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FNG_tracker

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I made it. Finally. After 11 years I have finally made E-7. I just wanted to thank all the Senior NCOs out there that have shaped me. All the Seniors that have inspired me. I know i have great shoes to fill, and it is a position and job i don't take lightly. Any Seniors that have advice for a young E-7 i am willing and ready to copy. Thank you once again in advance for what i know will be an out pouring of advice and leadership that i have come to trust and respect in these forums.
 

car

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Congratulatioins, SFC!

Here's your wisdom nugget for the day:

Being a senior NCO is like being a field grade officer - no more excuses.
 

FNG_tracker

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Thanks Car....i knew i could count on you for good advice. FYI, here in Korea SGM Reinhart got promoted to CSM and went to 501st, and i dont know if you knew SFC(p) McNeil (35N) but he just took over his 1SG slot (another ex-group guy) I have known Mc for years and I am looking forward to him pinning on my SFC. Thanks again Car....no more excuses...
 

car

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Thanks Car....i knew i could count on you for good advice. FYI, here in Korea SGM Reinhart got promoted to CSM and went to 501st, and i dont know if you knew SFC(p) McNeil (35N) but he just took over his 1SG slot (another ex-group guy) I have known Mc for years and I am looking forward to him pinning on my SFC. Thanks again Car....no more excuses...

My boss and I met with the 501st commander a couple of weeks ago. CSM Plaster was in the States for the CSM/SGM Conference.
 

pardus

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Congrats Mate! That is great news, bloody well done!!!

First beer is on me when we finally hook up again.
 

0699

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Congratulations!!

Not sure about the Army, but in the Corps, Gunny (E-7) is one of the two best ranks.
 

car

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Congratulations!!

Not sure about the Army, but in the Corps, Gunny (E-7) is one of the two best ranks.

IMO it's the same. Being a 1SG or a SGM is cool, but becoming a SFC is "the whole bag of chips." Nobody fucks with you anymore...... Kinda like stepping through the looking glass.......
 
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