Posted on May 30, 2016
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I started as a PFC and I am now a LTC. The perceived privileges always seem just out of reach. Once there was a club for Em, NCO, and Officers. When I was enlisted, Officers had much better options for quarters. Every time I get promoted, it's always the next higher rank that "has privileged berthing. The good news is, having served as a Private, I am ok with a canvas roof over my head. There was also separate Dining Facilities. But this strikes me as curious. It could be that these "privileges" only exist on Active Duty and since the large majority of my years have been spent in the Reserve Components, I don't see it. Are my observations incorrect?
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1SG Drill Sergeant
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Edited 4 y ago
I never pay attention to my billeting and the like. My first, last and only concern is the welfare, morale and combat readiness of my subordinates. The rest is irrelevant
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1SG Drill Sergeant
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Rank has its privileges, yes. But it also has its responsibilities. Too often, NCO's see the first and forget the second.
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Maj Owner
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That's right top, I had one SNCO coming up
through the ranks. I'll
never forget that man.
He saved a lot of lives,
including mine. We did
what we had been
trained to do, he was
right.

regards, Carson
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1SG Drill Sergeant
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Maj (Join to see) - Sir - that's what we do
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Maj Owner
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1stSgt Donald Smith That's right, Top.
You make to the Nam?
I fought with second of
the fifth at the battle for
Hue and Phu Bai.
Finest combat team in the business, the USMC
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CMSgt Socom J2/Tsoc Reserve Program Manager
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Must be strictly an AF thing, Sir. We have private masseuses, chauffeurs... Oops, I've sad too much... I must go... :)
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MAJ Manufacturing Manager
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Must have gone to a different leadership course than I did.
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SSG Security Specialist
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MAJ Ronnie Reams - Sierra that's because the SPS are not taught at FLW or they would know how to look up regulations instead of being lemmings
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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Capt Christian D. Orr - Actually in 1970-71 I lived in Bachelor NCO Quarters at Lowry AFB, CO and We did have maid service. They cleaned our room, made the bed etc. We paid a small amount of money for that service but if You lived there it wasn't an option. it was sure better than living in a regular barracks. The Commander when I made mY PCS into Lowry wanted me to decide to move in the barracks and be a dorm chief, I declined, the Bachelor NCO quarters was My choice. (that was an easy one to make) I may add We also had vending machines with bottle beer but all our residents were NCOs.
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COL John McClellan
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Nice!
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RHIH - Rank Has Its Headaches lol.
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Capt Christian D. Orr
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Indeed it does. My memories of the increase in headaches I incurred when I went from E-3 to O-1 (and even more so when I became an O-2) were a big reason I avoided applying for a Supervisory slot after I made my way over to the Federal GS-series civilian side of the house (it would've been a promotion from GS-11 to GS-12 had I gone for it and been successful in my efforts).
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1stSgt Donald Smith
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Yes, there comes a time in one's life, when they don't want to Command anymore.
That's OK............live life and be a mentor.
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I agree; rank has its privileges because rank also has its headaches. If you get one, you should get the other. But as the original poster stated, having also started as junior enlisted, I'm not too upset if I get the first class suite for lodging. I'm happy with just a private room.
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