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.Military rank is a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces or civil institutions organized along military lines.^ Lines are drawn when it comes to rank in the military.
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^ A formal system of ranks and insignia had been instituted.
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^ The problem I have with the rank system is that I was not an enlisted member of the armed forces.
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.Usually, uniforms denote the bearer's rank by particular insignia affixed to the uniforms.^ ENLISTED RANK INSIGNIA Service members in pay grades E-1 through E-3 are usually either in some kind of training status or on their initial assignment.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search In military and civilian service organizations of many intelligent cultures, rank (sometimes denoted by rank insignia on uniforms) is how the jobs of different personnel are organized in a hierarchy of authority.

^ Rate/rank insignia are worn on the right shirt collar (it is NOT worn on shirts with the dress blue uniform).
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.Ranking systems have been known for most of military history to be advantageous for military operations, in particular with regards to logistics, command, and coordination; as time continued and military operations became larger and more complex, military ranks increased and ranking systems themselves became more complex.^ It looks like and on some level operates close to military officers rank, but outside the auxiliary does not carry the privedges and power of military rank.
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^ Two months later, he joined the CPC. In 1955, he became a general when the People's Republic of China (PRC) introduced the military ranking system for the first time.
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^ With conscription, the PLA gradually became a more organised force as enlisted conscripts were placed under the command of a permanent group of officers who were responsible for their training.
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.Within modern armed forces, the use of ranks is almost universal.^ "Even as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he was an advisor to the president," he said, referencing the highest military ranking office in the Armed Forces.
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^ January 3rd 2009 These are almost exactly the same as in my Battlefield 2 game Doc on January 11th 2009 Battlefield 2, as many war games, uses the basic US Armed Forces ranking system, which seems well-recognized enough to make this set of interest worldwide.
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^ However, while the Colonial Fleet has many parallels with modern armed forces it is a fictional organization and diverges from reality in certain places, for example in the duties of commanders and admirals, or the place of the CAG within the ship's hierarchy.
  • Military Ranks (RDM) - Battlestar Wiki 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC en.battlestarwiki.org [Source type: General]

.Communist states have sometimes abolished rank (e.g., the Soviet Russian Red Army 1918–1935[1], the Chinese People's Liberation Army 1965–1988[2], and the Albanian Army 1966–1991[3]), only to re-establish them after encountering operational difficulties of command and control.^ Name of Chinese armed forces: People's Liberation Army (PLA) .
  • China military, China arm force, Chinese Army Information, China military information, People's Liberation Army of China, PLA, China National Defense 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.chinatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ In the Russian Army there is still another rank, senior lieutenant.
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^ As distinct from the majority of industrially advanced countries, China's fleet is not an independent branch but part of its People's Liberation Army (PLA).
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Ancient and medieval ranks

Persian ranks

.The army of ancient Persia consisted of manageable military groupings under the individual commands.^ With conscription, the PLA gradually became a more organised force as enlisted conscripts were placed under the command of a permanent group of officers who were responsible for their training.
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^ Article 2 A system of military ranks to be applied to officers shall be established for the purpose of strengthening the revolutionization, modernization and regularization of the People's Liberation Army, facilitating the command and management of the Army and heightening the officers' sense of responsibility and honour.
  • REGULATIONS ON THE MILITARY RANKS OF OFFICERS OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.asianlii.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Pioneer military loans were specially developed to help members of the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard manage their debt.
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.Starting at the bottom, a unit of 10 was called a dathabam and was led by a dathapatish.^ They have to pass probationary exams at seven and 10 months and are assigned to a field-training unit led by at least one senior agent for on-the-job training.
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.A unit of 1,000 was a hazarabam and was commanded by a hazarapatish.^ LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) - Addressed as "Lieutenant Colonel " or "Colonel" Typically commands battalion-sized units (300 to 1,000 Soldiers), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant.
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^ COLONEL (COL) - Addressed as "Colonel" Typically commands brigade-sized units (3,000 to 5,000 Soldiers), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant.
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.A unit of 10,000 was a baivarabam and was commanded by a baivarapatish.^ LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) - Addressed as "Lieutenant Colonel " or "Colonel" Typically commands battalion-sized units (300 to 1,000 Soldiers), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant.
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^ COLONEL (COL) - Addressed as "Colonel" Typically commands brigade-sized units (3,000 to 5,000 Soldiers), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant.
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The Greeks called such masses of troops a myrias or myriad. Among mounted troops, an asabam was a cavalry unit led by an asapatish.
Historians have discovered the existence of the following ranks in Parthian and Sassanian armies:

Greek ranks

.From 501 BC the Athenians annually elected ten individuals to the rank of strategos, one for each of the ten "tribes" that had been created with the founding of the democracy.^ No flag nor any other symbol has been reported for this rank, as it is a newly created one.
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^ I found myself a Drill IMA (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) slot near home and do my 24 drills and two week Annual Training.
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Strategos literally means "army leader" and so it is usually translated as "general." Originally these generals worked together with the old polemarchos ("war lord") but over time the latter figure lost all military function.
.The ten generals were equals to one another; there was no hierarchy amongst them, however a basic form of democracy was in effect: For example, at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, the generals determined the battle plan by majority vote.^ No one to wave to there.
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^ There were various levels of seniority amongst the legion's Senior Centurions, based upon their cohorts' position in the legions battle formation, and their century's position in the cohort.
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^ On the reverse of the pennant one can see in bold capital white letters: on top it reads BICOL and on the botom NO. 3, both equally set across the pennant.
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.Particular assignments, however, might have been given to individual generals; inevitably there was a regular division of responsibilities.^ In general, ghost hunts are used to see if there is any activity taking place at a particular location, while investigations are conducted to collect data and determine locations to conduct research.
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^ Comments, suggestions, and specific questions (not general questions or homework assignments, however) may be sent to WorldWarOne@PatMcClendon.com .

^ This form of salute can be rendered to an individual such as a "Flag Officer" (Admiral or General), or to recognize a particular day such as "Memorial Day".
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.The rank that was subordinate to a top general was a taxiarchos or taxiarhos, something akin to the modern brigadier.^ The ranks for Brigadier General is one Sun.
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^ In many Commonwealth countries, the field rank of Brigadier is used, although it fills the position held by Brigadier General in other countries.
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^ The Brigadier General was the lowest-ranking general officer but was abolished when the Brigade was abolished after World War I, being  replaced by Colonels Commandant..

In Sparta, however, the title was polemarchos. Below this was the syntagmatarkhis, which can be translated as "leader of a regiment" (syntagma) and was therefore like a modern colonel. .Below him was the tagmatarkhis, a commanding officer of a tagma (near to the modern battalion).^ Promotion Boards: Temporary/Staff promotion boards will consist of six cadet officers including the Cadet Battalion Commander.
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^ The Commodore appoints the Promotion Board which normally will include the Battalion Director, Battalion Commander, a member of the faculty, and visiting noncommissioned and commissioned officers.
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^ In the Navy and Coast Guard, Officers below the rank of Commander (0-5) are usually addressed as "Mister" or "Miss" depending on the situation.
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.The rank was roughly equivalent to the legatus of a Roman legion.^ As an example, because of his position in Roman society Julius Caesar held the ranks of Tribunus Laticlavius , Legatus Propraetor and Legatus Legionis .
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^ The Ranks of the Roman Copiae - the Legions .
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.Next was the lokhagos, an officer who led an infantry unit called a lokhos that consisted of roughly a hundred men, much the same as in a modern company led by a captain.^ Infantry Captain commanding a Military Unit .
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^ Field or Senior officers Field officers, also called "field-grade officers" or "senior officers", are senior officers who typically command units that can be expected to operate independently for short periods of time (battalions and regiments, large warships).
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^ The commissioned officer assisting the captain with command of the company was the lieutenant Lieutenant was derived from the French language: the lieu meaning “place” as in a position; and tenant meaning “holding” as in “holding a position”; thus a “lieutenant” is somebody who holds a position in the absence of his superior.
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.A Greek cavalry (hippiko) regiment was called a hipparchia and was commanded by a hyparchos or hipparch, but Spartan cavalry was led by a hipparmostes.^ The importance of cavalry in medieval warfare led to the marshalship being associated with a command position.

A hippotoxotès was a horse archer. A Greek cavalry company was led by a tetrarchès or tetrarch.
.The rank and file of the military in most of the Greek city states was composed of ordinary citizens.^ She was ranked among the most admired citizens.
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^ In the United States Armed Forces, it is much easier to understand the complex system of military rank if you compare it to the more practical system of military pay grades.
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^ Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.
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Heavily armed foot soldiers were called hoplitès or hoplites and a hoplomachos was a drill or weapons instructor.
.Once Athens became a naval power, the top generals of the land armies had authority over the naval fleets as well.^ The British Army stopped using the Captain part of the title by the Eighteenth Century leaving just General as the top commander.

^ The highest commissioned officer rank is General of the Army/General of the Air Force/Fleet Admiral (represented by 5 stars).
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^ The rank of General of the Armies has only been bestowed twice in the history of the United States Army and only once in an active duty capacity.
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.Under them, each warship was commanded by a trièrarchos or trierarch, a word which originally meant "trireme officer" but persisted when other types of vessels came into use.^ The Commanding Officers also has many other responsibilities.

^ Roman ranks The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman legions after the introduction of reforms by the consul Gaius Marius, which were completed around 60 BC. Under the new system, a legion would be commanded by a legate (legatus), typically a senator, for a three-year term.
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^ Non-Commissioned Officers Non-commissioned officers (NCOs) are enlisted personnel, under the command of an officer, granted delegated authority to supervise other military members or assigned significant administrative responsibilities.
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.Moreover, as in modern navies, the different tasks associated with running a ship were delegated to different subordinates.^ The Navy had warrant officers from the start -- they were specialists who saw to the care and running of the ship.
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^ The Navy had warrant officers from the start — they were specialists who saw to the care and running of the ship.
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^ During my years in the Navy, I have served on two different ships, filling very diverse roles, from engineering to administration.
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Specifically, the kybernètès was the helmsman, the keleusthès managed the rowing speed, and the trièraulès was the flute player who maintained the strike rate for the oarsmen. .Following further specialization, the naval strategos was replaced by a nauarchos, a sea officer equating to an admiral.^ The Officer Chain of Command goes as follows: Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral (upper half), Vice Admiral, Admiral, and Fleet Admiral.

^ As a traditional grade, vice-admiral is a flag officer falling superior to a rear admiral and below a full admiral of a naval organization.

^ As a traditional grade, admiral is the most senior flag officer rank of a naval organization, senior to a captain.

.With the rise of Macedonia under Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great, the Greek military became professional, tactics became more sophisticated and additional levels of ranking developed.^ It looks like and on some level operates close to military officers rank, but outside the auxiliary does not carry the privedges and power of military rank.
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^ Although China has advantage in the number of military soldiers, weapons and equipment, its modernization level was left behind the US and other developed countries.
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^ As Hasan's training progressed, his strident views on Islam became more pronounced as did worries about his competence as a medical professional.
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Foot soldiers were organized into heavy infantry phalanxes called phalangites. .These were among the first troops ever to be drilled, and they fought packed in a close rectangular formation, typically eight men deep, with a leader at the head of each column (or file) and a secondary leader in the middle so that the back rows could move off to the sides if more frontage was needed.^ These troops, whose service normally consists of occasional weekend drills and yearly exercises, are people who have long since turned to other more or less successful careers.
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^ Infantry Division, as section leader,instructed men in combat tactics, close order drill, and use of weapons.
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^ If VIPS (Very Important Persons) are on the flight, they will be loaded and off-loaded first.
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.A tetrarchia was a unit of four files and a tetrarchès or tetrarch was a commander of four files; a dilochia was a double file and a dilochitès was a double-file leader; a lochos was a single file and a lochagos was a file leader; a dimoiria was a half file and a dimoirites was a half-file leader.^ Under the new "pip system", an Ensign insignia was shown as one pip (similar to the United States Navy insignia of a single stripe) and a Captain showed four pips.
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Another name for the half file was a hèmilochion with a hèmilochitès being a half-file leader.
.Different types of units, however, were divided differently and therefore their leaders had different titles.^ A Battalion only differs from a regiment in that it is made up of different types of companies, where a Regiment is a grouping of only 1 type of unit inside its companies.
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.For example, under a numbering system by tens, a dekas or dekania was a unit of ten led by a dekarchos, a hekatontarchia was a unit of hundred led by a hekatontarchès and a chiliostys or chiliarchia was a unit of a thousand led by a chiliarchès.^ The next unit was a regiment of a thousand (minghan) led by an appointed Noyan.
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^ Under the new system, legions were divided into ten cohorts (cohortes), each consisting of six centuries, each of between 60 and 160 men.
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^ The largest organic unit was a ten thousand man unit (tuman) led by an appointed Noyan.
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.The cavalry, for which Alexander became most famous (in a military sense), grew more varied.^ For the most part, military records are federal records and are therefore more uniform and reliable than local records.
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^ These "regular" military forces - called "Regiments" - were formally separated from what later became the more traditional "Police" forces.
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^ There are more than 40 types of military pay, but most service members receive only a few different types throughout their careers.
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.There were heavy cavalry and wing cavalry (ilè) units, the latter commanded by an ilarchès.^ There is always someone at the top of the chain of command and that person is usually your commanding officer, in a field unit.

