Do the inactive duty U.S. veterans get preference in hiring when they apply for federal jobs?
The answer depends a little on what you mean by "inactive duty". But in general, all veterans will get hiring preference for any job that makes it available, if they qualify. For example, this info was part of a USAJobs posting for a job at Defense Logistics Agency: "Veterans’Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see Page on fedshirevets.gov." "All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Page on opm.gov" "IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS: The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veterans' preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.";"What is so special about the Para SF of the Indian Army?"
I think there are two ways to answer this question — what’s likely, and what’s possible.I think what is likely, is that Don Jr. was not set up for anything except failure — meaning that there was no malicious plan to screw him over, he just did it to himself by lacking competence in what he was trying to do.But that’s not the only possibility.There is an argument that can be made that Jared Kushner set him up. Bear with me for a minute while I present it.It basically goes like this — Jared Kushner and Don Jr. were both present at the meeting with the Russians, thus having first-hand knowledge of its content and participants. They also both knew about the intent of the meeting (collusion with the Russian government to support Trump and undermine Clinton) because it’s explicitly stated in the emails they both received. Kushner failed to disclose that meeting — or literally any other foreign contact — on his SF-86 form (this is the form that federal government employees submit for their security clearances).  He later amended his SF-86 form two times to disclose that meeting and over 100 foreign contacts.His explanation for why he initially omitted these meetings — from a document that includes a sworn statement under penalty of felony criminal charges that the information within is complete to the best of your knowledge — is that a member of his staff “prematurely” submitted the form in error.  As I can personally verify, having gone through the SF-86 process for my own clearance, that’s not really a possibility unless you accidentally clicked the wrong button 28 times in a row, accidentally e-signed it, and accidentally gave your legal medical release as well. (It’s a VERY long form, with a lot of confirmations). So as anyone whose ever gotten a security clearance can tell you, that explanation is bogus. Now, if you forget to disclose a meeting or two on that form, or you got a date or name wrong — not unusual for very experienced applicants, or people in senior positions in certain fields — you can amend the form to include the names you missed. It’s unusual to do that more than once, or as widely as Kushner did.Now, here’s where it gets really interesting. Look at the timeline —June 9, 2016, is the meeting with the Russians.January 18, 2017: Kushner files his initial SF-86 which fails to disclose the foreign contacts. Kushner allegedly notifies the FBI “the next day” that he would fill in the missing information later. April 6, 2017: New York Times reports that Kushner failed to disclose numerous meetings, including with Russian Amb. Sergei Kisylak. May 11, 2017: Kushner files a first revision to his SF-86, and receives what is believed to be standard questioning from the FBI some time in mid-May.“Third week of June, 2017” (exact date unknown) Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s personal attorney; and Alan Garten, chief legal officer for the Trump Organization, are informed of the existence of the emails, by Kushner’s attorneys (who had “discovered” the emails). June 21, 2017: Kushner files his second revision to the SF-86. This discloses the Russian meeting to the FBI. June 23, 2017: The FBI questions Kushner again over the second revision. This is NOT standard.July 9–11: NY Times breaks the story of the Russian meeting, and the emails. After being contacted by the Times, Don Jr. chooses to release the emails via his twitter, before the Times can publish their story. During this time Don Jr.’s characterization of the meeting is first that it was about adoptions; then that it was about opposition research but they didn’t get any so it ended up being about adoptions; and finally admitting (with the release of the emails) that it was about the damaging information provided from the Russians, as explained clearly in the emails. At least one of these statements was drafted with the consultation of the White House legal team, and was “signed off” on by Trump himself. July 12: Trump says “I only heard of it two or three days ago” (referring to the meeting).  