W**k Yank Rank

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by Mr Happy, Dec 8, 2003.

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  1. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    You're never too old to learn and given that we seem to spend plenty of our time working and training with our American colleagues and so on I found a useful breakdown of the yank rank so we can insult all their SNCO's equally ("well you like a Sgt to me....") or in their eyes, appear less arrogant and condescending.


    Army
    Enlisted - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank3.shtml
    Warrant Officers - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank14.shtml
    Officers - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank4.shtml

    Navy
    Enlisted - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank10.shtml
    Warrant Officers - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank15.shtml
    Officers - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank9.shtml

    Marines
    Enlisted - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank12.shtml
    Warrant Officers - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank16.shtml
    Officers - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank13.shtml

    Air Force
    Enlisted - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank5.shtml
    Officers - http://www.gruntsmilitary.com/rank6.shtml

    I also found this little ditty, the 'tidbits at the end were quite interesting':

     
  2. Soldier_Why

    Soldier_Why LE Moderator

    You have far too much time on your hands! :D

    What are the US equivalents to our SNCO ranks then - as they have 8 and we only have 2 (or 4 if you include WOs)?
     
  3. SNCO starts at E-7 in the US Army. Staff Sgt (E-6) and Sgt are both JNCO.
     
  4. Hence the 7/8/9/ club.
     
  5. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Actually I do. Let me start to tell you about my day.

    I awoke to the TV alarm at 08:00 and eventually left the hotel at 09:25 because I like to watch a little HBO or BBCWorld in the morning. I got to the office opposite the hotel at 09:31 having negotiated some ochestra that was checking in.

    Because I'm white the lift got held for me at the office whilst I signed in at security, the fact that there were 8 Indian guys in there waiting to go up didn't matter a jot to the operator. I had a 12 minute meeting and then went back to the hotel to catch a 'cool cab' (air conditioned) to the other office where I arrived at approximately 20 minutes later. The taxi driver tried to charge me 350 Rupees for the trip but I told him to **** off and paid him 200 Rupees (about 3.00 GBP). I entered the new office and said hello to the guys visiting from Madras. They didn't need me so that lasted 7 minutes including the explanation of what happened last night. I then came to my desk and had a cup of tea. It is now 12:07 and I'm still looking for some work to do. I will go home in 4 or 5 hours.
    Does anyone need any work doing?
     
  6. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Actually I do. Let me start to tell you about my day.

    I awoke to the TV alarm at 08:00 and eventually left the hotel at 09:25 because I like to watch a little HBO or BBCWorld in the morning. I got to the office opposite the hotel at 09:31 having negotiated some ochestra that was checking in.

    Because I'm white the lift got held for me at the office whilst I signed in at security, the fact that there were 8 Indians in there waiting to go up didn't matter a jot to the operator. I had a 12 minute meeting and then went back to the hotel to catch a 'cool cab' (air conditioned) to the other office where I arrived at approximately 20 minutes later. The taxi driver tried to charge me 350 Rupees for the trip but I told him to **** off and paid him 200 Rupees (about 3.00 GBP). I entered the new office and said hello to the guys visiting from Madras. They didn't need me so that lasted 7 minutes including the explanation of what happened last night. I then came to my desk and had a cup of tea. It is now 12:07 and I'm still looking for some work to do. I will go home in 4 or 5 hours.
    Does anyone need any work doing?
     
  7. So much time infact you typed the reply twice.
     
  8. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Still not doing anything. Last nights taxi home caught on fire with an electrical fire in the steering column. Excellent.
     
  9. Do you need someone to come and hold you bags, SSSSSSSir, I'm free
     
  10. So all the time I was away in Kuwait/Iraq when I thought I was talking to a Sergeant, I was really talking to the equivilent of a Lance-Jack!! :evil: The problem is I think, how to let them know that you outrank them by about 200 levels?
     
  11. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Actually all you need to do to get saluted here is wear a suit and be white. Everyone pop's one up at you.

    It's damned hard not to return one automatically.

    I notice that GWBush has the same problem...
     
  12. It’s OK he is National Guard
     
  13. Best thing to do when confronted by our US 'Allies' is to allow one's natural air of superiority (all Brits are by definition superior to all other races on the planet) to awe them into submission. then when they're trying to decypher the plummy accent that you put on for the occasion, run round the back of the supply tent and steal all the camp beds (or 'cots' in YankSpeak) and M16s.
    George III - best king they ever had! Battle of Gettysburg? Good day at the office - no matter who they fired at, friendly or enemy, the targets were all the right ones!
     
  14. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    As Arkady says, our natural superiority tends shine through. For a demonstration, try eating with them. Some of the officers can just about manage cutlery, but it's a messy business.

    Most of the ORs manage to make the Kingos look almost civilised.
     
  15. Give them a chance they haven't been civilised for very long.