Was choosing your branch of service everything you thought it would be? Did you expect more or less? | RallyPoint
Was choosing your branch of service everything you thought it would be? Did you expect more or less?
Musings of a 30 Year Career. | RallyPoint
Last month, I retired from the Army after serving 30 years as an officer. Over those three decades, I was able to experience things and see places that would not have been possible were it not for the Army. Along the way, I learned a lot based on what I experienced and observed, and I would like to share some of those key bits of wisdom. 1. Things do not always go according to plan, but that is not always a bad thing. My initial career goal was to retire from active duty. At my ten-year…
Pushing through a career slump? | RallyPoint
I'm currently at 13 years active duty and in the middle of the worst career slump I've ever experienced. My morale has never been lower. I am never excited to get up and go to work. It is a combination of things that has brought me to this point. The Army in general, my superiors making bad decisions, mundane task after mundane task that has nothing to do with actually fighting a war taking up every valuable moment Soldiers could be using for training during the day (i.e. SERE 101), the list…
What law schools do JAGs go to and what LSAT did they require to get in? | RallyPoint
What law schools do JAGs go to and what LSAT did they require to get in?: I've been looking into possibly applying for law school and becoming a Judge Advocate and I wanted to see if there were any JAGs on here, and what school they attend and also their LSAT score.
Why Are Service Members True Professionals? | RallyPoint
I really like this article. It's about our military being professionals in their jobs and duties. We read about negativity towards our military so many times. It's refreshing to see a positive article about our heroes who serve our country day in, day out, 24-7. Being a professional requires a code of ethics and intense training. It’s a challenge military members fit well. In the modern world, there are jobs and there are professions. There’s no concrete or universally agreed-upon line…
Reclassing in the National Guard or switching to the Reserves? | RallyPoint
I have been Active Duty as a 25F and currently National Guard as a 25U. I am looking at reclassing into 25B whether is be in the National Guard or Reserves. Looking to go towards cyber and which would be a better option for going that route.
Career Sacrifice: The Things We Give Up To Avoid Mediocrity | RallyPoint
Career Sacrifice: The Things We Give Up To Avoid Mediocrity: Greetings fellow warriors! I hope I will be able to impart some knowledge and initiate some meaningful and rewarding conversations around our profession of arms. Although I have some joint experience, most of my commentary will center on the Army Reserves. The subject of this article came to mind with the receipt of an email from LG Talley, USARC CG, regarding the recovery of unsatisfactory participants (unsats) from troop program…
In today's Military, can you survive an Article 15 or Letter of Reprimand and still have a successful career? | RallyPoint
There was a time when having at least one Article 15 or Letter of reprimand was considered a right of passage. With today's Military draw down status and the crack down on toxic leadership and increased overall standards, can you survive a lapse of judgement?