• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

Best Rank in the Army - (Major Generals need not apply)

#1
Firstly :probably been done before - if so, moderators please bin. :oops:

Secondly: I'm overseas and need some company. :(

For me it was Staff Sgt. Troop leader. On a par with Lt. Troop Leaders, and with my experience I was better than they were - apart from Lt. N*** F***, a true born leader. Me? I just had good training and 12 years at the coal face to go on.

So. Is there a "perfect rank" in the Army ..... and why?

Which rank cooked your biscuit? :D
 
#9
Come, come gentlemen. The best rank in the British Army is, and always has been, that of Warrant Officer Class 1. Been there, seen it, done it and nothing to prove. Treated with respect by all below and all above. Commissioning to Lt is a real blow as you go from being one above God to the lowest of the low.
 
#10
cant speak for ORs but officerwise
I thought Capt FOO was a good job.....Then I discovered Maj OC TACP... What a great great job
By the way as a crab I had a ball as a BALO - Thanks to all in green for looking out for me and making me welcome
RC
 
#12
exbleep said:
Come, come gentlemen. The best rank in the British Army is, and always has been, that of Warrant Officer Class 1. Been there, seen it, done it and nothing to prove. Treated with respect by all below and all above. Commissioning to Lt is a real blow as you go from being one above God to the lowest of the low.
A feeling described to me by one LE officer as "I used to be someone, now I'm just someone else".
 
#14
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
WRAPJOBAGAIN said:
staff sgt it has to be.

How the fcuk would you know?


Best rank has to Mr. Its a rank I hope to be soon. :D
Hope you don't find it too much of a shock. I also hope you don't get a job dealing with the great British public as they are a bunch of whinging, give it to me now, I know my rights bunch of out and out sh1ts. Don't know how long you've been in but it came as a hell of a culture shock to me.
 
#15
exbleep said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
WRAPJOBAGAIN said:
staff sgt it has to be.

How the fcuk would you know?


Best rank has to Mr. Its a rank I hope to be soon. :D
Hope you don't find it too much of a shock. I also hope you don't get a job dealing with the great British public as they are a bunch of whinging, give it to me now, I know my rights bunch of out and out sh1ts. Don't know how long you've been in but it came as a hell of a culture shock to me.

I'm hoping to have as little to do with civpop as possible. My diplomacy is akin to Idi Amins table manners. Where I'm looking at going, it's like 10 Regt AAC. ;)
 
#16
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
WRAPJOBAGAIN said:
staff sgt it has to be.

How the fcuk would you know?


Best rank has to Mr. Its a rank I hope to be soon. :D
Back in your box Flashy. If you have never been a Full Screw doesn't mean that you can decry those who have reached that exalted rank. Nice to hear from you again - paid your penance and allowed back into decent society should be enough for now. Nicht War?
 
#18
exbleep said:
Come, come gentlemen. The best rank in the British Army is, and always has been, that of Warrant Officer Class 1. Been there, seen it, done it and nothing to prove. Treated with respect by all below and all above. Commissioning to Lt is a real blow as you go from being one above God to the lowest of the low.
Commision to Capt as a regular...
 
#19
Ah me, I think that you've all missed the point. Rank doesn't come into it - what really matters is what the job is. You can be a L Cpl or a Lt Col but if your job is shuffling paper or as some other form of office wallah, it stinks. On the other hand if you're an active soldier with responsibility for people (and their lives) there is no better job, that's why you accepted the promotion to which ever rank you hold. And if you can't cope with the heat of command then get out of the kitchen, you're in the wrong job.
 
#20
exbleep said:
Come, come gentlemen. The best rank in the British Army is, and always has been, that of Warrant Officer Class 1. Been there, seen it, done it and nothing to prove. Treated with respect by all below and all above. Commissioning to Lt is a real blow as you go from being one above God to the lowest of the low.
Must have been a while ago, as they go straight in at Capt now.

I stand to be corrected though
 

Latest Threads