In Reply to: Cchevrons on my sleeve posted by Ward on January 30, 2010 at 16:16:
: "I have no need for more chevrons on my sleeve". This is an expression I have heard and used, but is there a history to the thought?
It simply refers to the rank badge of a non-commissioned officer. As long as there have been NCOs, some private soldiers have aspired to that rank and others couldn't give a damn for promotion.(VSD)