Posted on Mar 20, 2017
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SFC Chem Bev Specialist
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I went from PVT to SGT in the same Btry, same Section. Yes it was a challenge, but one I would not change. I learned, and had to deal with difficult situations immediately. Your friends will support you, your buddies will make them selves known right away. To this day I'm still in contact with my friends from that time.
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SGT Richard Lambert
SGT Richard Lambert
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I did to, and your right,
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CPT Jeff Robinette
CPT Jeff Robinette
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That , in my opinion is the benefit to staying in that same company.
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SGT David T.
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You can request all you want. That and a token will get you on the subway. I was promoted to E-5 in the same unit I was an E-4 in. There was an adjustment period for me and my Soldiers, but other than that I never had any issues with it. Be professional and adapt to the new role and you will be fine.
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SGT Richard Lambert
SGT Richard Lambert
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Agree
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SGT Michael Jordan
SGT Michael Jordan
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Same here. I just treated everybody like I wanted to be treated before I made E-5. Seemed to work out well for everyone.
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COL Charles Williams
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SPC (Join to see) Why do you want to leave? You can if you want, but why? Some units I have been in, made that SOP. But, I don't see a need. I went from E-1 to E-5(P) in the same unit and all was OK. Not always easy, but OK. It was probably better, as I had to learn to deal with Soldiers who were my buddies, and now were in my section, team, squad... It was very good experience. Why do you want to pop smoke?
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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i never had a problem moving up no matter where I was, never needed any adjustment or asked to be moved. Never lost any friends in the process even after moving up either.
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TSgt Bobbie Ballard
TSgt Bobbie Ballard
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Real friends will not put you in a situation that you have to pull rank. You are the NCO, act like it!
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SFC Alexander Linnehan
SFC Alexander Linnehan
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What Ballard said....also you will have the benefit of having an “intell” source on the lower enlisted pulse and the E4 Mafia. Know your soldiers.
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