Sunday, April 7, 2013

Like Father like Son?

I’ve seen a situation recently and it just seems kind of wrong. Not that anyone has done anything wrong but I don’t think a parent and their kid should be in the same unit especially when the Father/Mother is in a senior ranking person. Sometimes I think this can cause this Soldier to receive preferential treatment. I don’t know that this has happened but it could happen. I was a little shocked when I saw a Father and Son in the same Battalion. I don’t know if there has been any preferential treatment but I don’t think they should be in the same unit.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Stuck like Chuck

This post is a rant about my current position in life. Luckily I work with some great people but the fact of the matter is I’ve been stuck on staff for 20 months. In 4 months it’ll be 2 years. This might not seem to bad to most but as an Officer in the Army there are certain jobs that you have to have in order to make the next rank. For a Captain in Logistics it is company command. Here recently I interviewed for a command in the Division headquarters but I was not selected. I started to reflect on the past (almost) two years and it’s frustrating. I had the opportunity to interview for a company command in the Aviation Brigade but I was not allowed to interview. Then the guys that are in the combat arms side of the Army were moved down to Brigades at the year mark but myself and another Captain (both Logistics) are still on staff after 20 months. I don’t know if it’s intentional but it seems like they took care of the Combat Arms guys and screwed over the support guys. Maybe my perception is a little skewed but sometimes perception is reality.