The Army decided to retain a decorated Green Beret who physically confronted an Afghan commander accused of raping a boy.
A speaker on sexual assault prevention allegedly told listeners that accepting Jesus was the only way to get over rape trauma. The family of a decorated special operations Marine killed in Afghanistan in 2011 received his Silver Star today. The aircrew could see the target and the ground team calling for strike couldn't a€“ resulting in the attack on the Kunduz hospital. Approximately 37,000 recruits graduate from boot camp every year, but not every recruit is a U.S.
Jackson said this alleviated time and man hours of fleet personnel and also allowed Sailors to become naturalized citizens giving them all the rights, privileges and duties of a birthright citizen earlier in their Navy careers. Seaman Recruit Andre Beckford, 30, from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, said coming to the United States in 2009 was a very big deal for him.
For Fireman Jasmine Thapa, 19, from Pokhara, Nepal, the naturalization ceremony was a proud moment that took her six years to accomplish. According to Paul Phillips, immigration services officer for USCIS, to further expedite the citizenship of recruits and Sailors at RTC, he travels from his Chicago field office to Great Lakes every week to process paper work, conduct interviews, do background checks and perform citizenship oath ceremonies. For many of the recruits that usually means they are ready to naturalize the Wednesday morning their final week of boot camp.
Jackson said one of the reasons for a delay is background checks may take longer than the eight weeks a recruit is at the Navy's only boot camp. NSTC oversees 98 percent of initial officer and enlisted accessions training for the Navy, as well as the Navy's Citizenship Development program. Recruit Training Command Great Lakes (RTC Great Lakes), is a unit within the United States Navy primarily responsible for conducting the initial orientation and indoctrination of incoming recruits.
Illinois Congressional Representative and chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs (1900–1911) George Edmund Foss pressed for the decision to locate the center at its present location, and was later called "The Father of Great Lakes". Navy recruit training is now exclusively conducted at Naval Station Great Lakes' Recruit Training Command. The building is named after the eight USS Enterprises that have borne the name,[9] including the two famous aircraft carriers pictured around the building's quarterdeck. The USS Enterprise (BLDG-7115) has 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2) of space, enough to accommodate 16 recruit divisions of up to 88 recruits each. The Atlantic Fleet Drill Hall in Camp John Paul Jones at RTC Great Lakes, completed in December 2007. This first week of training, called P-Days (processing days), lasts for approximately five days but can run a little longer depending on weekends, holidays, and the schedule of arriving Recruits. Recruits march from their "ship" barracks named for USS Chicago[disambiguation needed]. During Week Two, recruits learn the Navy chain of command, custom and courtesies, and basic watchstanding. A Recruit Division Commander conducts "Instructional Training" to correct substandard performance during boot camp. Week Five consists of learning more drill instructions needed for the military drill assessment. Navy commander to 78 months in prison for providing classified ship schedules in exchange for gifts. Navy, as well as the other branches of the military, has had a citizenship program during times of war and conflict, going back to the Korean War. Bush issued Executive Order 13269, which expedited naturalization for aliens and non-citizen nationals serving on an active-duty status in any of the armed forces for one day to become eligible for U.S. This is after several weeks of studying on top of accomplishing and successfully passing their boot camp training. Evans observed the Sailors recite the Oath of Naturalization and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag that was set up in the training room of RTC's USS Yorktown Visitor's Center. NSTC also includes RTC, the Navy's only boot camp also at Naval Station Great Lakes, the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program at more than 160 colleges and universities, Officer Training Command (OTC) Newport, Rhode Island, and Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) and Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC) citizenship development programs at more than 600 high schools worldwide. Ross was the station’s first commander, and the base's Ross Field and Ross Auditorium were later named in his honor.
African-Americans were permitted to enlist for general service in the middle of 1942 receiving training at Great Lakes as well as Hampton, Virginia.
Prior to the mid-1990s, recruit training facilities included Naval Training Center Orlando and Naval Training Center San Diego. Navy sailors man the rails of the training simulator, USS Trayer (BST-21), which was completed in June 2007. The first is CV-6, which was a ship of the Yorktown class launched in 1936, the most-decorated Navy ship in history, and one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II to survive the war. This facility integrates berthing, classrooms, learning resource centers, a galley, and quarterdeck, all under one roof. Navy recruits begin their journey at Building 1405, Golden Thirteen, the Recruit In-processing Center in Camp Moffett.


