>>Its 1. A ridiculous proposition that you were ordered to stand guard without a loaded weapon ready to fire, and 2. Sad that you still appear to be suffering lingering effects of lousy leadership, policy and training.
ROFLMAO. The pistol was in a holster with a flap. It only takes a second to chamber a round and that can be done on the draw. If you don’t have a second to chamber a round, then you obviously weren’t paying attention to your post. I’m sorry that your training was so poor that you can’t understand the full requirements of watchstanding. There’s a lot more to it than holding and stroking a gun.
You write checks your assumptions cannot cash.
Plus put your life in the basis of bad training for the inexperienced and untrusted.
Your former Condition 3 training was borne of politics, not safety.