Frosty1 - Hey Thanks! You've been a big help. I'll take care of the bar tab one day.
Good move making a Soldier take some courses. She may hate losing her free time but in a year she'll thank you for it.
I predict points will not be a problem because after my bosses informed me about going for the chevrons, I downloaded an Army studyguide and they then stuck me on nightshift for the month of November to study.
I'm slotted for the Soldier of the Month board and I'm planning on nailing it for the points and experience.
Till then I'm working hard on studying and courses.
I average one a night (that's including off-time) and have made 120 points in a week and a half on this duty thus far.
Speaking of courses:
If you haven't done the ones for maintenance I recommend them; they are sooo easy!
I've just finished two of them because they are not too long (10 questions in fact).
By the way, you got any recommendations over there that have made the PAO job easier for you?
Below is what I've been collecting to kick ass more in the job.
- Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing
- AP Guide to Punctuation
- Newspaper Designers Handbook
(SSG Dodge's old copy)
- Grammatically Correct: The writer's guide to punctuation, Spelling
- The Army Dictionary and Desk Reference *I highly recommend this one.*
I've been building my little library to use when I'm in my own shop in 1st BCT but I'm always on the lookout for more.
Balleroftop - 42a???
That's a new one to me. Are you sure you don't mean a 42Q or 42R because I don't believe 42a exists. I've been gone for 11 months so I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it!
Whew! Carpel Tunnel syndrome! (I think that's what people get typing to fast while looking at a monitor!).