Where did our military leaders go to school and what program???

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    I had some down time today and thought this would be a fun and conversation generating post. I posted on the ROTC forum because it seems to be the most active. Enjoy:

    List of active duty United States four-star officers

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There are currently 39 active duty four-star officers in the uniformed services of the United States: 13 in the Army, 4 in the Marine Corps, 10 in the Navy, 11 in the Air Force, 1 in the Coast Guard, and none in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Of the seven federal uniformed services, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps is the only service that does not have an established four-star position. Modern day four-star officers' ranks are usually referred to as full general or full admiral, the officers themselves being referred to and addressed as 'General' or 'Admiral'. Four-star officers are ranked in seniority by their time-in-grade and/or by statute via the position of office they hold.

    11 From USMA
    9 From OCS/OTC (some of these MAY have been ROTC but did not specify ROTC/OCS/OTS)
    7 From AFA
    6 From USNA
    4 From ROTC
    1 From CGA
    1 From SMC (Texas A & M)

    Additionally there are 3 pending for nomination 2 USNA and 1 USMA
     
  2. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    Thanks, Sheriff! Interesting stuff.
     
  3. Pima

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    I think what will be more interesting to see is in a yr from now. Many of the branches have come to realize they are top heavy, and are starting to SERB O6-10 ranks.

    I found this one portion interesting. 14 in total between Navy and Marines., only 6 are USNA. Less than 50%.

    I would also like to see the breakdown of the AFA, not from an AFA vs AFROTC/OCS, but rated vs. non-rated.

    Finally it is interesting to see that it appears for the Army, only 2 did not come from the USMA, whereas, for Navy and AF, their non-SA ratio is much higher.
     
  4. kinnem

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    Excellent analysis Pima! Leave it to you to thoroughly investigate the underlying numbers! :thumb: Merry Christmas to you, Bullet and all the kiddos.
     
  5. Pima

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    I have been around too long, and because of that fact I believe in stats, not just numbers.

    It was Nick4060 that made me change my perspective. Not to go off topic, but it was a few yrs. ago. He illustrated that ERAU publicizes they get the 2nd most rated slots after the AFA, but statistically because the det is so large, there are other dets with a higher % that get rated. (That yr VT had 100%, but ERAU had 93%, the same as the national avg.; IOWs the VT cadet had a better chance even though ERAU had more slots)
    ~~ The lightbulb went off. Do you care about numbers or do you care about chances?

    Marry Christmas to you and your family too!
    ~~~ The best part of Xmas at our house, is I will have so many left overs I won't be cooking for at least 3 days! :shake::thumb:
    ~ Xmas Eve is Bullet's homemade meatballs, sausage, braciole, mannicotti and gravy. Italian family = Italian dinner.
    ~ Xmas Day is Rib Roast and Ham.
    ~~ Add in 8 different appetizers for the two days, 9 different types of cookies/cakes, and 5 types of rolls/bread.

    Not cooking for 3 days is the best XMAS gift I can ever have....besides our children and future DIL with us!
     
  6. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    8 of the 11 four-stars in the AF are rated. Gen. Shelton is from Missiles, Gen. Wolfenbarger is from Intelligence, and Gen. Spencer is Financial Management.

    The others are Gen. Fraser - B-52, Gen. Welsh - A-10, Gen. Breedlove, Gen. Hostage, and Gen. Rand - F-16, Gen. Gorenc and Gen. Carlisle - F-15, and Gen. Selva - C-141/C-17.

    Stealth_81
     
  7. UndeadPoet

    UndeadPoet DS - AROTC/AFROTC Winner

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    Originally posted by Pima:
    ~ Xmas Eve is Bullet's homemade meatballs, sausage, braciole, mannicotti and gravy. Italian family = Italian dinner.
    ~ Xmas Day is Rib Roast and Ham.
    ~~ Add in 8 different appetizers for the two days, 9 different types of cookies/cakes, and 5 types of rolls/bread.


    What time do we eat? :)
     

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