What are my chances for green to gold? - Page 4




 
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Boots
 
June 19th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Nice!!

Congratulations (CadetWannabee) Doody..
June 20th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Excellent news, Doody! Congratulations!

I had every confidence you'd make it. The Army needs young leaders like you.

Any idea which college you'll be attending? Norwich is the place ROTC was founded and it's about a dozen miles away from me.
July 12th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Thank you gents

It is almost time to do my victory dance. First I'll need about 8 beers As of yesterday, I am a go for medical. A letter is being sent to my commander today. Once he gets that letter, I'll submit a 4187 (personel action) requesting for me to be chaptered out of the Army. It is looking like 16 AUG 05 will be my final out date. Then I start college on 29 AUG and get that good edamacation

Charge, I will be going to college at Austin Peay State U. Since my wife will still be in the 101st, it does the marrage good to stay close by.
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Boots
July 26th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
I uphill fight is over as of today!!!8)

There were dark clouds looming because of my Sergeant Major. It seems he did not like the idea of me going. The SGT MAJ interviewd everyone in my chain of command from my squad leader on up asking for their recommendation on me going Green to Gold. This was made long after the Battalion Commander recommended me for the program. When I went into sign my 4187, I saw a few things written on the cover of my packet. Once comment was on my bonus (which I still have yet to receive and I will not likely see it now ). There were 2 other comments on there as well. BUT there was a big "X" through them. I am assuming that was made by the BN Commander.

Anyways, I am due to leave the Army on 19 AUG and start college 10 days later. There are a few lessons to be learned by this whole ordeal; make copies of EVERY important piece of paperwork in the military, being a goold soldier has its benefits, things like honor grad and the commandants list really do help and sometimes you must fight like hell to get the things you want because others see it differently.
July 26th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doody
There are a few lessons to be learned by this whole ordeal; make copies of EVERY important piece of paperwork in the military, being a good soldier has its benefits, things like honor grad and the commandants list really do help and sometimes you must fight like h**l to get the things you want because others see it differently.
I'd say you've already learned a couple of the most important lessons a young officer can learn. Glad to hear you made it through it all and I look forward to hearing of your progress. I suspect you'll do quite well. Those lessons you've learned will also serve you well in college.
July 26th, 2005  
Redneck
 
 
Welcome to the land of the naive, SGT! Enjoy your stay, and no slapping the silly boys and girls.



Congratulations, SGT, I'm glad to hear it all went through for you.
July 26th, 2005  
RnderSafe
 
 
Congrats, Doody. I think you will make a fine officer.

Try to whip some of those cadetiots into shape.

Keep us informed of your progress - and if you need anything, let us know.