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centermass556centermass556 Senior MemberPosts: 3,534 Senior Member
So... I took my photo, reviewed and updated my records, and verifed their accuracy to seal my Board File.

If the Army is dumb enough to mess up and promote me again, I will be on my way to El Paso this time next year for the SGM/CSM Academy.

results for this board will be released around the last week of July.

In my MOS there are only 87 folks. Last year their were 36 eligible for the board and 5 were selected. I knew 3 of the 5. Those guys are studs. All of the CSMs that had review my records say that I should stand out as a qualified section...

We will see.
"To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."


  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,564 Senior Member
    Good luck Shane :beer:
    Never had the pleasure of meeting you face to face (YET) but from what I know of you, you strike me as a squared away individual and I have no doubt you'll continue to serve our country well with another promotion :usa:
    (Yes, I'm a civi and know you don't salute non-coms, but that's the best emoticon I can find of the ones available :beer: )
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Best of luck, centermass! Promotion boards are funny things: you try to go in with no expectations, but can never help thinking, "what if?" I hope your "what if" comes back fulfilled.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,844 Senior Member
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    Good luck to you, hope you get this to work.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    Best of luck
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Good luck, will say a prayer for you!
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Bon Chance!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,218 Senior Member
    Prayers out from the Great White North....
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,106 Senior Member
    Best of luck to you! :iwo:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I hope you make it and get a low sequence number!
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,171 Senior Member
    Fingers crossed for a great outcome Shane.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Hope you get selected! :up:
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,359 Senior Member
    Good luck!

    It would be just in time for El Paso to start getting warm.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,046 Senior Member
    Hope you get the promotion!
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  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,966 Senior Member
    Good Luck!Hope everything turns out for you! :beer:
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    Good Luck!
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  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,534 Senior Member
    Thanks y'all. Six- gun you're right. I've learned you can never expect anything from a board... Especially army boards. Sometimes you can be the top 5% and if you don't have that one thing they are looking for....
    I figure I'll do the same I've done my whole career. Train my soldiers to shoot, move, and communicate the best I can, teach them to do the same for their soldiers, and the rest will fall into place. Maybe not this year, but it will.
    I'm just excited with the thought of getting back closer to the line. As a SGM/CSM, sure I will be in the upper echelon but it is a far better sight than the assignments I am facing now.
    "To have really lived, you must have almost died. To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,624 Senior Member
    Good luck Shane!
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Good luck man. Keep us posted
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