I know what the regulation states, and that is that E-5 through E-8 (except for 1SG) is addressed as Sergeant. However, I continually see soldiers addressing MSGs by their full rank. Is it a sign of higher respect for the rank they earned, or is just being extra? I can see both sides of the argument - regulation vs respect towards the rank they have obtained - I want to hear all your thoughts!
Posted >1 y ago
When referring to someone you use their title, CSM when greeting you can say Sergeants Major, when you refer to them you would say Command Sergeants Major, or the CSM. The long version when assessing them SSG, SFC, MSG, CSM is acceptable but not necessary. If you feel better calling them by their full title have at it, it is not wrong just not necessary. Thank you for your service.
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