Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Movin' on up!

Written into the fine print of my active duty orders was the statement that upon completion of BMT and tech school, and with commander's approval, I'd be promoted to E-4.  Now, Senior Airman (SrA) is portrayed in tech as being the first rank you really have to wait a while to obtain.  There's even a special program, SrA Below The Zone, that can promote you to E-4 faster, but it's highly competitive.  I didn't put too much faith into the fine print, since I assumed it could be months before my commander got around to reviewing my files, making his/her decision etc.
Apparently not!  When I inprocessed the morning after getting back to Colorado, the personnel office informed me that I'd be pinning on SrA on the 20th of this month!  So much for waiting!

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Needless to say, it's an exciting day for me.  I pick up my uniforms with my newly sewn stripes tomorrow.  I should be an SrA for a while though, since my next jump is into the NCO tier and I need to advance in my skill level and time in service in order to do that.

On a fun side note?  I am now the same pay grade as my husband.  :)  I give him a hard time about having to work a lot harder than I did to get there, but that's partially because his unit's fault.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Congrats!!

Sarah said...

Good Stuff!

FemminaDaVinci said...

Congrats! I'm sure you more than deserve it with all those high test scores you got :)

K. Syrah said...

Congratulations! YOu've been doing a great job :-)