1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Military Exemption

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,742
    Ratings:
    +670
    Faith:
    Baptist
  2. padredurand

    padredurand Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,405
    Ratings:
    +66
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Makes a lot of sense to me. If the US Army has already trained and qualified an individual to operate a vehicle what is to be gained by another road test?
     
  3. mont974x4

    mont974x4 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,565
    Ratings:
    +3
    I agree.

    When I was in I had to do a new driving course every time I went to a new duty station. When I was at Ft Bragg I even went through several hours of a specific course to handle Haz Mat loads. The Haz Mat course was taught by a civilian teaching the legal standards.
     
  4. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,742
    Ratings:
    +670
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Let me tell you what happen to me in Zweibruecken (HQ MATCOM)

    The unit needed some drivers for a Deuce and half. About 5 of us were sent up to the FE's. The NCO told us it was a stick shift. He pointed to the vehicle which was about 1,000 meters away. He then signed our DA 348 and SF 46 (obsolete - now OF 346)

    A few years later I was pulling Asst SDO. I was informed I needed to drive the 12 passenger van that evening. I did not have a license for it and was told to find the TMP NOC. I found him in the Commissary. He told me that since the vehicle is higher off the ground, just to slow down when going around a curve. He signed my SF 46 and said he would update my 348 later.

    Thoughts?
     
  5. mont974x4

    mont974x4 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,565
    Ratings:
    +3
    LOL We all know some of that goes on. That doesn't mean that others aren't doing things right.

    Of course, the very same is true in the civilian world.
     
  6. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    21,791
    Ratings:
    +1,288
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Insanity. I've helped retrain some so called military truck drivers.
     
  7. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    21,791
    Ratings:
    +1,288
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Then the civilian road test behind the wheel of a tractor trailor rig should be a breeze.

    Why not take it?
     
Loading...