Originally Posted by Brunes
Lets not go too far overboard there. While I was at the Academy - I did more "on the line" than a lot of folks who are "active duty." So making blanket statements is a dangerous game.
Two years and "getting out because of politics" is someone who was a shitbag 99% of the time...but just because it's a college doesn't make it any less of a service.
Ok dont missread me, we butt heads alot. Service Schools educate officers greatly (I am speaking for west point as that is all I know) However it is not a cure all. They come out eager and hungry and very knowelgable on the officer side of the house. Planning, TLPs, OPORDS ect. What they lack is practical experiance and real world exection. While they may be able to plan often they are unable to know what to plan. That is the PSGs job, to push the LT in the right direction and to do so in a way that the LT remains in charge and learns to trust the enlisted side of the house. Any other way breeds the officer vs enlsited bullshit that is toxic at the platoon/small unit level. I equate "On the Line" with experiance. There are exceptions, fast learners ect. Hell even people that could not digest experiance if it was funneled in their mouth. All of this is for the combat arms side of the house. The technical side Like you brunes I would assume would be a little more practical in what they taught, not just theory. However at the same time you guys are pursueing a degree. NO way does it count as time. It counts as a way of earning a commission. I hope this clarifiyied what I meant