On posting to BAOR from my first home posting, my yearly report said" This soldier would have been promoted to L/Cpl in April." or words to that affect. I got posted in February. By April in my new posting, i got my one and only promotion.( It also helped that on arrival at 1st AD HQ & SR while on the 3 month stint RP staff, i caught a "civvie" taking photos in the Starnet control cabin. Behind the guardroom.How did I get promoted? Simple. After almost 4 years of pissing it up and being an arse, I met my missus as a Signalman (Private) and she put me on the straight and narrow (and I don’t mean in a Harry/Meghan sense).
You wouldn't the 1st and you certainly wont be the last
I also witnessed people being shamelessly promoted to LCpl in an attempt to get them to retract their signing off papers.
Initials?Had a radar tiffy IC fitter section in Iraq. He tried getting us in the shit and blown-up but failed so all in all a good bloke.
...we also had a VM Artisan SSgt to keep said wobbly in order a Sgt VE, a Sgt Tech, 1 x Cpl, 1 x LCpl + 2 x Cfn VMs plus a reccy mech and myself. Quite top heavy for an armoured recce sqn fitter section but it worked well.