Sunday, June 2, 2013

Month 10 Day 2

Notebook entry
10 reports given, combined brief, no weather.

Journal injury
We had the combined staff meeting in the morning.   That went OK but Salim did not brief the weather.  I am not sure why. 

We gave Yoonis his Navy Achievement Medal after the meeting.  It was a pretty nice ceremony.  I read the citation the Colonel presented the award and the LtCol took the formation.  Yoonis was obviously a little nervous, but he was also obviously very  proud to get the award.  All of the other Afghans were very covetous of the award.  He was so happy to get it that he asked us to present it to him again on Saturday.  He deserves it.  He offered to take the lead with his platoon when the pussy’s from Poland wouldn’t lead in their own AO.  He also repelled the attack on the end of the convoy. 

We thought that the regimental staff bounced, so we bounced early. 

The rest of the day I spent a good portion creating the command chronology. I spend an inordinate amount of time writing about what we do and little time actually doing it it seems.

This came up in the meeting last night.  They were reviewing the training plan and I only had one hour of formal instruction with the S2 per day.  I’m like “I challenge anyone to get them to sit still or show up consistently for more than hour.”  Especially when you only have one guy, you can’t get them to stop what he is doing and do more than a one hour class per day.

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