LC — The Weird Duck

A senior NCO is critically short-handed on a deployment when he notices a Soldier behaving oddly. Is this just a quirk? Or something more?


Topics covered:

  • abnormal behavior

  • risk mitigation

  • follow-through on punitive actions

What’s the Situation?

  • An Army air traffic control unit gets a new team member right before deployment that doesn’t seem to mesh well with the team.
  • The unit is understrength when it deploys to Iraq and then has to cover an extra facility.
  • The new team member’s eccentric behavior bothers his co-workers and his command. The behavior becomes more volatile and eccentric.
  • The command refers the new team member to mental health care multiple times. Each time, the mental health facility certifies him as fit for duty.

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