A proud day, and yet a scary one at the massive incursion of liability I've accepted. I got official word that my Sergeant put me in for FTO and the Captain accepted. I got a nice little feel-good speech about it (from a Sergeant I truly respect and admire, thus meaningful) and promises of getting to the next FTO class out there. So, after years of trying to maintain a positive attitude and performance I get a shot to try and instill some of those values in a few newbies. We have had a serious morale problem, and I want to get good, well-rounded, intelligent hard workers out there. Alright hive-mind, illuminate me. And burst my bubble to boot. But seriously, any of the tips and tricks for being a good FTO are appreciated. I've watched many others screw off and play on the internet while their rookies sit behind them bored or on their phone, learning nothing--enough to never be that guy.