Old 04-10-2008, 19:43   #1
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What happens should an Officer not get selected, or become injured during selection? Is there an option for that individual to transfer to another branch...such as CA?
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Old 04-10-2008, 19:54   #2
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What happens should an Officer not get selected, or become injured during selection? Is there an option for that individual to transfer to another branch...such as CA?
Easy, you return to the unit you came from, since you are TDY.

You do not lose your basic branch qualification.

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Old 04-10-2008, 22:43   #3
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You go back to the motorpool to supervise maintenance.
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So that's how BMO's get picked. I'm sure there's worse jobs out there

I just can't think of any...
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So that's how BMO's get picked. I'm sure there's worse jobs out there

I just can't think of any...
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Headquarters Commandant?
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Headquarters Commandant?
Goddamit, I resemble that...and if you do it well, you get to stay in command for 21 months...
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Goddamit, I resemble that...and if you do it well, you get to stay in command for 21 months...


Did you single-handedly whip the band into shape or something?
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Did you single-handedly whip the band into shape or something?
Actually, I dodged Hq & Band, USAIS, but got a motor pool, TMC and messhall with HHC 4/9 IN...damn chaplain's office was next to mine...he hated it when I had to take the Support Platoon Leader to task...
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Under the ROAD concept of the "old army" that I entered, in the Infantry the HQ Commandant was a major and had the Davey Crocket, Scout Platoon, Ground Surveillance Radar, and Heavy Mortars in addition, I state this respectfully, to the ash and trash.
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Funny HQ commandant story from back in 1st CAV...

We get a call down at the Company one afternoon and I get handed the phone.. lo and behold it's from the Division CoS's office...trying to contact yours truely by name to confirm the appointment that I had with the CoS the next day. I confirmed all the particulars then after hanging up immediately called BN to find out what they knew. They had no clue. So I figured I'd make my first trip to Div HQ to find out what the deal was.

I go to the CoS's office and he calls me in and starts asking me about myself, my assignment history, significant accomplishment, skills etc...So I proceed to answer him up until the point where he asks.. "LT, why are you interested in this position?". At that point I tell him that I have no earthly idea as to why I am in his office, or what position he is talking about. I proceed to tell him that I got a call out of the blue the day before, so like a good soldier... here I am.

He gets red in the face and proceeds to quiz me on how exactly I ended up in his office etc... and tells me that I am interviewing for the HQ commandant's posn... At which time I tell him I had no idea what that was. He got even redder yet.

He then proceeds to tell me how the Division is overstrength on Engineer 1LTs (promotable) which is why I am in his office and starts to tell me about the HQ commandant's posn, how great it is, what a wonderful opportunity it is for me, how it would be a command postion and a more senior billet to boot. I him and haw a bit, trying to be polite... at which time he tells me that it would only be a short assignment after which I would be transferred to a good assignment as recognition for my service.... That's when I told him I wasn't interested and that, in all honesty, his attempting to convince me further would be a waste of his valuable time since a.) I was not interested and b.) I had an Advanced Course Date

That made him mad.

He then said that he might potentially have me reassigned to the position anyway....To which I (respectfully) pointed out that SF was my controlling branch and that they were sending me to the Infantry Advanced course en-route to selection and the Q; and if he wanted to try and extend me I could provide him with the phone number for him to contact...

At this point he got red as a lobster and kicked me out of his office....

Well, on my way out I ran into about 3 other 1LTs from the Engineer Bde sitting in the waiting area of the CoS's office. We started shooting the shit and I told them about what I had just went through... Then, out comes the CoS himself from his office and he points at all of the LT's waiting int he waiting area and asks them if they, "had volunteered for the HQ commandant's job"... to a man, they all shook their heads "NO". He then asked if any of them wanted to know more about it or would consider volunteering.... Well.. everybody just kept shaking their heads, "NO" even faster.

So, he threw us all out.

After getting thrown out of the waiting area... all of us could hear the CoS ripping into HIS staff about "this goat screw" as all us LT's decided that this was great opportunity to pack it in early and head to the club for a beer.
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..the HQ Commandant was a major and had the Davey Crocket, Scout Platoon, Ground Surveillance Radar, and Heavy Mortars in addition, I state this respectfully, to the ash and trash.
I had Scouts, TOW, Mortars, the Support Platoon, Medics, Commo Platoon, the ash and trash (aka the battalion staff), I had the Brigade Maintenance Facility (We had one battalion in the Brigade, so why burden the Brigade HHC Comedian?) and the Brigade Dining Facility...they would have been reluctant to allow me a Davy Crockett platoon, 'cause I woulda nuked someone...I got rid of the Redeye platoon, as well as the engineer platoon...I had an A-team slice of 200 folks, 75 of whom had some sort of profile...

I spent the last half year of command as a CPT(P) and the battalion commander at the time had asked that I stay in command until he left (an additional 14 months)...the Division commander bought off on it, but Infantile branch was concerned that I was holding back some stud muffin 11B...SF branch didn't much give a rip as long as I was gainfully employed...
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I had Scouts, TOW, Mortars, the Support Platoon...
The Siege Tower company, the Trebuchet section, the Crossbow platoon...
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The Siege Tower company, the Trebuchet section, the Crossbow platoon...
You're just jealous...
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