Originally Posted by j83soldier
X100000 If you want your opinion to matter stay in and work your way to the top. Unil the shut the eff up do as you told and learn that way when you are in a position to have a say it is an educated one. I hate this "every soldier is a sensor" bullshit. NO do your job, pay you dues, learn then contribute. Not hard, not america, not your "right", its the army
The "top" are the ones asking Soldiers opinions and what they want. They obviously don't have the right answer so they are curious as to what everyday Joe wants, probably in hopes to not unnecessarily spend money we can't afford to waste, i.e. ACU shananigans.
The "top" has been in much longer than you and I combined I am sure. "....do as you told and learn that way" is a mentality of an Army that existed when the "top" probably first joined the Army (Vietnam era). Why don't we operate that way now if our current leaders (the "top") were brought up that way? Maybe because it was ineffective or could not be applied to every situation?
"...do your job, pay your dues, learn then contribute". Couldn't agree with you more.
This following question doesn't require a response, but what did you think about the beret when the whole Army put it on? How about when we switched back? Please keep in mind that this example of the beret directly relates to the argument at hand (Solely the decision of the "top" vs. when Soldiers are included in the decision making process)
I am assuming that you are at the contributing level based on your previous statement of "...do your job, pay your dues, learn then contribute", so that is why I ask what you think about the beret business.