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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

    145 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. E4

    261 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. E5

    401 vote(s)
    23.0%
  4. E6

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

    174 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. E9

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

    71 vote(s)
    4.1%
  8. O1-O2

    115 vote(s)
    6.6%
  9. O3

    88 vote(s)
    5.0%
  10. O4

    60 vote(s)
    3.4%
  11. O5+ (I doubt it)

    168 vote(s)
    9.6%
  1. Sep 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Coastie80

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    The waiting time is crazy right now. I put my name on the MK school list in Jan of this year and I am hoping for a Nov - Jan school date. I think that is considered pretty quick these days.
     
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    Respect... you guys have bigger guns. Around the house we use a 105mm umbrella stand. :yay:
     
  3. Sep 12, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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    Yes, Marine Tank Officer here. Plt Commander in '11 and now an XO in '13. Helmand both times. Still very kinetic. We run the M1A1, but there are still Danish Leopard 2A5's in country, although they NEVER go outside the wire.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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    Another 9/11 passed by so time to interject another hats off and internet salute to all of you brave and selfless men and women of the Armed Services.

    From an Air Force civilian GS type.

    :oldglory:
     
  5. Sep 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    One of my best friends was with USMC, (I think I have the unit correct) A Co 5th Tanks on Okinawa & later in RVN.

    He lost a tank (M-60 Patton I think) in RVN to a sapper but made it out of RVN in one piece with limited injuries.

    Congrats to you tankers ... you guys were a welcome site in the field to the grunts ... :D

    BTW ... in RVN, if I spent any time on the ground outside the wire ... I made sure to stay away from the tanks as they were "magnets for RPG & small arms fire".
    .
     
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  6. Sep 23, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    Gonna have to change my O-3 to an O-4. Sorry to ruin the results! :D
     
  7. Sep 30, 2013 at 2:25 AM
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    I made E-5 in the Army and Air Force. Is that the same as E-10? :D
     
  8. Oct 3, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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    Army E5 in 18 months. How long does it take these days?
     
  9. Oct 27, 2013 at 8:01 AM
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    I'm a prior E, I had just made E-6 when I was selected for OTS. I'm an O-3E and an O-4 Select with 24 years total time.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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  11. Oct 28, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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  12. Nov 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    O-1 here. Gettin ready to finish up at TBS in a few days and then headed down south to the sunshine state to start school in P-Cola.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    E-5 (Ret) 11B here with one AK gadget leg. My taco sure does make it easy to get around though!
     
  14. Dec 7, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    CWO2, (eng2) in Coast Guard over 22 years, still active.
     
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    USN Chief, retired almost as many years ago as years I was on active duty. The civilian sector has been good to me and finishing those degrees while on Active Duty has paid off.

    Each year several of us retired military get together and hunt pheasant in SD. I am the only enlisted man in the group now that the other one from the Army special forces has sadly passed away. The Commander, Captain and Admiral (O-8) all drive Honda Ridgeliner's.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm just a lowly Staff Sergeant
     
  17. Dec 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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    UMMMMMM....That is not necessarily true. To say that a Cadet out ranks an E-4-5 much less an E-7 is an accident waiting to happen. A Cadet does not officially hold rank until commissioned. They are ranked based on their years at the academy which is relevant to other cadets and the Academy. Do not misunderstand what I am saying, They should be treated with respect as our future leaders, I agree they visit other units to learn and be mentored. A majority will at some point hold a commission, at which point they will carry rank relevant to active duty members. Hopefully the Cadet had positive experiences in which they learned from and will grow to be an asset to the officers core and the CG as a whole.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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    Good luck on MKA school, have fun in Yorktown.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    You can claim it an accident waiting to happen, but the fact remains they are on the pay scale above enlisted ranks. Authority to give orders is another thing entirely and is usually specifically withheld by policy.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    I appreciate what you are saying but there should be some clarification to go with it if you can clear it up. The Officer Pay Scale includes Warrant grade, O-1E through O-3E and O-1 through O-8 in under 2 years to 6 years. There is no inclusion of 1st year through 1st class cadet.
     
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