Re: Military Gunsmiths
You bring up some good points; all way over my pay grade and out of my field. I could relate several similar things about the Army; same stuff, different hardware.
You got me thinking. Very true. Weapons are rarely mentioned in any NCOER above junior NCO's. It is interesting that nearly every senior NCOER will have a bullet in Responsibility and Accountability that reads something like, o Responsible for the maintenance and operation of eight vehicles and BII worth $6,500,000 that were always 95% mission capable.
OER's can't even reflect as much.
Maybe this is why so much has been shifted to contractors for the Army. It's a philosophy thing. Top down.
Just thinking out loud. Thank you for the insight and sharing your knowledge.
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