Leaders?

So this is out of the norm to what I have. Even posting here but I just have something to say about leadership. Now I am claiming to know everything about what a leader is but I do have a pretty good fucken idea what not to do as a leader. Let me start with the bases of this rant. I have a E7 who is suppose to be “in charge” of the full time staff at my unit. However this dickbag is probably the worst NCO I have come across in a long time. Let me run a few of the highlights this guy has done in the year I have know him.

To start with;

He is a “do as I say not as I do” type of person. When he first came to the unit he came in with all of this new “policy” when it comes to work hours, appointments, leave, email traffic, and a whole slough of other crap that made no sense. Now I have learned over the years to accept a certain level of stupidity and I am fine with that. However when it comes to this I have issues, let’s start with work hours. We are suppose to work M,W,F from 0900 to 1600 and T,TH from 0800 to 1600. Pretty easy compared to other places and no early morning PT pretty fucken sweet. This guy however seems to be late almost everyday not sure how that is, I am usually at my desk by 0800 everyday as it is. So this guy is late most days and whenever someone else is late for whatever reason we then in turn have a staff meeting where we are lectured on the importance of be on time and that we are fucked up.

Now one to leave (I’m not going to talk about the appointment thing cause that’s a whole post in itself). Two weeks ago this guy wanted to take a day of leave on a Friday to go home and get his kids. Sounds easy enough right fill out a leave form get it signed by the commander and your good to go right. Well not only did he not have a signed leave form before he left but he left any way. Now this one is pretty fucked it cause everytime I want to take leave I have to my shit approved before hand, but somehow this guy is good to go without it. This one however j kind of put onto the command for allowing this kind of bullshit, but you should always make sure your leave is aprroved first. This is not the first time ether this same situation played out.

I could go on and on about this guy but I think I’m going to wrap it up with something that I learned a long time ago when I wasn’t ever a leader. “Never ask your Soldiers to do something that you have not done or not willing to do yourself” this has served me well over the years in and out of the military. Now like I said in the beginning I don’t claim to know everything about being a leader but I do know that this guy is no leader. As an NCO you must always put your Soldiers needs above you own.

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