Am I in some possible trouble?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Lahey, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Lahey

    Lahey Member

    Aug 23, 2015
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    Greetings all,

    So I am on a type 7 AFROTC scholarship at the school of my dream! We are about to take our official PFA and I have been training ultra hard to make sure I max out or at least get close to maxing.

    But there is one problem. In our wing, our Physical Fitness Officer might throw me under the bus...
    we all had to sign a form and I had to sign some extra ones since I am a minor, and he sent a very passive aggressive email to me telling me if he didnt have my paperwork by last week he would be taking this issue up to cadre. This was not a problem since I got the paperwork in on time. I sent him an email asking if he received all my forms and if I was in the clear, but got no response.

    So my question is, if he "loses" my paperwork and I am ineligible to take the PFA, what is to occur of me? What can I do to prevent this? I really dont want to take this issue up to cadre just to learn he was just ignoring me and all the paperwork was on file...
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016
  2. AlphaAlphaSigma

    AlphaAlphaSigma Member

    Dec 7, 2013
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    If you've sent the requested paperwork you should be set for the PFA. I assume he asked for the doctor physical and emergency contacts. If he says he "lost" paperwork you can show on your emails the time and date you've sent it and proof you've sent it. If you're that afraid he's conspiring to prevent you from doing the PFA send your trainer your paperwork and say that you haven't received a response from the PFO and that you're giving your information as insurance you will be set for the PFA.
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  3. Sled

    Sled Member

    Oct 10, 2014
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    It's his job to help you and make sure you get it in. That's an example of bad leadership if he automatically assumes that you didn't do it instead of considering that you may not have known what to do. You won't get in ANY trouble whatsoever unless you're intentionally breaking rules.
  4. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    Lahey: I understand you are young and inexperienced so I want to be sensitive to your concerns. However, your post is full of comments that cause me concern. Supposition about being "thrown under the bus" without facts. Deeming an email communication as "passive aggressive." You are drawing inferences from a lack of email response to your inquiries. I am glad you edited the first version (I happened to see it before your edit) as it was hearsay and innuendo.

    I recommend you refrain from worrying about things that might happen. Do what you are supposed to do with attention to detail and submit it on time. If you encounter problems communicating via email, pick up the phone or address issues face-to-face. Use your chain of command prudently and appropriately. Be tactful and fact-based rather than emotional. Don't whine.

    Good luck.
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  5. -Bull-

    -Bull- 5-Year Member

    Mar 13, 2009
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    Don't worry about the passive aggressive tough guy, show up and kick ***. Let him continue to learn his leadership lessons, you're job is to execute right now.

    Edit to add: Agree with Grunt, email should be the third option in communication as a leader. Face to face and a phone call should be before logging in to Gmail.
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