i remember my first duty station, going to Korea, wanting to go warrant and fly apaches. BTW, Im in Aviation. Then coming to Ft. Hood and losing all hope. At First, I blamed the Army. Nah, its assholes they put into power that ruin it for people to re-enlist. When people say they don't want to re-enlist because of the bullshit of the army, maybe back to back deployments is a problem for some people but in reality its the Leadership. NCO Support Channel and the Chain of Command. Fuckin PLTSGT Shithead says im not ready for fucking leadership. IM A SPC with more than 3 1/2YRS TIS and 2YRS TIG. I know SHITLOADS about that aircraft. I have experience from the maintenance side and the crew level side. You have a PFC turned CPL who is a CPL(P) and he's getting his stripes in fucking SEPTEMBER! I taught this kid maintenance and tricks of the trade and he expects me to call him Corporal The corrupted leadership is the issue. I see PLENTY of good soldiers who come in, dont give lip and do their job proficiently. Accepts their faults and grows from it. These are the guys getting chaptered. The people that wanted to be long term-ers. Then you have the Retention NCO keeping all the crappy shitbags!! FUCKING LEADERSHIP!! When my four year mark hits and my automatic promotability comes down. WHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY GONNA SAY THEN!