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Luis R. Ramos
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« on: November 18, 2016, 09:44:44 AM »

My promotion to Major has been accepted and posted by NHQ!!!

Effective as of I guess today 18 Nov 2016, so it is still a VERY SHINY leaf.

I promise I will keep on trying to be a major influence to cadets and senior members alike…
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 09:55:58 AM »

Congrats. Welcome to the tree.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 09:57:23 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 10:04:48 AM »

Congrats Ramos!!!! I still have a long way to go
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 10:22:47 AM »

You know why they give majors oak leaves, don't you.   >:D

P.S.  Congrats
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 10:27:25 AM »

Congrats on your promotion and sticking with the program.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2016, 10:53:16 AM »

Congratulations! We all appreciate the effort that you must have put in to achieve this milestone.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 10:59:10 AM »

You know why they give majors oak leaves, don't you.   >:D

P.S.  Congrats

This actually made me LOL out loud....
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 12:47:07 PM »

Congratulations, now you can hide in the office and not do PT anymore.  >:D
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2016, 12:58:09 PM »

My promotion to Major has been accepted and posted by NHQ!!!

Effective as of I guess today 18 Nov 2016, so it is still a VERY SHINY leaf.

I promise I will keep on trying to be a major influence to cadets and senior members alike…

Just hope that you don't become a major issue or a major pain. >:D

Congrats.  It is quite an achievement.
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2016, 01:52:21 PM »

Thrawn-

I do not know why Majors get oak leaves. I will bite.

Why?
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2016, 02:08:22 PM »

Thrawn-

I do not know why Majors get oak leaves. I will bite.

Why?

Think personal hygiene substitute. . . .
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2016, 03:24:11 PM »

I see. Because after waiting all this time we start crying when we finally get it?
So we can dry our tears???


 ;)


 >:D


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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2016, 03:55:53 PM »

My promotion to Major has been accepted and posted by NHQ!!!

Effective as of I guess today 18 Nov 2016, so it is still a VERY SHINY leaf.

I promise I will keep on trying to be a major influence to cadets and senior members alike…

Five more years and Level V will take that pesky gold tarnish off your bottle caps! At least you could wear farts and darts if you choose to sport the bus driver cap. Congratulations!
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2016, 03:57:53 PM »

My promotion to Major has been accepted and posted by NHQ!!!

Effective as of I guess today 18 Nov 2016, so it is still a VERY SHINY leaf.

I promise I will keep on trying to be a major influence to cadets and senior members alike…

You can be Influence all you want. Just remember that Malfunction is already taken.
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2016, 08:48:16 PM »

My promotion to Major has been accepted and posted by NHQ!!!

Effective as of I guess today 18 Nov 2016, so it is still a VERY SHINY leaf.

I promise I will keep on trying to be a major influence to cadets and senior members alike…

You can be Influence all you want. Just remember that Malfunction is already taken.

Now that I think about it, Major Pain is taken for the moment.  I maybe giving it up in a couple weeks.  I hope I hope.  I want my oak leaves to loose a few pounds.
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2016, 09:33:11 PM »

I bet you are totally excited about getting your mug.

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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2016, 09:38:35 PM »

I bet you are totally excited about getting your mug.



Where was this four years ago? >:(  I never got mine. 

. . . .

do . . you. . . know where . . .I can . . . get one? ;D
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2016, 09:43:06 PM »

Nice! Where can I get one?
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2016, 09:51:05 PM »

Congrats, Luis!

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2016, 10:03:22 PM »

I loved being a Major - all the attitude of BTDT without the baggage of being one of the old farts,
at some point my voice lowered though and I had to grow up.

Congrats!

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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2016, 10:10:27 PM »

Congrats! Feeling the weight of that Field Grade Braid yet...?  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2016, 12:48:37 AM »

Oh boy.  Now I'm getting replies AND messages about the mugs.  It has been a while since the batch of mugs was produced.  We could always produce a batch ourselves and customize it a bit.

There ARE some mugs available from CafePress with that logo, HOWEVER, CafePress quality is kinda spotty because of the short-run methods they use.  I have owned several products from them and have never been totally satisfied with them.  They will NOT look as high-quality as those above.

Both the mugs that I got from CafePress have faded and turned crappy -- I got one for a group of which I am a member, and a different one for my grandmother.  I never even put mine in the dishwasher, but it has still turned out crappy.

Now if there's enough interest, I might be willing to produce a bunch of CAP Disgruntled Majors (possibly Disgruntled Field Grade Officers) mugs, and donate the money to my unit's needs for cadet support.

TRAVEL MUGS might be most appropriate and most useful for CAP activities.... 

League of Disgruntled Field Grade Officers Travel Mug?  For missions, cadet activities, meetings??

I usually put safety vests on my drinks...

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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2016, 05:38:31 AM »

Thrawn-

I do not know why Majors get oak leaves. I will bite.

Why?

So.......

2d Lts get a gold bar....because they are a valuable resource but are still soft and malleable.
1st Lts are a little more set in their ways and are given silver bars....a harder metal.
A Capt is easily worth any two Lts so we give him two bars.

Majors...get an oak leaf.....because ever since Adam and Eve we have been covering up our [male genital appendage] with leaves.

:)
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2016, 10:37:38 AM »

Thrawn-

I do not know why Majors get oak leaves. I will bite.

