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who is the highest Military Rank and Pay grade

Discussion in 'Military' started by solus, Dec 19, 2009.

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What paygrade are you?

  1. E1-E3

    139 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. E4

    248 vote(s)
    14.7%
  3. E5

    392 vote(s)
    23.2%
  4. E6

    206 vote(s)
    12.2%
  5. E7-E8

    167 vote(s)
    9.9%
  6. E9

    45 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. CWO2-5

    68 vote(s)
    4.0%
  8. O1-O2

    112 vote(s)
    6.6%
  9. O3

    87 vote(s)
    5.2%
  10. O4

    60 vote(s)
    3.6%
  11. O5+ (I doubt it)

    163 vote(s)
    9.7%
  1. Jul 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    MadMedic35

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    I've posted twice but not my own information.

    SSG, 18D

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  2. Jul 13, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    Where'd you serve?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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    majorhavok

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    Hi-fricken-larious. When I went to RTC in great lakes the highest ranking officer on base was the dentist. He was really insecure about it, had a GIANT sign on his door that said when you see this: "(cheezy eagle insignia pic) YOU SAY SIR!!!!!!!!!!"

    lmfao! Bastard took out my 4 wisdom teeth with a hammer and what I swear was a flathead screwdriver with 2 shots of novacaine and 6 500mg vicodin pills afterwards. Then the next day when too many recruits were on LLD he signed a form saying I was cleared for normal duty with blood running out of both sides of my mouth at the time stuffed with cotton. Good times.. :D:D
     
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  4. Aug 1, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    RyanLikesTacos

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    Are you still at NASP? Or move onto to Eglin? Navarre is between the two? I graduated CSO training in March, at Little Rock AFB now. What class were you in?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    YOTA LOVER

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  6. Aug 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    t.hornstra

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    Sorta, I was the same. Did ROTC, college and National Guard at the same time. MOS is set up as a 09R (SMP Cadet) It's an E-5 pay grade, but you're considered a 'cadet' still to the unit. They'll let you shadow an LT/PL in the unit until you graduate and commission. They address you as 'sir' but you're still pretty much in the background. I got to run a couple convoys/range days/etc as an SMP, but it's in the grey area as far as actual E-5 rank.

    I just see a lot of SMP Cadets claim they are E-5 SGT's when they really aren't. It's sort of a pet peeve to me. They haven't gone to NCO school or anything. Just youngsters trying to come off as more important.

    I'm now a 2LT, with the unit I did SMP with. It's a great way to get to know the guys and command. Gets a foot in the door for when you actually commission and take a PL position.

    Best of luck, ChamYota. What branch are you trying to commission into?
     
  7. Aug 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    Was a U.S. Navy Corpsman Second Class (E-5) - 3 yrs active 5 years reserve and then I was discharged- I figured forever.

    Then got a U.S. Naval Reserve Commission as an Intelligence Officer (O-1) after 12 years and twice being recalled for the First Gulf War I retired as a Lieutenant Commander (O-4)

    I always figured having been an "E" made me a better "O", and saw the same thing in several fellow former Enlisted Officers
     
  8. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    I hit 12 years in Nov, currently an E6 in the AF.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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  10. Aug 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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    Ha ... Ha ... Very funny .... :D .... Same thing kinda happened to me. I did E-1 to E-4 (Navy) and was going USMC FMF WESPAC (after next USMC FMSS) ...... but later did full transfer to USMC Rotary (O-1 to O-2).

    Anyway, while enlisted and going to USN Class A Corps School at Great Lakes (E-3 at the time), the dentist wanted me to call him "sir" and said he wanted to pull my wisdom teeth that were waaayyy down in the bone and not showing. :eek:

    They put me in a chair at the Great Lakes Hospital and 3 or 4 "Boot Dentists" practiced their cutting, drilling and hammering skills on my 3 wisdom teeth (only had 3) ... while the Monkees song was playing on the speaker. ..................... That Monkees song was "I'm a Believer" .... never forgot that situation and song the rest of my life. ... :rolleyes:

    Then they stuffed cotton in my mouth ... told me no sucking on straws or eating solid food ... to go back to class ... and come back in a week and have the stitches removed ... :confused:

    Later went on to the USMC (without my 3 wisdom teeth) ... got banged up ... and out the door via medical PEB.
    .
     
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  11. Aug 26, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    I am an E3 in the Coast Guard now. Off to school @ the end of the year to make E4, but I used to be an E5 (LI2 converted to MC2) in the Navy.

    I still voted E3 for the poll though.....:laughing:
     
  12. Aug 26, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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    HIYota

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    Dang you got dropped 2 grades?! How long of a break did you take before changing over? Glad you're making rank again though!
     
  13. Aug 26, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    This is the route I'm trying to go, just not intel.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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  15. Aug 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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    TSP helps also, especially if you remain a government employee after retiring from the military.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2013 at 2:11 AM
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    Yeah, it was quite a shock. I was out for three years though. If I would have gone active to active I could have just dropped down to E4, but oh well. It was a great switch.

    On the plus side, I still get the respect of an E5 at my station....even if I still have to do the non-rate jobs. :cool:
     
  17. Sep 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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  18. Sep 10, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    ... still a LT, O3, USN...
     
  19. Sep 11, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    Canadian Forces, LT(R), Royal Canadian Armoured Corps... not much of a rank except leading a Tank Troop is the best job in the CF! Got out before 'field work' Lt turned into 'Admin suck' Capt. Hats off to the 20+ year guys! Anyone here get to experience the Heavies in Afgh?
     
  20. Sep 11, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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    That would be really cool to work with the tanks I think. And yeah, I made it over there, but my experience was from a carrier off the coast sooooooo.....not really.
     
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