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The One in Which I Rant About USR

Note: I decided to drop the “In Between” phrase from these post titles to try and clean them up as they’re shared around the interwebs, but the idea is the same. Sometimes I don’t have anything particularly funny or snarky to write, and sometimes I’m in between more serious pieces. In those periods, I still have things I want to write about, they just fit somewhere in between.  This is the sixth post in a category I call “In Between.”

With readiness being such a trendy topic these days, I’ve started thinking about the difficulties associated with that word in the context of my branch, the AG Corps. As an S-1 type (and again as a commander), I dealt ceaselessly with the monthly Unit Status Report (USR). Perhaps the most frustrating portion of the report for me was in the “shades of gray” interpretations for non-available personnel.

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