It's a great idea, but will our units amend their TDAs/ MTOEs to create leadership positions for the Corporals? If so, it will not happen overnight, especially in the Reserve Components. I hope the lateral moves will not occur just for the sake of the rank change without the responsibilities that should go with it. Just my $0.02.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D. I was active when the Spec ranks went away and it caused a great deal of problems. We had SSgts that hadn't been to PLDC yet. We had several years of "who the f*** are You talking to, that's not Your job" I am also reminded of the Air Force's SrAm/Buck Sgt rank structure. I feel like the Hard Stripe NCO should be paid more for more responsibility. We are all 11B first and foremost. Do away with the Spc rank completely, it's just a place holder.
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