Originally posted by SFC Slaughter:
The whole program is a scam. From day one we've been expected to perform the same duties as the drill sergeants we replaced along with working ridiculous hours. ...
The Army is really getting something for nothing out of AIT PSG's and SQD LDR's.
I wouldn't mind as much if we at least got the "hooah hooah" credit that DS got for the job they did.
I know our AIT PSGs are getting good NCOERs out of it- as far as the E-7 board one of the CSMs said they considered the AIT PSG = DS.
It took a while here but the SQ LDRs were getting an "additional duty" on the NCOER, but now they're going to put it as "Instructor/ Writer/ AIT Squad Leader" in the NCOER job title.
It wouldn't bug me so much if they weren't still thinking this (AIT Instructor) was a super-cushy job and giving it as a "reward" for deployment.
(That DID used to be the case, prior to Dec07.)
Seriously, my wife and plenty of others have said that this is almost as bad as deployment!!!!