In order for that to be true, it would require that two of Trump’s children, his campaign manager, his personal lawyer, the lawyers for his children, and the chief legal officer intentionally kept that information from Trump for at least two to three weeks (or in the case of Kushner/Jr./Manafort, for over a year.)So it begs the question — since Kushner knew of the meetings, had already disclosed them to the FBI (quietly, through the second SF-86 amendment, without trying to draw attention to it), and knew how damaging the information would be to their credibility on the Russia collusion question— why was Don Jr. allowed to make statements that Kushner and others knew weeks in advance were false?The answer is of course up to interpretation, but “what is possible” is that Kushner and Trump, knowing that the contents of the Russian meeting email would be going public sooner rather than later (since the media already had learned of the meeting), are attempting to set up Don Jr. to take the fall. By directing the media’s attention to Jr., who can be laughed off as an incompetent idiot who didn’t know what he was doing, Kushner buys more time for himself, taking some of the heat away from himself and his father-in-law, during the critical days ahead of the Trumpcare healthcare vote. Incidentally, Don Jr. makes for a great fall-guy, because even though he unofficially “advises” his father, he’s technically still an uncleared, private civilian who is subject to far fewer rules on disclosure, transparency, and honesty as Kushner is. And we know that the Trump organization places a high premium on protecting Kushner, who (along with Ivanka) is probably the single most influential person on Trump inside or outside the entire administration. It’s also been speculated that the source of the leaks may not actually be Kushner, but could be Steve Bannon — who dislikes Kushner intensely and has been in a political power struggle with him since the transition. If that’s true, then Jr. isn’t so much being “set up” so much as he’s “collateral damage.”Again, I think the most likely explanation is that Don Jr. is simply an incompetent idiot. But we know Jared Kushner, while he may not be “competent” in the traditional Washington sense, is not an idiot. He’s the one to keep an eye on here, not Don Jr.Footnotes Trump Tower Russia meeting: At least eight people in the room Kushner Omitted Meeting With Russians on Security Clearance Forms Details revealed about Jared Kushner's security clearance forms Details revealed about Jared Kushner's security clearance forms Kushner’s lawyers say he mistakenly left meetings with the Russians off his security forms twice https://nbib.opm.gov/record-prov... People aren't buying Kushner's lawyers' explanation for security clearance form omissions Kushner Omitted Meeting With Russians on Security Clearance Forms Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails three weeks ago Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails three weeks ago Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails three weeks ago Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails three weeks ago Rancor at White House as Russia Story Refuses to Let the Page Turn Trump says he learned ‘couple of days ago’ of son’s meeting with Russian lawyer Did Jared leak the Donald Trump Jr meeting emails? The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War
Has any one ever heard of Indian Special Forces called Vikas Regiment? (a friend of mine told that it's like the Suicide Squad of India)
No. It goes against everything we stand for as commanders.I have served in basic, advanced and specialized training for two years. I have seen something minorly similar only once.Part of the training of Yahalom, an SF unit of the combat engineer’s corps is a second boot camp. immediately after the first, those intended for SF are plucked out from the regular training battalions. They are relocated to a remote camp and start a two months worth of hardship. Those who are deemed unfit at any point during the training will return to continue training under one of the non-SF sapper/combat-engineers battalions.The remoteness of the ordeal and the mentality that labels this part a ”rite of passage“ create a tricky combination. An unchecked commander could “run wild”, and be affected by movies, and clips like this oneIt happened to one of the platoon sergeants in my company. One of his guys seemed too weak to him. He asked him over, detaching him from his squad and ordered “form 2”:Add to this, in full gear, and in the rain. No specification of time. Just stay.The sergeant stood over him, telling him that he personally thinks that he wasn't good enough. “Not for this unit”. He reminded him of every time he screwed up a task. This went on for 17 minutes. I dare any of the readers to stay “form 2” for 5, just to get an idea.At the 6 minute mark, the downed guy sighed from exertion, adding oil to the flames of his humiliation.At the 9th he started to cry, 12th to shake, and at 15, hate was starting to run down his face.By the time he was released and rejoined his squad, his relationship with his team's sergeant was damaged severely.I spoke to that sergeant later that day. I asked him what he gained by that abuse. He said "Now I know he can remain. He survived."To which I replied "True. But now he hates you. He doesn't want to learn from you, he will tell others what happened, and you will lose their trust as well. They will not come to you with their troubles, they won't ask your advice. They will try to avoid you because now they fear you."Fear is a powerful motivator. It can be harnessed and used as a leadership tool. However, it is a double-edged sword. What you gain in discipline, you lose in respect and connection. A yelling drill sergeant becomes a cliché, a hollow character. He will not inspire his troops to anything other than his specific orders. No creativity will emerge, no sub-staff grassroots leadership. If such attitude is directed at a group, it will harm its bonding and disrupt the creation of an organic fighting unit.In short, in the IDF a commander’s job is to lead, inspire and complete the mission, not to intimidate, bully and scare.Thanks for the a2a, Elke!
What starting first name letter has the best all-time starting 5 in the NBA? For example, K has Kevin Durant, Karl Malone, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Kristaps Porzingis