As of 11 October, you are looking at the new Staff Operations and Training Specialist for the 334th QM BN. Got the official job offer on Thursday, with a confirmed effective date of 11 October. I’ve only been doing the job for around 17 months or so, so it is nice to finally get paid for what I do on a daily basis. I just wish it would have happened earlier so I could have been raking in the phat cash all along. As it stands now, I’ll get approximately 3 1/2 paychecks at my new pay grade before going on leave without pay for the deployment. At least when I return, I’ll receive a step increase and have a year credit as a GS-9 under my belt. It’s only a matter of time until I’m rolling in the phat GS-14 cash on a daily basis. Senior Executive Service, here I come!