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  1. Tommygun

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    Would flag bearers in front of Companies be in leadership postions or is this just a rotating assignment?
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  2. USNA'02

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    It's a rotating assignment - depending on how the detailers run their company they may ask for volunteers (it's always good to volunteer...shows you are willing to take charge, step-up, etc) or they assign it to people. Obviously you can't be a complete screw up b/c it's a duty not taken lightly, you have to guard your company guidon take care of it don't lose it, etc...it's not so much a leadership position but it's a good position to have, they may hold it for a week or a few days depending on each company. Same thing will go for squad leaders, now this is a leadership position. these types of positions are usually selected by the detailers - it's a test to see how plebes handle their squad/squad mates. they are responsible to make sure they get to where they are going, make sure everyone is in the right uniform, etc...
     
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    As a parent it is a great job for your Plebe to have. It makes it a whole lot easier to find Waldo in photos. Our son filled in for the regular guidon a few times during PS, but was the guidon during AC year. Better yet, he was carrying color company flag. That made even easier to see since the flag is different. We went to Army/Navy game and found it very easy to spot our plebe with his flag. They do have to keep close watch of the flag. Our son had it "misplaced" once. Turned out not to be his fault as there were conflicting instructions regarding flags during a home football game. He was upset for a while thinking that he had allowed his flag to be stolen.
     

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