Maybe some of the same reasons 'YOUR unit has too many Stipers and Strappers in it.....every been at an event with a Colonel or General in charge.....of how many hundred or Thousand rifles??? Event after event has simply too many Corporals, Sergeants, Captains, Officer's, Colonels.....and not enough rifles to support the name of Company, division, or Regiment.
Originally Posted by MLovejoy
When was the last event you went to that had scale rank? you know, like a 2nd Lt. in charge of a 30 rifle 'section' instead of a Captain in charge of a Company. Any reason why a Captain couldn't command a 3 company 78 rifle 'Regiment' and leave the colors behind? Do we really need a Colonel to command dozens when in reality he would have commanded hundreds (and not 90, 125, or 150, but Hundreds).
The good news is that Musician's aren't wearing Corporal and NCO stripes at the Midwest and First Federal Division events that I attend.... although if I had looked closely I might have seen some extra stripes in the large (and YOUNG) field musics at Return to Manassas in an Eastern Federal unit.....
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