MIL Today I turned down two soldiers that wanted to submit packets for promotion to E5

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  1. Ranger-AO

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

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    I gave each of them counseling satements for what they needed to do to get where they wanted to be. One is close. The other one will probably not be submitted any time soon. :hsugh:
     
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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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  3. Ranger-AO

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

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    They can earn extra points for inginuity! :eek5:
     
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    E5 is for pussies anyways.

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    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    so they were slackers, or what?
     
  6. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Ranger's "Roadmap for Success" leads right under his desk. The E-4s haven't read that chapter yet.
     
  7. Ranger-AO

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

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    It's the Reserves, and unless you really want to stand out, the slackers tend to blend in with the crowd. There were 3 soldiers in my squad that wanted to go before the board. One of them had a 349 on his APFT, graduated from PLDC on the Commandants List, and did very well during the unit's deployment to Afghanistan where he was on route clearance for most of the year. The other two had average APFT scores, only one had gone to PLDC, both had deployed and had done all that was asked of them - but neither had stepped up and lead from the front.

    There are a limited number of E-5 slots, and IMO I had only one that deserved one of them. He is the soldier I will put my reputation on the line for, and he is the soldier that I will invest my time and effort into to get promoted. The other two will get my guidance and motivation to do what they need to do to exceed the Company standards so that they will be where they need to be by the time the board meets the next time.


    cliffs: what Jyokker said :hsugh:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    thats dirty :naughty: :yum: :boink:
     

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