I grow weary of the "OMFG WHY YOU NO HAVE FOURTH STRIPE" response I get every time I post a picture of myself in uniform. You guys just make me feel really, really shitty about it. Yeah, I got a line number for staff when I was active duty, but that was three weeks before my separation date, and line numbers don't mean anything in the reserves. The squadron I was in the entire time I was active duty never bothered to send me to Airman Leadership School, even though I was there for five-and-a-half years. They sent four-year enlistees with no intentions of re-enlisting. They sent everyone who had joined the Air Force and put on Senior Airman looooong after I did. But they never sent me. And so here I sit, an airman, until my fat ass can pass a PT test and get an ALS slot.