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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
Introducing 1SG Gamio
13 January, 2014
We'd like to take a moment to welcome 1SG Gamio to our panel of subject matter experts. He runs a site of his own called Chemical Dragon which provides free resources available to Soldier's like you. As part of his introduction to the team, we asked 1SG Gamio to tell him a little about himself. 1. 1SG Gamio, Tell us a little bit about yourself? I am from Los Angeles, California. I enlisted in the Army in October 1995, as a Chemical Operations Specialist. 2. We noticed you have a website Read more
Review of Part-Time Army Officer Guide
9 January, 2014
Review of Part-Time Army Officer Guide: How to have a successful career as a National Guard or Army Reserve Officer By Mark Gerecht Recently I was provided the opportunity to review a copy of the Part-Time Army Officer Guide: How to have a successful career as a National Guard or Army Reserve Officer by Charles Holmes.  Right off the bat I was impressed with the amount of information Charles provides at the reasonable price of $37.00. Contents:  The set includes four CDs.  CD 1: contains Read more
Part-Time Company Commander: How to Lead a Company in the National Guard or Army Reserve, Course Review
20 December, 2013
Recently I had the opportunity to review a course for Company Commanders in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves. The course is entitled Part-Time Commander:  How to Lead a Company in the National Guard or Army Reservesby Charles “Chuck” Holmes. Chuck and I have a professional relationship and occasionally communicate with each other.  We are both passionate about helping Leaders and Soldiers better themselves within their chosen profession. What follows is my opinion of the course Read more
The Unintended Consequences of Social Media, Career Ender
4 December, 2013
Fox News recently released an article about social media and the Army. See Full Article Here. It's a Long Weekend at Fort Anyplace You and a few friends decide to get together and kick back, enjoy the PlayStation and the latest "Call to Duty" sequel.  The action is intense, alcohol is flowing and everything is GROOVEY.  Next thing you know some young lady's enter the scene.  As the evening progresses and the alcohol flows you begin to prank each other, take some photos, at some point people Read more
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