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"I had one cycle where I had a Soldier that didn't believe women should be in charge. If a male Drill Sergeant told him to do something he had no problem with it. He couldn't get the concept of me as the Senior Drill Sergeant and that I was in charge. We went through a lot of growing pains. "We were getting up and going to EST. We have what they call a step time." Soldiers have to get up, get dressed, and get their gear in order to begin movement to the training site. That hard time to leave is called a step time. "If you miss a step time you can either run into another unit or clog up the highway that you are crossing over and cause a big traffic mess."

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