This is probably best aimed at those amongst us who had a proper, lengthy career and shiined at least partIway up the greasy pole in doing so (ie not me). I was wondering which rank you earned in your time meant the most to you and/or your family? Was it your first stripe, perhaps, or the third and joining the Sgts' Mess, or when (if) you got your Warrant? Or perhaps is was still the biggest day of all when you passed out as a recruit, glanced in the mirror and saw a soldier looking back at you? Jobs as well, the first time you were left alone in charge of a spanner? Commanded a vehicle or a section? They all mean something, but was there a single 'big' one that meant more than the rest?