Originally Posted by QQQ
I thought that direct commission usually was for chaplains, physicians, lawyers, etc...
If that's the case then no worries about leading men into combat, right?
Into combat or not shouldn't matter. You velcro bars to your chest and you are a leader- you should be able to act like it. I know it's common to see enlisted men make fun of junior officers a lot, but there is damn good reason for it. I have seen more havoc caused by incompetent lieutenants and captains than an entire infantry (I see you up there
) platoon could cause jacked up on smuggled gatorade-vodka and rip its.
That said- good luck. Take this **** seriously, and don't ever assume
that you know better than your NCO's, regardless of age and rank.
"... You feel the anger thinking of the loved ones you will never see again, and losing your life infuriates your soul. You rage to get to your feet and grab for a weapon, any weapon. Regardless of your race, culture, or religion, you want to die standing, fighting like a warrior, an American, so others won't have to. For those looking for a definition, this is the price of freedom.”
SGT Thomas Macpherson KIA 12 OCT 2012
SFC Ryan Savard KIA 13 OCT 2012