Roman ranks

.The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman legions after the reforms by Marius.^ Roman ranks The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman legions after the introduction of reforms by the consul Gaius Marius, which were completed around 60 BC. Under the new system, a legion would be commanded by a legate (legatus), typically a senator, for a three-year term.
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^ The use of the term in the context of a "social position" began around 1430; while the context of "put in order, classify" came into use in 1592.
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^ The fighting men in the legion were formed into ranks: rows of men who fought as a unit.
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.Under the new system, a legion would be commanded by a legate (legatus), typically a senator, for a three-year term.^ Roman ranks The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman legions after the introduction of reforms by the consul Gaius Marius, which were completed around 60 BC. Under the new system, a legion would be commanded by a legate (legatus), typically a senator, for a three-year term.
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^ The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman Legions , after the introduction of reforms by the consul Gaius Marius which were completed around 60 BCE. In the new system a legion would be commanded by a legate ( legatus ), typically a senator given a three-year term.
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^ Under the new system, legions were divided into ten cohorts (cohortes), each consisting of six centuries, each of between 60 and 160 men.
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.Immediately beneath the legate were six military tribunes (tribuni militum), five of whom were young men of Equestrian rank and one of whom was a nobleman who was headed for the Senate.^ Military rank is more than just who salutes whom.

^ Immediately beneath the legate were six military tribunes (tribuni militum), five of whom were young men of Equestrian rank and one a nobleman who was headed for the Senate.
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^ In support there were five Junior Tribunes ( Tribuni Angusticlavii ) who were from the Equestrian class.
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.The tribuni militari were the Roman army's senior officers who commanded the rough equivalents to the US and British armies battalions and brigades (the relevant modern ranks being major, lieutenant colonel, colonel and brigadier general).^ While majors outrank lieutenants, lieutenant generals outrank major generals.
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^ This is the rank flag for an Army Major, commanding officer of the Batalln Colombia .
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^ British Army was to purchase your rank.
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.Note that these comparisons are only loose because the Roman army's command structure was much different from the organizational structure of its modern counterparts, which arose from the medieval mercenary companies, rather than from the writings of Fourth Century Roman writer Vegetius and Caesar's commentaries on his conquest of Gaul and the civil war.^ Note that there is some disparity with the 'popular' description of Captain; for example in the various Navies this is a much higher rank than it would appear to be, by comparison elsewhere.

^ In the late 13th century, it was the right of nobles to assume command of the new Navy, adopting Army ranks of lieutenant and captain.
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^ Service: Confederate Army Dates: Conflict: Civil War During the Civil War, he joined Company I, 45th VA in Wytheville, VA on 29 May 1861.
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The term military tribune is sometimes translated into English as "colonel" — most notably by the late classicist Robert Graves in his "Claudius" novels and his translation of Suetonius' Twelve Caesars — to avoid confusion with the political "tribunes of the people."
.The fighting men in the legion were formed into ranks, rows of men who fought as a unit.^ The fighting men in the legion were formed into ranks: rows of men who fought as a unit.
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^ Under the new system, legions were divided into ten cohorts (cohortes), each consisting of six centuries, each of between 60 and 160 men.
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^ His role was to form the companies into a solid regimental unit and keep them in proper formation for battle or route march.
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.Under Marius's new system, legions were divided into ten cohorts (cohortes), each consisting of six centuries, each of between 60 and 160 men.^ Under the new system, legions were divided into ten cohorts (cohortes), each consisting of six centuries, each of between 60 and 160 men.
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^ In the new system these were divided into groups of ten cohorts ( cohors , pl.
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^ There were various levels of seniority amongst the legion's Senior Centurions, based upon their cohorts' position in the legions battle formation, and their century's position in the cohort.
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.Each century was led by a centurion (centurio) who was assisted by a number of junior officers, such as an Optio.^ Each century was led by a centurion (centurio), assisted by a number of junior officers.
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^ Each century was led by a centurion ( centurio , pl.
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^ Praefectus Castrorum ('Camp Prefect'): This officer was normally a time-served Centurion Hastatus Prior who had been made a member of equestrian rank on retirement.
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.Centuries were further broken into ten contubernia of eight soldiers each.^ Centuries were further broken into ten contubernia, each of eight soldiers.
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^ Centuries were further broken into ten contubernia , of eight soldiers each.
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^ Under the new system, legions were divided into ten cohorts (cohortes), each consisting of six centuries, each of between 60 and 160 men.
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.Individual soldiers were referred to as soldiers (milites) or legionaries (legionarii).^ Individual soldiers were referred to as soldiers (milites) or legionaries (legionarii).
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^ Individual soldiers were referred to as soldiers ( miles , pl.
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.Roman discipline was severe, with all ranks subject to corporal and capital punishment at the commander's discretion.^ As with all elements of the forces, there is more to command than just rank.

^ Duty officers, bridge officers, and unit commanders, such as the head of the third repair unit, are all roles that this rank can be applied to.
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^ Section Leader This rank is held by Protoss warriors that command a major section of a ship, such as commanding the entire engineering department or all of the weapons on a ship.
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For example, if a cohort broke in battle, the typical punishment was decimation, in which every tenth soldier, selected by lot, was killed. .However, the Romans were sensible and would not sacrifice too many men in this way.^ By the way, I would like to say that the men were caught and sentenced.
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Mongol ranks

.There were no ranks in the Mongol Empire in the modern sense of a hierarchy of titles, although the army was organized into a hierarchical command (see "Mongol military tactics and organization").^ To avoid confusion, there are no comparisons to ranks in a modern army.
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^ Military spouses have no rank!
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^ Mongol ranks The organization of the Mongol army was based on that of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia: the decimal system.
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.The organization of the Mongol army was based on the decimal system, much like that of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia.^ Mongol army was based on the decimal system , much like that of ...
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^ Mongol ranks The organization of the Mongol army was based on that of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia: the decimal system.
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^ As Peter the Great launched his reforms in Russia in early 1700s, it became evident that a new system of promotion was required to organize his new army and society.
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.The army was built upon a squad of ten (aravt) led by an appointed chief.^ The army was built upon a squad of ten (arban) led by an elected noncommissioned officer.
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^ The largest organic unit was a ten thousand man unit (tuman) led by an appointed Noyan.
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.Ten of these would then compose a company of a hundred (zuut), also led by an appointed chief.^ Ten of these would then compose a company of a hundred (jaghun), also led by an elected noncommissioned officer.
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^ The largest organic unit was a ten thousand man unit (tuman) led by an appointed Noyan.
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.The next unit was a regiment of a thousand (myangat) led by an appointed noyon.^ The next unit was a regiment of a thousand (minghan) led by an appointed Noyan.
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^ The largest organic unit was a ten thousand man unit (tuman) led by an appointed Noyan.
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.The largest organic unit was a ten thousand man unit (tumen) also led by an appointed noyan.^ The next unit was a regiment of a thousand (minghan) led by an appointed Noyan.
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^ The largest organic unit was a ten thousand man unit (tuman) led by an appointed Noyan.
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[4] .The Mongalisen is what we would call General of the Army.^ Army, Air Force and Marine Corps officers are called company grade officers in the pay grades of O-1 to O-3, field grade officers in pay grades O-4 to O-6 and general officers in pay grades O-7 and higher.
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Medieval ranks

High command in medieval armies

.The king’s army was placed under the command of the High Constable as commander-in-chief.^ The permanent Army Commander was, therefore, the King.
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^ In the British Army examples of appointments include Chaplain-General, Colonel-Commandant, Colonel-in-Chief, Colonel of the Regiment, Quarter-Master-General, etc.
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^ Steward of the Army The Steward of the Army commands the entire Grand Army, combining the role of Army Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army from the United States military into a single position.
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.The High Constable had authority over the local constables, commanders of the garrisons of major castles.^ For example, when Brigadier JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi was deployed as Force Commander ONUC in 1964 he was granted the "Local" rank of Major-General in the Congo.
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.The High Constable had the help of the Field Marshal, an officer that set up the army’s camp.^ The term "field(-grade) officer" is primarily used in by armies and marines; air forces and navies generally prefer the term "senior officer".
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^ Author: jrichardn - Last Post: Caim_Dubh Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:46 am General of the Army / Field Marshal Douglas MacArthur .
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^ Troops from the U.S. Army 's 82nd Airborne Division began setting up an ...
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.(Marshals acted as chiefs of logistics and were also employed by royal and noble courts.^ Royal Air Force = Air Chief Marshal .

) The High Constable derived his authority over the army from his role of head of the Cavalry.

Origins of modern ranks

.As the Middle Ages came to an end, the rank structure of medieval armies became more formalized.^ He was called out of retirement and came back in as a TWO STAR. He then was promoted three more times and ended up a FIVE Star.
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^ The only services that need to change their rank structure are the Army and Air Force.
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^ After the war, Congress came up with a new rank called "General of the Armies of the United States" and promoted Pershing to that rank in honor.
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.The top officers were known as commissioned officers because their rank came from a royal commission.^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

^ The lowest ranking warrant officers serve under a warrant, but they receive commissions from the president upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2.
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^ Whilst they have come up through the ranks, the appointments that they hold which accords to their actual rank, is that of a commissioned officer.
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Army commissions were reserved for the elite — the aristocracy of mainland Europe and the aristocracy and gentry of Great Britain.
.The basic unit of the medieval army was the company, a band of soldiers assigned (or raised) by a vassal lord on behalf of his lord (in later times the King himself).^ I got promoted to Major only a few months later than I would’ve on active duty, and I’m thankful that I’m drilling in a Regular Army unit versus Reserves.
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^ Service: U.S. Army Dates: Conflict: Revolutionary War He enlisted in Capt Jacob Ten Eyck's Company, but was almost certainly re-commissioned later.
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^ The Army raises soldiers who don’t care about where they live by the way they treat them.
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.The vassal lord in command of the company was a commissioned officer with the rank of captain.^ Rank Group 3d : Commissioned Officers (popular title, Captain ) .

^ The commanding officer of a ship is always referred to as "Captain" regardless of their rank.
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^ Lieutenant Major is an officer rank corresponding to command of a company of soldiers.

.Captain was derived from the Late Latin word capitaneus (meaning head man or chief).^ The word came to English via French from the Latin capitaneus ("chief") which is itself derived from the Latin word for "head" (caput).
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^ The word "uniform" is derived from two Latin words: ' unus ' and ' forma ,' which mean "one form."
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^ From renaissance mercenary titles come corporal (as though "corps man", but actually from French caporal, "chief"), sergeant ("servant"), captain ("head man"), and general (a shortening of the term "captain general").
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.The commissioned officer assisting the captain with command of the company was the lieutenant.^ Lieutenant Major is an officer rank corresponding to command of a company of soldiers.

^ In the late 13th century, it was the right of nobles to assume command of the new Navy, adopting Army ranks of lieutenant and captain.
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^ The Officer Chain of Command goes as follows: Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral (upper half), Vice Admiral, Admiral, and Fleet Admiral.

.Lieutenant was derived from the French language; the lieu meaning “place” as in a position; and tenant meaning “holding” as in “holding a position”; thus a “lieutenant” is somebody who holds a position in the absence of his superior.^ I have seen far too many airmen with so much potential wasted and too many NCO’s who haven’t a clue about what being a good leader means being in high positions.
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^ Note that in other than the British, Canadian, Australian and Free French armed forces, the rank of Lieutenant (pronounced "Lef-tenant") is pronounced "Loo-tenant".

^ He is saluted by all subordinate ranks, however the higher level of JCO is not saluted by a Lieutenant who holds the Presidents Commission appointing him to "COMMISSIONED" rank.
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.When he was not assisting the captain, the lieutenant commanded a unit called a platoon, particularly a more specialized platoon.^ The Officer Chain of Command goes as follows: Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Rear Admiral (lower half), Rear Admiral (upper half), Vice Admiral, Admiral, and Fleet Admiral.

^ Yes, the Admirals are more senior than the Lieutenants, but they may not actually be in command of them, if they work in a different unit or part of the organization.

^ So small ships are often captained not by a Captain but by a Commander or Lieutenant Commander.

