MIL Finally made specialist!!

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  1. brownfield

    brownfield OT Supporter

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    So I checked my ERB tonight and I finally am a SPC after 3 years and 2 months in the army. Guess I'm fast tracking huh? Oh and I saw the Northern Lights for the first time since I got up here in late August! :bowdown::bowdown:
     
  2. LanceUppercut

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    Welcome to the family...


    ... now if only finance would see fit to finally fix my pay. :squint:
     
  3. The Weasel

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    Congrats....but I don't know about fast tracking. What's your MOS?
     
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    grats
     
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    Congrats
     
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    Nice job :wavey:
     
  7. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    damn that took you a long ass time
     
  8. GochuBoy

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    I got mine at 24 months. And kept it for another 24 month. :wtc:
     
  9. JayC71

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    I thought Army made E4 faster than that... but what do I know. Congrats!
     
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    fast tracking?! :confused:


    shit i thought the army promoted fast and air force slow

    i'll be e-4 next march if not earlier and i've only got a year in...but congrats
     
  11. Maffy29

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    I went 9 months before my pay finally reflected my promotion to E4.

    A friend of mine happened to mention it to the CSM while smoking outside and the problem was taken care of quickly.
     
  12. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Thats even slower than the slowest air force E-4 promotion! The longest it takes without prior demotion is 36 months time in service. I made E-4 nearly a year ago and I've been in a year and two months as well.
     
  13. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I believe his E-4 makes him and NCO.

    Edit: I am a moran.
     
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  14. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    specialist isn't an NCO as far as I remember. corporal is the first NCO.
     
  15. JayC71

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    Specialist and Corporal are both E4's, a Corp is considered an NCO though. Kinda like old buc sergeants in the AF. More responsibility...same pay.
     
  16. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    El Wrongo.
     
  17. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Mi Grande Cocko?
     
  18. brownfield

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    Well, since I got a field grade article 15 (there was a thread if any of you remember about that) and sarcasm doesn't translate so well to the internets I am the opposite of fast tracking. But it's still funny that even when I was a PV2 here people still jumped my section sergeant and team chief to ask me questions on tacsat.
     
  19. RoblesGT

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    what is the difference between a Specialist and a Corporal in the army ??
     
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    Nothing. There both e4s but they are equivelant to a PFC in our beloved corps.


























    Just kidding. Nothing against the Army..after working in a joint enviroment..their not so bad after all. :cool: I got promoted to Sgt in January by a 1 star Gen. because he never promoted a Marine before, So it's all good. We would all give each other shit.
     
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    but i know there is an actual professional difference between the two ... someone told me when i was servin with the army in iraq but i forgot, :o
     
  22. MumblingJoe169

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    you at richardson or wainwright?
     
  23. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    in the army a corporal is an JrNCO slot, have soldiers that report directly to them and they are in a soldiers NCO Chain of command. A Specialist is not directly in charge of soldiers and is not in the NCO Chain of command.
     

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