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drewpey last won the day on June 25 2018

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  1. Looking at your PRF I am even more frustrated with this system, if that's possible. In the spirit of open-kimono, here is my PRF. I made it, but was firmly in the "Grey". I was told my my WG/CC to be "cautiously optimistic", so I had been sweating it quite a bit. The past few years I thought things were good, and was always told not to worry, but after taking the bonus and shortly thereafter being told the above, I was a bit pissed because I would have made different life choices had I seen the writing on the wall earlier. If the USAF doesn't like my work, that's fine I can find someone else to pay me money doing something that doesn't continually fuck me and my family over. Needless to say despite making it the entire experience and past year has honestly been a bit jading on me. Here is the 1-star feedback on my entire record when I asked for clarification on my "P" and shitty push line: Early OPRs are mediocre--to include not being stratted on my first OPR post-grad USAFWS which led him to ask if I had any disciplinary issues then (I did not) Lacked any strats on early OPRs I went from sq to gp, to sq and back to gp, not showing good progression (due to "AF needs") At one point my strat actually went downhill a few %...one year X/XX, next year top XX% I have too many functional strats that are "all throwaways the board will likely dismiss" (VMs, EWOs, branch chief, etc) Strats were often strange coming from rater (Capt strat from rating Capt, Strat by a DO as a Maj, Strat by a GS-12 as a Maj, etc) Not enough awards of any kind Not having a MSM going into IPZ as a major is unfortunate Was called out for "speeding" on job titles, said it would raise eyebrows with the board I had too many OPRs not in a "W" prefix Overall he said I was a late bloomer, and the board will have to square that with my poor early record, and hopefully my recent performance resonates with them. He said that it likely is a 50/50 chance I'm not here to pour salt on any wounds. In comparing our PRFs in many ways yours is stronger than mine, particularly in the push. I think it goes to show how finicky things can get in the "grey". Hopefully all this helps someone recognize any potential weaknesses in their own records or where they actually stand in the eyes of the USAF, and can make life decisions accordingly. Good luck next year everyone.
  2. That's a long time to sit on a desk
  3. I don't believe it. I've been tagged twice in a month, and when I showed up the second time it was the same group of guys I shot the shit with a few weeks earlier. Given how the bean counters love to save a penny it would make sense, especially since the pop rate is relatively low.
  4. Ask McConnell. All hell will break loose when the TSA folks miss their first check. The can only make ends meet so much by stealing shit out of my bags, and confiscating the good stuff at security lines.
  5. Going head to head with Mattis...that's a bold strategy cotton, lets see if it pays off! I very much look forward to reading Mattis' book.
  6. Or an entire year of not constantly putting out fires, being home for dinner and tucking the kids. I know it's hard to imagine, but not everyone puts their "quals" at the top of their priority list.
  7. We are always going to protect you. And you just saw that because you just got one of the biggest pay raises you’ve ever received — unless you don’t want it. (Applause.) Does anybody here — is anybody here willing to give up the big pay raise you just got? Raise your hands, please. Ah, I don’t see too many hands. Okay, don’t give it up. It’s great. You know what? Nobody deserves it more. You haven’t gotten one in more than 10 years — more than 10 years. And we got you a big one. I got you a big one. I got you a big one. (Applause.) They had plenty of people that came up. They said, “You know, we could make it smaller. We could make it 3 percent. We could make it 2 percent. We could make it 4 percent.” I said, “No. Make it 10 percent. Make it more than 10 percent.” Because it’s been a long time. It’s been more than 10 years. It’s been more than 10 years. That’s a long time. And, you know, you really put yourselves out there, and you put your lives out there. So congratulations.
  8. I can't imagine what would be in local guidance that wouldn't be covered in the current 36-2903. In my neck of the woods we had local guidance, but everyone moved on to the AF rules without any official word to do so.
  9. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2018/12/27/trump-bragged-service-members-iraq-about-percent-raise-theyve-not-been-given/?utm_source=reddit.com&utm_term=.4ef938ca65ef Big news! 10% pay raise!
  10. Property management for your bros.
  11. The black boots sucked. Sure it looked good at the time, and mine were totally comfortable, but they were a pain in the ass and everyone has this romanticized memory of them. 1. They required even a minimal amount of maintenance (except for the internet badasses who will claim they never did any boot maintenance--sureok) 2. They didn't stand up to even minor abuse of being on the flightline, and the leather would easily damage and gouge out 3. The wax on the boots got all over your shit when you packed them in your bags 4. The boots got fucking hot if you spent any time outside or standing around on a tarmac. 5. It was just another reason for chiefs and shoes to run around being an assholes to the vulnerable airmen and LTs who get separated from the herd 6. They looked like shit unless they were well maintained, which they almost never were 7. for fucks sake you had to wax them...what century is this? Yeah I had several pairs of comfortable black boots, but I've had comfortable sets of green boots. However none of them hold a flame to a nice pair or Lowa or Salomon boots. Shit keeps getting better, and everyone is pining for the good old days of shining black boots like they don't have anything better to do.
  12. Culture. Additional reading for those who missed it, but this isn't anything new unfortunately. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/world/asia/the-secret-history-of-seal-team-6.html https://theintercept.com/2017/01/10/the-crimes-of-seal-team-6/ When you put your best on a pedestal and overlook negative behavior then it creates a skewed view of what is acceptable within an organization. We've all seen similar effects within units, but luckily for us it usually manifests itself in other ways than guys collecting ears.
  13. Pure ad hominem. When you don't like the arguement, attack the messenger. Brennan, McRaven, Petraus, now Azimuth. It's different because it sets a new partisan precedent with a very strong presidential power which can and will be abused. Conservatives love to undermine institutions for immediate benefit without regard to the future, but I don't want to see the security clearance system being used for political purposes. It leads to nowhere good. Imagine being asked if your your political affiliation on your SF86.
  14. Well one way you can fire yourself is to publicly disparage your boss. No job in the world does that go over well. Anyone in that situation that tries to blame the boss for firing them after trashing them is only kidding themselves. Trump can hire and fire whoever he wants, I have no problem with that. It's his team to build and lead the country. The security clearance isn't about that. It's purely political vengeance because Brennan is being a thorn in his side. As with many things with Trump, I'm concerned that what we may let pass because it's just "trump being trump" will actually be long-term damage to our institutions as future presidents follow his footsteps and simply start revoking clearances or using other presidential powers to intimidate and otherwise undermine our democracy.
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