MIL How to address army e7 in an email?

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  1. pmoney

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    I assume Sergeant _____ is fine?

    I don't think it really matters, but I'm just wondering.
     
  2. Julius

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    what the fuck just write SFC XXXXXX
     
  3. pmoney

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    ok didnt know if using that was appropriate, don't have to get your panties in a bunch
     
  4. Julius

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    i'm not being serious

    doing a DEP resignation letter? :noes:
     
  5. Short Bus

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    In the Air Force it would be MSgt. But that doesn't help you I guess...
     
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    Oh, and generally it would seem that unless you're talking to a marine, addressing any individual of the NCO tier as "Sergeant" is considered fine and respectful.

    Marine's tend to get all huffy puffy about it. Call a marine staff sergeant a sergeant and he'll try to rip you a new asshole.

    In the Air Force addressing an E5 all the way through E8 as 'sergeant' is perfectly fine and acceptable. While at E9 it is also accurate, everybody addresses them as 'chief.'
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I did a quick wiki search for SFC and it indicated that in the Army it is acceptable to call a SFC "Sergeant", though in cannon artillery units "Smoke" is sometimes used. :noes: I did that before I posted this thread, so at least I tried :o
     
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    no, sending in my resume/cv for a DOC application.
     
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    Its faster to type out SFC than it is to type sergeant.
     
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    in an email...SFC would be the more appropriate greeting vice Sergeant.
     
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    :werd: Sergeant is fine when speaking to them but his actual rank is more appropriate for anything written.
     
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    In any email I send to military types, I always abbreviate their actual rank. Face-to-face I might use a more generic greeting, but never in email.
     
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    I'd put "Chief,"

    :io:
     
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    What's up Smoke,
     
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    Sir is usually appropriate, but what would a guy who sends dozens of work related emails a day to anything form E-7 to O-6 know on the subject. Rarely I'll put their rank for newly promoted whatevers, but that is usually just Captains, Majors, Colonels, and Chiefs. Gives them a little stroke of the ego.
     
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    Not to a Army E7.



    At minimum use SFC, but do not use just sergeant.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Obviously you don't know as much as you think. :fawk: You never refer to a Army NCO as sir, that is considered disrespectful.
     
  18. Julius

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    so this thread is basically saying use formal abbreviation of rank on a written statement and use "sup sarnt" when speaking in person

    i love how the army allows for all e5-e8 (unless you've got a diamond in your shit) to be referred to as SARNT
     
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    I wish we had army people around us. Technically E4-E9 in the Navy is all followed by "Petty Officer" much like the other branches and Sergeant... i'd like to hear the one way "conversation" a Chief would have with whoever if they were to refer to them as "Petty Officer" in any form, informal or formal :noes:
     
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    "Sir" is an insult to an Army NCO. Much like calling a Captain "Sargeant".
     
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    Sir is definitely less of an insult to an E5/E6 than Sarg is to a commissioned officer.
     
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    Nice elitist attitude bro.
     
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    I disagree. And it's like a big neon sign saying "I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MILITARY ETIQUETTE!" for the person using it in reference to an NCO.
     
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    I agree it makes the person saying/writing it look like a moron, but Sir is a generic title. It's not even military, I say "yes sir" to pretty much any older civilian male I speak to.

    Guess you just have a lot of pride being a "NCO", most people I know don't give a shit... and I know no E5 gives a shit about whether they are addressed as Petty Officer in the Navy or by their last name.
     

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