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    Hehe, so I'm not a fuzzy anymore!:celebrate:celebrate

    I got promoted from E-1 to E-2 today. Nice little pay increase, and not being a fuzzy.

    Sweet

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    thx997303 wrote:
    Hehe, so I'm not a fuzzy anymore!:celebrate:celebrate

    I got promoted from E-1 to E-2 today. Nice little pay increase, and not being a fuzzy.

    Sweet
    Congratulations.

    Before long it will be Sgt. Major THX.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    Hehe, let's just get basic out of the way first.

    Thanks.

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    So, you got promoted from Private, to Private? :?

    I wish I was still a Private. :P
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    Yeah, but now I have a stripe.

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    thx997303 wrote:
    Yeah, but now I have a stripe.
    Although SGT is teasing I think it's GREAT you ARE advancing:celebrate.Remember SGT was at the bottom of the food chain once upon a time too:P

    TJ

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    Yeah, I know, I'm just playing it up. I think it's cool.

    And thanks.

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    UTOC-45-44 wrote:
    Remember SGT was at the bottom of the food chain once upon a time too:P
    Yeah, but I went through all of basic training and AIT as an E-1.

    I was an E-1 for nine months. :X

    But... I got my Sergeant stripes with only two years of service!
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    Well, at least they didn't make you a corporal, or did they?

    That would suck if you ask me, more responsibility, not any more pay over a specialist.:?

    I wonder if I'll make it to E-4 by the end of AIT, can't remember the TIS requirement for it though.

    Up to SGT, it's all a pay raise to me. Or Corporal. But not my goal.

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    Corporal in an uncommon rank outside of the Infantry Corps.

    There are only a handful of corporals in our entire brigade.

    Specialist is better anyways.


    The Creed of the Specialist



    No one gets away with more than I. I am a non Non-Commissioned Officer, a beast of burden. As a junior enlisted soldier I realize that I am a member of an under appreciated and much chastised group of soldiers known as the ribcage, or perhaps pancreas, of the Army.

    I am proud of myself and my fellow Specialists who continue to bitch, whine, and sham until the absolute last second regardless of the mission at hand. I will use my grade and position to avoid responsibility, accountability, and any sense of presence of mind.

    Ignorance is my watchword. My two best excuses will always be on the tip of my tongue : “I didn’t know!” And “It wasn’t me!” I will strive to maintain invisible and unavailable for details. Never ever volunteer for anything is my rallying cry. I am aware of my role as a SPC or SPC(P) and if you need me for anything, I’ll be on appointment. I know the other soldiers, and I will always refer to them by their first name or in some cases a derogatory nickname. On weekends or days off I will consistently drink myself into oblivion and I will never answer my phone. I understand for a person in hierarchical position rewards are going to be few and far between, and punishment will always be swift and severe.

    Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties because I will be accomplishing them for them. I will kiss up to their faces and badmouth them behind their backs just like everyone else. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve. Provided that there is something in it for me. I am the last bastion of common sense that stand as a wall between me and the Army philosophy of “Work harder, not smarter!” My voice is a tool and my complaints are a weapon that I wield with unmatched skill and finesse. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget, Specialist is the greatest rank in the Army. And rank has it’s privileges.

    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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    I saw a surprisingly large number of corporals today, out at camp williams.

    Didn't see what unit they were in though.



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    As was already said...you don't often see corporal outside of infantry. I was my CO's gunner as a specialist (the only E-4 gunner in the brigade) and still wasn't given stripes....which didn't bother me in the least, just waited for the points todrop afterbeing maxed out(early 90's....I'm an old fart)and got my E-5.

    But if the position dictates, it helps to have those stripes as an E-4.

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    Oh and congratulations.....now drop 'cruit! :shock:

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    congrats! so your taking us all out for a drink now?

    I remeber getting E-2...

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    Of course.....But wait! I'm not 21..........Sorry not this time.

    Maybe when I get E-4

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    SGT Jensen wrote:
    So, you got promoted from Private, to Private? :?

    I wish I was still a Private. :P
    you can still touch them
    The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world The first step in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come is to teach men to shoot!
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    usSiR wrote:
    congrats! so your taking us all out for a drink now?

    I remeber getting E-2...
    What is an Activist Member?
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Citizen wrote:
    What is an Activist Member?
    Really? I am surprised you don't know.

    http://opencarry.org/billboard.html
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." Robert A. Heinlein

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    SGT Jensen wrote:
    Citizen wrote:
    What is an Activist Member?
    Really? I am surprised you don't know.

    http://opencarry.org/billboard.html
    Oh, good idea.

    Never saw it. Thanks.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    I went to basic as an E-2 due to me being an eagle scout. Congrats though!

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    Thanks man.

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