CULP and CAC Card

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    DS received his CAC card today. Is it normal for the rank to be E-6? If so his AD AF E-3 sister is going to be fired up.:cool:
     
  2. EDelahanty

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    Cadet Delahanty also had an E-6 rank on the CAC card he got one summer for CULP. When we drove through the security gate for a tour of West Point, he was deeply embarrassed by the undeserved deference shown him by the guards, who evidently had years of active duty experience. For the following year's summer training he received a new card and was relieved to have been demoted to E-2.
     
  3. Jcc123

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    E-6 is a pay grade, not a rank, and is meaningless on a cadet's CAC.
     
  4. VB DAD

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    Depending on the issuing unit, E5 or E6 for Army ROTC is perfectly normal.
     
  5. -Bull-

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    This.
     
  6. wildcatmom

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    DS is SMP...His drill pay is paid at E-5 rate. Not sure what his CAC card reads.
     
  7. gstudent99

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    My cadet son's card has the grade (E-3) but also has a box with a rank in it. It says PFC.

    So I wonder what the rank box has for the OP?

    His card indicates Reserve in the upper right.

    My son is an MS-III. Will be going to LDAC and CTLT this summer.
     
  8. -Bull-

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    That probably has to do with how the CAC is printed. When they select the grade, they can't just cut off the rank associated with it so it gets put on too. Mine says E-6 and when you search for me on AKO I'm listed as a SSG...

    I've seen cadets with CAC cards that say anything from E-1 to E-7 or CDT/Student.
     
  9. Thompson

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    I think I remember, from prior threads regarding this, that the pay grade listed on the CAC card is completely random. You're just given some pay grade level.
     

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