How many here are still active duty?




 
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September 2nd, 2004  
hatchetman
 

Topic: How many here are still active duty?


Curious to see the make up of the board.

How many are still active or reserve?

Rank and branch would be nice.

I will start

Air Force Reserve

Lt. Colonel
September 2nd, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Staff Sergeant

in the process of going from reserves to active duty

US Army
September 2nd, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Good luck Doody.
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September 3rd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Army, 1. Lt.
Still active duty (10th year)..
September 3rd, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
Branch: Regular Force (Navy)

Rank: Naval Cadet
September 3rd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Redleg, aint it about time they made you a Captain?
September 3rd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyontheRight
Redleg, aint it about time they made you a Captain?
Not in Norway..
We climb up all the way from Private..
September 3rd, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Oh c'mon now, I mean, with this site, you gotta be the most well connected 1st Lt. Norway's ever scene. And thats not just me sucking up
September 3rd, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
Not in Norway..
We climb up all the way from Private..
Yes, the US let's you jump right into the brass. Imagine my disappointment when I found out I could have started as a 2Lt. instead of a PVT. and still made O-6.
September 5th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnderSafe
Yes, the US let's you jump right into the brass. Imagine my disappointment when I found out I could have started as a 2Lt. instead of a PVT. and still made O-6.
So you could have been at least an O-12 today if you had jumped right to O-1 from the beginning?? 8)

We need at least one year at a sergeant school and one year as a sergeant to reach 2Lt. (18 years min to attend Sgt. school)
And several have also served one year as a private before they apply to the school.
You can't compare a Norwegian sergeant to an American one.
When you're a sergeant here you're still under education, and after one year as a sgt you automatically become 2Lt.
5 years as a 2Lt makes you a 1Lt, and 5-14 years a 1Lt before you reach Capt..

This is my 3rd years as a 1Lt, so i have to wait at least 2 years before I can be promoted to Capt..

So we have to climb the ranks here, you can't get promoted faster..
(but you can serve temporary on rank higher than your real one for one year at the time if the job your doing demands that rank. example: Platoon commander 1Lt, Company Commander Capt etc..)