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Guest Post By SGM Thomas D. Clementson Leadership is an Investment.
20 October, 2014
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
What is the BEST NCO GIFT for Going Aways, Hail and Farewells?
7 October, 2014
  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
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6 October, 2014
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MSG Owens: Soldier Training, Soldier Promotions
4 August, 2014
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
NEW AR 670-1 & DA PAM 670-1 Released dated 31 March 2014
31 March, 2014
Check out the SMA's video.  It contains some good information concerning the training and implementation of the New Uniform and Personal Grooming Standards. I have attached a copy of the following documents to this post for your convenience:  AR 670-1, DA PAM 670-1, Lesson Plan, Slides, and a Handout. This information is also available in the ASKTOP.NET  ARMSROOM Available training tools can be found at: CAPE.ARMY.MIL Click Here to:  Make sure you check out the Create Your Own Read more
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