How to Adress a Petty Officer

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  1. Sgt_G

    Sgt_G Commodore Commodore

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    I did 26 years in the US Air Force, 7 of those stationed on Army posts, and 21 years married to a Navy girl (while on active duty ... coming up on 32 years total). I also worked with Marines a couple times, and had a good friend in the Coast Guard.
     
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  2. Nakita Akita

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    I might have stayed on longer but the PT was killing me already at a young age.
    I'd have never made it to 20.
     
  3. Sgt_G

    Sgt_G Commodore Commodore

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    Forgot to mention: when addressing a SCPO or MCPO, always Always ALWAYS add the Senior / Master in front of Chief. I made the mistake of calling a SCPO just "Chief" once. Only once.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Navy boot camp, 1985, our CC was a CPO. We called him just "chief" once and got reamed. He yelled "Do I look like a fucking Indian?". Apparently he preferred the full monty of "Chief Petty Officer Gage".
     
  5. Sgt_G

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    I can believe it. I had a supervisor who went to being a tech-school instructor. I heard that when he put Master Sgt (E-7) on, he made not only the students but also the junior instructors call him "Master Sgt Baker", not just Sgt Baker. Maybe it was because he was an ex-cop before cross-training. Half the time I come thru the gate and have my ID checked, the gate guard will tell me, "Have a nice day, Master Sgt" even tho I'm retired.
     
  6. Nakita Akita

    Nakita Akita Captain Captain

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    When I took the E-5 board (Army)
    Terms of address for Sergeant: sergeant First Sergeant, sergeant Major. Mmmm,
    I might not pass the test now.....
    But in the Army you'd never address a person as "master sergeant Jones, Staff sergeant Wilson is looking for you."
    Nope, those two don't fly.:lol:
     
  7. Sgt_G

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    Right, because if I had told a Master Sgt that a Staff Sgt was looking for him, I'd be told, "Well, then, he can bloody well come find me, because I'm not going to go to him."
     
  8. Nakita Akita

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    They would have told me,"master sergeant and staff sergeant are not a terms of address so you need to say again.":lol: