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Old 02-25-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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My mistake I am an ignorant civilian in these matters . I don't pretend to know about the inner workings but I do find the discussions funny when my daughters who are both married to Military men, one a 1st Sargent in the Army and the other is a Marine Gunny and to hear the two girls talk about about how each one gets something done is very amusing.
Thanks for clarifying.... Don't worry about it, we all make mistakes...

1st or First Sergeant is the proper spelling.

Sargent is a last name, or lock company (I think)..

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A noncommissioned officer in the armed forces, in particular (in the US Army or Marine Corps) an NCO ranking above corporal and below staff sergeant, or (in the US Air Force) an NCO ranking above airman and below staff sergeant.

Also:

British
a police officer ranking below an inspector.

US
a police officer ranking below a lieutenant.
Full Explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergeant
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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Anyway a Soldier can change his MOS becuase of Family Health concerns specifically a child , so the child does not have to be uprooted from his Doctors(heart related) .Understand I am not talking deployment , he is willing to go anywhere but just needs for family to stay on East cost.
So is he the one with the heart condition? I'm a little confused. If you mean he needs to be close to family, he needs to talk to his CO first. He could do a lateral MOS move. Involves a lot of paperwork, is time consuming and depends on what slots are available. It's still early in their fiscal year (began Nov1), so depending on what his current MOS is, there may be something available. My son is a Marine. DM me if you want more info.

Edit: if he's a gunny he should have more options, since he has quite a bit of tenure already.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:51 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:26 PM
 
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Best. Wishes. Semper fi.
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Old 03-01-2019, 12:55 PM
 
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do wish the best but a Gunny is a senior and respected NCO and it seems to me that he would work it though his 1st Sgt or SGM if it is workable.

Programs are there. Chain of Command can support if they wish. As a former S1 and Commander, if a 1st Sgt or SGM came to me and asked me to help someone I would have moved heaven and earth to do so because the 1st/SGM would not have come to me directly if it wasn't important enough for me to do that.

Worry about family can make such a difference on a unit to say nothing of the individual. so i wish your SIL the best.
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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Thank you for all of this!
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Old 03-02-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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So is he the one with the heart condition? I'm a little confused. If you mean he needs to be close to family, he needs to talk to his CO first. He could do a lateral MOS move. Involves a lot of paperwork, is time consuming and depends on what slots are available. It's still early in their fiscal year (began Nov1), so depending on what his current MOS is, there may be something available. My son is a Marine. DM me if you want more info.

Edit: if he's a gunny he should have more options, since he has quite a bit of tenure already.

It is my grandson(12 years old)with the heart condition and except for on previous 4 years at Camp Pendelton he has spent his life on the East cost with his Doctors .No matter where they were they would travel on the East cost to this group that is how comfortable they are with them.
My Son in Law a Marine has been deployed multiple times through his twenty years in the Corps that is not a problem. My grandson will have a "open heart procedure" in a year or two and he as well as his parents all were very happy and comfortable with his Medical Heart team.............this is all now changing and according to my daughter when they try to talk to anyone they get "there are Doctors on the West Cost response".
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Old Today, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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A Gunny switching an MOS is highly unlikely. Not because he cannot do it but it is just the way things work. He would have to go to MOS school with the young guys and even if that panned out, there is no guarantee where he will end up. He needs to talk to his MOS monitor; of course that is always rough... What is his MOS? This has nothing to do with S1 (just BN level) or even G1, as a monitor assigns new duty stations in the Marine Corps. All the S, G, etc shops do is admin stuff. Look if he can become a career recruiter.
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Old Today, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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I got Med Boarded and re-classed in the Army due to injury. It was definitely strange going to AIT as a SrNCO.
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