Wednesday, August 18, 2010

So begins the semester ... ...

So we just wrapped up freshman orientation into AFROTC yesterday.  I had the privilege of teaching tactical marching, room clearing, and first aid.

I don't have much to say about this other than it was alot of fun, and was an excellent introduction to my leadership position this semester.  It was very cool to be on the other side of the fence, and get some real responsibility.  Having the latitude to set up a plan and then go execute it was a great experience.

I found out during orientation that my main responsibility this semester is attendance record keeping for the entire detachment, and importing the attendance into a "points tracker" which gives each cadet a personal score based on how many events they attended.  This is a huge task as this personal score is a big factor in a cadet's ranking in the detachment, which in turn determines if that cadet can stay in AFROTC or get a scholarship.

This brings to mind Weird Al's parody of "It's All About the Benjamins," specifically the line "They call me the king of the spreadsheets, I got 'em all printed out on my bedsheets." ROFL!  I will definitely be putting in some Excel time, hopefully can keep it off of the linens.

A link to AF101 pictures and video:!115&Bpub=SDX.Docs&Bsrc=GetSharingLink&authkey=I4ZyydwzGgc%24

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