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Re: Leave Recall and Other Leave Issues
« Reply #225 on: December 16, 2016, 11:53:28 »
An infantry battalion did a count on how many days in a year its soldiers spent sleeping away from their homes; this generally implied training or courses and in most cases meant sleeping on the ground under the stars.  The average was about 2-3 months, with some MCpls and Sergeants spending 150-170 days of the year away from their home.  This was during a year without high readiness training or operational deployments.

You're talking out of your a$$.

I'd also suggest that physical fitness is a part of the job description of someone in the Combat Arms, and no different than a signaller taking his section outside for antenna construction refresher for that same amount of time.

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Re: Leave Recall and Other Leave Issues
« Reply #226 on: December 16, 2016, 12:00:39 »
Each case has its own circumstances and context.  CO's get paid the big bucks to weigh them and make the best decision.

Yep; that's why they are COs.
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