Negative, I am an E4. I spent almost the first 3.5 years of my military career dealing with really crappy leadership. I spent a lot of time and effort in becoming the go-to guy for almost everything. I was a senior medic. I heard a lot of promises about CPL stripes, Driver's Badge, blah bla blah... My company cancelled my board appearance once and my WLC slot twice, because I was PCSing withing 6 months. I was told that they wanted to spend those slots on people who were going to be there and "it'll be alright, you can do it at your next unit". I went through 5 NCOICs and 2 or so PAs. The bulk of us kept trying to do various schools like Field Sanitation, PALS, ACLS, ect... most of the time we were denied because we were "so heavily tasked". We had just stood up, so we spent the first 2 years trying to get ready for deployments. We were in the field almost all of 2012, supporting 4/4 in the field and JRTC. We spent almost 3 months in Wyoming, building a crappy dirt runway for the Air National Guard. We sent 3 of our medics to Bahrain for a year, I watch 2 of them(E-4 and E-3) come back and get their E5. I just drove on, kept working on college credits and trying to excel at my job.
We cut two guys out of an overturned water rig in Wyoming, got ARCOMs submitted for two of us, which promptly got denied by our BC, with no explanation. When I left, I received an AAM as a PCS award because my NCOIC didn't submit an ARCOM on time, even though he knew almost a year prior when I was going to leave. My Company Commander apologized to me as her pinned the AAM on, telling me that he was sorry that that was all they could give me because someone didn't do the right thing. The best medical training that I recieved was at JRTC while sharing an Aid Station with the 3-61 CAV medics. I also got to tag along with them to BCT3 class. I love FT Carson, but my time there was wasted. I've got plans and back up plans. I love being in the Army, and I hope I can manage to stay in. I was placed on the CLI, but that doesn't do me any good. Oh well, I'll just keep on keepin' on.