Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Being prepared

Another day in the life, well recently in my life I have been working in the training shop for my squadron. I enjoy the work that Im doing because Im able to make changes and influence how training is being accomplished. It is also my job not only as a non commissioned officer but as a trainer to make sure that the airmen are respecting rank the way that they should be and molding them into upstanding contributers to the Air Force.


Between training and other administrative work, I have found time to mentor these young Airmen. Just today I handed a young 19-year old some papers to fill out after I handed them to him he looked at me and in a nervous voice he said, "Uhh.. Sergeant, do uhh you have a uhh pen that I could borrow?" I swiftly responded, "Yes, yes I do have a pen. Because when I woke up this morning and put on this uniform I decided that I would show up to work prepared. I guess you did not... Now you'd better try and find one, and get those papers filled out." After searching for a few minutes he could not find one so I found a pen in my desk and gave it to him. After filling out the papers he handed them back to me with the pen. I told him to keep the pen and to always have one on him while in uniform.


If I ever catch him without a pen, he will be scolded and ridiculed. What can I say, that is my style...

5 comments:

Eclectic Aspirations said...

I work with a few former NCO's. After listening to some of their stories and dealing with their subordinates, it sounds like being a quickwitted smartass is a job requirement.

That, and knowing several hundred euphemisms for doing pushups.

Marshall McIntyre said...

I find that mentally breaking-down my subordinates will help them more in the long run than push-ups will. I often hear what would be their souls crushing if they had souls.

Eclectic Aspirations said...

Today I learned that airmen have no souls.

Marshall McIntyre said...

Im not sure if I was the one to teach that to you, but, you are a better person having learned that...

Eclectic Aspirations said...

I'm also slowly learning that, as a contractor, I am the scum of the earth, and its awesome being me.