Posted on Oct 12, 2014
SGM Senior Adviser, National Communications
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Some soldiers suggest that all officers should first serve two years in the enlisted ranks (Academies already have a form of lower ranking service). What do you think? Why?
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CSM Director, Market Development
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No..Our officers should be a mix. There are some (not all) great officers from the service academies. IF they are integrated into the services under the tutored ledge of fine NCOs then they should be a well balanced tactical and intelligible force...
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Spell check was not kind to my draft of the question...
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COL Brigade Commander
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Well said.
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MSG Wade Huffman
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Nailed it!
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I'm glad I did, but I think our military history shows you don't need it. I work with many fine officers that were and were not enlisted, just like great officers come from all commissioning sources.
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Maj Snyder--indeed...it takes all kinds of people to make the world turn.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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The concept, deep rooted in tradition, has merit - learn the organization from the bottom up. I don't think that it would be as effective in today's service given the several routes to commissioning available. Like the academies, ROTC uses a rank system to give the semblance of being enlisted during freshman and sophomore years.
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Maj Petrarca, bulls-eye.
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