Posted on Nov 1, 2013
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And what do you do when one does stop you to make a corrections? If your an NCO, do you ever just walk by and say "Thats just not worth my time?"
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<p>1SG:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>No.&nbsp; More and more I see NCOs taking the stance of "friend" and not superior.&nbsp; When its time to enforce they don't have a leg to stand on because they've allowed "friendship" to come into play.&nbsp; Also, I see (whereas my case), where you make an on the post correction and your fellow NCOs call it "being too serious" and there's no support within your Chain. When a 1SG downplays/disregards/circumvents the authority of those under his command, then he's kinda made the whole Chain null and void. It WILL be useless.</p>
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Battle! You couldn't have said it better! 
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CSM Brigade Command Sergeant Major
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1SGs support their NCOs when they are right, crushes them when they are wrong. If someone tells you that you're "being too serious", remind them you are just "being professional"
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No they are not!! Why you may say??? NCO's are not willing to sacrifice or challenge their own careers for potential kickback.&nbsp; Meaning that if I tell a female soldier her hair interferes with the wear and appearance of her headgear then I am being sexist or EO violation.&nbsp; If I tell a male soldier he stinks and needs a shower i am a toxic leader for trying to enforce genuine good hygiene.&nbsp; In a nutshell if more power and less legalities towards the NON-Commiissioned Officer Leadership were given then maybe a more squared away military we will be.&nbsp; Good leaders taking care of well trained disciplined soldiers cannot come without a price.&nbsp; this generation beleives they deserve something and that mentality has been going on far too long.
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SFC Agr Tng Nco
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I hear you there, now a days you have to be careful with what you say, I mean privates in basic carry some stress cards now, you best not mess with them lol  
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I absolutely agree with this statement. It seems as if there are more repercussions than gains from "correcting" others. This is a service wide plague that should be addressed.
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SSG Gorman,  I see your point and agree.  A lot has changed since when I joined and I have adapted to that, BUT I shouldn't.  We as Leaders should not have to fear repercussion because we are trying to do the right and help the Soldier look right and professional.  Thank you

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Documented Counseling Sessions! With Signatures! DA 4856.
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I love all the Responses. So I challenge everyone on this feed to go out and make on the spot corrections! To Hell with the leadership that reprimands you! If they say something to you, than nod your head, say roger, and continue to fix the problem! We can't be scared anymore! It's time to fix our Military and it starts with us who have signed up to serve. I applaud all of you out there trying, but don't be afraid to get yelled at or reprimanded. I'll never forget what one of my Squad Leaders said to me as a young Team Leader: "You have to take the Hard Right over the Easy Wrong." I challenge all of you on here to make an on the spot correction next time you see it. Lets take back our Military!
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