MIL I miss being an NCO.

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  1. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Don't get me wrong my new job rocks, and the pay is cool, but I really enjoyed being an NCO. :wtc: That is all.
     
  2. Artanis

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    What rank? And tell us why you liked it, lawl. :mamoru:
     
  3. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    I enjoy working with soldiers. Getting a soldier who is fresh to the military and watching them develop both professionally and personally is an amazing thing to be a part of. I also like the responsibility of being a leader.
     
  4. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    you're just sad you can't chew out as many people around you anymore :mamoru:
     
  5. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Well there is that. :bigok:
     
  6. Asherman

    Asherman New Member

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    Well, if you are no longer an NCO... what are you now?

    Busted? Officer? Civilian?

    Whatever, there's a tale to be told in that ... so dish.
     
  7. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Warrant.
     
  8. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    I miss the crap out of that part of being on the flight line. Now I'm the lowest ranking in my work center:wtc:
     
  9. gtcrispy

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    lol if you tell the SGM you are putting in a Warrant packet, he'll flip a gasket...
     
  10. FATBOY

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    it has its ups and downs.
     
  11. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    in my old unit, it was me and a Sgt that kept the troops in line ... we left the unit and the whole thing went to shit ... i go back now as a civilian and some of the troops still tell me that if I had stayed, things wouldnt be as fucked up as they are now ... sometimes I almost believe the bullshit that NCO's are the backbone ... sometimes ... :mamoru:
     
  12. GiRaff3

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    sometimes they are the backbone, and other times they are Scoliosis...

    some NCOs:
    take care of Soldiers
    take pride in their job

    most NCOs:
    do just enough to stay out of trouble
    work the system
    get their free promotion to E-6 and then just hang out until retirement
     
  13. PlutoBHG

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    shut the fuck up dude, are you serious?
     
  14. Asherman

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    My oldest son is a USA WO-4 and has over 20 years in with Intelligence.

    The Army has overall been very good for him. He turned down West Point at the last moment because it would take him away from his chosen branch. That was a great disappoint to me, and now as he nears retirement, I think he also has some regrets about that choice. In the end, though his heart has always been with intelligence branch. While in service he's completed a lengthy course in the language school at Monterey, his BA and a Masters degree. I don't know how many specialty schools he's graduated from, but I know its a lot.

    Most of his career has been spent either in Washington, or abroad, but the Army never deployed him to a theater of combat. I believe that's hurt his career advancement. While promotions have come much slower than they might otherwise have, his assignments have tended to be longer than usual as well. I believe my son's interests have overall been met as a WO, but as an Officer he probably would have retired as an O-6. That's my disappointment, but each of us has to live our own lives.

    Recently, he has been reassigned to CONUS and expects to serve out his last years in this assignment. However, knowing the Army he may hardly get situated before they send him to Iraq or Afghanistan in some sort of staff capacity. That would probably leave his family stranded in a new, strange post far from their home in Maryland. Our wives have both been anxious about his going over there, but duty takes you where the Army sends you. His expertise isn't in SE Asia, but he may be of some use.

    To get ahead in the Army you need a record of deployment to an active theater, and, I think, time with an infantry unit. Oh well, all service done honorably contributes to the overall mission of the military. The Big Picture reduces heros to ciphers, and ideally personalities merge together into a single effective effort to carry out national policy.
     
  15. Hooligan

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    Oh. We don't have that in the Air Force.
     
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  17. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    You crazy.








    6 years to retirement. :fawk:
     
  18. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I have a SPC that's overweight and has failed his last three APFTs (one record, two diagnostic). Today was his last chance to get it done for record. I had already passed mine several weeks ago, so I was standing at the first turn on the 2-mile route to make sure nobody took any shortcuts. Along comes my SPC at the extreme tail end of the pack. So I fall in with him to help motivate and encourage him.

    I'm in ACUs. With my weapon (M4/203). And it's hot as fuck. That's what you are missing out on by not being an NCO any more. :hsugh:

    But he got his best time since the start of the deployment - and he passed his test. So it was worth it. :hs:
     
  19. SeaMack99

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    I commend you cause that is going above and beyond. I would never do that for any of my soldiers:hs:

    It has nothing to do with me being a bad NCO, I just don't believe it pacing a soldier on an APFT. I have no sympathy for anyone when it comes to PT. That is a perfect example of a soldier with no heart.
     
  20. FATBOY

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    BS!

    Every NCO/SNCO is a leader/mentor. It is up to them on whether or not they want to be a good one or not. I have seen some that just do what they have to, and have seen some that go above and beyond and made sure that their troops are taken care of.

    If you aren't getting what you need from your supervisor, tell him. Just because he tells you what he expects from, doesn't mean that you can't tell him the same in return.
     
  21. FATBOY

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    Out Fucking Standing :bigthumb:
     
  22. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Exactly.
     
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    boo fuckin hoo "i get to fly apaches instead of mentor some kids and feel important :wtc:"

    :gtfo:
    :noes:
     

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