Military rank

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by NGIB, Feb 23, 2011.

Highest rank attained

Poll closed Mar 25, 2011.
  1. Enlisted

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. NCO

    15 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Senior NCO

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. Company grade officer

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. Field grade officer

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  6. Warrant Officer

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  7. Other

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    For those of us that served, what's the highest rank you attained. I retired a Senior NCO myself...
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm going to guess Senior NCO is the same as Staff NCO, E6 and up.

    What about Warrant Officers?
     

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Actually it's the same in all services, E-7 and up...
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  5. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    There is a bit of difference, a Marine Staff NCO is a major step. To go from E5 to E6 promotion process is not the same. Fitness reports come into play and not just cutting scores.
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    In the AF, E-5 through E-7 is basically a composite score of tests, appraisals, and decorations. E-8 and E-9 are selected by a board...
     
  7. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

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    Highest rank achieved, E-4.5, hopefully puttin' on that 4th stripe after this upcoming promotion cycle though.
     
  8. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Retired E-7 Promotable, SNCO meself. In the Army, E-6 and above, the DoD does the promoting from what intel one has in their service personnel file, ie. completed schools, education and training, Pt scores, awards and assignments, and a recent picture. Some shortage MOS's are fast-tracked promoted.
     
  9. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    We had the same deal in the AF in that shortage specialties got extra stripes. I sewed on E-7 at 12 years in service - then retired with 8 years in grade. I wasn't a very politically correct senior NCO so I had no chance at the board.

    Also didn't help that my carrer field was so small that we'd get 1 promoted to E-8 per year in the entire AF...
     
  10. oldcoptn46

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    Retired an O-5 in Aug 97. Came the long way around, E-1 to E-4 66-70. Out to go to school, back in 74, E-5 till 75 then commissioned.

    Pops
     
  11. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    Poll needs MORE Warrant Officer!

    I was a CW-2. :D
     
  12. whistlindixie

    whistlindixie New Member

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    Just a lowly E4 here. Don't haze me too much.
     
  13. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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  14. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    No disrespect intended brother - the AF gave them all away in the late 60s so I tend to forget them. If I could change the poll I would...
     
  15. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    How's that?

    And I was merely a GS-17. But I did have a FAT expense account and bought a lot of rounds. :D
     
  16. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Thank you. The correct placement is between senior NCO and Company grade officer but it's of no import. I met a GS-18 once before they changed the structure and created the SES tier for civilians...
     
  17. bgeddes

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  18. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I would have had to nuke your poll altogether and create a new one to order them correctly. That would mean all the votes would be gone, so I went with the easy and lazy option the software gives us. :cool:
     
  19. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Pops- been there, done that. E-1 thru E-6, OCS, O-5.
     
  20. oldcoptn46

    oldcoptn46 Member Supporter

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    Those former enlisted types make the best officers.

    Pops:D