.The word is derived from the 17th-century French peloton, meaning a small ball or small detachment of men, which came from pelote, a ball.^ The phrase Petty Officer dates back to the Old French word petit which means 'small'.
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^ Commodore - The naval term "Commodore" was formally documented in 1694, and is said to have derived from the dutch word kommandeur, meaning "having command over others" similar to the french term commandeur, which was itself a derivative of the Old French term comandeor .
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^ Major " derives from the medieval Latin word major meaning "chief officer, magnate, superior person," which was itself derived from the classical Latin word major , referring to "an elder, adult."
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.The commissioned officer carrying the (infantry) company’s flag was the ensign.^ NOTE: In the British military, an Ensign was the lowest rank among commissioned officers in the infantry from the 18th century until 1871 when the rank was abolished and replaced by Second Lieutenant.
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^ In the British military, an Ensign was the lowest rank among commissioned officers in the infantry from the 18th century until 1871 when the rank was abolished and replaced by Second Lieutenant.
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^ Any warrior who carried his lord's ensign or flag became known as an ensign bearer.
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.The word ensign was in fact derived from the Latin word insignia.^ The word derives from the Latin word insignia which means emblem or banner.
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^ It derived from the middle Latin word officarius and was first used in a military context in 1565.
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^ It is derived from the french word saper, or sappe meaning a "spade," from the Latin word sappa.
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.In cavalry companies the equivalent rank was cornet.^ For example, the lowest Army enlisted rank is sepoy, but the equivalent rank in the cavalry is sowar.
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^ Service: U.S. Army Dates: Conflict: Civil War He served as a Private and achieved the rank of Corporal with Company I, 1st NJ Cavalry.
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.In English usage, these ranks were merged into the single rank of Second Lieutenant in the 19th Century.^ In the 19th century, regiments later differentiated into multi-battalion units each with a Lt. Col.
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^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
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^ Lieutenant Colonel (lieutenant-colonel in English from the French grade's spelling) is a rank of commissioned officer in the Starfleet Marine Corps and Starfleet Flight Corps, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel.

.Not all officers received a commission from the King.^ To be an 'officer', one had to be specially commissioned by the King or sovereign.
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^ Officer Zip includes: all U.S. Commissioned and Warrant Officer ranks in PNG 8 format Sample white and black matte: Samples above only show some of the ranks.
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Certain specialists were granted a warrant, certifying their expertise as craftsmen. .These warrant officers assisted the commissioned officers but ranked above the noncommissioned officers.^ Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.

^ This rank was considered to have the responsibility of a "noncommissioned officer."

^ These officers hold presidential commissions and are confirmed at their ranks by the Senate.
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.They received their authority from superior officers rather than the King.^ Also, the stars point down for Senior/Master Chief, and they’re located on the crossbar, rather than above it.
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^ I don't know how that would work to be honest, and I may be the only person who would rather be an NCO than an officer, but I do wan't the option.
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^ If the danger is immediate enough - they can be executed on the spot by a superior officer (it’s why officers carry sidearms).
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.The highest rank of NCO was sergeant.^ Above that basic rank one finds, from lowest to highest, sergeants, sub lieutenants, lieutenants, captains, majors, and generals.
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^ Sergeant is a rank that is considered the highest rank within the lower echelon of enlisted personnel.

^ An Army sergeant, an Air Force staff sergeant, and a Marine corporal are considered NCO ranks.
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.The first sergeants were the armed servants (men-at-arms) of the aristocracy, assigned to command, organize and train the militia units raised for battle.^ He was in one of the first groups to organize and leave the county for training camp after the Civil War began.
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^ Yes, the Admirals are more senior than the Lieutenants, but they may not actually be in command of them, if they work in a different unit or part of the organization.

^ Foremost among these skilled and dedicated public servants -- who have been the Bushites’ first and worst victims -- are members of the United States Military.
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.After years of commanding a squad, an NCO could be promoted to sergeant.^ The basic unit of the ground forces is the terval ("squad"), consisting of 5-13 troopers typically commanded by one sergeant and one sub lieutenant.
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.While a sergeant might have commanded a squad upon promotion, he usually became a staff officer.^ The lowest ranking warrant officers serve under a warrant, but they receive commissions from the president upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2.
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^ The Commodore appoints the Promotion Board which normally will include the Battalion Director, Battalion Commander, a member of the faculty, and visiting noncommissioned and commissioned officers.
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^ There is always someone at the top of the chain of command and that person is usually your commanding officer, in a field unit.

.While commissioned staff officers assisted their commander with personnel, intelligence, operations and logistics, the sergeant was a jack of all trades, concerning himself with all aspects of administration to maintain the enlisted men serving under his commander.^ I had the privilege of briefly serving under the best Commanding Officer to which I have ever been exposed.
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^ All Master Sergeants are non-commissioned officers.
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^ You must know when and where in the armed forces an ancestor served and whether he was an officer or an enlisted man to search service records.
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.Over time, sergeants were differentiated into many ranks as various levels of sergeants were used by the commanders of various levels of units.^ In fact, I wonder if that should be considered cramming too much into Religious Rank (which, AFAIK, doesn't give that many privileges in most settings).
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^ I've hung out at the Commander's house, I've attended parties with enlisted, and I know many, many people at or about my husband's rank.
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^ In the 19th century, regiments later differentiated into multi-battalion units each with a Lt. Col.
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A corporal commanded a squad. .Squad derived from the Italian word for a “square” or “block” of soldiers.^ Lance-Corporal - The phrase ' Lance-Corporal ' is derived from the obsolete old Italian word lancepesade meaning "officer of lowest rank."
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^ To place it in context, the related word ' brigand' which was first used around 1400, referred to a "lightly armed foot soldier," and was derived from the Old French word brigand, which meant a "foot soldier," as in the Italian word brigante meaning "trooper, skirmisher," from the word brigare .
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^ Corporal - The earliest record of this noun dates to 1579, reportedly derived from the Middle French word corporal, which was itself related to the Italian word caporale.
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.In fact, corporal was derived from the Italian caporal de squadra (head of the squad).^ Corporal - The earliest record of this noun dates to 1579, reportedly derived from the Middle French word corporal, which was itself related to the Italian word caporale.
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^ It derives from the Italian word squadrone, from squadra , an italian word for "battalion" which is derived from exquadra (square) a word from the ancient Roman form of conversational Latin.
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^ Lance-Corporal - The phrase ' Lance-Corporal ' is derived from the obsolete old Italian word lancepesade meaning "officer of lowest rank."
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Corporals were assisted by lancepesades. .Lancepesades were veteran soldiers; lancepesade was derived from the Italian lanzia spezzata meaning broken spear - the broken spear being a metaphor for combat experience, where such an occurrence was likely.^ Lance-Corporal - The phrase ' Lance-Corporal ' is derived from the obsolete old Italian word lancepesade meaning "officer of lowest rank."
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^ To place it in context, the related word ' brigand' which was first used around 1400, referred to a "lightly armed foot soldier," and was derived from the Old French word brigand, which meant a "foot soldier," as in the Italian word brigante meaning "trooper, skirmisher," from the word brigare .
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^ The term "Lance" entered documented use in the 12th century and is said to have been derived from the Old French word lance, from Latin lancea meaning "light spear."
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.The first lancepesades were simply experienced privates; who either assisted their corporal or performed the duties of a corporal themselves.^ It is one rate below a Corporal and one rate above a Private first class.

^ In Starfleet, a "crewman" can refer to either a person who holds the actual rank or simply any person who is assigned to an organization or starship.

.It was this second function that made armies increasingly regard their lancepesades as a grade of corporal rather than a grade of private.^ Such a Captain was considered to be in 'general' command of the "whole army" rather than part of it.
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^ The Army, for example, has the ranks of corporal and specialist at the pay grade of E-4.
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^ A SSgt in the AF being 1 pay grade below a SSgt in the Army or USMC is no different than a Pfc in the Army being 1 pay grade higher than a Marine Pfc.
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.As a result, the rank of Lance Corporal was derived from combining lancepesade and corporal.^ Enlisted NAF ranks - in order of declining status - are Air Warrant Officer, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Flight Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal and Aircraftman/woman.
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^ Lance-Corporal - The phrase ' Lance-Corporal ' is derived from the obsolete old Italian word lancepesade meaning "officer of lowest rank."
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^ Sir David Henderson derived its current rank system from a combination of Royal Naval and British Army ranks, among other sources.
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.As the Middle Ages came to an end, kings increasingly relied on professional soldiers to fill the bottom ranks of their armies instead of militiamen.^ The first Laird, Colonel David Barclay, was a professional soldier serving with such armies as that of Gustavus Adolphus.

^ The rank of Captain-General began appearing around the time of the organization of professional armies in the 17th century.

^ The rank of General came about as a "Captain-General", the captain of an army in general, i.e.

Each of these professionals began their careers as a private. .The private was a man who signed a private contract with the company commander, offering his services in return for pay.^ My service included a tour overseas, a successful company command, and relocation to Alaska where I am married and raising a family.
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^ The use in a military context to refer to an "officer who commands a company" (ie the rank between Lieutenant and Major) began in 1567.
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^ I am currently a successful company commander who is married to another former commander.
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.The money was raised through taxation; those yeomen (smallholding peasants) who did not fulfill their annual 40-day militia service paid a tax that funded professional soldiers recruited from the yeomanry.^ Oh yes, I have had some horrible days in the service but let me tell you what… those horrible days were superseded by insurmountable experiences all over this globe!!!
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^ I had to go through four people who tried to dissuade me from signing that paper, but I did it anyway.
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^ The only means to raise money is through the sale of logo items and for a T-Shirt sold, the profit is about a buck if you really want to call that a profit.
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.This money was handed to the company commanders from the royal treasury, the company commanders using the money to recruit the troops.^ For many centuries, the company - commanded by a Captain - was the highest level of tactical organization for troops.
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^ The use in a military context to refer to an "officer who commands a company" (ie the rank between Lieutenant and Major) began in 1567.
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^ Lieutenant Commander - The rank now known as "Lieutenant Commander" (equivalent to an Army Major) used to be known in the Royal Navy as "Senior Lieutenant" until 1914 when it was changed to Lieutenant Commander.
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Origins of higher ranks

.As armies grew larger, composed of multiple companies, one captain was granted general (overall) authority over the field armies by the King.^ The term "field(-grade) officer" is primarily used in by armies and marines; air forces and navies generally prefer the term "senior officer".
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^ Author: jrichardn - Last Post: Caim_Dubh Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:46 am General of the Army / Field Marshal Douglas MacArthur .
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^ Until 1857, the Navy had three grades of captain roughly equivalent to the Army's brigadier general, colonel and lieutenant colonel.
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(National armies were the armies of the kings. .Field armies were armies raised by the King to enter the battle field in preparation for major battles.^ Typical army and marine Field Officer ranks include Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel and Major.
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) .In French history, “lieutenant du roi” was a title borne by the officer sent with military powers to represent the king in certain provinces.^ It looks like and on some level operates close to military officers rank, but outside the auxiliary does not carry the privedges and power of military rank.
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^ These titles were used to distinguish the ruler's most important officers and usually involved a certain amount of negotiation over precedence.
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^ The national order of precedence placed titled nobles first followed by untitled military officers (by commission) followed by "gentlemen entitled to bear arms."
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.A lieutenant du roi was sometimes known as a lieutenant general to distinguish him from lieutenants subordinate to mere captains.^ The deputy to the Captain was known as "Captain-Lieutenant".
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^ Until 1857, the Navy had three grades of captain roughly equivalent to the Army's brigadier general, colonel and lieutenant colonel.
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^ Historically, a Field Marshal used to be subordinate to the Captain-General in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
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.The sergeant acting as staff officer to the captain general was known as the sergeant-major general.^ At the same time, the chief administrative officer was the "sergeant major general."
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^ The Sergeant-Major of the Army can have immense influence on the lives of all sorts of junior officers, but he can never give these men orders.
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^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
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.This was eventually shortened to major general, while captain general was shortened to simply general.^ Officers For the officer ranks is goes like this: Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General (Commandant of the Marine Corps).

^ The ranks are: Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General, and General of the Air Force.

^ Grand Admiral Admiral Vice Admiral General Colonel Major Commander Captain Lieutenant Flight Officer Flight Cadet The first defect is the inclusion of "General", "Colonel" and "Major".
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.This is the reason why a major outranks a lieutenant, but a lieutenant general outranks a major general.^ While majors outrank lieutenants, lieutenant generals outrank major generals.
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^ The oddity in precedence, where a Lieutenant General outranks a Major General whereas a Major would normally outrank a Lieutenant, is caused by the rank of Major General previously having been known as Sergeant Major General, which was in turn subordinate to Lieutenant General.
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^ A major general is a high-ranking officer normally subordinate to a Lieutenant General and senior to a Brigadier General.
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As armies grew bigger, heraldry and unit identification remained primarily a matter of the regiment. .Brigades headed by brigadier generals were the units invented as a tactical unit, by the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus the second ("Gustav II Adolf", dead at battle of Lutzen 1632).^ The United States avoids confusion between "Brig" as a jail and "Brig" as an abbreviation of 'Brigadier' by using the term "Brigadier-General" shortened to 'Brig-Gen.'
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^ Brigadier is either the highest field rank or most junior General appointment, nominally commanding a brigade.

