Originally Posted by sapphire_chan
How did you/dh dealt with "that guy" at basic? You know, the one who gets everyone else smoked because he skipped his turn on guard? Dh's platoon has a dozen or so UAVs and while I know he can handle it, I'd like to send him suggestions of things that worked for other people.
In basic, we didn't really have any problems. I'm not a huge fan of mass punishment, but it seems to be effective in Basic/AIT. It's not just punishment, they use any excuse for "smoking" as a way to help them get into shape. Have him look at is as free exercise. It doesn't seem like it, but it's mostly to help.
As far as guard duty, it's not only that person's fault. He should have relieved someone, and that person should have made sure he was awake and at the place of guard.
For other stuff, mass punishment is intended to put pressure on the person causing the problem. They'll either be ostrasized by the group or harrassed by members of the group.
When I was in AIT, there was a girl named Roberts who was having an improper relationship with a "C" Company student. Cco was soldiers who were reclassing, so while they were going through the school, they weren't fresh out of basic and were NOT allowed near us.
So, homegirl decided to start messing around with one. Plus, he was married to make a bad situation worse. Well, the first weekend they were seen we got the crap smoked out of us as the DS said, "You know who you are, you were seen at the mall with a C co student." Well, everyone knew who it was. They wanted her to come to them and confess. Did she? No.
So, this went on for the last 3 months of our 4 month AIT. Every weekend we got smoked and they'd basically call her out (never by name) and tell her where she was seen--stupid places, like the freakin' Ft. Huachuca pool! They told her she needed to come forward. By this time, the entire platoon hated her.
FFWD to the night before graduation. During the day, they took us around to clear the post, turn in all of our stuff, uniform inspection, etc. At about 7 that night, we had our final formation. They called her into the DS' office. She was read an Article 15, pulled from graduation, put on hold, and put on KP the next day. So, while we're in our Class As, waiting to go to graduation and go on leave, she had to walk out in front of us in her BDUs to go to KP.
The point of that looooong story? People get theirs in the end, usually.