thanks. SGT Nickolas Ortiz
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SGT Nickolas Ortiz
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CSM (Join to see) - actually, you've said plenty to give an informed opinion of "your unit"... very unflattering.
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CSM Command Sergeant Major
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You know nothing about me or my organization. This is clearly an attempt to be disrespectful because of my rank. You have states your opinion and I disagree, its time to let it go and move on. Have a good one. SGT Nickolas Ortiz
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Or commanders can integrate PT into their day as works best for them. That may be at the beginning or the end or the middle or whenever. My issue is when we work people 14 hours a day and then say "PT on your own time." THAT isn't fair.
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LCpl Sidney Green
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Well not after 14 hour days. That's just unproductive and will do more harm than good.
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They can. It is up to their leadership.
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There is no regulation against it. It is a command decision from the soldiers leadership.
Personally I feel that as long as the work is complete for the day and there is nothing else to do, why not?
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LCpl Sidney Green
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Rules regarding working out is just an unnecessary restriction. There are way too many other much more important item for command to focus on. The only time this should be an issue is when troops aren't meeting fitness requirements. If they're meeting the those standards then this shouldn't be an issue.
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