Posted on Nov 28, 2014
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Sgt carter
There is a lot of talk about toxic leaders, room inspections, etc. But can your subordinates come to you? If they have a major issue do you let them speak first? Do they think you are fair and what are your ways of encouraging and supporting them? Do you really have an open door policy?
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MSgt Electrical Power Production
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I always considered myself very fair and my guys knew they could come to me with problems. And I would try and help them through it. It's just what we do.
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Before Weather I had a MSgt Lewis, a black reverend who was very cool and a really good mentor of sorts. Sometimes this gets lost and it is those little things...
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Although fictional Sgt Carter was sharp dressed and professional, though his run-ins with the protagonists actually showed some of the issues that the military has, like shady car dealers and landlords, and whatever else.
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My favorite compliment paid by a subordinate was, and still is, "You're an a**hole, but you're not a two-faced a**hole."

I think what he said -- and even more so the fact that he felt able to say it -- says something, along with the fact that it was not uncommon for other NCOs' soldiers to ask my advice. They knew that they might not like whatever answer I provided, but it would be the best answer I could give.
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