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Ask America’s 1stSgt Edition 3.

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“Why are First Sergeants called TOP – CI Roller Dude always calls you TOP.” In the old days the term Top was reserved for the top sergeant in the company. If I understand correctly this is still done in the Army. In the Marine Corps First Sergeants are no longer addressed as Top although some […]

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Ask America’s 1st Sgt: Edition 2

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Tankerbabe asks: I’ve always been confused about Navy Corpsmen being so widely utilized by the Marines as medics. Please explain any reasons/history behind how this came about. Do Marines have medics or only utilize the Corpsmen? Additionally, it is my understanding that Navy Corpsmen are widely considered Marines by the Marines. HELP! The Marine Corps […]

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Ask America’s 1stSgt : Edition 1

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Gracie from San Francisco writes: “So – 1st Sgt. – did you ever say – and I almost hesitate to ask – why you became a Marine? Knowing your writing style – I’m afraid I might be hung out to dry for asking that question – but – why did you? And, why not something […]

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