How much do active duty soldiers make?

Answer According to the 2010 pay chart at, a private receives a beginning base pay of $1,447.20 per month. A sergeant E-5 with over four years of service receives $2,414.40. Further up... Read More »

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Do active duty soldiers wear red medical dog tags?

Military dog tags are aluminum or stainless steel. They include pertinent information including name, Social Security number, religion and medical conditions. Soldiers wear two tags at all times; o... Read More »

Do military retirees have any authority over active duty soldiers?

Members of the military who retire effectively resign their ranks once they separate from the service. While it is good practice to treat high-ranking retirees with the respect due to their rank, t... Read More »

Promotion Requirements for Active Duty National Guard Enlisted Soldiers?

In the Army, both National Guard soldiers and Active Duty soldiers have the same promotion requirements. Promotion in the junior enlisted ranks from E-2 (Private 2nd Class) to E-4 (Specialist/Corp... Read More »

Can you switch from active duty marine into active duty air force?