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Great SITREP and congratulations, you worked hard to get here. Remember, Always lead from the front, listen to your NCOs and be the leader you would want to follow. Give everything you've got, every time you give and never, ever quit! RLTW

PS; stay in touch, we would love to follow you progression through the military.
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rangertough wrote:
Listen to your PSG...but make your own decisions.

Get to know your men like they were family...but don't coddle them. Learn their names fast, schedule a one-on-one with each man as you can. You may find skillsets you never knew you had access to and leadership potentials as well.

Admit when you're wrong in front of your people. Being wrong isn't a weakness it's part of your learning process. Your men will respect you and trust you more if you show humility and a willingness to improve and learn. Doing this will also allow your subordinate leaders to feel they can make mistakes and learn from them as well.

Write your Squad Leaders NCOER's with your PSG's input, don't let anyone tell you the SL's work for the PSG. The SL's report to you in the fight not the PSG. Write your PSG's NCOER with advice from your CO (and hopefully the 1SG will throw in his two-bits as well).

There's no such thing as "NCO Buisness" it's PLATOON Buisness and you must be aware of what's going on. Let your NCO's handle it at the lowest levels, but be aware of it.

Good luck and welcome to the hardest and most rewarding job you'll ever have.
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ShutUpnPT wrote:In a few weeks, I will receive my commission as a 2nd LT branched Military Intelligence detailed to the Infantry, I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to the rigors ahead. This forum has helped me immensely over the years and I am extremely grateful to all who contribute to this community; also, a huge thank you to Ranger Lunch for helping me find my distance/direction and then moving out.
He failed to mention, or hasn't had the chance to post the sit-rep, but it seems he was pegged as Distinguished Military Graduate. His pipeline to his unit will be compressed- sounds like he's got Ranger School, but not Airborne. His graduation is tomorrow; will be live-streamed so I can at least watch, though it won't be the same as being there.
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Damn proud of you, Sir, congratulations!
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Graduated IBOLC last week, ended up third in my platoon. Heading to Ranger School late July, and doing everything I can to prepare before then. If anyone is interested, females are classing up with the next iteration of IBOLC, which starts on Monday.
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ShutUpnPT wrote:Graduated IBOLC last week, ended up third in my platoon. Heading to Ranger School late July, and doing everything I can to prepare before then. If anyone is interested, females are classing up with the next iteration of IBOLC, which starts on Monday.
Connor, please let us know how Ranger School is going on a regular basis. Never, Never quit!
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Graduate from Ranger School tomorrow, ended up going straight through; definitely an experience I will never forget.
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Congratulations Sir.
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ShutUpnPT wrote:Graduate from Ranger School tomorrow, ended up going straight through; definitely an experience I will never forget.
That is f'ing outstanding! Was thinking about you a lot last week while I was in North Dakota (Bismark, Lake Sakakewea, and Fargo). So great that you posted to share your success and letting us know you're still kickin' ass and making great things happen. Keep it up, we need you.
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Lunch wrote:
ShutUpnPT wrote:Graduate from Ranger School tomorrow, ended up going straight through; definitely an experience I will never forget.
That is f'ing outstanding! Was thinking about you a lot last week while I was in North Dakota (Bismark, Lake Sakakewea, and Fargo). So great that you posted to share your success and letting us know you're still kickin' ass and making great things happen. Keep it up, we need you.
By the way: send me your mailing info when you get a chance.
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ShutUpnPT wrote:Graduate from Ranger School tomorrow, ended up going straight through; definitely an experience I will never forget.
Three hundred twenty Soldiers began training with Class 09-16 on 18 July. One hundred twenty three Rangers will graduate at 1100 hours, 23 September at Hurley Hill. Fifty-three Rangers (16%) are first time “Go’s” completing the course without recycle. Seventy Soldiers were recycled into the class during the Mountain and Florida phase of training.

The Officer Leadership Award recipient is RGR (1LT) Bryan Carrol. The Enlisted Leadership Award recipient is SSG Francisco Rios-Maldonado from the 82d Airborne Division. There are 71 Officer graduates and 52 enlisted graduates.
Included in the class are four international Rangers, one from Mexico, one from Lebanon, one from Liberia, and one from Lithuania. One Marine and one Air Force Ranger and seven Rangers from the National Guard are among the graduates.
Is this the class you graduated with?
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Yeah that was my class, the Liberian soldier was in my squad as well.
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ShutUpnPT wrote:Yeah that was my class, the Liberian soldier was in my squad as well.
Interesting. Do you have a follow-on assignment?
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