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Old 11-15-2014, 11:42 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
When we got back, after my Sergeant had me sign a counseling statement, I talked with the junior mechanics who showed me a black button behind the driver's side of the cabin. Push it three times, prime the pump, and start your engine. I try to make sure that other Soldiers know that, but when I try to tell them, my current Sergeant shouts "This is not story time!"
Grrr. I understand the importance of the chain of command and how it's designed to protect the safety of the soldiers, but unchecked pride can be just as dangerous as an unheeded command. A great leader would allow others to learn from their mistake.
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