Marine Still Trying To Craft Perfect Signature Block After Promotion To Staff Sergeant
CAMP PENDLETON, CA — A Marine Staff Sergeant with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines motor transport is desperately trying to put the finishing touches on his email signature block, officials confirmed.
Staff Sergeant Jason Winters, 33, who was promoted to his present rank on May 1, is not sure whether to use a motivational quote from a legendary Medal of Honor recipient, a major historical figure, or his lieutenant.
Winters is not alone in his signature block frustration. In accordance with Marine Corps regulations, every staff non-commissioned officer is required to place a signature block at the end of their email, with a minimum of 750 words. "They need to have a sign-off, such as 'Regards' or 'Very Respectfully', their name, rank, date of birth, and other pertinent information, and then a closing quote," said Capt. Randy Schuster, a Marine spokesman at Quantico.
"I'm just not sure about this," said a distraught Winters as he looked over a variety of quotes from Chesty Puller and Dan Daly. "…
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