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    Advanced yesterday to E-4

    Finally graduated A school... I am officially a Machinery Technician Third Class.... School was a breeze, having basic mechanical skills is all you really need to succeed there. It was 12 weeks of leadership, Diesel engines, Hydraulics, Electronics, Outboard engines, Air Condition/Refrigeration, and of course the boring ass supply and purchasing..

    I have a week off and will be moving down to Texas shortly to work for a Marine Safety Unit in Galveston. I will be doing boardings of large commercial vessels entering the ports there in Texas making sure they have all the safety stuff in place, arent bringing any drugs or illegals ashore either. Most likely I will go off to Boarding team member school, where i will get beat up by some ex-military dudes for 2 weeks and learn the basics of tactical law enforcement. And yea, get a face full of OC pepper spray...

    Its finally nice to have some collar devices, now they dont flap around with a strong breeze... I can make E-5 as early as February if i pass my tests and get a high spot on the list.

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    Congrats man.
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    Congrats. Been stuck at E5 forever. Stupid me.
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    Congrats man! As someone that recently got their E5 I can say it makes things a lot easier. Hope you get it the first go around.
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    I put on E-5 in April, unfortunately we are top heavy in my shop so it only got me a couple perks... Oh well, just gotta get that E-6 Stripe on the first go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverV6 View Post
    I put on E-5 in April, unfortunately we are top heavy in my shop so it only got me a couple perks... Oh well, just gotta get that E-6 Stripe on the first go.
    you got nothing on me. we have 2 E5s, an E9, 2 03's, 1 O4, 1 O6, and 2 W3's in my section lol I am still at the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.brandon View Post
    Congrats man! As someone that recently got their E5 I can say it makes things a lot easier. Hope you get it the first go around.
    Quote Originally Posted by andrew.brandon View Post
    you got nothing on me. we have 2 E5s, an E9, 2 03's, 1 O4, 1 O6, and 2 W3's in my section lol I am still at the bottom.
    LOL...

    Get some troops under you and say that again... I dare ya. I had a ball with 8 troops to supervise...
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    Congrats.
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    Grats on the promotion. You Navy folks advance so damn fast. I dont know how many people I saw come out of A-school as E-4s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS Jon View Post
    LOL...

    Get some troops under you and say that again... I dare ya. I had a ball with 8 troops to supervise...
    lol that sounded better when those 2 post were split apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silenceinfullcolor View Post
    Grats on the promotion. You Navy folks advance so damn fast. I dont know how many people I saw come out of A-school as E-4s.
    Well, Coast Guard... we advance quick. only 44,000ish active duty guys... Some rates are slow to advance tho, but the MK rate is kinda missing the middle.. E-5 and e6 advance quick e7 is a bit slower tho

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