What are the thoughts out there towards SNCO/NCO's who are unable to go on an operational tour due to work/family/health reasons; Do they; Still have the repect of their peers? Still have the ability to train/train with troops? Should they; Retrain to keep current (How do you train for someone shooting at you)? Be moved on to enable troops to be led by someone with experience? I know that there may be some w@nkers out there who do dodge, but this relates to the better NCO's who are still willing to put in the training time.