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Old 12-22-2007, 11:27   #43
NousDefionsDoc
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E-5 is a pay grade. Sergeant is a rank. TR hit it spot on. If you wear the stripes, you should be capable of being a Sergeant anywhere in the Army. You should be able to perform the duties of the senior man in an infantry squad with the same level of professionalism as you can the junior-assed man on an A-Team.

I knew some E6 dudes that worked ok on a Team, but couldn't march 5 soldiers to chow. They were E6s, not SSGs. And that ain't right.
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He knows only The Cause.

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