Posted on May 10, 2015
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MSgt Steven Holt
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Are you asking about here on RallyPoint or for other sites? I would think it would be a moot point on RP since our ranks and status are there for everyone to see.

As for correspondence in the rest of the world, I rarely use my former rank when I sign my name. After all, I'm retired and no longer serve in that capacity. That being said, I will sign my name as MSgt Steven Holt, USAF Ret on things where appropriate such as a memorial book at a funeral for a veteran. I also like to sign my name in that manner when I send letters to my son who's deployed simply because I like to remind him even though he's a SGT in the Army, I STILL outrank him as dad and an NCO.

Hope that answers the question you were driving toward.
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SSG Steven Lemon
SSG Steven Lemon
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And even here, it is not ME that includes my rank in my listing. RP does that
As I read these posts, I find myself not even looking at the rank or the posters.
It just doesn't matter to me.
I was always taught that "you are not respecting the man, you are respecting the RANK displayed on the uniform", but if he's not in uniform, well he's just another man.
I guess I don't have enough rank to make an issue of it
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SGT Jimmy Russo
SGT Jimmy Russo
>1 y
as other have stated already , if its some type of event that would center around The Military then a notation of Rank would be acceptable , but otherwise in The General Public -No !,
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GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
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I may be off-base, but I assume your question concerns non-RP activities.

To be honest, in the "civilian" world, I find that I have very little occasion to use my military rank on anything. But on the rare occasion that I do, I will put down GySgt USMC (Ret.).
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SSG Steven Lemon
SSG Steven Lemon
3 y
SSG (Join to see) - I personally know several people who are retired due to combat incurred disability but I don't know what their papers say.
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MSgt Michael Smith
MSgt Michael Smith
2 y
GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad - Mine certainly doesn't. It doesn't have any significance to what I do now.
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SPC Nilza Rivera
SPC Nilza Rivera
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In my type of job it is not relevant to my task or responsibilities. It would not impact the Quality of the decisions to make for Public Safety. It is guided by the FDA requirements.
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PO2 Joan Feledy
PO2 Joan Feledy
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For certain things I write USN Veteran after my name.
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MSgt David Heil
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I'm pretty sure the only time I have used my military rank on anything since I retired is correspondence with the Veterans Administration.

I did sign a guest book with it at a promotion ceremony once. Outside of the active duty community there is not really a call for it to be used.

David
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GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
>1 y
My experience has been like yours.
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MAJ Anthony DeStefano
MAJ Anthony DeStefano
>1 y
I do the same (Ret.)
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CPO Bill Penrod
CPO Bill Penrod
>1 y
Only with offical government business pertaining to my retirement.
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