I remember of getting a counseling statement on for missing a few PTs.
It stated on bottom failure to comply ... suspension /removal of scholarship.../ benefits and so on.
My question is, is this what you are referring to?
Here is the sworn statement
During the last week 2 weeks from February there had been discussion to get the PAO (Public Affairs Video) ( PAO stands for). Sometime during 18Feb to 21FEB I gave guidance and tasked the cadet(c/) PAO Officer to c/Gunsser for the process of starting the video and Obtaining video for end of year PAO video.
On FEB 22 during our TNG meeting I was tasked to ensure c/Gunsser to get the PAO VIDEO ready for the end of the year. That he has to obtain end of the year PAO video.
On the next week TNG meeting 01MAR c/ Gunsser had stated during the TNG meeting that the end of year PAO video is on editing. That there was an audio issue then the ETC revised date for c/Gunnser’s completed video the date is set for him to ETC for a full review on 11MAR13.There had been a series of technical difficulties along the process of the video.
On 11March I emailed c/Gunsser cc’d c/BC Hall and bcc’d the PMS(Professor of Military science) . The subject of the matter was the readiness of the PAO video to be reviewed by myself.
I asked c/Gunsser what is the status on Audio backdrop is and reminded him, that the ETC for review is today 11MAR13. c/Gunsser, replied with the following,
“Yea thats fine, who wanted them updated? Did BC give you this order? PAO video is done its draft ill bring in tom and we can review it.
My response to this email was;
“The PMS wanted them update and please bring them in tomorrow I would suggest you to have SFC Cook to do a final review. BC(cadet Battalion Commander) will take a look at it first tomorrow right after PT.”
Tuesday 12March after PT I asked c/Gunsser if he had shown the video to c/BC Hall, he told me they were out of time and that there had been time conflicts for rehearsals, stopping the c/BC from reviewing the material.
On Thursday 14Mar2013, I had ensured that Gunsser had shown the PAO video to the BC and that he watched the video and that there still needs editing to be done.
During this period of Mid-March to April I was only able to review pieces of the video, XO duties and school work had me stretched thin and I decided to wait until after the final editing is done before I would review the video. This allowed me extra time to review other materials and complete lagging school work. I assumed that after the high volume of work that needed to be done with the approaching JFTX (Joint Field Training Exercise) that I would wait till after to fully review the final draft of the video. I felt that the PAO video didn’t hold the same weight and priority as the upcoming JFTX and to school assignments that were due in the immediate time frame. On 18April during the lab of that week I have asked c/Gunsser to show the PAO video to c/BC but I was unaware that he failed to show and I simply did not follow up with c/Gunsser.
On 21April right after the JFTX, during the car ride back to Drexel from Fort Dix I was asked a series of questions from the PMS about the video and other topics of the JFTX as how it went/ upcoming awards ceremony/ other informal chatting of school. When asked by the PMS on the PAO video I said “that I have seen Gunsser’s PAO video.” Because of the many questions on many different topics listed in the prior sentence, I did not go into length that the video had gone through more revisions and that I had only seen parts of the early draft and was waiting for our return to see the rest. The question didn’t back on the reply of me seeing parts of it. The simple fact was that I had reviewed it. I remember that c/ Gunsser stated he finished the video was actually the draft I do remember it had been electronic music -Skrillex (The music Artist) was the background music.
The PMS then asked more in-depth questions about the video and I felt shocked, I didn’t think he wanted to know more about the video originally or else I would have explained that I only reviewed early copies and was waiting for the final draft.
After this the PMS asked c/BC Hall about the video and he was able to answer every question, making it seem that I didn’t review the video. I should have explained right there that I didn’t review it wholly I thought it would make me look like I was lying and scape goating to avoid getting in trouble. I assumed the best thing for me to do is waiting until I return review the video and show that I’m competent at my job. I planned to apologize for the incident but I thought it had blown over and it would be better for me to prove my value by being a good XO then just apologize for the incident. On top of it the additional upcoming events such as the awards ceremony lab plan was in a complete failure.
Last week on 09May I was asked by the PMS and MSG Bazile was in the room that “either I have watched the PAO video or not” I said I did because I did watch it. I am given a sworn statement and asked what had fully happened along the process on the c/ Gunsser’s PAO video all the things I can remember.
The truth is prior to the JFTX I had watched the PAO video briefly; I was given many goals and tasks to accomplish and I ranked the PAO video lower then all the rest. When we took the ride home from the JFTX I had no intention or want, to deceive or manipulate the LTC about my task of reviewing the video. He asked a simple question and I gave the basic answer. If I could go back now, in a heartbeat I would explain the situation and let the PMS know upfront that I was waiting on the final draft to then review it on our return. Upon our return I have said
I did watch it and was asked to give a sworn statement on 09May. There was no Malicious Intent; I simply made a mistake in my wording. I should have been very upfront about the cause of the problem and this major lack of communication on my part. A simple apology and explanation after the JFTX would have done wonders and I’m sorry for any insult and misleading that occurred.
also with the sworn statement what is better for me to do? turn it in or have a legal ROTC disenrollement lawyer tell me what to do?