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G&G Newbie, from KY
You're all over other forums too, right? Good stuff sir!
Thanks so much for your input!
Wishing you a great holiday season
Sorry to hear that. Take what may have been good from the experience, if anything and press on. There is plenty to make of life out there.
Some people who accept this job let the power go to thier heads or they have little or no direction from other senior NCO's or the commander. It can be very stressfull, & I soppose some handle it in different ways.
Another factor; If you were active duty, the First Sergeant corps is made up mostly of non volunteers. Years ago, they had a hard time recruiting for the job. If it was easy, everyone would do it right. Most AD Shirts are selected, very few volunteeers. I guess that might make someone a bit bitter if they had no desire to do the job. I volunteered for the job as all ANG Shirts do. That puts it back on us to do the best job we can do.
As far as G&G, I love shooting sports, hunting and outdoors. I can only hope I'm "alright" :) Iv'e met in person and on the boards, some very good people.
Thank you for your question.
I grew up in Active duty (10 yrs) as an aircraft electro/environmental technician. I stayed in that career field after joining the ANG for a total of 22 years. The last 4 I spent as the First Sergeant for an Aircraft maintenance Squadron (crew chiefs)
I work in sales in my civilian job (industrial fluid handling and finishing) When I accepted the Shirt job, I did so to help people. The unit, commander, and the troops have a profound effect on how things are run obviously. There are good, bad and not so good units. I was lucky to work in an excellent unit. They taught us at the accademy, that even in a situation where an airman has issues, they are still your troop and you take care of their well being untill the end. My people were basically my customers and I treated them as such.