Jesus says that I am brother’s keeper. In my mind, that means that I should help keep them out of trouble. When I was a 1SG, I did everything in my power to keep my Soldiers out of trouble. The last thing I wanted was trouble. It would let the team down. I also figured that the best way, was to let them be as free as they could be, I had to be as predictable as possible to them. I was their keeper. Now, I could get upset with them, help them, love them, apply the I Love Bibb program. But that was my and my Commander’s job. We were the coaches. We were wanting cohesion. So we made cohesion.
I often wonder now, where I live in the real world and the virtual world. Who am I currently keeping? Who is keeping me? I sure know that my Commanders and CSMs above me were doing their best to keep us. I watched them work, we planned with them. We told them what we could and couldn’t do. I am part of a little team now, a growing team. I appreciate you reading all these words. Maybe you are a part of the team now to. You can be my keeper, I’ll be yours. We just have to share. I’m sharing. I love you. You are my keeper.