Having recently left the Corps I now find myself in a postition to be able to talk openly, without fear of reprisals from the management chain, about certain issues that carry on within units. I left after 12 years sevice as a SNCO. Prior to leaving I found myself in a position whereby I was unable to defend myself for actions committed against another soldier and I was to blame. The soldier concerened was a JNCO involved in a work related incident with another colleague who happened to be one of my friends. Due to, I beleive, lack of management experaince or training, I found myself on teh end of a posting with 3 days notice for soemthing that I wasn't responsible for. This came to light about a week after I had been "attached" after another SNCO had mentioned he had been using a cup to wash his bike chain in and so it wasn't me trying to poison the JNCO. However, through lack of experaince and certainly lack of managerial training I found myself at teh other end of the country 6 weeks prior to my wedding and unable to assit with any of the planning. This was when I signed off. Having your integrety brought into question as a SNCO without being shown the common courtesy of being asked what happpened is outrageous. The OC involved never apologised or showed any remorse in what he did and I find that because of him I left the Army. I am not the only one from that unit. To my knowledge there has been at least 5 high calible Sgt's leaving through complete mis-management. I am sure that some-one somewhere will come back with "we can't control people balh, blah, blah" however, it is usually these people that give the recommendations for promotion in the first place. Now being a happy civvy I can see just how bad some (not all) of the management in the Corps is. I find myself in a position where I am moving up in the world because I am treated properly, encouraged to better myself and not treated like a lepper. To that end are there any training courses that rodney's go on to teach them how to be a succesful man - manager and if not why not? I was bitter and twisted when I first left but in a way very grateful that the particular person involved treated my in the way he did. I am now incredibbly happy, if not a littel worried about the state of current politics affetcting our blokes in the sand-pit.