^ HR 973.735 Kemp, Hardy A. About Nathaniel Lyon Brigadier General United States Army Volunteers and Wilson's Creek .
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It was introduced to overcome the normal army structure, consisting of regiments. .The so-called “brigada” was a mixed unit, comprising infantry, cavalry and normally artillery too, designated for a special task.^ Theoretically a squadron in Aviation and Cavalry units is equivalent to an infantry battalion.
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^ From Wikipedia: A Chief Warrant Officer, CWO2-CWO5, serving in the MOS 0306 "Infantry Weapons Officer" is designated as a special rank: "Marine Gunner".
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.The size of such “brigada” was a reinforced company up to two regiments.^ For example, the 4th Codis Infantry Regiment may only be made up of 3Companies of Infantry where as the 1st Codis Battalion may consist of any mixing of infantry, airborne, and armored companies.
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^ C. The economic and social affairs committee will be responsible for working to attain economic and social coordination between the two countries and for drawing up the recommendations that will lead to such coordination.
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^ A Battalion only differs from a regiment in that it is made up of different types of companies, where a Regiment is a grouping of only 1 type of unit inside its companies.
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.The “brigada” was a 17th century form of the modern “task force”.^ The French copied the idea later on in the 16th century, which then formed the basis of regimental reorganization in the 17th century.
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.Around the end of the 16th century, companies were grouped into regiments.^ In the 19th century, regiments later differentiated into multi-battalion units each with a Lt. Col.
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^ It evolved into "admyrall" and later "admiral" by the 16th century.
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^ But by the 16th century - and continuing until the end of the Napoleonic Wars - Admirals started functioning as operational commanders at sea, using the ship of the junior captain as FlagShip.
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.The officers commissioned to lead these regiments were in fact called colonels (column officers).^ A CWO is in fact a commissioned officer at that point.

^ These are codified in the Geneva Conventions, which somewhat ambiguously distinguishes "officers", "non-commissioned officers" and "men".
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^ Battalion commanding officer while the 'Colonel of the Regiment' - where the title still exists - handled policy and ceremonial matters.
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.They were first appointed in Spain by King Ferdinand II of Aragon where they were also known as coronellos (crown officers) since they were appointed by the Crown.^ Any enlisted person in the Navy can apply to become a Limited Duty Officer (LDO) once they become an E-6 (First Class Petty Officer).

^ Because the new units were royal or "crown" units they were also called coronelias (after the Latin word corona, meaning crown) and their commanders were known as coronels .
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^ Back in 1505, King Ferdinand of Spain reorganized his army and created twenty units - called colunelas or columns - out of part of it.
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.Thus the English pronunciation of the word colonel.^ The English pronunciation was prevalent during the 14th and 15th centuries with the word being variously spelled as lieftenant, lyeftenant or luftenant.

^ The English spelling was reportedly modified in 1583 to conform with Italian but the pronunciation - to this day - in commonwealth countries is kernal , adapted from the French/Spanish word coronel .
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.The first colonels were captains granted command of their regiments by commission of the King.^ At that time a regiment consisted of three wings - one commanded by the Colonel and the other two by his Lieutenant Colonel and Major.
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^ In the British Army examples of appointments include Chaplain-General, Colonel-Commandant, Colonel-in-Chief, Colonel of the Regiment, Quarter-Master-General, etc.
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^ If a Captain was awarded flag rank but did not also have to command his own ship he was known as Commodore First Class because he had a Flag Captain under his command.
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The lieutenants of the colonel were the lieutenant colonels. .In the 17th century, the sergeant of the colonel was the sergeant major.^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
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^ The 'Sergeant' portion was, however, dropped in the 17th century, which is why the rank is known today as Major General .
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^ The "Sergeant" component of "Sergeant-Major" was dropped in the 17th and 18th centuries as regiments became formalized as an administrative standard.
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.These were field officers, third in command of their regiments (after their colonels and lieutenant colonels), with a role similar to the older, army-level sergeants major (although obviously on a smaller scale).^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
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^ Lieutenant Major is an officer rank corresponding to command of a company of soldiers.

^ Army officers ranking as Major-General or above are verbally addressed as "General" A Lieutenant-Colonel is addressed as "Colonel".
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.The older position became known as sergeant major general to distinguish it.^ It is derived from the older rank of Sergeant Major General.

^ Above that basic rank one finds, from lowest to highest, sergeants, sub lieutenants, lieutenants, captains, majors, and generals.
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^ Nigeria's first Major General was JTU Aguiyi-Ironsi, promoted in 1965 when he became GOC, Nigerian Army.
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.Over time, the sergeant was dropped from both titles since both ranks were used for commissioned officers.^ Enlisted NAF ranks - in order of declining status - are Air Warrant Officer, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Flight Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal and Aircraftman/woman.
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^ Master Chief Petty Officer of the Fleet (MCPOF, pronounced "mic-pof") is a unique non-commissioned rank in a given Fleet within starfleet.

^ If the bride, groom, or both are junior or company-grade officers, their titles appear under their names, followed by the branch of service on the same line: .
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.This gave rise to the modern ranks of major and major general.^ A Major General is a high-ranking officer, normally subordinate to the rank of Lieutenant General and senior to the rank of Brigadier General."Major General" is generally considered to be a 2 star rank.

^ Above that basic rank one finds, from lowest to highest, sergeants, sub lieutenants, lieutenants, captains, majors, and generals.
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^ It is derived from the older rank of Sergeant Major General.

.The full title of sergeant major fell out of use until the latter part of the 18th century, when it began to be applied to the senior non-commissioned officer of an infantry battalion or cavalry regiment.^ In the British military, an Ensign was the lowest rank among commissioned officers in the infantry from the 18th century until 1871 when the rank was abolished and replaced by Second Lieutenant.
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^ NOTE: In the British military, an Ensign was the lowest rank among commissioned officers in the infantry from the 18th century until 1871 when the rank was abolished and replaced by Second Lieutenant.
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^ In company-sized units, the Company Sergeant-Major (CSM) equivalent to E-8 in the United States generally holds the grade of Master Warrant Officer (MWO).
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.Regiments were later split into battalions with a lieutenant colonel as a commanding officer and a major as an executive officer.^ Lieutenant Major is an officer rank corresponding to command of a company of soldiers.

^ Commands a regiment or a battalion and commands a brigade.
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^ "Lieutenant Commander" (equivalent to an Army Major.
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Modern ranks

.Modern military services recognize three broad categories of personnel.^ It is basically an exchange of greetings between military and/or uniformed services personnel.
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^ Yes.  The various locations of military personnel and health records are listed in the table below, according to branch of service, current status, and applicable dates.
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^ We are expected to live the military life without being seen, heard, prepared, paid, or recognized for our service.
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.These are codified in the Geneva Conventions, which distinguish officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted men.^ These are codified in the Geneva Conventions, which somewhat ambiguously distinguishes "officers", "non-commissioned officers" and "men".
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^ Non-Commissioned Officers Non-commissioned officers (NCOs) are enlisted personnel, under the command of an officer, granted delegated authority to supervise other military members or assigned significant administrative responsibilities.
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^ The colors represent a distinction between enlisted service men and officers.

Apart from conscripted personnel one can distinguish:

Commissioned officers

.Officers are distinguished from other military members(or an Officer in Training) by holding a commission; they are trained or training as leaders and hold command positions.^ The Commanding Officers also has many other responsibilities.

^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

^ The Commodore appoints the Promotion Board which normally will include the Battalion Director, Battalion Commander, a member of the faculty, and visiting noncommissioned and commissioned officers.
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Officers are further generally separated into four levels:
  • General, Flag, or Air Officers
  • Field or Senior Officers
  • Company Grade or Junior Officers
  • Subordinate Officer (Naval Cadet or Officer Cadet in the Canadian Forces)

General, Flag, or Air Officers

.Officers who typically command units or formations that are expected to operate independently for extended periods of time (i.e., brigades and larger, or flotillas or squadrons of ships), are referred to variously as General Officers (in armies, marines, and some air forces), Flag Officers (in navies and coast guards), or Air Officers (in some Commonwealth air forces).^ Note the USAAF rank is General of the Army for the WW2 period as the Air Force was actually the Army Air Force at that time.

^ In the air force a squadron of aircraft is a unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group.
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^ The commanding officer of a ship is always referred to as "Captain" regardless of their rank.
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.General Officer ranks typically include (from the most senior) General, Lieutenant General, Major General, and Brigadier General, although there are many variations like Division General or (Air-, Ground-) Force General.^ Major General or Major-General is a military rank used in many countries.
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^ A major general is a high-ranking officer normally subordinate to a Lieutenant General and senior to a Brigadier General.
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^ A Major General is a high-ranking officer, normally subordinate to the rank of Lieutenant General and senior to the rank of Brigadier General."Major General" is generally considered to be a 2 star rank.

.Flag Officer ranks, named after the traditional practice of showing the presence of such an officer with a flag on a ship and often land, typically include (from the most senior) Admiral, Vice Admiral and Rear Admiral.^ As a traditional grade, admiral is the most senior flag officer rank of a naval organization, senior to a captain.

^ As a traditional grade, commodore is the most junior flag officer rank of a naval organization, under an admiral rank (usually under rear admiral) but senior to a captain.

^ Usually it is the most senior field rank.

.In some navies, such as Canada's, the rank of Commodore is a flag rank.^ A naval rank in a small number of Earth's ancient navies (such as the United States Navy), it is placed between ensign and full lieutenant.

^ In most nations, the various grades of General are at the top of the rank structure; but some countries have even higher ranks such as Field Marshal or Marshal.
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^ If a Captain was awarded flag rank but did not also have to command his own ship he was known as Commodore First Class because he had a Flag Captain under his command.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.In the United Kingdom and most other Commonwealth air forces, air officer ranks usually include Air Chief Marshal, Air Marshal, Air Vice-Marshal and Air Commodore.^ Usually it is the most senior field rank.

^ Air Vice Marshal is a military rank used in the Starfleet Air Corps.

^ No officer of the Nigerian Air Force has attained or surpassed the rank of Air Chief Marshal (4-Star General).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.For some air forces, however, such as those of Canada, United States and many other air forces, general officer rank titles are used.^ Titles may be ranks in some Armies but appointments in others.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Naval, air force and cavalry (recce) units use it.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ With minor modification, it now uses Royal Air Force rank titles.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Brazil and Argentina use a system of general officer ranks based on the term brigadier.^ When the term "officers and men" is used what it really implies is that some are qualified as 'gentlemen' while others are not.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The United States avoids confusion between "Brig" as a jail and "Brig" as an abbreviation of 'Brigadier' by using the term "Brigadier-General" shortened to 'Brig-Gen.'
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It is still used as the lowest commissioned officer rank in the navies of some countries eg USA. The word derives from the Latin word insignia which means emblem or banner.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.In some forces there may be one or more superior ranks to the common examples, above, that are given distinguishing titles, such as Field Marshal or General of the Armies (many armies), Fleet Admiral (U.S. Navy), Marshal of the Royal Air Force, or other national air force.^ Titles may be ranks in some Armies but appointments in others.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In most nations, the various grades of General are at the top of the rank structure; but some countries have even higher ranks such as Field Marshal or Marshal.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rank Group 6 : Commanders (popular title, Field Marshal ) .

.These ranks have often been discontinued, such as in Germany and Canada, or limited to wartime and/or honorific promotion, such as in the United Kingdom and the United States.^ A naval rank in a small number of Earth's ancient navies (such as the United States Navy), it is placed between ensign and full lieutenant.

^ OF-10 ranks in the United States can only be attained during war time.

^ How much someone gets depends on his rank and whether he has dependents, with every location in the United States calculated differently depending on the real estate market.
  • Housing allowance drops for most ranks: Military | adn.com 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.adn.com [Source type: News]

.In various countries, particularly the United States, these may be referred to as "star ranks" for the number of stars worn on some rank insignia: typically one star for Brigadier General or equivalent with the addition of a star for each subsequent rank.^ General of the Army is the equivalent rank in the United States Army and the insignia for the two positions were originally the same.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the United States Air Force, General of the Air Force is the highest rank, equivalent to a five star General.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One insignia is worn on each shoulder flap.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the United States, five stars has been the maximum used in all services (excluding the Marines and Coast Guard, which have only used four).^ Ground forces ranks above Colonel (for the U.S. at least) Be , Brigadeer Genral ,one star My ,Major Genral ,two star Little ,Leutenant Genral ,three star Genral ,Genral ,four star of the Army ,Genral of the Army/theater ,five star [only in times of war] Hope this helps.
  • Questions about Military Ranks - Steve Jackson Games Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC forums.sjgames.com [Source type: General]

^ None of which takes away from the fact that you are often doing military work that a active duty Coast Guard member would be doing if the service had the numbers.
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Medal & Ribbon Chart - All Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.allmilitary.com [Source type: General]

^ While in the U.S. five stars has been the maximum used in all services excluding the U.S. Marines, the historical but still substantive ranks of General of the Armies and Admiral of the Navy are notionally referred to as "six star" ranks.
  • eBay Guides - MILITARY RANK A Guide by UncleSamsDEALS 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC reviews.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There has also historically been a theoretical "six-star" rank held by John J. Pershing and to which George Washington was posthumously promoted, referred to as the General of the Armies of the United States.^ Herschel Atkinson for adjustments to the United States Army lower ranks.

^ In the United States Air Force, General of the Air Force is the highest rank, equivalent to a five star General.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A naval rank in a small number of Earth's ancient navies (such as the United States Navy), it is placed between ensign and full lieutenant.

