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Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
-- General George S. Patton

June 15, 2005

Promotion Results

Today I got wonderful news...

Yours truly has been selected for promotion to the rank of Technical Sergeant or E-6.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the rank structure in the Air Force this is what the various Technical Sergeant stripes looks like:

Tech Blues.jpg

Dress Blues Uniform


Battle Dress Uniform

Tech Desert.jpg

Desert Camouflage Uniform

This is the same rank as an Army Staff Sergeant, a Marine Corps Staff Sergeant, and a Navy Petty Officer First Class.

Unfortunately promotions in the Air Force aren't instant or same day. Once selected we receive a "line" number and are promoted according to that number. My line number is 5236. I will most likely sew on my new stripe sometime after the first of the New Year.

I'd also like to extend a huge congratulations to all who "made it" this year be it E-6 or any promotion!! To those who pounded a few beers for "passover" just remember study hard and the promotions will come.

I just thought I'd share the wonderful news.

superman s.giflagleRock Out!

Posted by SlagleRock at June 15, 2005 06:20 PM

If it is anything like the Navy, E5 to E6 is quite a bit harder than the previous ones.

Great job, you will make a fine leader I am sure.

Posted by: Mr Bob at June 16, 2005 12:04 PM

That's my Boy!!!I know you'll make the best damn Tsgt. in the United States Air Force.

I know,I know.You couldn't have done it without me.LOL!!

Congratulations and best of luck.

Love always,Dad

Posted by: PappaSlagle at June 16, 2005 02:35 PM

Congratulations Rob, you deserve this promotion,and an accelerated track to E-7 besides. I'm proud of you "Nephew"!

Posted by: delftsman3 at June 16, 2005 03:50 PM

*punching you on arm*

Good Job! Congratulations!

Posted by: airforcewife at June 16, 2005 03:58 PM

Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Oh, Robbie I'm so happy! Just damn! Oh, I wish I could be there to sew them on for you! Oh, gosh, this is such good news, Congratulations. Damn, you made your old Blogmama/Auntie so happy today, and so fucking proud. I can't wait to tell my old man. I got a $10 that says he'll tear up, cause he's such a softie. That old guy would still wear Blue if they had a Geriatric division.

Just damn. *Big Tight Proud Hug*

Posted by: Mamamontezz at June 16, 2005 04:45 PM

Wow. It could't happen to a finer person, you've earned it. Too bad the pay isn't immediately forthcoming or retroactive. I spent 22 months in an E-6 slot as a working E5(Tsgt)at the same time, you've got your work cut out for you. But, we all know you can handle it. Way to go.

Congratulations Rob,

Posted by: Jack at June 16, 2005 05:52 PM


Now when is the Air Force gonna go velcro, or are they waiting for flexible-membrane rank display units?

Posted by: George Turner at June 16, 2005 08:50 PM

Congratulations and good on ya Slagle

Mike H. Out!

Posted by: Mikenchi at June 16, 2005 09:51 PM

Add my congrat's for the promotion. SMSgt, USAF (ret) Current Volunteer Firefighter (12 Yrs) and former Volunteer Medic ( 8 Yrs). I know how the volunteer (military) life goes, but keep it up anyway. There will always be joy in it.

Posted by: scrapiron at June 16, 2005 09:57 PM

Congratulations SlagleRock!

I'd send you a pair of my old ones, but Army rank just doesn't look right on an Air Force uniform.


Posted by: WilG at June 17, 2005 04:08 AM

Congrats!!! Ace and I are proud of you.

Posted by: Lisa at June 17, 2005 07:43 AM

Here's to your continued success and after a well earned adult beverage or two (and a hearty meal), heading toward the next plateau.

Posted by: Guy S at June 17, 2005 02:36 PM

Congratulations. And Thamk You for serving.

Posted by: Zendo Deb at June 17, 2005 04:17 PM

Congratulations! :)

I used to work for the Air Force Reserve so I know exactly what this means to you.

And if no one's said it lately, thank you for your service to our country.

Posted by: Steffan at June 17, 2005 09:19 PM

Congratulations on this Rob! Only just heard the good news as I've been in transit...but well done once again and I'm sure you will make a damn fine E-6 :-D

Posted by: Brit_Student at June 18, 2005 06:14 AM

Congratulations! Enjoy's the most fun rank in the USAF if you know your stuff (and I'm sure you do).

CB, MSgt (Ret), USAF

Posted by: Cowboy Blob at June 19, 2005 01:24 AM


Congrats....Too bad we're not in Germany, I'd buy you a beer at the bar....You deserve it....D

Posted by: Diane Phillips at June 21, 2005 08:57 AM

Congratulations, Rob, and thank you for your service.

Posted by: Bill Faith at June 21, 2005 10:09 PM
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