Army Issues

Well, this week has once again reminded me of the reasons NOT to subject myself to the Army system. The old saying, “Never raise your hand to volunteer for ANYTHING,” is echoing through my skull.

Situation: My unit is in the process of being deactivated and reactivated in a different configuration.

Due to lack of funding and uncertain status we have no formal annual training event. To in order us to fulfill our contractual obligations (two weeks a year thing) we were directed to find a school to attend.

I did that.

Now I am being told that it doesn’t count. I have to go to ANOTHER AT with about 3 weeks notice.

Unfortunately, this is a product of the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing and the soldier gets screwed in the end.

Fortunately, I am good at paperwork and hope to get this taken care of.

I think I feel an army rant coming on. I need to quit holding my tongue about this stuff.