August 7, 2014 by JImbo
I’m proud of my Mess crew during this training rotation. It’s a motley collection of troops from 5 different units, but they’ve managed to more or less come together to get the job done. I think I’ve mentioned that most of them have little to no experience in the job field. Still, they’re eager learners and have picked things up quickly.
Today for the first time they handled the meals all on their own. I just grabbed a cup of coffee and answered any questions they had. It’s rewarding to know the mentoring is paying off.
I actually had KPs request to come back. Who WANTS to come back to do KP duty? I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or I’m just not working them hard enough.
It’s a far cry from the hectic first few days of chaos. I came in today to find one of them singing opera and a display of chocolate milks in the cooler arranged in a giant heart shape.
That kinda freaked me out. Who is THAT happy to be at work? I have people volunteering to come in OFF HOURS, on their own time.
What am I doing wrong? Why aren’t they miserable and bitching? Isn’t that the Army way?
I’d suck as a Drill Sergeant.