CMSgt Epps? What the hell?

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by firehawc_69, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,633
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +10
  2. cnic

    cnic Decepticon

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Depends on the branch of the military i guess.In the Army, an E-7 is a Sgt. First Class an E-8 is a Master Sgt ans an E-9 is a Sgt. Major
     
  3. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,633
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +10
    No, I'm speaking specifically about the Air Force. I'm in the AF, so I know the required time in grades.
     
  4. Aran

    Aran Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Posts:
    283
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    1. He aint in the Air Force.

    2. This is a movie.

    3. Just chill out
     
  5. Ephland

    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Posts:
    6,885
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +130
    Do you think that maybe he earned a promotion through special circumstances, such as fighting extraterrestrial aliens?
     
  6. Cujo

    Cujo United States Air Force

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Posts:
    1,975
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    in the movie epps is in the Air Force.... i think he is Special Tactics if i'm right.... maybe CCT
     
  7. tehCal

    tehCal wherever you are i am not

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Posts:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    In the first movie, they make it clear from badging/costume/etc that Epps is an Air Force Tech Seargent and that Lennox is an Army Ranger Captain.
     
  8. cnic

    cnic Decepticon

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    ok.I'm in the Army and I know that in war time you can get a promotion really fast for an act of heroism or something to that effect.
     
  9. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,633
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +10
    Yes he is.

    As far as the rest, my point is that they actually went through the trouble the first time to get it right, respecting us and what we do. Why would they overlook it this time?

    As I said above, he could have maybe been STEP'd (STripes for Exceptional Performers) to SMSgt, but not Chief. I hope they explain it if this is the case.
     
  10. neoprimus01

    neoprimus01 Jackpot

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    278
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    first off, huge respect to you being in the air force :thumbs2: 

    this new squadron (NEST) was designed for fighting the cons. my guess is that he got a very quick promotion due to his involvement in the first battle, therefore his new rank. that's just my 2 cents
     
  11. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    8,611
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +18
    With his exceptional ability to bring it, a promotion is only inevitable.
     
  12. Cujo

    Cujo United States Air Force

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Posts:
    1,975
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    THIS.
     
  13. Ephland

    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Posts:
    6,885
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +130
    The point I was making is that this story obviously takes place in a situation where extraordinary (and fictional) things are happening. A warring race of aliens landing on Earth is just as plausible as a greater-than-usual promotion in the military.
     
  14. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,633
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +10
    Thank you.

    And yeah, if this is the case, I hope it's explained. Don't get me wrong, I'll still enjoy it.
     
  15. Acinonyx Prime

    Acinonyx Prime New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Posts:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    By "it" you do mean the rain, correct?
     
  16. Darthbane2007

    Darthbane2007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Posts:
    734
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    Because he's black.
     
  17. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Posts:
    10,633
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +10
    My coworker LOL'd at this, she said if that were true, she'd be a MSgt by now...
     
  18. Darth Prime 501

    Darth Prime 501 Decepticon

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Posts:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    Its impossible to go from a TSgt. to a Cheif Master Sergeant in like 2 years. im with you firehawc, thats weird.
     
  19. Ephland

    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Posts:
    6,885
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +130
    and yet, the aliens landing on Earth part is completely acceptable.
     
  20. nkelsch

    nkelsch Do you know this Icon? TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,962
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +0
    I suspect being one of the first units the TFs interacted with, Prime trusts those particular humans. He is in the scene where the plane is transporting and Unloading Optimus Prime.

    I think I will be 'ok' with suspending disbelief for this issue...
     

Share This Page