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01-16-09, 12:03 PM #1
Many PVTs at Ft. Lee, VA (myself included) were promoted to PFC about a week ago. Haha I still gotta get the cash together to go get my chevrons sewn on my uniforms!
Anyway, I wanted to know how I could change my avatar on here to reflect my rank.
Also, on the subject on promotion, anyone want to share promotion stories? For those who are NCOs, how did you feel when you picked up Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, etc? Were you excited or just nervous at the new responsibilities?
01-16-09, 12:06 PM #2
congrats PFC, keep it up and stay squared away
01-16-09, 12:12 PM #3
01-16-09, 12:13 PM #4
Congratulations Marine you have been pinned.
No better friend/No worse enemy
01-16-09, 12:18 PM #5
01-16-09, 12:23 PM #6yellowwingGuest Free Member
Congratulations Marine! Now that you are experienced in a few tricks of the trade, you really are Perfect For Cleaning!
01-16-09, 12:32 PM #7
01-16-09, 12:32 PM #8
congrats, Marine. one pay check for beer, one for the tailor = less than 30 days.. KILL
01-16-09, 12:45 PM #9
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
ONE PROUD MARINE
Once a Marine...Always a Marine
01-16-09, 12:49 PM #10
Congrats Marine on PFC. Hoping you see many more in yoou coming years. SF
01-16-09, 12:51 PM #11
01-16-09, 01:37 PM #12
My two favorite promotions were PFC and Corporal as both were meritorious promos (PFC from boot camp and Cpl in Vietnam). Boot camp merit promos meant a little more back then I think because only 10% maximum of the platoon could get them, and there was no other way to make PFC out of boot camp except as a contract (prior service) PFC. Only six guys made merit PFC in my platoon (plus one contract).
No such thing as meritorious PFC for recruiting, never mind L/Cpl. We couldn't make merit L/Cpl in boot camp even if we'd saved the Depot CG's life.
Of course getting a meritorious promotion in a combat zone is always a bit special.
01-16-09, 01:37 PM #13
Only story I have is when I was in they used to "Pen" your stripes on you. All the men in your company at your new rank got to punch you in each shoulder once as hard as they wanted to. Getting Cpl was the worst. Then they also got to knee you in the thigh "penning" on your blood stripe. After a day of getting punched, with the last few bringing tears to my eyes, I couldn't raise my arms to eat chow. And hurt for 3 days. But I was told they don't allow that anymore.
01-16-09, 02:01 PM #14
01-16-09, 02:02 PM #15
I would like to send my congratulations to you PFC. The road is long, and if you man up and stay in for a couple, greater things are in store for you. Im a living testimony of that. I been selected to represent the Marines at this years Super Bowl free of charge for the 4 day event. On top of that, Im also on a SSgt Meritorious board, and ranked #1 of all 15 applicants... A little patience and dedication is all it takes. Set goals, achieve them and surpass them, while looking out for your fellow Devil Pups. Uuh Rahh! Keep Charging!!! - Sgt Q
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