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lirvilas 7th Jul 2021, 10:10 PM edit delete
General Brigham starts making things right...

much later edit: in retrospect this casts an ominous new light on Dr. Ashton's coffee enemas...
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jamie59 7th Jul 2021, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Strong Coffee intravenous or enema?
lirvilas 8th Jul 2021, 8:33 AM edit delete reply
as previously detailed, probably NOT the latter
sigpig 9th Jul 2021, 11:35 AM edit delete reply
Don't you mean "latte" instead of "later"?
ProfEtheric 8th Jul 2021, 2:21 AM edit delete reply
Soo... Rank up to First Sergeant then? Nice!

I feel I need to mention again how happy I am to see her back in action... for now, at the very least.
lirvilas 8th Jul 2021, 8:34 AM edit delete reply
she's shown as a Master Sergeant here, but Brigham's going to turn her into a Warrant Officer

what do Warrant Officers do, you might ask?

sigpig 8th Jul 2021, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
Up here, Warrant Officers are Non-Commissioned Members who are usually in supervisory roles, starting at the level of Staff Sergeant. In an infantry unit, a Warrant Officer is usually the Platoon 2i/c, with a Master Warrant Officer being the seinor NCO in a Company, and Chief Warrant Officers being the same at Batallion-level and above. The term "Sergeant-Major" isn't a rank in the UK-system, but an appointment to be the Commanding Officer's right-hand man/woman as the senior NCO primarily in charge of Dress, Deportment, Drill, and Discipline of the troops. In battle, this also means they are responsible for supply distribution (ammo), the wounded, and prisoners.
IIRC, US Army chopper pilots are Warrant Officers (that silly notion that only officers can become pilots). According to Wikipedia, they are more "technical" ranks than "operating" ranks. In other words, a perfect fit for Stonewall...
lirvilas 8th Jul 2021, 11:52 AM edit delete reply
Just say it Sig

Just say it:

“They drink a lot of coffee”
Jay 9th Jul 2021, 3:49 AM edit delete reply
You have to take a test for that and pass a board for Warrant.
lirvilas 9th Jul 2021, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
@Jay: yeah, from what I've been told the process is pretty stringent... making Warrant is no joke
Rexhinalt 12th Jul 2021, 8:07 AM edit delete reply
You have to pass boards for anything higher that (US Army) Specialist. You have to pass boards even within the E4 pay grade to get the "lateral promotion" to Corporal (which is considered an actual leadership position)! Brigham can probably do boards in her sleep at this point.
lirvilas 9th Jul 2021, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
@sig: man, I forget that detail of your bio, roger all this might be hittin' close to home

also if you haven't seen this you should check it out
sigpig 10th Jul 2021, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for the link. "CFL" has more than one meaning. There's the CFL - the Canadian Football League, and "CFL" - Corporal For Life.

After 30 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, whenever I read "Sergeant-Major" I immediately think of the loud guy with the big stick under his arm (and another one up his arse) on the drill square. Google "Drill Cane" and "Pace Stick" and you will see what I mean.
Rexhinalt 12th Jul 2021, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
I've seen W.O.'s in three roles in the US Army: chopper pilots (as is commonly known), electronics shop foreman (which might be apropos here), and Physician's Assistant in the medical arena. The lattermost is in that grey area in between "nurse" and "doctor" (another peasant/noble hierarchy system just as crazy as any army's), so I'm guessing maybe a nurse practitioner might be slotted in as a warrant as well?
sigpig 12th Jul 2021, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
If M*A*S*H taught me anything, it's that nurses are commissioned officers. Therefore a Nurse Practicioner would be one too (they actually did that up here - they made all the Warrant Officer "Physician's Assistants" commissioned officers for the very same reason).
Octopus Ink 8th Jul 2021, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Octopus Ink
They join G.I. Joe, boss people around when the blonde guy with the buzz-cut is MIA, and romance the hot, raspy-voiced brunette with the big hooters.
At least, that's what the only 'Warrant Officer' I've ever heard of is famous for.
lirvilas 9th Jul 2021, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
@Phoenix: ha ha ha didn't realize Flint was a Warrant. That shit was a little before my time, hats off to him for holding off Cobra and looking good while doing it
Rexhinalt 12th Jul 2021, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
1SG denotes a position, not a rank. It only gives the holder a slight edge against others in the same pay grade, in the area of the holder's specific responsibility -- company command. She could be promoted to Sgt-Major or Command Sgt-Major and remain Non-Commissioned w/o having to go Warrant.
lirvilas 12th Jul 2021, 8:01 AM edit delete reply
@Rex: ah, but I’m showing my cards. Warrant is on the General’s mind as it is on mine. Upcoming plot developments maybe a few (or more) months down the line.
Microraptor 8th Jul 2021, 4:03 AM edit delete reply
Well, at least Stonewall didn't lose her humor!
(Though given Maggie's unconventional methods, who knows if she isn't even actually serious...)
lirvilas 8th Jul 2021, 8:35 AM edit delete reply
this may or may not have been based off of actual events

the military loves deadpan humor
sigpig 8th Jul 2021, 10:50 AM edit delete reply
You got it wrong, lirvilas - the Military loves BEDPAN humour, not DEADPAN humour......
BlueDragon 4th Sep 2021, 2:27 PM edit delete reply
Oh wait! I think I do recognize that character!