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Confused about rank...

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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 Dh joined as a specialist/ E4 last June. He's still in TRADOC (army schooling) but today in the mail he was addressed as Corporal. Does that mean they gave him a 'raise'( I know that corporals don't actually get a raise it more of a lateral move than a promotion) or that the army messed up? It was from our Hospital, so the records have him as Corporal now... Kind of confused about it. Would it tell me if they changed his rank in his AKO?

 Thanks :)

 

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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armywife1229
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM

Tricare had my husband as an E1 for 6 years until I corrected them (for the 20th time). Heck, the DA sent him a letter addressed to CPL X when he was a SGT. He was never a CPL.

Balancing
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:52 PM

I am not Army ...  bump

USAFamily
by Melissa on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:54 PM

 Someone may have made a mistake?

DH's own squadron messed up when creating his email and made him a rank higher. We were expecting some money...but alas, they just gave him the right email :(

asaffell
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:55 PM

E4 is a Corporal in the USMC...I know the Army is different though.

fisterswife
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Corporal is a "f*** you" rank in the Army. (thats what my husband and his guys say). You don't get extra pay for it, you just get extra work.

klotztheatre
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:04 PM

 Exactly. Its a lateral move, not a promotion. So I know for a fact Will would never have wanted to go from a specialist to a corporal. Lol I wanted to see if it was probably a mistake before I told him.

Quoting fisterswife:

Corporal is a "f*** you" rank in the Army. (thats what my husband and his guys say). You don't get extra pay for it, you just get extra work.

 

USAFamily
by Melissa on Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:06 PM

 Well that sucks!

Quoting klotztheatre:

 Exactly. Its a lateral move, not a promotion. So I know for a fact Will would never have wanted to go from a specialist to a corporal. Lol I wanted to see if it was probably a mistake before I told him.

Quoting fisterswife:

Corporal is a "f*** you" rank in the Army. (thats what my husband and his guys say). You don't get extra pay for it, you just get extra work.

 

 

amberdy
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM
It may be a mistake. We get stuff for Sgt instead of SSG all the time.
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yasbobari
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:16 PM

bump

thenguyenclan
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:39 PM

BUMP!

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