NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
The Comma, Continued
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During the past two months, the Technical Library at Gates-Lord Hall has
received many new books.
Since this time last year, five men have retired from our department.
Under the new leader's expert direction, the platoon's performance
After the first test critique, the captain understood that block of instruction
Having studied, he was confident he would pass the course.
Acting on the advice of Captain Helms, he bought his race tickets in
Playing chess requires concentration.
Taking their seats, they watched the program.
After watching the movie, Sergeant Davis went to the club.
To catch the bus, Private Sears had to run.
The helicopter came, finally, to extract the weary soldiers.
Sergeant Mathis, however, went on sick call.
Captain Blanchard, for example, had his report neatly typed.
Captain Tatum, on the other hand, submitted his report written in pencil.
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