.Additionally, see Admiral of the Navy for the US Navy's Six-Star equivalent, awarded to Admiral George Dewey and subsequently removed after his death.^ In most navies of the world, the equivalent rank is Admiral and the generic term is Flag Officer; however a noteworthy historical exception was the Cromwellian naval rank General at sea.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While in the U.S. five stars has been the maximum used in all services excluding the U.S. Marines, the historical but still substantive ranks of General of the Armies and Admiral of the Navy are notionally referred to as "six star" ranks.
  • eBay Guides - MILITARY RANK A Guide by UncleSamsDEALS 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC reviews.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the Nigerian Navy had already produced Vice-Admiral EA Wey who retired in 1975, equivalent to a Lt. General.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Some titles are not genuine ranks, but either functions assumed by generals or honorific titles.^ Some titles are not genuine ranks, but either functions assumed by generals, or honorific titles.
  • eBay Guides - MILITARY RANK A Guide by UncleSamsDEALS 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC reviews.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Titles may be ranks in some Armies but appointments in others.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In most nations, the various grades of General are at the top of the rank structure; but some countries have even higher ranks such as Field Marshal or Marshal.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For instance, in the French Army Général de corps d'armée is a function assumed by some Généraux de division, and Maréchal de France, which is a distinction denoting the most superior military office, but one that has often neutered the practical command powers of those on whom it is conferred.^ How rank affects spousal friendships is one of those subjects rarely discussed openly in military circles.
  • Relationships - Rank, Wives and Friendship: Wearing Rank - Military Spouse 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspouse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ground Forces suggests that an O10 would be used to command a field army, consisting of three or four corps.
  • Questions about Military Ranks - Steve Jackson Games Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC forums.sjgames.com [Source type: General]

^ They make regulations that are a farce sometimes and most of the time the average military person is the one who has to suffer.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the United States Navy, a Commodore currently is a senior Captain commanding a squadron that is too small for a Rear Admiral to command, although that name has historically been used as a rank.^ Admirals command fleets of ships, as opposed to captains commanding single ships or units.

^ God bless the United States Navy.
  • Contrary Brin: The GOP vs. the U.S. Military: Part Six- Purging the Officer Corps, Indoctrinating the Ranks 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC davidbrin.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Commodores command groups of ships, as opposed to captains commanding single ships or units.

.The title (not rank) of Commodore can also indicate an officer who is senior to a ship's Captain (since only the ship's commander is addressed as Captain while underway).^ Commodores command groups of ships, as opposed to captains commanding single ships or units.

^ Rank Group 3d : Commissioned Officers (popular title, Captain ) .

^ Address officers and enlisted by their ranks.
  • Civilians addressing military folks - Straight Dope Message Board 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC boards.straightdope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Marine Captains are referred to as Major to distinguish themselves while shipboard.^ Major refers to a military rank, just superior to the rank of a land-forces Captain but immediately subordinate to the ranks of Colonel and/or Lieutenant Colonel.

Field or senior officers

.Field officers, also called "field-grade officers" or "senior officers," are officers who typically command units that can be expected to operate independently for short periods of time (i.e., infantry battalions, cavalry or artillery regiments, warships, air squadrons).^ Theoretically a squadron in Aviation and Cavalry units is equivalent to an infantry battalion.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ U.S. Cavalry squadron , or Commonwealth armoured regiment .

^ Canadian Forces: The Regimental Sergeant-Major (RSM) equivalent to E-9 in the United States is the senior appointment in a battalion-sized unit, including infantry battalions and artillery, armoured, engineer, and signal regiments.
  • Honor the NCO Corps by overhauling the rank structure - Page 2 - MilitaryTimes.com Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Field officers also commonly fill staff positions of superior commands.^ The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has the highest position of any member of the US armed forces, but he can't give orders to combatant commanders.
  • [Fantasy] Interaction between Religious and Military Rank in a Militant Order? - Page 2 - Steve Jackson Games Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC forums.sjgames.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Leonard Hall's student body is organized with a student Battalion Commander and Executive Officer, Staff Officers, Company Commanders (one each for high school and middle school), Platoon Leaders, and Squad Leaders.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The term "field(-grade) officer" is primarily used by armies and marines; air forces, navies and coast guards generally prefer the term "senior officer."^ General of the Army General of the Air Force (no USMC equiv) .

^ However, there is not a huge difference in the overall size of each individual branch; e.g, the Army has a little more than 500,000 active duty soldiers, the Marines have nearly 195,000 troops, and the Navy and the Air Force each have approximately 330,000 service members each.
  • Military Spouse Press:: The Invisible Injuries of the Invisible Ranks 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspousepress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

The two terms are not necessarily synonymous.
.Typical army and marine field officer ranks include Colonel (pronounced /ˈkɜrnəl/), Lieutenant Colonel, Major and, in the British army, Captains holding an adjutant's appointment.^ This is how the rank of "Colonel" entered the British Army.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant-Colonel in British English) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and marine corps (and some air forces) of the world, typically ranking above a Major and below a Colonel.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ British Army = 2nd Lieutenant .

.In many Commonwealth countries the field rank of Brigadier is used, although it fills the position held by Brigadier General in other countries.^ The rank is used primarily by the Federation Starfleet , although its Earth predecessor (from which it primarily takes its rank structure) may also have had this grade.

^ Major General or Major-General is a military rank used in the Starfleet Marines.

^ Historically, a Field Marshal used to be subordinate to the Captain-General in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Naval and coast guard senior officer ranks include Captain and Commander.^ The Commodore appoints the Promotion Board which normally will include the Battalion Director, Battalion Commander, a member of the faculty, and visiting noncommissioned and commissioned officers.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The holder of this rank and post is the senior enlisted member of Starfleet, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to Starfleet Commanding Officer.

^ The holder of this rank and post is the senior enlisted member of the Corps and acts as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Corps's Commanding Officer.

.In some countries, the more senior rank of Commodore is also included.^ In comparison to infantry ranking systems, this rank is approximately equivalent to the more senior sergeant grades.

^ It is still used as the lowest commissioned officer rank in the navies of some countries eg USA. The word derives from the Latin word insignia which means emblem or banner.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In some navies of the world, Commodore is considered an "appointment" rather than a true rank, while in others it is a rank.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.In others Lieutenant-Commanders, as equivalents to army and marine Majors, are considered senior officers.^ It is commanded by a Squadron Leader (equivalent to an Army Major).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Lieutenant Major is an officer rank corresponding to command of a company of soldiers.

^ "Lieutenant Commander" (equivalent to an Army Major.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Commonwealth air force senior officer ranks include Group Captain, Wing Commander, and Squadron Leader, where such ranks are still used.^ Rank Group 3d : Commissioned Officers (popular title, Captain ) .

^ Rank Group 4c : Senior Commissioned Officers .

^ The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a Captain General.In the modern Marines, Lieutenant General normally ranks immediately below General and above Major General; it is equivalent to the Flag rank of Vice Admiral, and in Air Forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to Air Marshal.

Company grade or junior officers

.The ranks of junior officers are the three or four lowest ranks of officers.^ The lowest ranking warrant officers serve under a warrant, but they receive commissions from the president upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2.

^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Lance-Corporal - The phrase ' Lance-Corporal ' is derived from the obsolete old Italian word lancepesade meaning "officer of lowest rank."
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Units under their command are generally not expected to operate independently for any significant length of time.^ At that time, I did not expect cooperation from my command when it came time to take my child to the doctor, or to stay home if he was sick.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ For example, under Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector, Britain was divided into eleven military districts each under the command of a Major General.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Company grade officers also fill staff roles in some units.^ His role was to form the companies into a solid regimental unit and keep them in proper formation for battle or route march.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ United States Army and Army Air Force = Staff Sergeant; Technical Sergeant is a higher grade .

^ Leonard Hall's student body is organized with a student Battalion Commander and Executive Officer, Staff Officers, Company Commanders (one each for high school and middle school), Platoon Leaders, and Squad Leaders.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In some militaries, however, a captain may act as the permanent commanding officer of an independent company-sized army unit, for example a signal or field engineer squadron, or a field artillery battery.^ The permanent Army Commander was, therefore, the King.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ It looks like and on some level operates close to military officers rank, but outside the auxiliary does not carry the privedges and power of military rank.
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Medal & Ribbon Chart - All Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.allmilitary.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that there is some disparity with the 'popular' description of Captain; for example in the various Navies this is a much higher rank than it would appear to be, by comparison elsewhere.

.Typical army company officer ranks include Captain and various grades of Lieutenant.^ Lieutenant Major is an officer rank corresponding to command of a company of soldiers.

^ Note that there is some disparity with the 'popular' description of Captain; for example in the various Navies this is a much higher rank than it would appear to be, by comparison elsewhere.

^ In the Starfleet Marines or Starfleet Flight Corps, a Lieutenant Major is typically the commander, or second in command, of a company or squadron.

.Typical naval and coast guard junior officer ranks include grades of Lieutenant Commander, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Junior Grade and Ensign.^ Lieutenant Major is an officer rank corresponding to command of a company of soldiers.

^ As a traditional naval grade, ensign (junior grade) is the most junior line officer rank below the grade of Ensign.

^ As a traditional naval grade, ensign is the most junior line officer rank below the lieutenant grades, usually immediately under lieutenant or lieutenant (Junior Grade).

.Commonwealth (excluding Canada) air force junior officer ranks usually include Flight Lieutenant, Flying Officer, and Pilot Officer.^ In Canada and New Zealand /l?f't?n?nt/ is standard for all branches of the Armed Forces and for other usages such as lieutenant governor or Quebec lieutenant.

^ Enlisted NAF ranks - in order of declining status - are Air Warrant Officer, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Flight Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal and Aircraftman/woman.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

."The [U.S.] commissioned officer corps is divided into 10 pay grades (O-1 through O-10).^ The grade of crewman may further be divided into several "classes", such as "crewman first class", "crewman second class", etc.

^ Lieutenant Colonel (lieutenant-colonel in English from the French grade's spelling) is a rank of commissioned officer in the Starfleet Marine Corps and Starfleet Flight Corps, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel.

^ Why I Left After 14 1/2 Years” — I left because having to teach junior officers their job and then be told to stay in my own pay grade (E-6).
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

.Officers in pay grades O-1 through O-3 are considered company grade officers.^ In company-sized units, the Company Sergeant-Major (CSM) equivalent to E-8 in the United States generally holds the grade of Master Warrant Officer (MWO).
  • Honor the NCO Corps by overhauling the rank structure - Page 2 - MilitaryTimes.com Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why I Left After 14 1/2 Years” — I left because having to teach junior officers their job and then be told to stay in my own pay grade (E-6).
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Army, Air Force and Marine Corps officers are called company grade officers in the pay grades of O-1 to O-3, field grade officers in pay grades O-4 to O-6 and general officers in pay grades O-7 and higher.

.In the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, these pay grades correspond to the ranks of second lieutenant (O-1), first lieutenant (O-2), and captain (O-3), and in the Navy, ensign, lieutenant junior grade, and lieutenant.^ Air Force Rank Badges .
  • Military Rank Insignia Catalogue - Ian Kelly Militaria 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.kellybadge.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ However, there is not a huge difference in the overall size of each individual branch; e.g, the Army has a little more than 500,000 active duty soldiers, the Marines have nearly 195,000 troops, and the Navy and the Air Force each have approximately 330,000 service members each.
  • Military Spouse Press:: The Invisible Injuries of the Invisible Ranks 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspousepress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Officers in the next three pay grades (O-4 through O-6) are considered field grade officers.^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Honor and integrity seemed to mean nothing among many of the field grade and senior officers I met.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rank Group 5b : Field, Air or Sea Grade Officers (popular title, Major-General ) .

.In the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, these pay grades correspond to the ranks of major (O-4), lieutenant colonel (O-5), and colonel (O-6), and in the Navy, lieutenant commander, commander, and captain.^ Note the USAAF rank is General of the Army for the WW2 period as the Air Force was actually the Army Air Force at that time.

^ Finnish Army & Air Force : Kenraalimajuri .

^ Red Army Air Force = Kapitan .

.The highest four pay grades are reserved for general officers in the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, and flag officers in the Navy.^ General of the Corps (GOC) is the highest ranking officer in the Starfleet Marine Corps and is a member of the Starfleet Command.

^ However, there is not a huge difference in the overall size of each individual branch; e.g, the Army has a little more than 500,000 active duty soldiers, the Marines have nearly 195,000 troops, and the Navy and the Air Force each have approximately 330,000 service members each.
  • Military Spouse Press:: The Invisible Injuries of the Invisible Ranks 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspousepress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the second in command on the battlefield, who was normally subordinate to a Captain General.In the modern Marines, Lieutenant General normally ranks immediately below General and above Major General; it is equivalent to the Flag rank of Vice Admiral, and in Air Forces with a separate rank structure, it is equivalent to Air Marshal.

.The ranks associated with each pay grade are as follows: in the Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, brigadier general (O-7), major general (O-8), lieutenant general (O-9), and general (O-10); in the Navy, rear admiral-lower half, rear admiral-upper half, vice admiral, and admiral."^ Note the USAAF rank is General of the Army for the WW2 period as the Air Force was actually the Army Air Force at that time.

