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Pretentious Post-Nominal Letters
#1
How much alphabet soup do you have after your name?  Here's what mine currently looks like:

Rev. SSG John L. Watson, ARCOM (2), JSAM, AAM, JMUA (3), MUC, GCM (3), NDSM, AFEM (2), SWASM (3), AFSM, HSM, NPDR (2), ASR, OSR, KLM (SA), KLM (K), Parachutist Badge, British Parachutist Badge, French Parachutist Badge, Italian Parachutist Badge, A+, ACP, CCDA, CCNA, CCNP, CIOS, CIW-SDA, CNIP, CSIS, i-Net+, ITIL, LPIC-1, MCP, MCP+I, MCSE, Network+, Project+, RHCE, Security+, Server+, Splunk Certified User, VCP6-DCV, DAV, IEEE, NRA, PMI, VFW, USA (Vet)
John L. Watson
Earned: WGU: BS - Network Operations and Security
Currently Attending: TESU: BSBA-GM (8 classes to go), WGU: MS-CSIA (6 classes to go)
Future Plans: WGU or FSU: MBA, researching Doctorate choices
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I believe post-nominal letters should be reserved for titles, degrees, licenses, and major certifications that are needed for an occupation.
PhD (in progress)
Masters and Graduate Certificate
AAS, AS, BA, and BS
CLEP
Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
DSST
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
ALEKS
Int Alg, Coll Alg
TEEX
4 credits
TECEP
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
CSU
Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
SL
Intro to Comm, Microbio, Acc I
Uexcel
A&P
Davar
Macro, Intro to Fin, Man Acc
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(09-23-2019, 11:44 AM)sanantone Wrote: I believe post-nominal letters should be reserved for titles, degrees, licenses, and major certifications that are needed for an occupation.

But, for an off-topic post, it doesn't mean we can't have fun with it!  I would never list all of that jumbled mess on a resume or business card as I wouldn't want to come off as a pompous jerk.  And I agree, there are very rare occasions when listing all of one's post-nominals would be appropriate.  That said, there was an episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus where John Cleese played a character that had all of his post-nominals extending off the name plate on his desk that stretched around the room.  That's where I got the inspiration for this post.
John L. Watson
Earned: WGU: BS - Network Operations and Security
Currently Attending: TESU: BSBA-GM (8 classes to go), WGU: MS-CSIA (6 classes to go)
Future Plans: WGU or FSU: MBA, researching Doctorate choices
My LinkedIn Profile
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Graduate - The University of the Hindu Kush, School of Mountain Warfare Big Grin

 
 
 
Non-Traditional Undergraduate College Credits (634 SH): *FTCC Noncourse Credits (156 SH) *DSST (78 SH) *CPL (64 SH) *JST Military/ACE (48 SH) *CBA (44 SH) *CLEP (42 SH) *FEMA IS (40 SH) *FEMA EM (38 SH) *ECE/UExcel (30 SH) *PLA Portfolio (28 SH) *EMI/ACE (19 SH) *TEEX/ACE (16 SH) *CWE (11 SH) *NFA/ACE (10 SH) *Kaplan/ACE (3 SH) *CPC (2 SH) *AICP/ACE (2 SH) *Sophia/ACE (2 SH) and *FRTI-UM/ACE (1 SH).
Non-Traditional Graduate College Credits (14 SH): AMU (6 SH); NFHS (5 SH); and JSU (3 SH).
 





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They used to call me Joshu-sensei back in Japan.

Senior college admissions counselor in Beijing with research interest in higher ed college access. Reverts to PADI Divemaster when near a coast.

BS Anthropology | Tulane University '08 (3.90, summa cum laude
MS Early Childhood Studies: Administration, Management, & Leadership | Walden University '19 (3.90)
Certificate College Access Counseling | Rice University '19
Certificate Teachers College College Advising Program | Columbia University '19
Other TOEFL/IELTS Trainer; Alumni/Company Interviewer; National Resume Writers' Association (completed coursework!)
Goals: A) 2nd MS in Higher Ed; B) 51/195 Countries; C) Find good hamburger in Beijing (accomplished June '19!)

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Well, compared to the parachute badges, my MS is pretty boring. ;p
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