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Military Roll Call! Veterans, GTFIH!

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Thai Domi, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Thrawn33 JUST BLEED Belt

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    Lots of folks who been in for a bit get divorced....

    Joke in my service is most people who make senior enlisted/upper JO usually get divorced at least once
     
  2. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    I guess it makes sense once you pick up enough rank to rate BAH and ComRats on your own.

    <seedat>
     
  3. crabmeat Brown Belt

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    When I enlisted in 94, we were at about 174,000. This was from over 184,000. I just hope the very few from that era remember what a shitshow that was.
     
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  4. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    It's a shitshow now. But there are pockets of fun here and there.
     
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  5. crabmeat Brown Belt

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    Nice. Have the Corporals started to vanish? Back then, the only way to become a Corporal was a demotion.
     
  6. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    Well it's a new system no more pro cons , it's JEPEs and it got implemented in February so it remains to be seen if that's improved promotion rates across the Junior enlisted. I'm on Parris Island so only around either RCTs and Boots or Sgts and above . The only time I see CPLs is when we gotta deal with the Dirtbags from Weapons Field Training Battalion.
     
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  7. crabmeat Brown Belt

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    The WFTB Marines came back to the fleet all weird. WTB guys from Quantico, not so much.
     
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  8. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    Don’t you have to go in front of a panel now too? In addition to having a high enough score.
     
  9. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    Yes , but depending on the Units some of those panels are a joke.
     
  10. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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  12. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    It's both amusing and sad that MCIs are still counted. As if anyone actually does MCIs they way you're supposed to.
     
  13. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    It's all on Marinenet now and much easier to cheat, biggest pain is getting a Procter.
     
  14. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    And I hear there's a LCpl's Course now. <Lmaoo>
     
  15. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    It's a Seminar. It's actually effective. I've taught a few. Basically we tell them to maximize their time . In particular I don't care if they choose to get out after 1 enlistment but I tell them to either be prepared to leave honorably with whatever you have , GI Bill , Certs , Qualls, maybe some college , or keep going and see what else the Corps has to offer, Lat Moves , SDAs etc.
     
  16. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    Is it required like the other courses?
     
  17. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    Yes. Every Rank , has required PME now LCPL Seminar can be done as a PFC though and thei S3s will run it in the System. People aren't just going to bide their time and milk it. The 20 year SSgt is extinct , the System is meant to promote people that are actually trying to get promoted.
     
  18. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    Well hopefully Cpl's Course isn't the clownshow it used to be.
     
  19. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    The courses aren't the PT haze fest they used to be.
     
  20. My Spot Not my bald spot. Not your dog, Spot.

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    I had more of a problem with the close order drill and MCMAP obsessions.
     

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