During P-days, recruits will be taught the basics of watch standing, they will be given information to memorize, and they will begin learning to organize their gear. Recruits take their initial swim qualification test, learn military drill, the details of rank and rating, and the Navy core values. Recruits learn laws of armed conflict, personal finance, basic seamanship, shipboard communication, and Navy ship and aircraft identification. Week Five is also called "Hell Week", previously as this was when new recruits take over the daily chores necessary to keep the base running. Recruits will learn to escape smoke-filled compartments, open and close watertight doors, use self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs), carry fire hoses, and learn to extinguish fires. These seven weeks, combined with Processing Week, make up the approximate eight-week training cycle that each recruit must complete before graduating.
Evans, commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), made his first visit to a naturalization ceremony at Recruit Training Command (RTC) to watch 18 Sailors become new naturalized American citizens, Jan. They also have to pass the citizenship test and no recruit can be naturalized before passing their final training evolution — Battle Stations, the culmination of eight weeks of training by recruits.
Since the BRAC-directed closures of Recruit Training Commands in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California in 1999, RTC Great Lakes has been the only enlisted basic training location in the U.S. Upon successful completion of basic training, qualifying sailors are sent to various apprenticeship, or "A schools", located across the United States for training in their occupational speciality, or ratings. Previously they had been restricted to special duties.[3] The Navy commissioned its first African-American officers, later known as the "Golden Thirteen," at Great Lakes in February 1944. Each "ship" has a Ship's Officer who fills the role of Commanding Officer, a Ship's Leading Chief Petty Officer who fills the role of Command Master Chief, and a Chaplain. P-Days conclude with a commissioning ceremony, led by the Recruit's Group Commander (Ship's Officer) in which their division's guidon (divisional flag displaying division number) is unrolled. Sometime during the week recruits receive a classroom lecture on firearm safety and operation of the M9, and the Mossberg 500. However, since the redesign of RTC, recruits no longer participate in all aspects of daily chores. Week seven includes a comprehensive test of the material covered by Navy Basic Training in a 12-hour exercise called "Battle Stations".
Battle Stations is a grueling 12-hour test of a recruit's skills in several shipboard scenarios, including firefighting, combatting flooding and transporting casualties. Afterward he told the new American citizens to remember where they all came from and remember what you now defend. Navy and has been called "The Quarterdeck of the Navy" since it was first utilized in July 1911.
Those who have not yet received a specific rating, enter the fleet with a general designation of airman, fireman, or seaman. In July 1987, building 1405, the Golden Thirteen Recruit In-Processing Center, was dedicated in their honor.
The Base Realignment and Closure Commission of 1993 resulted in the consolidation of recruit training to Great Lakes. Before formal training can begin at Recruit Training Command, Recruits are screened medically, dentally, and administratively.[10] They receive a thorough round of inoculations, an initial issue of uniforms, and their first military haircut. David Pfeifle, commanding officer, Recruit Training Command (RTC), observe 18 recruits and Sailors take the Oath of Citizenship during a naturalization ceremony.
Navy and Recruit Training Command (RTC), have expedited citizenship for more than 4,000 recruits during basic training. The final test and evaluation is held on board the 210-foot-long Arleigh Burke-class destroyer replica, USS Trayer, the Navy's largest simulator. Recruit Training Command is located at Naval Station Great Lakes in the city of North Chicago, Illinois in Lake County, north of Chicago. Many of the displays on the quarterdeck of USS Enterprise (BLDG-7115) were donated by the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). They are taught basic grooming standards, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), standards of conduct, and are introduced to their Recruit Division Commander (drill instructor).
Week Five is also called "Rock Week" due to the highly controversial practice of having recruits eat only rocks for the week (actually small pebbles). Recruits must pass all the requirements of Basic Training to participate in "Battle Stations". Hours after I did the work, her condition stabilized, although the underlying cancer is something that she and I are going to have to talk about and what she honestly wants to do from here.From a general societal expectation model, that sounds like it is the right thing to do, I know.
It is a tenant command, meaning that although it is located on the base, it has a separate chain of command.
Once recruits have successfully completed "Battle Stations" they become Sailors, don their Navy utility cover, also known as the utility cap or eight-point cover, and Pass In Review (PIR) at the USS Midway, Ceremonial Drill Hall. But what if I told you that this mentor and family member failed to pay back a loan of several thousand dollars made many years ago?
While I will certainly acknowledge other perspectives, I am assuming a perspective close to this underlying belief in this article, where both magic and spirits are imminent.


Once you assume that magic can bite and that things are not “just” inside of your head or simply Jungian projections, mentors seem to become a pretty good idea. In the longer term, a mentor can (and should) help to guide you down the proverbial paths where a person can easily get lost.
Mentors have often experienced tremendous pain along these paths, and (if you listen carefully) they can help you avoid similar situations and pain.In other cases, it is simply not possible to form relationships with certain classes of spirits without an introduction from a living human.
