I'm just curious as to the average rank vs time served. I ask because several people that DH joined with are of lower rank. DH has been in five years and will be an E6 in May (was approved months ago for another EP, but isn't eligible to become E6 until then) Just wondering what's "normal", even though I understand the multitude of factors that play into it.Answer Question
Answer by hopeandglory53 at 6:31 PM on Oct. 9, 2012
My husband was in for 3 1/2 AD and left as a Corporal. They wanted to make him a Sgt but only if he reenlisted for AD. He didn't want to do that. He then spent a year on IRR before he was called back. After his 6th or 7th month back in, they promoted him to Sgt. After his deployment, he went into the Reserves and stayed a Sgt. and got out after 8 years of total service. There are many factors to consider. Sometimes when a soldier is up for promotion it can be around the time for them to PCS. Many units don't want to promote someone only to lose them. Once they get to their new duty station, they have to prove themselves all over again before being promoted. The fastest promotion I have ever seen was our neighbor in Germany. He had only been in for 7 years and was already a staff sgt. and was soon promoted to SFC.
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