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Old 22 February 2012, 09:29
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[QUOTE=Medic5392;1058105949]Giving these kids their Birds right out of SQT is also creating a HUGE sense of entitlement, we have the problem enough with the money incentives we do not need more of it. Probation? It needs to come back but it won't, again due to a failure in leadership. QUOTE]

Couple this with the 12 or so weeks of language training we're tacking on before these kids ever even see a SEAL platoon and feel that platoon chief's boot up their asses. The leadership in the schoolhouse (BUD/S, SQT, NSW language training) is no replacement for developing a guy early in a platoon before he forms bad habits.