A question about rank - Page 2




 
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August 8th, 2014  
JOC
 
 
Well I've been out nearly 30 years, but once a veteran always a veteran.
August 9th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Veterans are Soldiers for Life.

Bet you old timers have some good stories to tell your grandchildren; and mightily bored they'll be.
Every time I meet a veteran, I am reminded that freedom is not something we can take for granted. Thanks for serving guys.
August 9th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Highway Man
I was a Corporal, with the power to ruin a service persons day regardless of their rank.
I had the power to run you tossers over, wiv a ten tonner.
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August 9th, 2014  
muscogeemike
 
Two of the hardest (and unappreciated) jobs in the Army - MP's and Cooks, and I'm was neither.
August 9th, 2014  
Remington 1858
 
 
In the U.S. Army when you see a corporal he was a sergeant who was busted! No actually, a corporal is a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and is authorized to direct the activities of others. The U.S. Army makes extensive use of Specialist ranks, someone who receives extra pay for skills, length of service, but who are not authorized to direct others outside of the limited field of their specialty. There is no specific job that requires a corporals rank, so you don't see it very often. Almost all jobs call for either a specialist rank or a sergeants.
August 9th, 2014  
The Highway Man
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by muscogeemike
Two of the hardest (and unappreciated) jobs in the Army - MP's and Cooks, and I'm was neither.
I once investigated a barrack room assault, I asked his Sergeant Major if there were any suspects, he replied, "aye lad, bloody hundreds!" I asked why? he replied, "he's the the regimental cook!!!
August 11th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remington 1858
In the U.S. Army when you see a corporal he was a sergeant who was busted! No actually, a corporal is a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and is authorized to direct the activities of others. The U.S. Army makes extensive use of Specialist ranks, someone who receives extra pay for skills, length of service, but who are not authorized to direct others outside of the limited field of their specialty. There is no specific job that requires a corporals rank, so you don't see it very often. Almost all jobs call for either a specialist rank or a sergeants.

So thatīs why Corporal and Specialist have the same pay grade, and since the Marine Corps donīt have no other rank at the pay grade of E-4, is why I see more Corporals in the Marines than in the Army.
August 11th, 2014  
Kesse81
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I had the power to run you tossers over, wiv a ten tonner.
Know why you feel three shakes in your truck when you run down an MP?

The first when you enter the pavement
The second when you hit the MP
And the third when you leave the pavement



Quote:
Originally Posted by muscogeemike
Two of the hardest (and unappreciated) jobs in the Army - MP's and Cooks, and I'm was neither.
An MP is a pain in the ass, and a cook can literally give you pain in the ass.
August 11th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
There was a standing joke, "Who called the cook a bastard?" The reply was "Who called the bastard a cook?"

My Granddad was a WW1 vet he served in the Infantry right from 1914 to 1918, he hated the Military Police, not dislike a real down deep hatred.
August 11th, 2014  
brinktk
 
 
Usually the Army only promotes someone to corporal in what is called a lateral promotion from specialist to corporal. There may be any number of reasons that they are made a corporal as opposed to a SGT such as; doesn't meet time in grade or time in service requirements, there aren't enough SGT's in a unit and they need to quickly fill an NCO billet without going through the administrative red tape and timeline to promote them to SGT, or it could just be to give a soldier some leadership experience before they are groomed to be promoted.

In the US Army, SGT's are generally the first line supervisors of soldiers down at the team level...Specialists are simply proficient lower enlisted in their MOS and basic soldier skills. Corporals are used to fill a gap if it is needed between the two...but most the time if that gap exists then the squad leader or platoon sergeant simply puts a specialist in that first line supervisor position, and after a time to prove themselves, send them to the board to get promoted without the formality of making them a corporal because the pay is exactly the same.
 


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