I received my Commission as a 2LT through ROTC participation, and have subsequently submitted my FEDREC packet. The packet has not been approved yet, and it is unknown when it will be approved.
My question is this - prior to my FEDREC being approved, what is the status of my rank in the guard? I realize that I still get E5 pay, and will get pay back-dated to my Oath date once the packet is approved. But what about the rank I wear, and my signature block, and Customs and Courtesies? What needs to happen for the Guard to recognize me as a 2LT prior to my packet being approved?