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SFC Stephen King
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Understanding what the role of an NCO before assuming the aforementioned role. Good call
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SGT Unit Supply Specialist
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SSG Robert Mark Odom im my case I went from SPC4 & acting E-5 Sgt. all at once. About 2 months before ETS'n in Vietnam I was awarded Sgt. E-5.
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SGT Brad Baier
SGT Brad Baier
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I still believe some soldiers can be useful as specialists but just aren't cut out to be NCO's. When I was in back in 1986 the Corporals I saw were usually sergeants that got busted down a rank. I do agree with all future sergeants being corporals first. That's one way of seeing who has the leadership skills and who is still useful as a specialists and who just needs to be booted.
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MSG Stan Hutchison
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Not so sure about this. I had some specialist that were fantastic at their tehnical jobs, but could not lead a thristy dog to water.
Of course, IMO, the Army did a bad move by eliminating the Specialist ratings. I worked with a Sp/7 in Vietnam, that was a computer system analyst-programmer. He could make those old computers sing. He was not Army at all though. I knew a number of Sp/6's through my career that were the same.
I would think in today's high-tech military, there would be an even greater need for a geek squad and a nerd platoon.
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1LT William Clardy
1LT William Clardy
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Gee, 1SG John Millan, I'll guess you probably see warrants as an inferior form of officer as well.
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MSG Stan Hutchison
MSG Stan Hutchison
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1SG John Millan - A Sp/7 was a highly qualified technician.
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