just because you polish shoes, doesnt mean you deserve a medal. I mean, good job, you're helping others out, but doesnt really consitute a medal.
I got a medal my freshmen year for being able to get even the most difficult cases to march properly. This year in the squad drill competition, I was given the squad of "f
ups". The entire year, they had not marched properly, were never on step or anything. 10 minutes later we drilled and they were flawless, the only points we got off were my fault because i missed one command off of the sheet.
meanwhile, the platoon commander's squad he was drilling with did poorly. All he did was yell at them screaming "theres f
ing 6th graders in young Marines that can march better than you!"
Do you take a leading position, do the men in your platoon respect you? do they respond automatically to any command you give?