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|April 14th, 2006||#11|
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Please note that 98% of what I say is my opinion and/or my "version" of the facts. Most of what I say is rumor with little to no evidence to back it up, just something I picked up somewhere.
|April 14th, 2006||#12|
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I have to agree with Damien on this one. Calm yer nerves, and take a breath. And as for this whole 'date to dance' thing...ENOUGH.
MCpl K. Steliga
Wing Operations/Air Traffic Control
14 Wing Greenwood
Royal Canadian Air Force
Per ardua ad astra
|April 15th, 2006||#13|
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This is Vice Admiral J. Kevin Moran
Last edited by Navy Boy; April 16th, 2006 at 19:26.. Reason: Do not double post
|April 16th, 2006||#14|
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Ut ceteri vivant.
|April 16th, 2006||#15|
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I hope I do not ruffle anyone's feathers with my opinions
I do see whining about not getting any candy for your uniform to be becoming of a good soldier. In my opinion, you do your job. If you choose to go above and beyond, that's up to you. But to do hard work with the expectation of getting an award is rather distaseful. I would advise you to read the recent book detailing the lives of soldiers who earned the Medal of Honor. A common characteristic shared by all of them is a sense that they did nothing that anyone esle had done. One guy in the Korean War thought he was getting court martialed when he was called into see some officers after he was no longer a POW.
As for other people getting awards that don't deserve it, welcome to life and the military. How many times have you witnessed someone getting an award that did not deserve it? I worked my butt off on setting up the 55th Anniversery of the 101st dropping into Normandy dinning out for 30 days. A freind of mine came in the night before and wrote the names of VIPs on little name cards for the tables. He gets an AAM and I got jack. That senario is repeated time and time again in the military. As I said, welcome to life.
Lastly, No offense to JROTC, but I firmly believe that they give out too many awards. Last year I was involved with a veterans day parade. One of the high school ROTC groups were there. The leader of them had more awards than Patton. I have never seen so many awards hanging off that guys uniforms. Every soldier standing in our formation shook their heads.
"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel
|April 16th, 2006||#16|
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Royal Canadian Army Cadets have the possibility at getting 5 medals - Medal of Bravery, Lord Starthcona (for exceptional work done to benefit the cadets' corps), Canadian Legion's Medal of Excellence (for excellent work done both inside and outside cadets), Long Service Medal (for 5 years of service), MajGen. Howard (for getting top marks on the National Star in the province).
THAT'S IT. Nothing for doing your job, nothing for doing what you should have done anyway.
Lastly, if you have to whine about getting medals, then you're not worthy of getting them in the first place.
Last edited by Duty Honor Country; April 16th, 2006 at 16:07.. Reason: do not double post
|April 16th, 2006||#17|
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Humility is not a vice, and you can never have too much of it.
|April 16th, 2006||#18|
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Well said Doody. Freaking out because you don't get a medal or a ribbon for doing your job is pointless. I've seen way too much of that in my cadet career and even here at RMC.
People do things and expect rewards for it. Just do your job, and it someone decides to praise you, then someone decided to praise you. It's no big deal.
|April 17th, 2006||#20|
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Dude navy boy, I feel ya man.
in my afjrotc unit..
my colonel gave out medals to all the kids that screw around etc also..
in my unit.. u get medals by being the best suck up.. thats lame..
my colonel procrastinates like CRAZZZYYYY.. EVERYONE has the same ribbons as last years and new cadets this year still has no ribbons and have same airman ribbons.. (E-2, at least E-3 by now) I have like 3 ribbons.. I should have like 8 by now..
This guy opens door for colonel, does his arrands and brownnoses like crazy and he gets a medal.. lol and this girl that does her homework during the hour of class gets a medal.. I mean wtf? I help out and etc but that girl does NOTHING.. and when she became my flight commander.. oh man everyone hated her because she didnt do anything and etc.. wow..
All the kids that had intrest in joining the Military all dropped out.. I was going to but whatever... next year were going on kitty hawk trip.. and Edwards AFB is awesome for a field trip.
When were in the real military, we will show them hah!
but in the end.. it doesnt really matter.. its JUNIOR rotc.. my sq co has like 5 medals.. its dumb.. its like your whole military career in 4 years haha! and yeah life is unfair but we live through it cuz we have to breathe..
Last edited by JulesLee; April 17th, 2006 at 07:25..