Just received a letter and my SR said he is " ship staff". Does anyone know what that is?
I'm not exactly sure but my son is that also...he's Ship 2 Div 944 and it sounds like he's the mailman for their Ship. It's extra responsibility for them but I think that's a good thing!
Thanks ladies, isnt the 900 divisions performing divisions? Mine isnt in a performing division so I wonder if he will still help with PIR...
Here is a post from lemonelephant (who is great with this!)
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There are 3 types of 900 divisions. There are the Band/Bluejacket Choir/Drill team, otherwise known as Triple Threat (the musicians, singers, and drill team), the Sticks (those who carry the state flags), and the Ship Staff/Honor Guard (the body snatchers, those who guard various things...). Three 900 divisions perform their duties at each PIR, the 900 division(s) from that TG and if needed one to three 900 divisions from the next one or two TG's. Each 900 Division performs in their own PIR and in the PIR for one or two TGs ahead of their own. They may also have performances in the community--that happens mainly for the Triple Threat though.
I believe that Division 939 is the Sticks.
So, what I get from this is that they rotate in how they are formed for each PIR...but I don't know the order!
Thanks, I called his Recruiter today and he explained the Ship Staff as " there is a Chief and a person below the Chief, they pick SR's to be Ship Staff to help them with duties such as: paperwork, answering phones, running errands, etc.. He also said that it's a nice job to have as in it gives them a break.. He was happy my SR was picked to do this...