^ Finnish Army & Air Force : Kenraalimajuri .

^ Red Army Air Force = Kapitan .

[5][6]

Subordinate/Student Officer

.Officers in Training in the Canadian Armed Forces either Naval Cadet for Naval Training or Officer Cadet for Army or Air Force Training.^ Note the USAAF rank is General of the Army for the WW2 period as the Air Force was actually the Army Air Force at that time.

^ Finnish Army & Air Force : Kenraalimajuri .

^ Red Army Air Force = Marshal Aviatsiyi (Air Marshal).

.In the US and several other western forces, officers in training are referred to as student officers, and carry the rank of Cadet ( the Army, and Air Force) or Midshipman (in the Navy and in some countries, Marines).^ Titles may be ranks in some Armies but appointments in others.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Cadet is a rank which is used at Starfleet Academy to denote students in training to become Starfleet officers.

^ It is also used in some police forces and other paramilitary rank structures.

.These officers may be serving at a military academy, or (as common in the United States), as members of a military training unit attached to a civilian college or university, such as an ROTC unit.^ A naval rank in a small number of Earth's ancient navies (such as the United States Navy), it is placed between ensign and full lieutenant.

^ "Such issues did not concern Americans for most of U.S. history, but are common today," say David R. Segal and Mady Wechsler Segal, authors of the report and director and associate director, respectively, of the University of Maryland's Center for Research on Military Organization.
  • America's Military Population - Population Reference Bureau 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.prb.org [Source type: News]

^ IIRC, you cannot join the military if you are or have been affiliated with a group that "advocates, abets, advises, or teaches" the violent overthrow of the United States Government.
  • The new Nazi army: How the U.S. military is allowing the far-right to join its ranks. | MetaFilter 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.This is due to a common requirement that commissioned officers have at least a four-year degree.^ Also, with my parents in MO, I could not imagine how I would get my baby to my family while I was in the field, which happened at least four times a year.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I had only intended to do four years, but I found myself overseas for 10 years and was unable to finish school due to the courses being offered I already had.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am an officer's wife, the wife of a former enlisted person who earned his commission while on active duty for 15 years.
  • Relationships - Rank, Wives and Friendship: Wearing Rank - Military Spouse 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspouse.com [Source type: Original source]

.The British Army refers to its trainee officers as Officer Cadets (OCdt), who hold no authority over other ranks (except when appointed to carry out a role as part of training).^ While it is a discussion of 'rank' is it not also a discussion of CHARACTER? Is it possible the officer wives who 'wear their spouse's rank" is also a character issue?
  • Relationships - Rank, Wives and Friendship: Wearing Rank - Military Spouse 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspouse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Titles may be ranks in some Armies but appointments in others.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Refer to the list below to find out what documentation you need to prove your current rank or ETS. If you cannot obtain these documents, other forms of proof may be acceptable.

.OCdts are referred to as Mister/Miss until the completion of the early stages of their training, thereafter non-officers will refer to him/her as Sir/Ma'am.^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

.While Cadet has always been a rank of limited authority and prestige (Cadets and US Navy midshipmen have no authority over commissioned personnel, warrants, or officers, only subordinate cadets), Midshipman has historically been a rank with limited leadership responsibility, particularly in the Royal Navy.^ This rank was considered to have the responsibility of a "noncommissioned officer."

^ Both the Royal and Nigerian Navies have both "Warrant Officer" and "Petty Officer" among enlisted ranks.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

.This tradition was continued by the US Navy after its original adoption of the rank, but now US Navy Midshipmen are limited in the same manner as Cadets in the other US services.^ Rank: MCPO Unit: unknown Additional Info: US Navy, destroyers, USS Forrestal during Veitnam Submitter: Paul Coffey .
  • Campbell County, TN, WWII 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.tngenweb.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Perhaps the main thing I did not like about the military was the “politics” and only being able to associate with others at or near your same rank.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, same argument as above, I don’t think anyone’s decision to serve should be limited for any reason other than practical.
  • The new Nazi army: How the U.S. military is allowing the far-right to join its ranks. | MetaFilter 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Additionally, US Marine officers in training are also Midshipmen, trained and educated alongside their naval counterparts, and wear distinctive insignia to indicate their branch of service.^ As for the Warrant Officer - it depends on the branch of service.

^ At that time naval officers were trained at sea.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ To achieve full implementation of the Leonard Hall program, the military curriculum is patterned after that of the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC).
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Note: US Coast Guard Academy students are referred to as cadets, while those attending the military branch's Officer Candidate School are officer candidates.^ The U.S. Coast Guard is a full branch of the military as mentioned previously.
  • http://www.qando.net/ - US Military Insignia 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.qando.net [Source type: General]

^ If all amounts due are not promptly paid, newly enrolling midshipmen will lose their seat in the school; those already attending will not be allowed to attend class.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He now oversees the cadets at the Military Academy at West Point.
  • Talk To Action | DOD: Pentagon Officers Promoted Right Wing Christian Group 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.talk2action.org [Source type: General]

.In the US an alternative to spending four years as a Cadet or Midshipmen is for college graduates with a four-year degree to attend Officer Candidate School (OCS), an intensive twelve week training course designed to convert college graduates into military officers.^ Officers go to officer training school.

^ By virtue of the facts that students often enter mid-year or start Leonard Hall late in middle school years and that promotion opportunities occur only four times a year, midshipmen may not be afforded the opportunity to attain high rank.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also thought I would be able to go to school and at least complete some college courses but due to operational commitment it was not so.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

.Each service has at least one, and usually several, OCS facilities.^ It is one step above the rank of Second Lieutenant, usually promoted after 18 to 24 months service.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Students at these programs are called Officer Candidates.^ These officers are called in when the Military needs to pacify a planet without significant damage, or to pacify terrorists or insurrectionists.
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Warrant Officers

.Warrant officers (as receiving authority by virtue of a warrant) are a hybrid rank treated slightly differently in each country and/or service.^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

^ Enlisted NAF ranks - in order of declining status - are Air Warrant Officer, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Flight Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal and Aircraftman/woman.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Crewman Apprentice is an enlisted naval rate, a type of military rank used by the service organizations of different cultures.

.WOs may either be effectively senior non-commissioned officers or an entirely separate grade between commissioned and Non-Commissioned Officers, usually held by specialist personnel.^ Formerly, this grade had two separate titles: Sergeant, which was considered to be a non-commissioned officer rank, and Senior Airman, which was the equivalent of Specialist in the United States Army.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Senior Airmen were promoted to Sergeant after 12 months' time in grade and completion of the now-defunct Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Personnel of this grade could be addressed simply as chief (or more properly, "master chief"), and sometimes by their job title, such as "master chief specialist."

.In the United States, Warrant Officers are appointed by warrant then commissioned by the President of the United States at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer.^ Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.

^ These commissioned warrant officers are direct representatives of the president of the United States.

^ A naval rank in a small number of Earth's ancient navies (such as the United States Navy), it is placed between ensign and full lieutenant.

Enlisted personnel

.Enlisted personnel are personnel below commissioned rank and make up the vast majority of military personnel.^ The commissioned ranks are the highest in the military.

^ Airman First Class (A1C) is the third enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Airman and below Senior Airman.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.

.They are known by different names in other countries, such as Other Ranks (ORs) in the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth countries, and Non-commissioned members (NCMs) in Canada.^ They are also members of the Non-aligned Movement.
  • Bilad ash-Sham بلاد الشام: August 2008 15 September 2009 23:14 UTC biladsham.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A naval rank in a small number of Earth's ancient navies (such as the United States Navy), it is placed between ensign and full lieutenant.

^ In Canada and New Zealand /l?f't?n?nt/ is standard for all branches of the Armed Forces and for other usages such as lieutenant governor or Quebec lieutenant.

Non-Commissioned Officers

.Non-commissioned officers (NCOs) are enlisted personnel, under the command of an officer, granted delegated authority to supervise other military members or assigned significant administrative responsibilities.^ They can be officers as well, but they are non-commissioned officers (NCOs).

^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

^ The lowest ranking warrant officers serve under a warrant, but they receive commissions from the president upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2.

In U.S. Army parlance: "NCOs are the backbone of the Army!"[1] .They are responsible for the care and direct control of junior military members, often functioning in the smaller field units as Executive Officers.^ Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.

^ While military wives can be friends with whomever they choose, many wives, as Karen discovered early in her husband’s career, find that reality is not always so democratic.
  • Relationships - Rank, Wives and Friendship: Wearing Rank - Military Spouse 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspouse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the danger is immediate enough - they can be executed on the spot by a superior officer (it’s why officers carry sidearms).
  • The new Nazi army: How the U.S. military is allowing the far-right to join its ranks. | MetaFilter 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Even the most senior NCO officially ranks beneath the most junior commissioned officer or warrant officer.^ Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.

^ Rank Group 4c : Senior Commissioned Officers .

^ Rank Group 2c : Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (popular title, Warrant Officer ) .

.However, most senior NCOs have more experience, possibly including combat, than junior officers.^ The original poster cited that Senior Enlisted need to lead junior Officers, and have more experience than them.
  • Honor the NCO Corps by overhauling the rank structure - Page 3 - MilitaryTimes.com Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ And Hispanic officers in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps are more likely than white or black officers to be at the lowest officer grades.
  • America's Military Population - Population Reference Bureau 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.prb.org [Source type: News]

^ For the most part, military records are federal records and are therefore more uniform and reliable than local records.
  • Military Records 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.win.org [Source type: Academic]

.In many armies, because junior officers have a great amount of responsibility and authority but little operational experience, they are paired with senior NCO advisers.^ OJT for leadership is at the E5 level, because they were never NCO's when they were E4's; although there are extremely rare cases of Corporals in the Army, but the vast majority being Specialists.
  • Honor the NCO Corps by overhauling the rank structure - Page 2 - MilitaryTimes.com Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The officers remarks conferred approval of and support to Christian Embassy, and some officers remarks implied that they spoke for a group of senior military leaders.
  • Talk To Action | DOD: Pentagon Officers Promoted Right Wing Christian Group 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.talk2action.org [Source type: General]

.In some organizations, senior NCOs may have formal responsibility and informal respect beyond that of junior officers, but less than that of warrant officers.^ The SS-26 may include a longer range (greater than 400 km) variant for the Russian forces, and a shorter range (less than 300 km) variant for export.
  • Bilad ash-Sham بلاد الشام: August 2008 15 September 2009 23:14 UTC biladsham.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Beyond simple courtesy and respect, which ISTM are more than sufficient reasons, I have to disagree.
  • Civilians addressing military folks - Straight Dope Message Board 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC boards.straightdope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many warrant officers come from the ranks of mid-career NCOs.^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

^ The lowest ranking warrant officers serve under a warrant, but they receive commissions from the president upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2.

^ Officer ranks in the United States military consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers.

.In some countries warrant ranks replace senior enlisted ranks.^ Airman First Class (A1C) is the third enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Airman and below Senior Airman.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Enlisted NAF ranks - in order of declining status - are Air Warrant Officer, Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer, Flight Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal and Aircraftman/woman.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.NCO ranks typically include a varying number of grades of Sergeant and Corporal (Air Force, Army and Marines), or Chief Petty Officer and Petty Officer (Navy and Coast Guard).^ United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank .
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Air Force NCO here.
  • Civilians addressing military folks - Straight Dope Message Board 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC boards.straightdope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United States Army and Army Air Force = Staff Sergeant; Technical Sergeant is a higher grade .

.In many navies the term rate is used to designate specialty, while rank denotes paygrade.^ Crewman Apprentice is an enlisted naval rate, a type of military rank used by the service organizations of different cultures.

^ Nevertheless, historically, there used to be such a rank, equivalent to 'Able' rating until it was phased out.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Ensign (Junior Grade) is a military rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations.

Other enlisted ranks

.Personnel with no command authority usually bear titles such as Private, Airman/Aircraftman, Guard and Seaman (Seaman Recruit in the United States Navy and Coast Guard).^ God bless the United States Navy.
  • Contrary Brin: The GOP vs. the U.S. Military: Part Six- Purging the Officer Corps, Indoctrinating the Ranks 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC davidbrin.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Daily Kos: The GOP vs. the U.S. Military: Part Six- Purging the Officer Corps, Indoctrinating the Ranks. 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: General]

^ A naval rank in a small number of Earth's ancient navies (such as the United States Navy), it is placed between ensign and full lieutenant.

^ Airman First Class (A1C) is the third enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Airman and below Senior Airman.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the United States Marine Corps individuals of all ranks regardless of command status may be referred to as "Marine". In some countries and services, personnel in different branches have different titles.^ Titles may be ranks in some Armies but appointments in others.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In the Marine Corps, Master Sergeants may be referred to by the nickname of "Top".
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United States Marine Corps ranks are as per the United States Army , with minor variations.

