Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, Mar 22, 2006.
Until I test for Staff Sergeant. Gonna be a long month of study time.
I thought that only the Navy tested for advancment.
WAPS testing. Two tests; PFE (Professional Fitness Exam... rules and regs), and SKT (Skills Knowledge Test... your job) and bonus points for awards/medals, time in service, time in grade, and EPR's
RGR, Study the SKT stuff and practice running a little bit then....
Heh, no physical test involved.
Oops....I read it wrong
I remember when I went in front of the board for Corporal in 78. I was more nervous than I had ever been. The BN Sgt Major asked the first question: How many holes in a C-Ration cracker??? I said "I don't know, but I have some in my desk, and I can go count them". Everyone on the board laughed, and that helped me calm down.
When I was in the Army, and had to test for E-6, I had to study 2 MOSs-76Y, cause it was my primary, and 11BX, cause I was working as a drill sergeant. That was a PITA, but I made it. Good Luck-do you guys still "pin on" the rockers???
ok, DUMB civilian here, but what does a staff sergeant do? My best friend growing up is now a SSG in the army, but i dont know how high up that is
There are 9 enlisted grades. E1 is basically a newbie, just learning how to be a "soldier"(insert Marine,Airman,Sailor).E6 is high enough up to be responsible for quite a few people, but still low enough to get dumped on.E8 and E9s are basically advisors to God.
SSG in the Army would be like a squad leader or section leader (usually).
is that the guy who yells at the squad in all the army movies? lol... sorry i've never been exposed to military much, so i'm still a noob
Hey good luck, I was so proud of myself the day I found out I made Staff, made life a bit better, had a little bit more money in my pocket. Best part was I could stop reading that damn PFE! Since I am a civilian now, I can say thank you for serving the USA and keeping me a free person, knowing what you go through on a daily basis, I really appreciate what you are doing .
SSgt is E-5 in the AF. Technical Sergeant is E-6
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