Now it’s official. As of yesterday afternoon you may no longer address me as America’s 1stSgt, at least not if you expect me to answer. Below are some pictures of this landmark day in American military history:
|The last time I report as America’s 1stSgt.|
|Here I am somewhat disappointed to discover pinning on SgtMaj chevrons doesn’t initiate an immediate download of knowledge and greatness. I knew I should have brought my thumb drive.|
|A dramatic change in camera angles denotes my new status.|
It will take some time to get used to being addressed by the new rank. Every time someone says “Sergeant Major” I keep looking around to find one.
The number one problem with getting promoted in the Corps is sooner or later they take your Marines away and give you a desk. I’m not so sure it’s a fair trade.
Everyone had been asking me if I was going to change my on line handle after I was promoted. No one else is seizing the mantle so I’m sticking to it.
America’s Sergeant Major