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Boilermaker21

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Quick question, as far as rank goes of officers,, how does one go about getting promoted from lets say second Lt. to first Lt, etc........second part, what do the colored bands on the chest of the shirts/jackets signify?....
 

MikeD

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Quick question, as far as rank goes of officers,, how does one go about getting promoted from lets say second Lt. to first Lt, etc........second part, what do the colored bands on the chest of the shirts/jackets signify?....

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Company-grade officers (LT- Capt) (Ensign-LT Navy) are normally promoted by time-in-grade, and if you don't have any black marks on your record.

Firld-Grade officers (Maj-Col) (LCDR-CAPT Navy) get promoted by a promotion board comprising senior officers.

Flag Grade officers (BGen-Gen) (RADM Lower - Admiral Navy) are normally promoted by presidential nomination/congressional approval to the job they're assuming.

The "fruit salad" you see on the chest of uniforms are simply ribbons representing different awards/decorations received.
 

Boilermaker21

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thanks for the reply......lets use a 2nd to 1st Lt. upgrade for this example....what type of privledges and/or responsibilities would come along with this upgrade?...Or is it mainly a pay raise?....And does anyone know a ballpark timeframe for this upgrade?......
 

MikeD

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thanks for the reply......lets use a 2nd to 1st Lt. upgrade for this example....what type of privledges and/or responsibilities would come along with this upgrade?...Or is it mainly a pay raise?....And does anyone know a ballpark timeframe for this upgrade?......

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On average, 2 years to promote 2Lt to1Lt for acitve duty or full-time reserve/guard. Promotions are different in the guard/reserve since to be promoted, there must be a slot commensurate with pay grade to promote into. That's why you see so many guard pilots that are, for example, captains for a very long time, most especially if they're part-time or "traditional reservists/guardsmen"

So far as responsibilites, a Lt is a Lt.....
 
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