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Response to Stargazer09 (Reply #3)

Tue May 7, 2013, 06:50 PM

7. Too many MTI's think they're God

For some of them the hat isn't enough to hold the swelled ego they get, when in reality they're just barely a step up from the trainees. Some of them would have you believe that they ARE the Air Force and that

1999 was well after I was there.

One big flaw that I remember in the system was allowing E-4's to be MTI's (back then E-4 encompassed both SrA and Sgt). When you're an E-4 you haven't any bloody judgement. An SrA isn't even an NCO and they probably haven't been to Airman Leadership School. None of the other services allow E-4's to be recruit instructors.

I also remember not seeing many officers, except for doctors/nurses, at least early on. My MTI was completely different around officers, even second lieutenants. When he was alone with us he turned on his "I AM GOD, AND I COMPLETELY CONTROL YOUR LIFE AND DESTINY, DOWN TO WHEN YOU CAN USE THE LATRINE," but when there were officers around he cooled down a lot.

I would bet that kind of mentality - the power-tripping over a scared young recruit - is no small contributor to this BS.

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