In most cases, relationships with spiritual forces does tend to go a lot more smoothly with an introduction from a living human, and some magical operations are far more effectively taught via person to person interaction where one can receive verification of progress. When you can learn the techniques directly and ask your mentor questions, the process speeds the actual learning and acquisition of your growth by tremendous amounts.Of course, the bad side is that the power differential between mentor and mentee tends to build in a natural source of conflict that is rarely acknowledged. In the worst cases, that power differential is used in a way that divests the student of their dignity. I have heard stories of initiators in the African Traditional religions that would do horrible things to people both magically and physically, often for extreme amounts of money.  I know people who have similar stories from India relative to the guru model where after they had given thousands of dollars to the guru, they had learned nothing. There often comes a point in the relationship where neither party knows what to do from there.When I sit at my ancestor altar, I am often reminded of how mentorship relationships should work. I love my ancestors, though they are far from what we would call “nice” or “passive”.  I have had situations that, to be blunt, were magically risky where my ancestors would go so far as to summon darker entities.  Why would they do that? Because they love me and they wanted to make sure I could deal with those types of spirits and in a controlled setting.   When I think of the hell I (routinely) put some my students through, I can say that I am probably not “nice” either, but they learn a hell of a lot.
Those authoritarian impulses and power over someone is seductive, corrupting, and difficult to manage for many.We expect our spiritual “leaders” to beyond those petty emotions, but let me assure you, as you gain more of what my ancestors might call “real magical power”, that temptation is there. The budding challenges to the mentor’s authority as the student gains skill and wants to start asserting their independence, “testing their wings.” In many cases, the dire warnings of the mentor simply do not happen.
The student does the “forbidden act” and very little happens or the student gets really good results.  Each step in that direction reduces the mentor’s credibility. The mentor is supposed to be above their physical needs, after all they are spiritual mentors.  Does any of these sound like something that went through your head at any time?You can bet all of these ideas are part of the problem. All mentors are human beings, and with their own personal mix of human failings and flaws that come with that humanity. Sometimes those flaws are so severe that you should not be in a relationship with them at all. Often, however, it is the expectation of “perfection” or “higher” spirituality that destroys the relationship. Even within our interpersonal relationships and friendships, the idea underlies our culture that if a friendship or romantic connection, or even family connection is too difficult, well there are other people just around corner (and there is always another corner).Let’s be honest, we live in a disposable culture. The mentor should want to “give” that teaching and their time to you because they are so enlightened. Mentors should grow into being part of your family, but ultimately if they are not pissing you off on occasion, they are not doing their jobs and you are probably not learning any hard lessons.All mentors make mistakes and life is very messy. She struggled deeply with her brother who was a disabled vet who gambled and drank away the money to pay me back.
She couldn’t really say no, and when she finally put her foot down, real financial damage had been done. Some of those traits infuriate me, and yet here I am, still on a bus to Madison, WI on the weekend before my finals in my MBA program using vacation time to be here.So many people base the continuation of a relationship with someone through the question based lens of “what have you done for me in the last five minutes?” that they fail to experience long term relationships like this. When spirits watch us, why would they be interested in actually helping or creating miracles for someone who would turn around and throw them away?  Some spirits might look toward people they can easily take advantage of and easily dupe. I know, gods forbid, that a magician actually speak the words that some spirits actually are human-unfriendly in some ways.
In both good and bad ways, the mentoring process not only shows you many sides of the spiritual world, it also shows the spiritual world many sides of YOU.I have certainly been on the bad side of mentoring relationships, both mentoring and mentee. I have had mentors so abusive because of their own personal limitations that they would destroy any good-will they had in the community and destroy their own livelihood as well.
On the flip side, I have had mentors that have been in my life for a limited period of time, but are still friends. I have had students so toxic that they would blame the mentor for everything bad that happened in their life, and I have had students so over willing to throw them selves at the altar of servitude that I’ve had to rein them in for their own wellbeing.
The prison of perfection and false expectations is what facilitates the bad side of mentor relationships. Second, the illusion of perfection or transcended humanity allows people to approach the mentor without proper discernment, or to later lose that sense of discernment.From the mentor’s perspective, are you (as a student) presenting some sort of value proposition (a win-win game)?  Is the mentor’s teaching coming from a place of emotional weakness to build themselves up? Once you acknowledge the human side of the mentor, you know there is an exchange occurring and must then decide whether or not this is a relationship that is toxic or one that is mutually beneficial.Once a mentorship is placed into a spiritual box, how you choose to handle the mentoring relationship can teach tremendous lessons in and of itself. Recent Posts Full Frontal Magic: A Practical Mantra Enchantment Dandelion Seeds: How Do We Become Indigenous?




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