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  1. Thread: AROTC STX Lanes

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    value of STX lanes

    Use your time in STX lanes to learn and make mistakes. The results won't really "matter" back at your school, and in the scheme of things, not so much at Camp either, but you'll want to do well...
  2. Thread: Still Combat?

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    Still Combat?

    In light of the first US Soldier KIA after the withdrawal of US Army Brigade "Combat" Teams and the reflagging of the "Advise and Assist" Brigades, I thought about something on my ride in to work...
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    sweet music

    Seth, those words are music to my ears, but I haven't been near a cannon in half a decade. Someone closer to the powder has to answer that one for you. I still have my first MVV homework...
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    Gunnery

    I went through FAOBC in 2004 and Manual Gunnery was the bane of our existence for several months. That said, a high standard was set and you had to meet it. 10% of the class usually did not pass. ...
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    2 cents

    Just watched the video after reading the other posts and some of the linked sites.

    From my viewing, I think there are legitimate questions about both the video and the events shown. WikiLeaks...
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    digits

    My favorite, from the MRE heater, in case you cannot find a rock, something is always an option.

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/47/134316913_cd0b820ab2.jpg

    Many FMs/TMs now include CDs or are...
  7. GEN Trainor at HC

    A few moons ago now, GEN (R) Bernard Trainor, USMC spoke at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He is an alum and led a seminar in addition to his speech. Because I was an Army ROTC cadet I was able to...
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    De-motivational posters

    Early Bird this morning had this from the Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2010/01/30/972239

    Sat Jan 30, 2010
    Racial image led to removal of 82nd commanders
    By John...
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    Filkins

    I have both on the shelf, but have only read Filkin's book so far. That said, it is a deep and emotional read. The book is stories and observations from his travels during The Long War. Some...
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    Platoon Leader and Drift Books

    James R. McDonough's "Platoon Leader." Memoir of his time as PL in Vietnam. I read it several years ago, and my memory is struggling with all the details, but I do remember his initial struggle to...
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    fiction break

    Taking a break from non-fiction to maintain sanity and refresh my brain. It has put me in a very good mood. I have a stack of non-fiction waiting though.

    Finished:
    "Legion" by William Peter...
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    good laugh

    In my dvd player, I always keep South Park and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Always great after a long day at work. If you have not seen the "Day Man" episode of Philadelphia, you have not...
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    college recruit

    I joined sophomore year, did "Basic Camp" at Knox, then did the regular program junior and senior year. Schmedlap, agree that most join early though. I sought out ROTC, they did not find me. My...
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    random Yankee

    I think Courtney has some valid points, but is diving too much into elite vs rest. The following is my Yankee odyssey from high school to the Army. I'm not a martyr or special, and I think many...
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    skeptical but

    Honestly, when I read about this campaign earlier in the week, I was a little skeptical. That video was better than I expected though. Was much better than previous, "Hey, you'll get job training...
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    books

    Sir, as a long time user of Platoonleader.com and Companycommand.com (7+ years, I think), the sites are great resources and thank you for compiling this info. I received a copy of Learning to Eat...
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    My Jihad

    A similar "insider" account is "My Jihad" by Aukai Collins. I read it a few years ago, but from what I remember, it was interesting. He was a California native that converted to Islam, and...
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    Marines

    Somewhere along the line I remember hearing that the Marines offered to share their new camo, but the Army declined bc they wanted something unique, and multi-purpose for all environments, to save on...
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    agree

    I agree with you, those criteria will probably be used, my question is should they?

    Someday promotion rates for all ranks will fall below 90% (any takers on when?), and promotion boards will be...
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    great

    I fully understand the lessons and reasons to command, but still don't buy that you can't be a "great leader" without it. I'm MI, so I probably won't be leading a BN, but could be a G2 eventually,...
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    agree but

    Sir, understand and agree with you, but as a PL in Iraq, I was executing screwed up orders from battalion, and giving orders to my platoon. It was 30 intead of 100. Command has more responsibility...
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    wings

    Nothing stops traffic like a pair of Irish Airborne wings. Trying to understand "outboard personnel, stand up" in Gaelic... that's Army strong.

    (during pre-jump, they gave the commands in...
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    I'm sure there are a few people hiding, but the...

    I'm sure there are a few people hiding, but the majority are probably victims of circumstance. I lucked out and deployed within a year of arriving at my first unit. Some guys arrived after we...
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    Sir, what branch had only 40 promotions? Smaller...

    Sir, what branch had only 40 promotions? Smaller branches can be more selective, but if they too are short, then there is a problem. A year or two ago, Field Artillery had around 100 pax left in...
  25. Gospel

    The Gospel according to Anton is fiction????
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