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    No one gets away with more than I. I am a non Non-Commissioned Officer, a beast of burden. As a junior enlisted soldier I realize that I am a member of an under appreciated, much chastised group of soldiers which is known as the ribcage, or perhaps pancreas, of the Army.

    I am proud of myself and my fellow Specialists and will continue to bitch, whine and sham until the absolute last second regardless of the mission at hand. I will use my grade and position to avoid responsibility, accountability and any sense of presence of mind.

    Ignorance is my watchword. My two best excuses will always be on the tip of my tongue "I didn't know," and "It wasn't me." I will strive to remain invisible and unavailable for details. Never ever volunteer for anything is my rallying cry.

    I am aware of my role as a SPC and if you need me for anything, I'll be on appointment. I know the other soldiers, and I will always refer to them by their first name or in some cases derogatory nickname. On weekends, or days off I will consistently drink myself into oblivion, and I will never answer my phone. I understand that for a person in my hierarchal position, rewards are going to be few and far between, and punishment will always be swift and severe.

    Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties, because I will be accomplishing them for them. I will kiss up to their face and badmouth them behind their back, just like everyone else. I will be loyal to those with home I serve, provided there's something in it for me. I am the last bastion of common sense that stands between me and the Army philosophy of "Work Harder, Not Smarter." My voice is a tool and my complaints are a weapon that I wield with unmatched skill and finesse. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget, Specialist is the greatest rank in the Army and rank has its privileges.

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    Amen ain' t that the truth

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    COSCOM CREED:

    I know I suck!

    I know that I never go to the real field and when I do go to the field it is only setting up a GP Large in front of the barracks and call Little Anthony's for dinner.

    I know the hardest day in the Army for me was when I was on SGM's detail and had to cut the grass during area beautification.

    I am aware that I will be the butt of all jokes from every MOS in the Army and even the Airforce.

    I recognize that I will not leave one peice of pizza in the box though I be the lone one awake.

    I AM COSCOM!!
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    God bless being a Specialist.

    You always knew when they called for 4 and 1! It sure as shit wasn't you.

    The E3's and below would be sucked up for the "4", and even though you may be a team leader, you can't be the "1"

    That's why being a Corporal sucks so hard. You get robbed of the best days of your Army life and don't even get paid for it!



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    It ain't called the Sham Shield for nuttin'.


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    I made SP4 in the hospital recovering from a shattered kneecap. Two LPN HOTTIES from DDEAMC who were enthralled to be treating a high speed Airborne Infantry paratrooper came and uh, "congratualted" me!

    The Sham Shield..........not other chance to get over in your military career. You know we all did it!

    However, I did find myself on headcount for breakfast and lunch for the entire month of December 1985.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortarman11c View Post
    I made SP4 in the hospital recovering from a shattered kneecap. Two LPN HOTTIES from DDEAMC who were enthralled to be treating a high speed Airborne Infantry paratrooper came and uh, "congratualted" me!

    The Sham Shield..........not other chance to get over in your military career. You know we all did it!

    However, I did find myself on headcount for breakfast and lunch for the entire month of December 1985.........
    Yeah headcount was a pain in the ass, "Congratulations Specialist Feetasshead, you have headcount this week..wait, make it this month."


    I like the creed except there needs to be an addition about profile.

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    I've not read that for a few years now...fantastic as always. Man I love having soldiers that do anything someone who outranks them says!

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    What do you call two Specialists in a shoebox?




    ...wait for it...




    A pair of loafers.

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    BA-Boooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

    You should be banned for that....24 hours!

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    Ah, good times. I wore that shield proudly and I *earned* it, too. I shammed harder, faster, and farther than anyone in my unit. I flew so low under the radar I needed to keep my landing gear down just in case.

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    SPC was fun. Promotion to CPL didn't mean any different really. Just meant I could get away with being NCOIC of a detail or guard duty or something. Or officially be the CQ NCO/Bn staff duty "security NCO" read aka barracks rounds bitch.

    I did get smoked by 1SG when he overheard me ordering my team to refer to me as CPL Candypants since they couldn't call me Kyle anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgermain View Post
    What do you call two Specialists in a shoebox?




    ...wait for it...




    A pair of loafers.

    Thats horrible !!
    Quote Originally Posted by xxiv View Post
    SPC was fun. Promotion to CPL didn't mean any different really. Just meant I could get away with being NCOIC of a detail or guard duty or something. Or officially be the CQ NCO/Bn staff duty "security NCO" read aka barracks rounds bitch.

    I did get smoked by 1SG when he overheard me ordering my team to refer to me as CPL Candypants since they couldn't call me Kyle anymore.
    Thats awesome !!
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    I made SPC and was promptly made CPL.

    I believe, firmly, I was the worst CPL ever. The only reason they kept me on was that I lived in the Bs and kept them policed up pretty well, smokin Joe from when I woke up to when I went to sleep.

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