.These may have a variety of grades, but these usually only reflect variations in pay, not increased authority.^ At any given time the entire Planetary Command usually has 100-150 regiments of men stations on various worlds, though the size of the force may increase drastically in times of prolonged war.
  • military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.pfrpg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These may or may not technically be ranks, depending on the country and/or service.^ The exception to this exists in countries that have well-developed Naval Aviation forces in which case aviators may wear Naval ranks ].
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Over the years the rank has been further stratified into "3rd Lieutenant", "2nd Lieutenant", "Sub-Lieutenant" and "1st Lieutenant", depending on the branch of service or the country or era.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ But they also illustrate how the same name can mean different ranks in different countries, depending on policy and establishment.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.Each rank gives the individual an indication of how long and how well they have served in combat and training.^ An index card gives the name of the soldier, his rank, and the unit in which he served.
  • Military Records 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.win.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Military training preaches fanaticism about rules, leading to unrealistic expectations of how they will be enforced in the fleet.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The NS also has several junior Tal'Shiar agents under him, and often recruits loyal soldiers from among the ship's ranks to serve him as well.
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Appointment

Appointment refers to the instrument by virtue of which the person exercises his or her authority. .Officers are appointed by a Royal Commission in most monarchies or a Presidential Commission in many other countries.^ This is an unusual rank in the RAF in that holders of Warrant Officer status were addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am" by Other Ranks, and addressed as "Mr", "Miss" or "Mrs" by Commissioned Officers.

^ The Commodore appoints the Promotion Board which normally will include the Battalion Director, Battalion Commander, a member of the faculty, and visiting noncommissioned and commissioned officers.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is still used as the lowest commissioned officer rank in the navies of some countries eg USA. The word derives from the Latin word insignia which means emblem or banner.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.In the Commonwealth, Warrant Officers hold a Royal or Presidential Warrant.^ In company-sized units, the Company Sergeant-Major (CSM) equivalent to E-8 in the United States generally holds the grade of Master Warrant Officer (MWO).
  • Honor the NCO Corps by overhauling the rank structure - Page 2 - MilitaryTimes.com Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Z6M188 Warrant Officer Royal Air Force Rank Badge On RAF Blue-Grey QC Embroidered (Single) 3.00 .
  • Military Rank Insignia Catalogue - Ian Kelly Militaria 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.kellybadge.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ M2O785 Royal Navy Warrant Officer Class 1 Rank Badge Small: Mess Kit Size QC Bullion (Single) 5.00 .
  • Military Rank Insignia Catalogue - Ian Kelly Militaria 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.kellybadge.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In the United States, officers are commissioned by the United States Senate after nomination by the President.^ In the United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, First Lieutenant is the second-lowest ranking commissioned officer.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Formerly, this grade had two separate titles: Sergeant, which was considered to be a non-commissioned officer rank, and Senior Airman, which was the equivalent of Specialist in the United States Army.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the United States, Second Lieutenant is typically the entry-level rank for most Commissioned Officers.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most officers are approved en bloc by voice vote, but flag officers are usually required to appear before the Armed Services Committee and answer questions to the satisfaction of its members, prior to a vote on their commission.^ You must know when and where in the armed forces an ancestor served and whether he was an officer or an enlisted man to search service records.
  • Military Records 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.win.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The Commodore appoints the Promotion Board which normally will include the Battalion Director, Battalion Commander, a member of the faculty, and visiting noncommissioned and commissioned officers.
  • LHJNA 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.lhjna.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These titles were used to distinguish the ruler's most important officers and usually involved a certain amount of negotiation over precedence.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.NCOs are appointed by an instrument of appointment, a written document, often a certificate, usually from the service head.^ These files often include supporting documents like marriage certificates, birth records, death certificates, family letters, discharge papers, and more.
  • GovMilitaryRecords.com - Comprehensive Online Military and Army Records Searches 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC govmilitaryrecords.com [Source type: General]

.Entry into service is often referred to as enlistment throughout the English speaking world, even in countries where soldiers do not technically enlist.^ Technical Sergeants provide technical mentorship to junior enlisted members in preparation for entry into the senior noncommissioned tier and promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over the years the rank has been further stratified into "3rd Lieutenant", "2nd Lieutenant", "Sub-Lieutenant" and "1st Lieutenant", depending on the branch of service or the country or era.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Over the next few months, you will get emails, calls, and/or letters, referring to incidents giving you glimpses into a world where "humanity" has been turned on its head consistently and violently.
  • Military Spouse Press:: The Invisible Injuries of the Invisible Ranks 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspousepress.com [Source type: Original source]

.Sometimes personnel serve in an appointment which is higher than their actual rank.^ (More of an appointment than a rank) .
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Note that there is some disparity with the 'popular' description of Captain; for example in the various Navies this is a much higher rank than it would appear to be, by comparison elsewhere.

^ As a 20-something woman, I experienced more sexual harassment, especially outright propositions, than I expected, mostly from higher ranking officers.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

.For instance, commodore used to be an appointment of captain in the Royal Navy and lance corporal used to be an appointment of private in the British Army.^ In the British Army examples of appointments include Chaplain-General, Colonel-Commandant, Colonel-in-Chief, Colonel of the Regiment, Quarter-Master-General, etc.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The Royal navy retained the position of "Commodore Second Class", as "Commodore" while "Commodore First Class" became "Rear-Admiral."
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Navy Captain - Infantry Captains became part of the Royal Navy as far back as the 11th Century.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

Size of command

Rank and unit size

.To get a sense of the practical meaning of these ranks—and thus to be able to compare them across the different armed services, different nations, and the variations of titles and insignia—an understanding of the relative levels and sizes of each command will be helpful.^ Crewman Apprentice is an enlisted naval rate, a type of military rank used by the service organizations of different cultures.

^ In most nations, the various grades of General are at the top of the rank structure; but some countries have even higher ranks such as Field Marshal or Marshal.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

.The ranking and command system used by U.S. Marine ground forces or U.S. Army infantry units can serve as a template for this purpose.^ Rank: Unit: Additional Info: Served in the army.
  • Campbell County, TN, WWII 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.tngenweb.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Airman First Class (A1C) is the third enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Airman and below Senior Airman.
  • United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.aviationexplorer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In order for there to be a use for the rank system, there would have to be a society structure in the game for all the human characters.
  • Military-type Ranks - Page 2 - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: General]

.It should be remembered that different countries will often use their own systems that don't match the presentation here.^ There are tons of guys who don't cut it in the infantry; I don't see how it should be any different for women.
  • The new Nazi army: How the U.S. military is allowing the far-right to join its ranks. | MetaFilter 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Under this system, starting from the bottom and working up, a Corporal leads a Fireteam consisting of three other individuals.^ On the other hand, the present 'harmonized' NN rank structure (from bottom up) is as follows (according to an official source): .
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ At that time a regiment consisted of three wings - one commanded by the Colonel and the other two by his Lieutenant Colonel and Major.
  • Military Ranks of the Nigerian Army 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.dawodu.com [Source type: Reference]

^ C. The economic and social affairs committee will be responsible for working to attain economic and social coordination between the two countries and for drawing up the recommendations that will lead to such coordination.
  • Bilad ash-Sham بلاد الشام: August 2008 15 September 2009 23:14 UTC biladsham.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A Sergeant leads a Squad consisting of three fireteams.^ The basic unit of the ground forces is the terval ("squad"), consisting of 5-13 troopers typically commanded by one sergeant and one sub lieutenant.
  • military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.pfrpg.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

As a result, a full squad numbers 13 individuals. Squads usually have numbered designations (e.g., 1st Squad).
.Generally, in most armies and marine units, a Lieutenant or equivalent rank commands a Platoon, which can consist of three or four squads.^ In most nations, a Lieutenant General ranks immediately below a General and above a Major General.
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^ The naval equivalent to a Major is, in most nations, the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
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^ "Lieutenant Commander" (equivalent to an Army Major.
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.For example, in U.S. Marine infantry units, rifle platoons usually consist of three rifle squads of 13 men each, with a Navy Corpsman, the Platoon Commander, and a Platoon Sergeant (i.e., a Staff Sergeant who serves as second-in-command).^ He served as squad leader, operations sergeant, and Bradley gunner, and platoon sergeant.
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^ The word squad is in popular use with the American military - as a sub-unit (or 12 man section) of a platoon, usually led by a sergeant or staff sergeant, and consisting of three fire teams of four men each.
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^ Ranks may seem to reflect the Royal merchant marine (mainly among junior enlisted men) and Royal navy (mainly among senior enlisted men and officers).
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An infantry platoon can number from 42 to 55 individuals, depending on the service. Platoons are usually numbered (e.g., 1st Platoon) or named after their primary function (e.g., Service Platoon).
.A Captain or equivalent rank commands a Company, usually consisting of four Platoons (three line platoons and one heavy weapons platoon).^ Commands a platoon, and may sub-command a company.
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^ Commands a platoon and sub-commands a company.
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^ Organization SF Equivalent Rihan Translation Consists of Commanded by squad ter'val 5-13 troopers 1 sergeant and 1 sub lieutenant Platoon rost'val 2-3 squads Lieutenants (20-50 troops) Companies al'gess'val 3-4 platoons Captains (80-175 troops) Brigades unsha'val Majors Battalions tresh'val Generals Regiments lagor'val .
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His headquarters can include a First Sergeant and as many as seven others. As such, a Company can comprise from roughly 175 to 225 individuals. .Equivalent units also commanded by Captains are Batteries (for field artillery units) and Detachments.^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
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^ General of the Army: The term is peculiar to the United States military as its equivalent of 'Field Marshal.'
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^ The Captains-General often got preoccupied with state and ceremonial matters and so the real operational Army Commander in the field was often his deputy - the Lieutenant-General .
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In English speaking countries, a Company (or troop in the Cavalry or Armor, and Battery in the Artillery) is usually designated by a letter (e.g., A Company). In non-English speaking countries, they are usually numbered. .In most Commonwealth armies a company is commanded by a Major, assisted by a Captain.^ "Lieutenant Commander" (equivalent to an Army Major.
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^ Such a Captain was considered to be in 'general' command of the "whole army" rather than part of it.
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^ It is commanded by a Squadron Leader (equivalent to an Army Major).
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.A Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent rank commands a Battalion or a Squadron, often consisting of four companies, plus the various members of his headquarters.^ The naval equivalent to a Major is, in most nations, the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
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^ The rank of Lieutenant Colonel is often verbally shortened to simply "Colonel".
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^ Organization SF Equivalent Rihan Translation Consists of Commanded by squad ter'val 5-13 troopers 1 sergeant and 1 sub lieutenant Platoon rost'val 2-3 squads Lieutenants (20-50 troops) Companies al'gess'val 3-4 platoons Captains (80-175 troops) Brigades unsha'val Majors Battalions tresh'val Generals Regiments lagor'val .
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.A battalion is around 500–1,500 men and usually consists of between two and six companies.^ The two men expressed “satisfaction” about growing co-operation between Russia and Israel, the Kremlin reported.
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^ The Chevron for CMSAF was originally designed with chevrons that consisted of six lower and two upper ones.
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^ Among armoured forces, a squadron of tanks or armoured vehicles consists of two or more 'troops' (usually three to four armoured vehicles each) along with headquarters and supporting arms.
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.A Colonel or equivalent commands a Regiment or Group, often consisting of four battalions (for an Infantry unit) or five to six Air Groups (for a Wing).^ Theoretically a squadron in Aviation and Cavalry units is equivalent to an infantry battalion.
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^ Commands a regiment or a battalion and commands a brigade.
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^ In the 19th century, regiments later differentiated into multi-battalion units each with a Lt. Col.
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.Battalions and Regiments are usually numbered, either as a separate Battalion or as part of a Regimental structure (e.g., 1-501st Infantry in the US Army).^ For example, the 4th Codis Infantry Regiment may only be made up of 3Companies of Infantry where as the 1st Codis Battalion may consist of any mixing of infantry, airborne, and armored companies.
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^ The Royal Army also adopted the regimental structure by copying the French.
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^ I, 8th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, Infantry, U.S. Army.
  • Military Veterans - Sutfin/Sutphen/Sutphin 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.fred.net [Source type: Reference]

In these latter, abstractions cease to be helpful and it becomes necessary to turn to an actual unit. .The 1st Battalion of the 1st Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force consists of three infantry companies, one weapons company, and one headquarters and service company.^ Infantry Division, as section leader,instructed men in combat tactics, close order drill, and use of weapons.
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^ For example, the 4th Codis Infantry Regiment may only be made up of 3Companies of Infantry where as the 1st Codis Battalion may consist of any mixing of infantry, airborne, and armored companies.
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^ At that time a regiment consisted of three wings - one commanded by the Colonel and the other two by his Lieutenant Colonel and Major.
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.Above that, the 1st Marine Regiment (aka First Marines) consists of four such Battalions and one headquarters company.^ For example, the 4th Codis Infantry Regiment may only be made up of 3Companies of Infantry where as the 1st Codis Battalion may consist of any mixing of infantry, airborne, and armored companies.
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^ A Battalion only differs from a regiment in that it is made up of different types of companies, where a Regiment is a grouping of only 1 type of unit inside its companies.
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^ A to K. The first Company I had previously served as 1st Company G, 50th Regiment VA Infantry.
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.Marine Air Control Group 18 of 1st Marine Air Wing of the III Marine Expeditionary Force consists of four squadrons, one battery, and one detachment, a mix of different-sized units under a regimental equivalent-sized unit.^ VC-25A Air Force One .
  • Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.military.cz [Source type: Academic]

