Send us your Thorns and Roses Jan24,2013

Tell us who deserves a pat on the back for a kind deed or a thumbs down to those in the wrong.

Thorns and Roses will let you, the reader, describe a good thing that happened (rose) or a low moment or tough situation that you had to deal with (thorn).

This column is not about institutions, units or agencies. It’s not about situations that could result in legal action under military or German law. Nor is it a place to air management-employee problems or slander anyone.

It’s about recognizing those who do a good job or make life a little easier. It’s also about people who need to be a little more considerate of others.

 While we are happy to identify stellar service providers, we can’t and won’t identify under-performers by name.

Submissions must be brief and emailed to with the subject line: Thorns and Roses.

 The author’s name and valid telephone number must be included for verification. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. And we reserve the right to select submissions and edit them for publication.  

Note: Reader feedback is authorized by Army Regulation 360-1.