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Old 04-30-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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Regardless you are what your discharge says. If your dd214 says SGT than that is what you are and always will be. If the VA paperwork doesn’t reflect the rank they need to fix it. I salute you E4 SGT’s
Especially you that served during Korea and Vietnam. Thank you and live long and healthy.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:02 PM
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Regardless you are what your discharge says. If your dd214 says SGT than that is what you are and always will be. If the VA paperwork doesn’t reflect the rank they need to fix it. I salute you E4 SGT’s
Especially you that served during Korea and Vietnam. Thank you and live long and healthy.
My DD-214 shows my rank in box 4a and my pay grade in box 4b.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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I too was a Buck Sgt. when I got out of the USAF. I got out in 1992 when Bill Clinton was downsizing the military. I am intending to wear my old mess dress blues uniform in my upcoming wedding in July and was trying to order needed missing items according to my rank and of course E4 Sgt wasn't listed. Happy to say the uniform still fits me well, or should i say fits me again. I had to lose a little weight. Will be very proud to marry my beautiful bride in uniform. H.L.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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Interesting to read how the Air Force separates the different enlisted grades, with each grade being distinct as to title, respect, and responsibilities. In the Navy you're a nobody until you make E-7. E-1 through E-6 are all on a first name basis, just some have supervisory positions. It's not unusual in some rates (MOS's) to have a lower ranking sailor with certain competencies, supervising a sailor senior to them.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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Interesting to read how the Air Force separates the different enlisted grades, with each grade being distinct as to title, respect, and responsibilities. In the Navy you're a nobody until you make E-7. E-1 through E-6 are all on a first name basis, just some have supervisory positions. It's not unusual in some rates (MOS's) to have a lower ranking sailor with certain competencies, supervising a sailor senior to them.
Could this be because the Navy's mission requires ships? At sea all the "help" (enlisted) needs to be as one unit with no seperation of jobs until they get specialized.

At least that's how my "Seebee" step-dad explained it to me...................
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:10 PM
 
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E4 is NCO in the Marine Corps. I think it's disgraceful that it's not in the AF. They don't train up leaders the way the MC does.
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