Tonight's episode is from a retired soldier, 1sg David Jeffers, Dave and I served together for 2 years back in the mid 1980’s when we were young and for lack of a better term full of a lot of bull. In those two years we hung out a lot together and enjoyed life, dave learned he had a passion for teaching and he was an excellent teacher and he still is today, while I enjoyed teaching I could not wait to get back into an operational unit. Which for me there was only one unit I wanted to be in and that was the 82nd Airborne Division
You will hear about 5 stores from David as a 1SG he talked about smoking his soldiers, so along the way I had him give his definition of smoking. Then I asked Dave when he had been smoked because in the Army it is a right of passage. Dave gives a couple examples and one of them includes me and the other one includes one with his platoon SGT and It was the funniest story I have heard since i started recording this podcast. You find that story at starting around 55 minutes and 22 seconds, I call it David getting smoked by me and SFC Thomas Mosley. SGT Mosley went on to become a warrant officer and he was an excellent leader. He passed away back in 2016 which I provided the link to in his obituary in the show notes.
Lets get on to the story, Retired 1SG Jeffers and Dave my friend lets here your story.
6m:51s - First tour in Germany
9m:34s - ATC Tower work when hostages from Iran landed in Germany - 1981.
10m:45s - Basic & Advanced Air Traffic Control School
16m:55s - Why did you get out after your first tour of duty
22m:53s - Return to active duty & the Army as a career
27M:45s - Myths about the Army
35m:07S - Congressional Inquiry
39m:50s - Specialist Black & Weekend Wall Locker Inspection
44m:24s - Leadership Techniques
46m:26s - Definition of Smoking a soldier
53m:11s - Christopher Nocon Story
55m:26s - David getting smoked by me and SFC Thomas Mosley
60m:20s - Story to remember - Barracks Justice
71m:53s - Paint a picture of your time in the Army
1h:20m:45s - closing
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