For the next few days I will be posting things I included in the student evaluation I did at the end of my school at DINFOS.
My interaction with SFC Wilkerson, 1800 hours, 29 Oct 13:
After class the evening before the APFT, I rode my bicycle. As I was passing post headquarters, I noticed that the northwest corner of the APFT run course was blocked with temporary fencing and cones. People running on the course were hopping over a ditch.
I then rode to the orderly room to let the cadre know about the blocked run course. When I entered SFC Wilkerson was leaning on the duty driver’s desk. I asked him if SFC Bennett was here.
He said, “No he isn’t. What do you want.”
I told him about the run course.
He said, “That’s a small thing. Someone should already have checked the course.”
He then straightened up and looked me in the eye. Did he think I was telling him a lie?
He then said, “I’ll let the first sergeant know.” He turned his back to me and walked toward the first sergeant’s office.
At 2221 hours that night I got a message saying the location of the APFT had been moved.
The next morning SFC Wilkerson said nothing to me.
I bring this up because SFC Wilkerson and I are both sergeants. When I came with what turned out to be useful information, he never addressed me by name nor said anything remotely resembling thank you. Quite the opposite. Is there some reason that a member of the cadre has to address a 60-year-old sergeant who is off duty with no respect whatever, not even use his name?