Old 10-19-2017, 07:03   #1
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Rank among SFQC grads

Im a QP but went through SFQC a long time ago and was medically discharged in 1993, so Im seriously out of the loop now. So hopefully Im not too far off base asking this one here.

In a comment on military dot com someone posted that everyone wearing the long tab was an E-6 or higher. That sounds odd to me so I thought that Id ask it here. At the point when a candidate graduates SFQC are they promoted to a certain pay grade? What is the lowest rank that someone can be at the point in their career that theyre awarded the long tab?
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:00   #2
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Well, MTOE for an ODA is E6 is the lowest rank.

Active duty Army going through the Q course, rank can vary, from E5 through E7.

18Xrays, generally start OSUT as an E1 - E3. They may make up to #4 in the course though, maybe even E5.

Yes, the Q course is absurdly to long now.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:41   #3
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I was an E-3 (might even have been an E-2) when I graduated. Can't remember as I'm too damned old...too damned tired and don't GAF. I was also a knucklehead and probably didn't have any business around the guys for a couple of years until I matured.... (some would say I still need to mature).
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:17   #4
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In '88-'89 a lot of us were E-5/6 and some E-4Ps but everyone either showed up to graduation as an E-6 or E-5 after MOS changes and language course.

I did have a few E-5s under me on teams during the '90s but we got everyone promoted to E-6 pretty quickly.

I retired before they brought back the X-Ray program so never saw someone below E-5 on a team and not for long.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:38   #5
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X-rays are E-3 and E-4 going to Sage but by graduation after language they all show up to Group as E-5's. this has been the trend for the last few years.
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:19   #6
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I was an E-4 upon SFQC graduation. Was promoted to E-5 the same time I arrived to a Special Forces company / A-Team.

So if the Long Tab were out then I'd been wearing it at E-4.
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Im a QP but went through SFQC a long time ago and was medically discharged in 1993, so Im seriously out of the loop now. So hopefully Im not too far off base asking this one here.

In a comment on military dot com someone posted that everyone wearing the long tab was an E-6 or higher. That sounds odd to me so I thought that Id ask it here. At the point when a candidate graduates SFQC are they promoted to a certain pay grade? What is the lowest rank that someone can be at the point in their career that theyre awarded the long tab?
What in the world is a "long tab?" When is it awarded?

I read it on many posts and is something I should know, but I don't. Inquiring minds want to know.
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What in the world is a "long tab?"
Kapish??
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Now Chucko, do push-ups...
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Now Chucko, do push-ups...
That's a big 10-4. Thanks. I never heard that until on this site but is worth a hundred pushups....maybe tomorrow.
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