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  •  WakeUpNeo - a staff sergeant (E6) (0+ / 0-)

    Base pay with 6 years of service makes $35,200, with ten years $39,600. The author's number is correct, that an E6 with two years of service (not two years at that rank) would make $28,300. I think the official pay scale (not the amount of pay) is somewhat of a relic back to Vietnam. At that time we had two schools where soldiers could accelerate rank, the traditional Officers Candidate School where graduates would be commissioned as second lieutenants, and a sergeants school, that was half as long as OCS, and graduates would be given the rank of sergeant, E5. People who went through sergeant's school could be an E6 in two years. That accelerated program ended as the Vietnam War wound down and no longer exists.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 09:50:45 PM PST

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