Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Jyokker, Jun 5, 2006.
I must have missed that email.
came from the shirt.
Because if we called him anything else he would rip out heads off.
It is a short read.
Our 1Sgt can be E7-E9. By position, he is the highest ranking enlisted individual in the unit and works directly for the CC. His entire job is to look after all of the enlisted members in the unit. He does alot of things with administrative actions and is a focal point for any services on base that need to be used, but wish to be kept private. Say you have a problem with your chain of command, he is the guy you would go to (ideally). There are good ones, and there are bad ones, the good ones have no problem fighting tooth and nail for what they know is right.
They tend to have connections all over base, and even out into the rest of the AF. You don't want to have a 1Sgt against you.
Pulled from http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theservices/a/firstsergeant.htm
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_shirt"
The way I heard it was that back in the early days of the Army, uniform items in remote outposts and forts were hard to come by. The ranking enlisted man would of course get first choice on anything that came in on the supply waggon. In formation, no matter who was wearing a portion of the uniform (pants, boots, cap, shirt) the ranking enlisted man was always wearing at least a proper uniform shirt. Hence the term "First Shirt".
you were there werent you?
I think I read it here in Teh Barracks.
i've never called a 1sg a first shirt in my life, its always been top
you meant outrack right