Posted on Jul 31, 2015
PO2 Brian Rhodes
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would someone please explain to me what the E-4 mafia is? When and how did it start? I'm an old salty dog (emphasis on old) and I've never heard of this formal or informal organization as it were.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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Rule #1 of the E-4 Mafia is that you don't talk about the E-4 Mafia....
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SPC Military Police
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Good call sir
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SGT Sgt
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The best rank in your career huge deciding factor to stay enlisted, go warrant or commission. Besides e-4 is the strength of the army as e-6 is the backbone. What happens in the mafia stays there lol
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SPC Randall Eichelberger
SPC Randall Eichelberger
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I wish I would have served under you sir
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SPC Jimmy Rooks I
SPC Jimmy Rooks I
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So the E-4 mafia is like Fight Club?;)
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
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The E4 mafia or LCpl Underground is an informal organization consisting of individuals who are not in a position where "the stripes matter." They have the luxury of going "LCpl / Specialist Don't know" and shrugging their heads where an NCO could never get away with it.

Their major advantage however is that they are virtually invisible. As they are often assigned to "crap details" they tend to be out and about and "hear things" giving them LOTS of information. Not all of it good. It spreads like wildfire.

Additionally, if you need something, sometimes... saying "This place could really use a pool table" can result in a pool table 'magically' appearing.
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Sgt Chester "Dan" Matney
Sgt Chester "Dan" Matney
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Since when is a LCpl (e-3) able to be in the e-4 mafia?
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Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
Sgt Aaron Kennedy, MS
9 mo
Sgt Chester "Dan" Matney - The E4 mafia is the sister organization to the LCpl underground.
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SPC(P) Dan Kissling
SPC(P) Dan Kissling
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What the heck? Why you spilling the beans there Sergeant!?
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SPC Celestino Alicea
SPC Celestino Alicea
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Spoken like a man whose been there, done that! Period
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What are you talking about? What mafia?...
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SSG Samuel Fortune
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Your NCOs have officially failed you.
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SGT Andrew Van Donselaar
SGT Andrew Van Donselaar
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It isn't much of anything any more. Most of the Spc I knew when I was in we're to busy pushing off what they had to do and hiding behind the shame shield. They couldn't get anything done if you put ft hem in charge.
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LCpl Driver
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Lcpl Underground? Never heard of it.
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SGT(P) Specialist
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Lcpl Underground is the Marine version because Marines don't have SPCs.
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