Posted on Sep 5, 2018
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How do you refer to your new(ish) Soldiers? I've always said "junior." I asked on another forum, but I thought I would ask here as well. "Lower" seems derogatory and doesn't run parallel with the other titles (junior/senior officer, junior/senior NCO, ?lower?/senior enlisted).
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SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL I assumed the question was referring to how to call a group. Like: all my Junior Officers are in supervisory positions. If individual, of course it is by rank
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL - Thank you for the mention Joe.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL - I'm a Sailor we have some very unique terms and traditions, Recruit, Seaman Apprentice, Seaman then last name or Just Last Name. CWO and Jr Officers are Called Mr then Last Name. You make LCDR I Call You Commander, You Make Admiral, I call You Admiral (I Don't care What Level Admiral) Once you make E-4 it is Petty Officer thru E-6 but we have a thing in the Navy about Your Job Specialty and it is always part of Your Rank. In My case it is very appropriate to Refer to Me as CT1 or CTO1 (Usually what the Guys in Deck Division Called Me).
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SSG James Harlow
SSG James Harlow
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How about just Soldiers?
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CAPT Kevin B.
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I always said Junior which is a better descriptor as the dictionary goes. BTW we call them the Senior Enlisted Leader, not the Upper Enlisted Leader.
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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Excellent point!
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Maj John Bell
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I don't know if it is a Marine thing, or just a me thing.
Pvt-LCpl, collectively Junior Marines
Cpl-Sgt, collectively NCO's
SSgt-SgtMaj, collectively Staff NCO's

2ndLt-Capt, collectively Company Grade
Maj-Col, Field Grade
BGen-Gen, Flag

Don't like the term lower enlisted.
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