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  United States Army Rank Insignia@Everything2.com
Insignia for rank dates back to the early armies of Europe, in which almost anything may have been used as a symbol of a person's power or position, from swords to horses.
Enlisted pesonnel are the backbone of the military and are the ones who perform the functions and carry out the orders.
The insignia is worn as embroidered in subdued colors on cloth patches and sewn to the collar of the BDU or the shoulders of a flight suit.
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 Science Fair Projects - British Army enlisted rank insignia
Enlisted ranks is not a term used in the British Army, and is only used in this article's title for the sake of consistency with rank listings in other countries; not least those of the United States.
The pre-war infantry rank of Colour Sergeant had generally given way to the ranks of company sergeant-major and quartermaster-sergeant in 1914 when the four-company organisation was introduced.
Both of these ranks, their squadron and battery equivalents, and staff-sergeants in other arms, wore three chevrons and a crown, although in 1915 company, battery, squadron and troop sergeant-majors became warrant officers class II (by Army Order 70) and thereafter wore a single large crown, without any chevrons, on each forearm.
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 Introduction: British Army Rank Insignia
The rank was introduced throughout the British Army in 1871 to replace the rank of Ensign, although it had long been used in the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Fusilier regiments.
It was introduced in the British Army in 1928 to replace the short-lived appointment of Colonel-Commandant that had replaced the rank of Brigadier-General in 1922.
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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 Overview of Rank Insignia
The rank of chief petty officer was established in 1894.
The rank of Army ensign was long gone by the time the rank of Navy ensign was established in 1862.
This comes from British tradition: Generals were appointed for campaigns and often called "captain generals." Their assistants were, naturally, "lieutenant generals." At the same time, the chief administrative officer was the "sergeant major general." Somewhere along the way, "sergeant" was dropped.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Senior Chief Petty Officer
Khaki, in British or European parlance, is a type of light brown fabric with a green tinge, or the colour of such fabric.
Sergeant Major of the Army insignia (U.S. Army) Sergeant Major of the Army flag (U.S. Army) The Sergeant Major of the Army is a unique rank in the United States Army.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Insignia Master Gunnery Sergeant is the ninth and highest enlisted rank (along with the grade-equivalent rank of Sergeant Major) in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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 Science Fair Projects - British Army officer rank insignia
Originally insignia were worn on the collar, but were moved to the shoulder boards in 1880 for all officers in full dress, when the system of crowns and stars was reorganised.
From 1871, the rank of Ensign (Cornet in cavalry regiments) was replaced with the rank of Second Lieutenant, which had no insignia.
From 1928 the latter was replaced with the rank of Brigadier with the rank insignia used to this day.
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 DefenseLink News Article: Insignia: The Way You Tell Who's Who in the Military
The rank of chief petty officer was established in 1894.
The rank of Army ensign was long gone by the time the rank of Navy ensign was established in 1862.
This comes from British tradition: Generals were appointed for campaigns and often called "captain generals." Their assistants were, naturally, "lieutenant generals." At the same time, the chief administrative officer was the "sergeant major general." Somewhere along the way, "sergeant" was dropped.
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 British Army enlisted rank insignia - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The pre-war infantry rank of Colour Sergeant had generally given way to the ranks of company sergeant-major and quartermaster-sergeant in 1914 when the four-company organisation was introduced.
Both of these ranks, their squadron and battery equivalents, and staff-sergeants in other arms, wore three chevrons and a crown, although in 1915 company, battery, squadron and troop sergeant-majors became warrant officers class II (by Army Order 70) and thereafter wore a single large crown, without any chevrons, on each forearm.
The rank was placed in suspension in 1940 and no new appointments were made, but it was never officially abolished.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Argentine Army officer rank insignia
The rank of Senior Colonel is a honorary rank for long-serving colonels who have not been promoted to Brigade General; the rank is considered inferior to Brigade General but superior to Colonel.
The rank of Brigadier-General was abolished in the British Army and Royal Marines in 1922.
The rank was the equivalent to the United States Navy rank of Commodore, which later became known as Rear Admiral Lower Half.
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The rank of corporal in artillery units follows the British convention and is styled Bombardier (Bdr) — thus a Master Corporal is a Master Bombardier (MBdr).
