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.
- AJLv 76 months agoFavorite 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
- RICKLv 76 months ago
Since they are usually E-5 and E-6 then it should be easily done
- Mark BLv 76 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.
- 6 months ago
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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- Anonymous6 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 .