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At 12:38 PM 12/20/01 -0600, Ed Evanhoe wrote:
>> >>John, just a friendly request to correct your qoutes next time, I did
>> not say this, Maury did. No big deal, excpet that I HAVE seen COL/s
>> perparing food, well donuts at least.
>Must have been some pretty Red Cross gals around. <LOL>
As Robert Heinlein noted, there has yet to be written a military regulation
forbidding an officer from getting his hands dirty.
Well, to throw in my own 2 cents worth, in today's US military, it would be
safe to say that Lieutenants are expected to get their hands dirty,
Captains and even Majors MAY get their hands dirty, but Lt Col's and above
are not supposed to do such absent REALLY dramatic necessity. At the same
time, NCO's are supposed to SUPERVISE, not do, which has been an aching
horror in the US Army since 1939 -- our Sergeants find it easier to DO the
job than to teach and watch and correct and watch, and our officers have
traditionally failed to correct this error on the part of their NCO's.
This was a real problem mainly after Viet-Nam but I suspect the same
urge-to-do mania afflicted the US Army's Sergeants after Korea.
Damn! But I loved making LTC in the Reserves ...
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