Getting a promotion is considered an event epic, but these are the top 4 downsides to advancement.
4. Getting "tacked" or "pinned"
Does that sound kind of uncomfortable? Well, it can be. Getting "tacked" of "pinned" means your fellow service members, who are either the same rank or higher, can walk up to you and respectably strike your newly pinned rank.
It's considered a birthright.
The jab could poke the pins into your skin through your shirt, but if your new rank is sewn on, then you'll just get a nice love-tap on your arm. We do it as a celebration, and it's tradition to encourage us to never lose that rank — but advance onward.
All these airmen were all E-4s at one point. Crazy to think that, though, huh?