If they have fcuked up then it's a case of playing the game, hopfully they will realise that it's not a personal attack it's just what you have to do. Buy them a beer later to show no hard feelings! A good show of why they don't appreciate interranks relationships.
i dont think you were right. but i dont know the full story. maybe a quiet word with them would have been better but if you have authority to charge them then you probably have authority to give them sh!t jobs for a while instead. if they havedone something in the eyes of everybody and you cant cover it up and had no choice but to charge them then maybe it would be ok aslong as they understand why you have done it
Its a direct conflict between your integrity versus your loyalty - I would always give loyalty the benefit of the doubt in non serious offences - why because you get so much more from the individual afterwards however if he was a thief, murderer, mugged old ladies or kiddy fiddler - straight in the pokey pal
I'm glad I'm not your mate Polar, or should I say wasn't until you got promoted. If you only charge your friends CH that must make me your bezzer. I suppose the punishment bar wasn't really an option, I'd only have shown you up. I'm working on the guns as we speak.
You should never ever get into a situation where you charge your friends. You have a duty of care to your mates to prevent F252 action. If your friends are out of order of acting like muppets then are they the folk you should be running about with ? Your prime duty is to the service. You can't charge a "mate" and go for a soft landing. It's incongruent with military service. I threw more charges out as the JNCO's allowed an offence to take place. They failed in their duty to stop a chargeable offence taking place. My challenge to them was that they allowed an offence/turned a blind eye and wanted to wade in afterwards. Thats not morally right. I did many an orderly room in the 1980's with recruits/trainees wheeled in for alcohol/females in their accomodation type charges. Everytime I threw the charge out for JNCO's not shouting "Stop" as they saw young guys take young girls back to the block. With rank comes responsibility. I also made sure afterwards that the JNCO got an awful CR and was marked down for punk teamwork and weakness.