Why?

So.......

2d Lts get a gold bar....because they are a valuable resource but are still soft and malleable.
1st Lts are a little more set in their ways and are given silver bars....a harder metal.
A Capt is easily worth any two Lts so we give him two bars.

Majors...get an oak leaf.....because ever since Adam and Eve we have been covering up our [male genital appendage] with leaves.

 :)

uh hu...

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« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2016, 03:49:20 PM »

Ohhh, Jim made Major. Awesome.

Now, Major, go get the colonel some coffee.

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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2016, 04:38:59 PM »

Wouldn't getting the Colonel coffee be a minor pain? After all, he does not know how he likes it.

Sugar?

Sweet and Low???

Milk?!!!

Half and Half?!!!!!!

 ???

Or do you think with his new grade he will be a major success?
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« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2016, 09:15:43 PM »

Wouldn't getting the Colonel coffee be a minor pain? After all, he does not know how he likes it.

Sugar?

Sweet and Low???

Milk?!!!

Half and Half?!!!!!!

 ???

Or do you think with his new grade he will be a major success?

I think the minor Major needs to get off the internet and get the Colonel his coffee! >:D
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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2016, 09:29:33 PM »

The Major will delegate the task by calling the Captain and saying, "Captain, get me a coffee for the Colonel."

Remember the Chain of Command goes down as well as it goes up!

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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2016, 12:44:12 PM »

The Major will delegate the task by calling the Captain and saying, "Captain, get me a coffee for the Colonel."

Remember the Chain of Command goes down as well as it goes up!

 >:D

And when the coffee provided by the Captain is not "right", who will the Colonel be looking for?
That's right, YOU!  Because he told YOU to get him his coffee.
You can't delegate responsibility, just authority! >:D
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« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2016, 03:38:04 PM »

Thanks for the tip.

I will follow the Captain and supervise him delegate the task to the... 1st Lt. Then I will supervise the 1st Lt delegate the task to the... 2nd Lt. Then supervise the 2nd Lt delegate the task to the... NCO.

Then I will rest, since NCOs always do the job right, right?  ;)

 >:D
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« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2016, 03:43:15 PM »

Thanks for the tip.

I will follow the Captain and supervise him delegate the task to the... 1st Lt. Then I will supervise the 1st Lt delegate the task to the... 2nd Lt. Then supervise the 2nd Lt delegate the task to the... NCO.

Then I will rest, since NCOs always do the job right, right?  ;)

 >:D

Just don't forget payback. Because there always is payback.  >:D
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« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2016, 08:49:03 PM »

Ordered two pairs of Major grades from Vanguard last Saturday or Sunday, the 20 or 21. I thought they came OK. They arrived today... 25 Nov...

After I scanned them, I see what may be some irregularities.

On 3 of them, the Field Officer line appears to be slanted. The letters CAP on one of them the letters also appear slanted, C on a lower line than A, with the P being taller higher. One of the points on one of the leaves seems either broken off or rounded in a fat way. I did not see these things until I scanned them. Otherwise they are same.
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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2016, 10:17:15 PM »

Ordered two pairs of Major grades from Vanguard last Saturday or Sunday, the 20 or 21. I thought they came OK. They arrived today...

After I scanned them, I see what may be some irregularities.

On 3 of them, the Field Officer line appears to be slanted. The letters CAP on one of them the letters also appear slanted, C on a lower line than A, with the P being taller higher. One of the points on one of the leaves seems either broken off or rounded in a fat way. I did not see these things until I scanned them. Otherwise they are same.

Those are better than the sets I bought four years ago. Slightly worse than the lt col ones I got today.
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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2016, 11:11:16 AM »

Congratulations, and welcome to the dark side!
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« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2016, 02:05:14 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2016, 06:40:19 PM »

Much deserved!
Congrats.

My promotion to Major has been accepted and posted by NHQ!!!

Effective as of I guess today 18 Nov 2016, so it is still a VERY SHINY leaf.

I promise I will keep on trying to be a major influence to cadets and senior members alike…
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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2017, 04:59:41 PM »

Gentlemen, I made it to Major this past weekend. Great time ahead and continue mentoring all members, peers, and most importantly the cadets.

Top Latorre.

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« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2017, 07:55:27 AM »

Gentlemen, I made it to Major this past weekend. Great time ahead and continue mentoring all members, peers, and most importantly the cadets.

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Congrats!  Welcome to the Oak Leaf Club, you new gold member!

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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2017, 09:59:19 AM »

I thought "Gold Members" was reserved for those of us of a certain age?

Congrats to those of you who are just making Major!

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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2017, 10:06:41 AM »

Gentlemen, I made it to Major this past weekend. Great time ahead and continue mentoring all members, peers, and most importantly the cadets.

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Top, congrats! Well deserved!
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« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2017, 01:59:42 PM »

I just joined the Golden Oaks club as well! Congrats to all!
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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2017, 06:02:25 PM »

Thank you all for your words. Congrats to Kcebnaes and I guess welcome

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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2017, 10:01:24 PM »

I was finally able to sign up for a SLS in March so I guess I'll finally get some railroad tracks.
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« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2017, 01:55:59 AM »

I did the online SLS while in Afghanistan and when the connection was good. Took me a while.

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