View Poll Results: What is/was your rank/grade

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  • E5-E6

    11 40.74%
  • E7

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  • E8

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  • E9

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  • W1-W5

    1 3.70%
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Thread: Military folks, what is your rank?

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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    While stationed at Offutt, AFB, Strategic Air Command HQ, there was so much rank on that base it was oppressive for everyone. It was the belly of the SAC beast and military bearing was off the charts 24/7. At one time I think we had 22 flag rank officers and 200+ full birds. Everything, everyone was squared away every minute.

    One day I was walking down the steps in front of the SAC HQ building, "The Hill", where the command center was housed deep underground. I wasn't paying particular attention to anyone when in a loud voice someone said, "Airman, are you in the habit of not saluting officers?"

    I was on duty, boots bloused, white parachute cord laces, white ascot, Security Police badge, Smith and Wesson Model 15 Combat Masterpiece and spit shined like a sumbitch. I looked up and saw a brand spanking new 2nd LT and decided it would be a safe gamble to **** with him.

    "Sir, if you are new to the base you are probably not familiar with the base reg that states that because of all the rank going in and out of the Hill salutes are not required in the immediate area of the building." Which was total and complete bull****. LOL!

    The 2LT apologized and thanked me for informing him. I saluted and said, "Not a problem, sir. I'm glad to have been of assistance. It happens a lot with people newly assigned to the base."

    Knowing the new 2LT didn't want to look like an FNG, I figured he would refrain from saluting in the area. I'm just sorry I wasn't around when he got his butt reamed for not saluting some full bird who was having a bad day.
    We used to mess with the pinger LT pilots pretty mercilessly, usually with the help of the majors and lt cols.

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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    Master Sergeant (Ret), USAF
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    E4 (spec), 1 enlistment ~90-95
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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    SgtMjr, USMC, Ret.

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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    I was a WRAN.

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    Got out at 9.5 years as a 7. Army, 35 series.
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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    Entered service as a Seaman Recruit, made it to Seaman Apprentice, and then was accepted at Navy Officer Candidate School. Spent 20 weeks in Newport, Rhode Island before being commissioned as an Ensign. Got out three years later as a full Lieutenant (0-3).
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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Goodness knows I wish I could change my name


    All LTs are the same, 2LT, 1LT, doesn't matter don't ya know.
    Unless you are a Navy Lieutenant - and maybe Coast Guard, too. In which case you are the equivalent of a captain.
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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Well teaching to USA military must be a great experience . I tried applying to "Bondsteel" once since they had established a small faculty inside there as a branch of another big University. But the closest I got in as a civilian was of course the security checkpoint.

    I do not think that my application and documents were considered for I got them right from where I had left them (and it was not inside the base neither). Not much from then the faculty mysteriously closed.

    One of those strange experiences where when one gets close to a job one wants so much mysteriously disappears. I thought I was getting somewhere important and it vanished.
    I couldn't be happier with my job duties. I get to combine my passions of mathematics, academia and the military. My mother retired a CPO, grandpa a SMSgt, and the uncle I looked up to as a kid was an AF Col. As a young kid, I wanted to pilot like my uncle, but a history of a few seizures wiped that option. Grandpa worked in crypto, so he introduced me to it at a young age when he realized I loved math.
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    Re: Military folks, what is your rank?

    I forgot to add that my son was in the Army (2 years as a chocko and he transferred to the regs for another 5 years). He was peacekeeping in East Timor for 7 months and my daughter was in the Army for 6 years, her husband was in the Army for 10 years.

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