Happened to me when I was an WSO. A certain FS smirked at me (wdimagineer2b knows who it was - his surname sounds like a letter ) and said I had ‘no authority over him as he reported direct to the WWO’.
Apparently, they heard me in Argentina…
If I, as a Regiment NCO, was told to do something by the Adj and then told him I’d have to run it past the SWO first, I would be able to count in nanuseconds, the length of time my head would have remained on my shoulders.
Why do the SNCO Cadre feel they are a breed apart? Who in hell is allowing them to do this? I suspect it emanates from the very person who is charged with setting standards within the Corps and for ensuring everyone abides by the rules. If only they spent as much time sorting out their SNCO’s\WO’s as they do on whining for permission to wear QCS caps, crunchy boots and white belts, the organisation would be a lot better off.