Jane asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 6 months ago

could you realistically become a tank commander within eight years of service?


In the US. This is research for a book, I don't know alot about Army ranks or how long it takes to rise to certain positions.

5 Answers

  • AJ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Absolutely. 6 out of the 14 tanks in a tank company will have a tank commander who is an E5(P) or E6.

    Source(s): Former M-1 tank gunner
  • RICK
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Since they are usually E-5 and E-6 then it should be easily done

  • Mark B
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Tank commanders are E-6 (two per platoon), platoon sergeants (E-7, one per platoon), and platoon leaders (lieutenants, one per platoon). Sometimes an E-5 will be a TC.

    Yes, it is realistic.

  • Sure

    Here is the easy way to decide such an issue. Count the number of people in a tank, then assume half are under twenty-five and two-thirds are under thirty.

    That is today's current military.


    Then adjust for whatever era you're writing about. Obviously, a high casualty war would mean faster promotions.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    yes . because who doesn't want to sit next to depleted uranium shells for days at a time . it's no worse than a hundred chest X rays a day .

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