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#1
I have a questions about people in the military and Amway.

Does anyone know any high ranking members in the US Military that are also IBO's?
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#2
"High ranking" meaning enlisted vs. commissioned, or straight rank?

Two of my mentor's sons are Marine officers, and IBOs, albeit not actively building the business, ATM.

Also, there was a recent Achieve magazine that showcased several active military who were IBOs...at least one was O-5 or higher.

What, specifically, are you trying to ascertain?
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#3
thank you for responding to this matter. I'm in the middle for a Field Grade Article 15 Hearing and being brought up on several charges all because of contact with soldiers during non duty time.
The charges include solicitation of military member
use of govt equipment to run a for profit business.
entering into a business agreement with other soldiers.
and in general talking to soldier about my business in general

I did tell soldier that I have a professional internet marketing business in direct competition with Amazon.com and it will ship to APO addresses and if they would like to shop from that site they are welcome to do so.

I anyone has any names of either officers on senior NCO's that would not mine being named please feel free to respond. I have several officers and NCO's that I have spoken that are either interested in the Amway business or have said that they do not desire to be IBO's.
I thank you for you input on this matter and ask that I can use your responses. Thanks you all again. SFC Devlin
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#4
Just an up date. Several of the soldiers that I talked to about Amway that are part of the investigation are rewriting their statements. I just received a three page statement outline from one of my friends that states that I never conducted Amway related business on military time it was always after duty hours. All the original statements have stated that I did not use my rank in any way to influence their decisions while talking to them about Amway. That I kept my military duties and my Amway IBO separate from each other.
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#5
That sounds positive. Have you spoken to Amway? I see Amway actually has a section in the rules about Military bases -

Military Base Restrictions
Amway IBOs in the military must comply with military regulations and should consider the following in establishing and operating their businesses.
To avoid problems, we recommend that military personnel request and obtain permission from their base commander before starting an independent business. IBOs may be required to satisfy the base commander that (1) sales of products won’t compete with or materially affect sales by the Post Exchange and (2) registration activities won’t violate regulations against engaging in commercial solicitation with military personnel of junior rank.
If an IBO is transferred to a military base in a foreign country, the same considerations apply to the operation of an independent business there, provided that business activities are confined to the base itself.
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#6
No I haven't as of yet contacted Amway. I have been trying to avoid that step. I did check AR 600-20 that covers business between service members and I did read the Amway military base restrictions. I also didn't contact other members and show the business plan or talk business until released from duty and out of uniform. My contacts with service members was all the time professional and told them it was Amway. I registered several military members or their own free will. All I did is introduce them to the great products that Amway has. I did find out that taking the Vitamins help keep mosquito's away. Smile One of the MAJ's read the vitamin box and said the vitamins are the best vitamins out there on the market but they are expensive but worth it.
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#7
I have recommended the double X multivitamins to soldiers because of the water that we drink here has a lot of chemicals in it. :thumbsup: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.onlineeducation.net/bottled_water">http://www.onlineeducation.net/bottled_water</a><!-- m -->
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#8
It can be an excellent business for soldiers. I'm an aussie and there's a Major and a Captain there who made Diamond and Double Diamond (Michael Abrahams and Peter Ross). I also know an Aussie Emerald who was British SAS (Ian Maclean) and another in the US who was a Captain in the Special Forces (Ray Barrera)

No idea at what point they resigned their commissions.

There's sure to be plenty more. I think the self-discipline you learn in the military can be a big help when driving your own business.
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#9
thanks for the info. I found several articles on the Achieve magazine site .

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#10
As it stands right now. No member of the military is allowed to be an IBO and is not allowed to register anyone in the military as an IBO. UCMJ Article 92 and Joint Ethics regulation DODD 5500.07 29 Nov 2007 under the amendments.
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