^ In the air force a squadron of aircraft is a unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group.
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^ However, there is not a huge difference in the overall size of each individual branch; e.g, the Army has a little more than 500,000 active duty soldiers, the Marines have nearly 195,000 troops, and the Navy and the Air Force each have approximately 330,000 service members each.
  • Military Spouse Press:: The Invisible Injuries of the Invisible Ranks 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.milspousepress.com [Source type: Original source]

.The next level has traditionally been a Brigade, commanded by a Brigadier General, and containing two or more Regiments.^ Commands a regiment or a battalion and commands a brigade.
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^ Commands a regiment or a battalion, may sub-command a brigade, and may run a war college.
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^ Above the algessval level one finds unshaval ("brigades"), treshval ("battalions"), and finally lagorval ("regiments").
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But this structure is considered obsolete today. .At the present time, in the U.S. Army, a Brigade is roughly equal to or a little larger than a Regiment, consisting of three to seven battalions.^ For example, the 4th Codis Infantry Regiment may only be made up of 3Companies of Infantry where as the 1st Codis Battalion may consist of any mixing of infantry, airborne, and armored companies.
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Strength typically ranges from 1,500 to 3,500 personnel. In the U.S. Marines, Brigades are only formed for certain missions. .In size and nature they are larger and more varied collections of Battalions than is common for a Regiment, fitting them for their traditional role as the smallest formation able to operate independently on a battlefield without external logistical tactical support.^ I suspect that it's not more widespread than it is in the larger society, but when you're talking about the military, both military and civilian leaders have the right to hold the military to a higher standard.
  • The new Nazi army: How the U.S. military is allowing the far-right to join its ranks. | MetaFilter 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There can be up to 100 to 150 regiments of men stationed on various worlds, though in times of civil unrest or war, they may exceed this number.
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^ I think this has more to do with the nature of the gang problem here than anything else.
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Brigades are usually numbered (e.g., 2nd Brigade).
.The level above Regiment and Brigade is the Division, commanded by a Major General and consisting of from 10,000 to 20,000 persons.^ Commands a regiment or a battalion and commands a brigade.
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^ Organization SF Equivalent Rihan Translation Consists of Commanded by squad ter'val 5-13 troopers 1 sergeant and 1 sub lieutenant Platoon rost'val 2-3 squads Lieutenants (20-50 troops) Companies al'gess'val 3-4 platoons Captains (80-175 troops) Brigades unsha'val Majors Battalions tresh'val Generals Regiments lagor'val .
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^ The Colonels typically reported to the Sergeant Major General and Lieutenant General but in some instances of large army formations where there were just too many regiments, 'Brigades' were created - under Brigadiers - each comprised of three or more regiments (or battalions).
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.The 1st Marine Division, for example, is made up of four Marine Regiments (of the type described above), one Assault Amphibian Battalion, one Reconnaissance Battalion, two Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions, one Combat Engineer Battalion, one Tank Battalion, and one Headquarters Battalion—totalling more than 19,000 Marines.^ Perhaps ironically, considering its total lack of political power and military authority, the Gai`Shian has more ranks than the Galae.
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^ There is more > than one way to conquer a country."
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^ For example, the 4th Codis Infantry Regiment may only be made up of 3Companies of Infantry where as the 1st Codis Battalion may consist of any mixing of infantry, airborne, and armored companies.
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.(Within the Headquarters Battalion are one Headquarters Company, one Service Company, one Military Police Company, one Communications Company, and one Truck Company.^ I exited military service with a hardship discharge after 17 years of service and I don’t regret one minute of either decision.
  • MilitaryWoman.org: Why Women Leave the Military 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.militarywoman.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Leonard Hall's student body is organized with a student Battalion Commander and Executive Officer, Staff Officers, Company Commanders (one each for high school and middle school), Platoon Leaders, and Squad Leaders.
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^ Service: U.S. Army Dates: Conflict: Revolutionary War First Lieutenant, Captain Porter's company, First Battalion, Somerset Co., NJ, March 7th, 1777.
  • Military Veterans - Sutfin/Sutphen/Sutphin 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.fred.net [Source type: Reference]

) .An equivalent elsewhere within the same Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) might be a MEF Logistics Group (MLG) - which is not a regimental-sized unit (as the word "group" implies), but rather a large support unit consisting of several battalions of support personnel.^ In the United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, First Lieutenant is the second-lowest ranking commissioned officer.
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^ United States Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard rank structure - Military Rank .
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^ The basic unit of the ground forces is the terval ("squad"), consisting of 5-13 troopers typically commanded by one sergeant and one sub lieutenant.
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Divisions are normally numbered, but can be named after a function or personage.
.Considering such a variety of units, the command sizes for any given rank will vary widely.^ During the Cold War, with the rise of the Strategic Air Command, it was proposed that General of the Air Force be reestablished and granted to senior Air Force generals, such as the commander of NORAD. As a result, General of the Air Force can still be seen on modern insignia charts and it is still considered an official rank of the United States Air Force.
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^ At any given time the entire Planetary Command usually has 100-150 regiments of men stations on various worlds, though the size of the force may increase drastically in times of prolonged war.
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^ In most nations, the various grades of General are at the top of the rank structure; but some countries have even higher ranks such as Field Marshal or Marshal.
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Not all units are as troop intensive as infantry forces need to be. Tank and Artillery crews, for example, involve far fewer personnel. .Numbers also differ for non-combat units such as quartermasters, cooks, and hospital staff.^ So the feeling I get is that there are three different tiers that people would be interested in: Tier 1- (Enlisted) Non-Decay XP, small rewards, such as resources, weaponmods, etc.
  • Military-type Ranks - Page 2 - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: General]

.Beyond this, in any real situation, not all units will be at full strength and there will be various attachments and detachments of assorted specialists woven throughout the system.^ Should we remove the x-files.After all people may think theres something really out there.
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^ Now that I am out, I realize that there is still a common bond tying us all together: we are all veterans.
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^ Yes there is security and they will clothe and feed you but is it really worth all the demoralization that takes place?
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.The 1st Marine Division is part of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, which also includes the 3rd Marine Air Wing, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (as required), three Marine Expeditionary Units (featuring helicopter groups), and a Battalion-sized Marine Air Ground Task Force.^ Airman First Class (A1C) is the third enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Airman and below Senior Airman.
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^ The Air Force is the closest military force to IF, the organization that Ender takes part of.
  • Ender's Game 15 September 2009 23:14 UTC english.byu.edu [Source type: General]

^ He obtained the rank of SGT 1st Class on February 1, 1950 while stationed at Albrook Air Force Base, Canal Zone, Panama.
  • Military Veterans - Sutfin/Sutphen/Sutphin 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC www.fred.net [Source type: Reference]

.In the U.S. Marine Corps there are three Marine Expeditionary Forces.^ In the United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, First Lieutenant is the second-lowest ranking commissioned officer.
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^ The rank is also used in the United States Air Force and the United States Marine Corps.
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^ As an Erien is the 6th standard rank in the corps, and only the 2nd rank in the navy, it is not surprising that there is a large amount of animosity between these two forces.
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.In the U.S. Army, the level above Division is called a Corps instead of an Expeditionary Force.^ In the United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, First Lieutenant is the second-lowest ranking commissioned officer.
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^ Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant-Colonel in British English) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and marine corps (and some air forces) of the world, typically ranking above a Major and below a Colonel.
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^ Service: U.S. Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force Dates: Conflict: World War II He was a brother to Vernon Sutfin, listed elsewhere.
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.It is commanded by a Lieutenant General.^ Examples include Lieutenant Colonel (ie substitute for a Colonel), Lieutenant Commander (ie substitute for a Navy Commander), Lieutenant General (ie substitute for a General.
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^ The rank traces its origins to the Middle Ages where the title of Lieutenant General was held by the second in command on the battlefield, normally subordinate to a Captain General.
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^ The Captains-General often got preoccupied with state and ceremonial matters and so the real operational Army Commander in the field was often his deputy - the Lieutenant-General .
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.In many armies, a Corps numbers around 60,000, usually divided into three divisions.^ EndersGameEssayResponses.pdf > This study guide has many useful questions which are neatly divided up into daily units and gives a basis for dividing the unit into time units.
  • Ender's Game 15 September 2009 23:14 UTC english.byu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Posted by Burghol at 1.8.08 Luttwak's obsessions number three, which he manages to roll into a grand Theory of the World: Bush, Jihadism and Homosexuality.
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^ This activity divides the class into many small groups.
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Corps (and similar organizations) are normally designated with roman numerals and their nationality when operating in a Combined (international) force, e.g. V (US) Corps, VIII (ROK) Corps, II MEF, I Canadian Corps.
.During World War II, due to the large scale of combat, multiple Corps were combined into Armies commanded in theory by a General (four stars), but often by a Lieutenant General (three stars), and comprising as many as 240,000 troops.^ World War II 1941-1945 .
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^ "Lieutenant Commander" (equivalent to an Army Major.
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^ The Colonels typically reported to the Sergeant Major General and Lieutenant General but in some instances of large army formations where there were just too many regiments, 'Brigades' were created - under Brigadiers - each comprised of three or more regiments (or battalions).
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.Armies are numbered by spelled-out numerals or functional titles, using their nationality in "combined" forces (e.g., Eighth US Army, Third ROK Army, British Army of the Rhine).^ With Army and Air Force personnell, you can often abbreviate the title: Lieutenant Smith, Sergeant Jones.
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^ Lieutenant Colonel (Lieutenant-Colonel in British English) is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and marine corps (and some air forces) of the world, typically ranking above a Major and below a Colonel.
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^ Until 1922, the British Army used the term "Brigadier-General" but chose to revert to the less wordy term "Brigadier."
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.These were in their turn formed into Army Groups, these being the largest field organization handled by a single commander in modern warfare.^ If women are still not allowed to serve in certain groups of the military, like the Army Frontal Infantry, how can we expect to allow openly gay men into those groups?
  • Gays in the Military: Voices From the Ranks - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These ranks may be considered to be equivalent to a full General or to a Field Marshal, depending on the army in question.
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^ Students will be organized into different armies based off the book.
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Army Groups included between 400,000 and 1,500,000 troops. Army Groups received Arabic numeral designations and national designations when combined.
.These examples illustrate a standard that holds true all over the world and throughout military history, namely that higher rank generally implies command of larger units in a nested system of ranks and commands.^ A General is an officer of high military rank.
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^ When the military starts cutting checks in my name, I will start recognizing rank.
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^ In order for there to be a use for the rank system, there would have to be a society structure in the game for all the human characters.
  • Military-type Ranks - Page 2 - Stargate Worlds Game Forums 16 January 2010 19:52 UTC forums.stargateworlds.com [Source type: General]

.The specific size of a command for any given rank will, however, depend on the task the unit performs, the nature of weapons used, and the strategies of warfare.^ My wish is that CME would leave ranks completely command dependent.
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^ In fact the Sergeant Major - at that time a field officer next in rank to the Lieutenant Colonel - was the second or third in command of a whole regiment or similar sized unit.
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^ In 1748 the Royal navy created three grades of Captain, depending on the size and complexity of the ship commanded.
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See also

Common military ranks
Officers
Navies Armies Air forces
Admiral of
the Fleet
Marshal /
Field Marshal
Marshal of
the Air Force
Admiral General Air Marshal
Commodore Brigadier Air Commodore
Captain Colonel Group Captain
Commander Lt. Colonel Wing Commander
Lt. Commander Major / Commandant Squadron Leader
Lieutenant Captain Flight Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant Lieutenant Flying Officer
Ensign 2nd Lieutenant Pilot Officer
Midshipman Officer Cadet Officer Cadet
Seamen, soldiers and airmen
Warrant Officer Sergeant Major Warrant Officer
Petty Officer Sergeant Sergeant
Leading Seaman Corporal Corporal
Seaman Private Aircraftman

References

  1. ^ Rosignoli, Guido (1984). World Army Badges and Insignia Since 1939. Dorset: Blandford Press.
  2. ^ CCC - China's Upcoming Leadership Changes and the PLA
  3. ^ http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+al0155)
  4. ^ unknown; translated by Urgunge Onon, revised by Sue Bradbury (1993) [1228]. "Chapter Nine: Chinggis Khan's military and civil administration" (hardback). Chinggis Khan: The Golden History of the Mongols. London: The Folio Society. pp. 116. "Within the units of a thousand men he [Chinggis Khan] appointed commanders over groups of a hundred, and within those over groups of ten. The main units he made part of larger contingents of ten thousand, appointing commanders to rule over them. This is all nonsense." 
  5. ^ http://www.defenselink.mil/prhome/poprep2000/html/chapter4/chapter4_2.htm
  6. ^ http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/insignias/officers.html
  • Oxford Classical Dictionary, 2nd edition, 1996: strategoi.
  • Warry, John Gibson (1980) Warfare in the classical world: an illustrated encyclopedia of weapons, warriors, and warfare in the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome. New York, St. Martin's Press.

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