As I was reading the other thread about good conduct medals I thought about this.
I don’t know anything about the military so correct me if I’m wrong. I’m gonna use the army as an example but please feel free to substitute any other military branch.
When you enter the army you go in as a private (correct?) Then you go to basic and take test and become Private First Class. Eventually you work your way up through the ranks.
My questions is what is the LOWEST rank you could stay at. Is it possible to stay in the army for like 20 or 30 years and never make it past a Private. (or whatever rank in other branches of the service)
Or would they say “Look you haven’t made it past Private yet, get out”
I am not referring to getting busted down. Like if you were a Sargent and got busted down to Private. I’m talking entering at the lowest rank and staying there?