Ok, im in the process of PTing the livin shit outta myself for the next 6months so I can go to the OSO and go to PLC after this coming school yr is up. Damn near every enlisted person I know(even my uncle), Corps or not has a real resentment for officers, why is this ? and how can I be a better officer than these guys that everyone hates? Im not trying to be Mr. popular but when there is a bunch of petty shit in the way its a lot harder to get a job done. Besides I understand that NCOs and enlisted folks have the experience that I dont, and I appreciate their knowledge and wisdom and genuinely want to learn form them so that I can be the best officer I possibly can be. Though you must admit this is a little hard when MANY NCOs immeadiately write off junior officers as " that damned over payed boot" which is true but none of that is going to change from being a "damned boot" to earning the "Sir" and salute if you dont even give them the chance to learn. Like I say I dont want to be Mr. popularity but I know also that I cant effectively do my job as an officer with out the help and cooperation from NCOs and junior enlisted. My uncle tells me to just use my common sense and dont act like a fucking know it all, he told me to basically act the way my Grandparents raised me and I'll do fine. Im following his advice to the letter but is there anything else I can do ? Im worrying about this bc honestly as of late the idea of me being a leader of Marines has inspired me to do things I didnt think I could do, it's ignited a fire within me to excell at everything I do, not for me alone but for the ppl and values that is the Marine Corps that I will someday represent, and Im going to repay the Corps for what they've already done for me(b4 Im even officially part of the Corps) by being the best officer possible, and I WILL become an officer hell, or high water.