Re: Warlord8 Checking in
Welcome here 1SGT or Top -- whichever you prefer. Good to have you on site.
No disrespect intended at all Brother -- but I always called 1SGTs that I had the utmost respect for "Top" and none of them ever had a problem with it.
Originally Posted by LOOON
Called them this because they were the top kick in the company -- the guy who would roll up his sleeves and maker 'er happen when everyone else seemed to have their head up their 4th POC.
1SGTs I didn't care so much for, guys who couldn't make things happen, I called 1SGT.
Same goes with Sergeant. Some folks have problems with a fella saying he was a Sergeant instead of saying he was an NCO. I was damned proud to be a Sergeant. To me, Sergeants knew how (and when) to throw the rule-book away and ignore the party line in order to look out for their Troopers and/or accomplish their mission (one and the same in my mind). Someone calling themselves an NCO always implied (to me), that they could not do this.
As I said, no disrespect you Looon, or anyone else, just my experience.
Light engineers must be proficient in marksmanship, demolitions, light infantry skills, and field-expedient engineering. Because of the austere conditions in which they operate, light engineers must have knowledge of all weapons in their unit, an intimate understanding of the weapons systems of the forces they support, and a working knowledge of the enemies' weapons. The close combat skills of light engineers must be unequaled. They must hold total confidence in their abilities to apply these skills and tools.
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