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I was approved for VSP in this last round and during my outprocessing was required to speak to reserve recruiter on base. He told me I could still Palace Chase, but would need my entire PT history, last three OPRs, and a bio in that order for any job I put in for. Maybe I'll go ANG...

You think ANG isn't going to ask for OPRs and a resume?
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That's a VERY bold statement...I don't know that either have any qualities redeeming enough to overcome the negatives

You're right but if I had to choose, I think I would go with CA. At least they have things like the sanoma wine country, the mountains, etc. Not many people I know take vacations to NJ over CA.

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Who called the Airman in? His/her supervisor? Commander? The General?

If I were a betting man I would say is was sycophantic pickle-polishing middle management types who are not the general but are close enough to think that they will go far in life by making everything perfect for said general. Unfortunately, these are the kind of knobs who DO go far in the AF-- hence the reason this thread is pushing 100 pages.

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My Amn got called in over the weekend to update the GAL rank for a recently promoted O7.

Granted I've only spent a minimal amount of time around the recently promoted O-7 in question, but I have a very hard time believing he would have demanded a comm dude come in on the weekend for that. My guess is that was the good work of middle management.

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Friday at 1630: "Hey Major, would you please get comm to update my rank in the global?" "Yessir!"

Friday at 1900: "Hey comm MSgt, the general wants his rank fixed now!"

Saturday at 0700: "Airman, get into work right now and fix the global!!"

Monday at 0729: "General sir, your email is fixed as you asked!"

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Isn't there a headline at the top of the main AF Portal page with a link about self-updating your GAL info?

edit: No, not on AF Portal home page. It was (and still is) on the 514AMW home page.

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Who called the Airman in? His/her supervisor? Commander? The General?

DS & exec were demanding it get done ASAP since he pinned on Fri.

And yep.. we can't update NIPR GAL info. That pulls straight from DEERS now. SIPR we finished on Saturday. So.. it takes 3 days to update changes.

DOR is the 15th.. so for 3 days the rank could be wrong.

THE HORROR.

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I'm no general, but if I were, and I found out that my DS and/or aide called someone in on a weekend for a chickenshit thing like a GAL update, I would curbstomp them both and demand they apologize for bad judgment.

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How the f*uck is an SOS DG decided?

When I went through 3yrs ago it seemed to be completely based on grades. I say this because our DG had the highest grades in the flight and because of this had to go to an "academic meeting" before our peer evals were done. This meeting was used to determine who the Sq DG was going to be. He ended up being the Sq DG and competed at another "academic meeting" with the other Sq DG's to see who would get the #1/869 CGOs. Ooooh, fancy.

While this seems I'm bitching about SOS, I'm actually wondering if our future leaders are based on who can write a paper best? We all know SOS DG = school slots, staff tours, less flying, and the ever coveted Sq/CC where you get to be another worthless level of bureaucracy while your Wing & Group use you as a puppet via some bastardized level of "decentralized control".

I just can't imagine that our future commanders are determined by a bunch of capts/majs who read some shit and give it a grade based on grammar and proper documentation. It's all the same exact papers with the cookie cutter answers they're looking for written by Capt X and Y. The only differences are the names at the top.

So I say again, will we have a CSAF 15yrs down the road that's the best because he's real good like with them words?

Any SOS instructors out there care to chime in?

Disclaimer: my flight was 29/33

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Disclaimer: my flight was 29/33

Sounds like you guys did SOS right. Always cracked me up seeing the "motivated" flights studying, organized PT, working on the weekends (I shit you not), etc. while you're drinking your face off and using SOS for the vacation it is.

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