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Research on the Subject I have reviewed everything I can find with regard to fraternization with regard to Army Regulations, TRADOC Regulations, the Manual for Courts-Martial, and various policy letters. I have attached the extracts of these documents to the article and cited them when appropriate. References: a. AR 600-20-paragrapsh 4-14 thru 4-16, 6 November, 2014 b. Manual for Courts-Martial- Article 92 Failure to Obey Order or Regulation, Article 134 Fraternization, 2012, c. Read more
This morning I read an article in the Stars & Stripes that was very disturbing. An NCO was found guilty of abusing a subordinate. While I believe most of our leaders are out to do the right thing and grow the future leaders of our nation I also understand, there are individuals that act inappropriately. These individuals can be divided into two categories. Those that willfully mistreat their subordinates and abuse their authority and those that mirror the actions of their previous leadership. Read more
ASKTOP.net Readers we will begin posting a series of Articles by leaders who have been there and done that. Many of them have learned lessons the hard way and want to share their lessons learned with you so that you don’t have to learn from the “SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS!” So I would like to introduce you to our FIRST GUEST POST. It comes to us VIA- SGM Clementson. This article was previously posted on LINKEDIN. I would encourage you to look SGM Clementson on LinkedIn and follow his post. We Read more
These Photos Do not do the Print or Marble Justice! The Best Gift I know of is a Print Called THE BACKBONE! I believe is the most meaningful and lasting gift that a 1SG or NCO can get. They will hang proudly it proudly even after separation or retirement. This is a print and is also available in marble stone. Top it off in a frame with signatures on the back and small comments from the whole unit or section/platoon, etc and it is definitely a memory. Here is the link Read more
A NOTE FROM TOP- ASKTOP readers today I have the distinct pleasure of sharing a short essay written by a trusted friend and a professional/caring leader. I encountered 1SG Owens, as a young SSG! She displayed exceptional and intense intestinal fortitude by standing up to senior leadership (CSM,COL, MG, etc), when she felt something needed to be fixed. She was successful because she was consistently calm, factual, and professional in her approach. Her argument was always thought out with the end in Read more
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