Posted on Jan 25, 2014
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For the sake of ensuring those who do enlist in this army ARE or CAN be the professional, high caliber soldier the Army is searching for. Simple as that.
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I am a high school drop out and was raised by a woman who had questionable values and a notable lack of morals.  I am now a Staff Sergeant in the US Army leading a medical section for the FINEST Air Cavalry unit.  I have no problem allowing my Soldiers to know where I came from and that obstacles can be overcame if you want to.
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SPC Christopher Smith
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This is the type of thing that is needed in this forum. The type of person who might have been pushed out, but right now is a model of excellence.
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I like your story is similar to mine, the difference I had a family we great morals/values, but I didn't want to drink their Kool-Aid and I was stubborn/prideful.
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SPC Christopher Smith
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Let me get this right, we are going to stop recruiting anywhere with a deep accent, and stop taking anyone who walks not to the recruiters liking? Or are we targeting a more specific group of people? Either way, we would not be doing a service to our military or our country. A good amount of SM do not come from the best upbringing, they are trying to get ahead by getting away from a struggle. These people also take care of families in need, and many times get themselves off the government pocket by now earning for themselves. These people might have some issues but it usually comes from not understanding how to adjust to just having to trust people. I've been in for two years, and still won't just trust you because of your rank and uniform. These people usually have great talents and skills when utilized and engaged properly. If more leaders took the time to develop their juniors, and find out how to engage them many of your concerns would be addressed, SGT.
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Sorry to say it SGT B/ SPC Smith are both right.

Now my question to SGT B:

What If I tell you I got suspended twice from high school and drop out from high school, and you were a recruiter would you ever recruit me? If you were to analyze me. Please be honest I got thick skin LOL.

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Msgt,

I agree completely with your statement. 
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SFC Instructor/Writer
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SPC Smith, you really truly need to read about the Human Dimension concept....  it's not about profiling and deciding who is good to join and who isn't.  Lil' Brother, just read it.  It's a TRADOC Pam... sorry, don't remember the number off-hand.
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SPC Christopher Smith
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SSg Johnston,
If I am still awake after the Address tonight I will read this and respond. For anyone else interested the link is below.
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I would think that they already are, at least unofficially. If you were a recruiter, and someone walked in looking like the love child of Lil Wayne and Flava Flav, talking about their prison record, or how they're trying to escape their "baby momma" (feel free to insert any other stereotype you can think of if you think it works better for the situation) , would you, in good conscience, recruit them?  If someone was just so "over the top", why would you even put pen to paper?
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LOL
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