This is a discussion on Found out today I was selected for promotion... within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Congratulations, Sir!!...
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Congratulations Sir, may you reach the stars if that is what you aspire too.
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Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
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Congratulations. Good news story. You remind me of my dad.
I once asked him how the vet NCO's in his company in the 91st infantry marching from Naples in WWII treated the just-turned-20-yr-old, OCS-grad 2nd lieutenant new arrival. From some stories, he took his lumps but told me that they were "nice" to him.
So my dad became a vet making me possible and made a career of many friends and mutual respect wth NCO's and others.
The Command Sgt Maj of his battalion after he made Lt Col at 38 years old played Santa Clause and was especially generous to me and my brother when we were 7 and 5.
Dad became full bird at the age of 42 after just four years as a Lt Col and was serving in Vietnam three years later when less-dedicated colonels were taking retirement after getting their orders.
Proud to have you on our side.
-Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
Thank you everyone....I had the privilege of serving with some top notch NCOs....some of my best friends are MSgts, SFCs, CTNC/CTNCS and GySgts...because that is the level I'm used to operating (the tactical level). The risk aversion by many in my career field and pay grade becomes sickening at times. My goal is to avoid the lobotomy that seems to happen (but hear they hide the scars better for Lt Cols). I've been mentored by the best, and I continue to do the same for my jr officers and NCOs (but stay out of the lane that is strictly "NCO business"). What makes it easier is the fact I have zero discipline/financial problems in my shop...which means I'm coming due...
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You have never lived until you have almost died. For those that have fought for it, life has a special flavor the protected will never know
Congratulations, and thank you for your service!
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Congratulations!! Is it immediate in the AF? or do you get a sequence number and have to wait like we do in the Army? I'm waiting on my sequence number to hit for Major right now.
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Congrats and THANK YOU!
-The Mist (2007)"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the **** out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
Thank you sir for your service! You are obviously an inspiration to many. May God watch over you and may you prosper in your future endeavours.
Congrats, and thanks for your service to our country.
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Congratulations on being picked up for Lt Col.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
Congratulations sir and thank you!
Congrats! I like the way your whole post is written, I would hope that you are not finished climbing the ladder yet!
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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Good job. Congrats
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