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Posted: 1/23/2006 7:43:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 4:17:26 AM EDT by Derek45]


Is it possible to be a Army Reserve Drill Sergeant?



Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:52:06 AM EDT
Yes. I was one.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:59:15 AM EDT
Yes it is possible. I knew of several. One of my drills in basic (1987 Ft. Leonardwood) was a reservist.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:00:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 8:01:58 AM EDT by SHIVAN]
My Father-in-Law was a Drill SGT. in the US Army Reserves, in the 70's and 80's. He retired as a Master SGT.

I don't know the specifics, but he is not one to bullshit me, or try to impress me.

If he says he was, he was.

ETA: I think he also did more than the average duty cycles.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:00:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:01:30 AM EDT
We had reserve Drill Sgts, for a few weeks during Basic training. Ft Jackson 1975.
One of them fell while running backwards during a road march. Broke his hand.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:11:26 AM EDT
yea, I was offered that job as reserve when I got out in 1987
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:14:25 AM EDT
When I did OSUT at Benning in '88 we had reserve drill instructors for 2 weeks. They weren't very impressive.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:17:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pliftkl:
They weren't very impressive.



I'm sure that had more to do with them as individuals.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:29:04 AM EDT
My LRSD shared an armory with a reserve DI unit. They used to come around and expect our privits to treat them like they were in a training enviroment. The CO turned a blind eye to the complaints that our airborne troopies tended to tell the "Overweight POS Leg in a Smokey the Bear hat" to go pound sand on a fairly regular basis.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:29:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:29:53 AM EDT
100th Div is a reserver training unit that pushes troops...out of Tenessee. I just went through trainging with 2 of em'. Cool guys!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:32:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dvr9:
Yes it is possible. I knew of several. One of my drills in basic (1987 Ft. Leonardwood) was a reservist.



I think we had 3 or 4 reserve drills in 1987 at Ft Leonard Wood.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:33:24 AM EDT
When I was at Knox (1990) the junior drill in my company was AGR (active Gruard/Reserve). Once I got to my duty station in the reserves the Chief that ran the unit was AGR as was our 1SG. They were all reserve, but worked full time. The rest of the unit was one weekend a month including us ROTC pukes.

My neighbor in 1993- 1995, a Kansas Coyote (KC-135 driver), was not even AGR but flew like 80% of the month for the two years we lived next to one anohter. His dad was the wing commander, but I got hte impression that those tankers were in serious demand.

Even before the current OIF and such you could make a living as a reservist if you had the right branch/MOS etc.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:35:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pliftkl:
When I did OSUT at Benning in '88 we had reserve drill instructors for 2 weeks. They weren't very impressive.



Me too. Wonder if you were in my company? C 2/54?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:43:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By modog:

Originally Posted By pliftkl:
When I did OSUT at Benning in '88 we had reserve drill instructors for 2 weeks. They weren't very impressive.



Me too. Wonder if you were in my company? C 2/54?



D 2/19. If it was the summer of '88, I'm guessing that a full unit of reserve drill instructors got distributed to all the different battalions.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:44:33 AM EDT
I had Reserved drill sergeants when I went through OSUT at Fort Benning in the summer/fall of 1995.



It sucked.


At first thought, people always tell me, "Oh damn, that must've been slack city since they were Reservists."


Bullshit.

Typically, with active duty drill sergeants, you get all the typical harassment/etc over with in the first few days or weeks. After a while you stop playing grab ass and you drill sergeants start to ease up on you a little bit as you prove that you're not a bunch of spastic kids anymore.

Not so with our Reservist drill sergeants. All throughout our cycle.... every 2 weeks was just like the first day all over again as we got new drill sergeants in. Since it was the first day for them, well it must've been the first day for the trainees too, right?

Not only that, but as Reservists these guys felt they had something to prove, not only to us, but to the active duty drill sergeants as well.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:45:00 AM EDT
modog, when did you go through? That's my company and year as well.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:45:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Derek45:
Is it possible to be a Army Reserve Drill Sergeant?



I knew a bunch of them.

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:47:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I think we had 3 or 4 reserve drills in 1987 at Ft Leonard Wood.



What company, time frame were you? I was at Leonard Wood in 87, too.

One of the guys I work with was a drill in another company than mine while I was going through BCT there.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:14:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 9:45:32 AM EDT by Derek45]
Thanks for the replies.

Thanks to all for your Service to this Fine Country.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:15:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I think we had 3 or 4 reserve drills in 1987 at Ft Leonard Wood.



What company, time frame were you? I was at Leonard Wood in 87, too.

One of the guys I work with was a drill in another company than mine while I was going through BCT there.



I was in C/35th starting in June 1987. Our Head instructor was SFC(?) Heberling if I remember correctly, and we had a couple of SSG Jones too.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:22:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PJ11B4V:
modog, when did you go through? That's my company and year as well.



March-June 88...you?
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:59:49 PM EDT
ALL my Drill Sergeants at basic were reservists. There was a TRADOC exercise at Ft. Polk in the summer of 1987 called Lone Ironman, a test to see if the 95th Training Div. could take a bunch of recruits and run them through Basic. We had about a dozen different Drills, all coming in fresh every two weeks, and only the Senior Drill stayed for the whole cycle.
Napalm described how it was perfectly.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:02:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HammerMan69:
Napalm described how it was perfectly.




*shudder*
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 11:19:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 11:23:26 PM EDT by BillofRights]
My unit had a few attached for training (theirs) in Ft Knox, '87

You shouldn't be so quick to call bullshit on people.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 11:40:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By modog:

Originally Posted By PJ11B4V:
modog, when did you go through? That's my company and year as well.



March-June 88...you?



June-Aug 88 Must have been the cycle after you
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:42:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I was in C/35th starting in June 1987. Our Head instructor was SFC(?) Heberling if I remember correctly, and we had a couple of SSG Jones too.



OK, I was in D 2/10 starting in July, so it was just after they changed the designations. I think we were D22 before that, but my memory slips sometimes.

Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:50:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I was in C/35th starting in June 1987. Our Head instructor was SFC(?) Heberling if I remember correctly, and we had a couple of SSG Jones too.



OK, I was in D 2/10 starting in July, so it was just after they changed the designations. I think we were D22 before that, but my memory slips sometimes.




OK, now you have me wondering if I have the batallion designation right. Too many numbers rolling around in my tired brain. I will double check the unit, but I am almost positive it C/35 batallion 135th Engineer Brigade.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:56:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 6:59:16 AM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
I was in B 6-10 The summer of 93, 31st and 35th ENG BN were also there at that time.

There are very, very few MOS's and jobs that exist in the active Army that you won't find in the reserve componets also, but there are jobs that are only found in the USAR.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:59:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By modog:

Originally Posted By pliftkl:
When I did OSUT at Benning in '88 we had reserve drill instructors for 2 weeks. They weren't very impressive.



Me too. Wonder if you were in my company? C 2/54?



C 1/50th here. July 88-Oct 88.

We have about 8 of the reserve DI's assigned for two weeks. They tried to act like hardasses, but we tended to make fun of them. They tried to smoke us once but couldn't. Our regular DI's just watched it and tried to keep from laughing.
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