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Old 09-30-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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A friend of mine is in Iraq and I forgot to ask what this meant: FA 4170
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Could be a unit. The FA normally means Field Artillery in the US Army. But it would help if you had more details. It could have been FA 4/170 or FA 41/70 or a variety of other combinations...


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Old 09-30-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Could be a unit. The FA normally means Field Artillery in the US Army. But it would help if you had more details. It could have been FA 4/170 or FA 41/70 or a variety of other combinations...


Rich
Hi Rich,

Didn't get a chance to ask, but here is the site I got that from:
4,287 picked for captain - Army News, news from Iraq, - Army Times
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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The individual has been selected for active-duty promotion to the rank of Captain in the US Army branch of Field Artillery. The individual has a sequence number of 4,287. That means the individual will be the 4,287th person to be promoted from the list of 4,300 selected. The promotion list is usually exhausted within one year.



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Old 09-30-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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The individual has been selected for active-duty promotion to the rank of Captain in the US Army branch of Field Artillery. The individual has a sequence number of 4,287. That means the individual will be the 4,287th person to be promoted from the list of 4,300 selected. The promotion list is usually exhausted within one year.



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Got it thank you!
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I got my numbers confused! I should have said:

The individual has been selected for active-duty promotion to the rank of Captain in the US Army branch of Field Artillery. The individual has a sequence number of 4,170. That means the individual will be the 4,170th person to be promoted from the list of 4,287 selected. The promotion list is usually exhausted within one year.



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Old 09-30-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Got it..thanks Rich for responding so fast. Yeah he is a captain and can never tell me anything. Don't know much about Military Life or the loved ones left behind. Just starting out. He is Iraq now.
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