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  •  She deserves the rec... (1+ / 0-)
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    MotleyPatriot

    had her head in the right place!  And the moral courage to back it up.

    Cheers:)

    Life is not a 'dress rehearsal'!

    by wgard on Wed Jul 23, 2008 at 12:23:29 AM PDT

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    •  well... I DID marry her... (0+ / 0-)

      :)

      Between her and I, we have a very good "insiders" knowledge of the military workings...

      She had a TS NATO/SCI.  I held a TS NATO/CNWDI.

      Besides... I wouldn't be caught dead with a person who couldn't keep up... ;P

      The "rule of law"; it applies to you and me, but not the rich, the Republican or the celebrity. Welcome to America!

      by MotleyPatriot on Wed Jul 23, 2008 at 12:38:25 AM PDT

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    •  Not really (0+ / 0-)

      It was my job and I had the regs to back me up in refusing to give them what the officers wanted.  Had I been given an order to go against those regulations by a supervisor, I would have handed my supervisor the message and tell him if he wanted to be responsible for it, to give to him himself.

      In fact, at one point in my career, I was responsible for training those who out ranked me in Comm Center operations and it was one of the scenarios that I threw in there for them.  

      I was a female in the military in the 80's, there were alot of "battles" and bucking the "so called system" that I had to do, and always had the regulations and publications to back me up when I did.

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