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Can I get in trouble for complaining about one of my leaders on social media?

I was complaining to my family about the actions of one of my NCO's over social media can I get in trouble?

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That depends on what was said.  Social Media is a new world for the military and the rules are being tested every day.  The military has released guidelines and even a Social Media Handbook to help Soldier navigate this new information world.

As long as your communication is private there is very little risk. Complaining to  your family is one thing but blasting it to the public sector is another, especially if members of your unit can see it or the implication should the post go viral.



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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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