For most of my time as a SNCO I was afforded the opportunity to make tough decisions. I never wanted to betray this trust by taking the easy way out and doing what everyone else was doing. Instead, mentors taught me to seek out the problems our Amn and NCOs were facing and solve them. I have failed more times than I have succeeded, but every time I was able to move a rock from the path of a teammate, it was worth it.

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