ATTN: Specialist (E-4)

May 28, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on June 21, 2017

If only I could go back in time and whisper a few notes in ears of my younger self . . .

Congratulations on your promotion to Specialist E-4. Don’t put that new rank on your uniform until your unit has a promotion ceremony! If they suck or dislike you, disregard last transmission.

Your Specialist rank is a X factor at any given time. There are many like it, but this one is yours. Everyone you encounter will wonder what type of Spec-4 you are:

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ATTN: Private

May 28, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 6, 2017

If only I could go back in time and whisper a few notes in ears of my younger self . . .

Ask Drill Sergeants about their military occupational specialty. Ask what they know about your MOS. Why? Knowledge. There’s a lot more you need to know now about the military than Initial Entry Training will teach you, directly or indirectly. Take notes.

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