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They forgot the Cast Iron Major - a subtype of the passed over for promotion...the one that's been there and done it all, can one-up any "there I was" story, and knows the rules only so he knows how to get around them...but not let anyone else. He's also over protective of his "tribe" and is part of the corporate memory. One of the few who speak 'truth to power' regardless of the consequences. Always sides with his NCOs and they love him for it. Occasionally gets steamrolled by an O6, but the scars just increase his credibility with his men.
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I did two years enlisted and I still listen to my noncommissioned officers. At least with the major rank, they're all retention boards that keep you if you've been passed over twice so if you don't get approved for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel you at least have a chance for a third or fourth try as long as you need height and weight and you have no negative evaluation reports. I am in the zone next year so hopefully I get promoted.
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Good luck!
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12 year Mustang here, and agree totally on NCOs. Many of most valuable and trusted mentors were and are senior NCOs and in one case, a particularly exceptional junior NCO.

I just always remember that while all majors are equal, sergeants major are more equal than others.
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MAJ (Join to see) - nobody is infallible. That E2 may know the regulation that others don't remember.
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MAJ (Join to see) - yes I sergeant major is attached to a hip to a lieutenant colonel or higher so you need to listen to him and you better know you are a hundred percent right before you disagree with a command sergeant major.
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I also did 12 years enlisted, but I've still (hopefully) got two promotions left in my career and I'm definitely NOT on any kind of fast track.
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that would be because you fall in the first category
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LCDR (Join to see) - Not quite. I don't have any combat deployments (not for lack of trying) and delayed promotions twice on account of postponing OBC for two years so I could finish law school and Captain's Career Course a few years due to a very high civilian workload, putting me three years behind my officer year group when I promoted to major in 2015.

Fortunately I enlisted at age 17, and won't hit MRD (age 60) for another ten years. I think since completing Captains Career Course I've transitioned from Methusala to Superstar (ILE complete, hooah!), with strong Mustang and Weirdo tendencies.
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