After my initial MOS training and boot camp, yada, yada, it was off to support my fellow troops. Besides my MOS I did guard the base, barracks, driver relief, be a chaser, deliver my radios, inspect radios, and support for field exercises etc.. Always in training if not doing my MOS or updating it, but report as NCO for other tasks or was the extra man to relief someone else. In other words, being in the USMC you always had something to do. As the saying goes, "if it does move, paint it" applies early in my military life. Heaven help you, if you have nothing to do or haven't somehow become part of duty rooster and left hanging, you will volunteer your services. It was a good thing, they didn't call on us to do "riot duty" for the CA. universities should it be called upon, I was riot trained. I would have stuck anyone or beat heads, to relief my boredom... Alas, I only stuck at air targets. No siree, not idle at all -----Willy
I can only hope it remains the same for the USMC, though color scheme is now desert tan rather than OD green.
Do the personnel in the US forces have a plan, or do they just get up each day not knowing what they will be doing or where they will be going. I realize there are events which no one can predict but they must/should have some sort of "sense of direction" for where they want/need to be strategically.
It would be interesting if, say for instance, Navy personnel report for work in the morning and they can decide to take the boat out for the day and just "go fishing", or they could go on a round the world cruise starting with north Korea.
Air Force personnel could take the B2 bomber for a flip to North Korea, Army personnel could go for a walk/take a hike.
I'm just speculating here.