It is the most common rank held by National Servicemen, who are usually promoted to the rank near the end of their active-duty obligation.
Corporal (Cpl) is the second rank of non-commissioned officer in the British Army and Royal Marines, falling between Lance-Corporal and Sergeant.
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In 1858, the Army adopted a basic pattern consisting of a round, brimless cap with a short leather visor, a chinstrap, and a badge on the front of the crown.
Unit and rank insignia were worn sporadically on the front of the hat based on individual taste and unit practice.
Enlisted men were to wear a darkened bronze collar disc indicating their branch, but many also wore the U.S. national disc instead.
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 Army Dress Uniform
Army Blue emerged from 18th century warfare, when battle formations required Soldiers to stand elbow to elbow with smoothbore muskets, and colorful uniforms provided unit cohesion amid the clouds of fl-powder smoke.
To distinguish among units of the Continental Army after 1779, uniforms displayed colored facings on the collar, cuffs and lapels of the blue coat, by group of states, not regiment, as in Europe.
Army officers and noncommissioned officers wore stripes on the trousers, and metal insignia for each branch also appeared on Soldiers’ tall, felt uniform caps.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Airman Basic
If holding the rank of Airman Basic at their first permanent duty station, they are capable of performing basic tasks under close supervision.
A private is a military soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).
SgtMaj - SMOMC Master Gunnery Sergeant Insignia Master Gunnery Sergeant is the ninth and highest enlisted rank (along with the grade-equivalent rank of Sergeant Major) in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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 Trenches on the Web - Special: Rank Insignia of the German Army, 1914-1918
In 1910, the Army field uniform was modernized, mainly by changing the color from blue to field grey.
The modernized uniform standards maintained the rank insignia for Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers, most of which had been in use since the 18th Century Almost immediately after the start of the war, the German High Command realized that the pre-war uniform standards could not be maintained.
NCO's rank insignia was mostly confined to rings of lace around the cuff, and lace edging and buttons on the collar.
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Instead of rank insignia, privates wear the insignia of their branch (armour, infantry etc) on the left collar of the battle dress uniform (BDU).
However current appointees retain their rank until such time as they are promoted and in addition the ranks are in active use for temporary appointments on international missions.
As regards commissioned officers in the Swedish Army, 2nd Lieutenants are to serve as platoon leaders or 2IC of platoons, Lieutenants as platoon leaders and, sometimes, as 2IC of a company.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Technical Sergeant
Within the enlisted Air Force, promotion to TSgt has historically been the second most difficult rank to achieve (only the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, capped by Federal law, has lower promotion rates) and is the most difficult promotion most career Air Force members achieve.
Corporal is a rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Code OR-4) in use by several militaries, police forces or other uniformed organizations around the world.
Sergeant Major of the Army insignia (U.S. Army) The Sergeant Major of the Army is a unique rank in the United States Army.
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 ipedia.com: Military rank Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A separate set of ranks was also used for secular, and occasionally ecclesiastic, rulers, as discussed in Ranks of nobility and peerage.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army of the 1960s and 1970s is a rare example of a military which attempted (quite unsuccessfully) to abolish rank.
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 CE.
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 Ranks of the Irish Army - Company Sergeant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Company Sergeant (CS) (Sáirsint Complachta in Gaelic) is a non-commissioned officer rank in the Irish Army equivalent to a First Sergeant in the United States Army and a Warrant Officer Class 2 in the British Army.
The subdued rank insignia has smaller chevrons, and the badge is in larger proportion to avoid confusion with other ranks.
In the Artillery Corps, the rank is known as Battery Sergeant (Bty Sgt or BS) and in the Cavalry Corps it is known as Squadron Sergeant (SS).
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 A PROPOSAL TO REFORM THE ENLISTED RANKS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
In addition to changing the rank titles and insignia, it is also recommended that the grades commensurate with the billets of platoon sergeant and squad leader be lowered by one level for a more reasonable ratio of NCOs to privates.
Currently, the senior enlisted member of a US Army infantry platoon is typically a sergeant first class (E-7) and squads (each of which consists of up to about a dozen men) are usually led by staff sergeants (E-6) with two sergeants (E-5) each to assist them.
To follow the precedent established by the existence of insignia representing the senior enlisted advisers to the service chiefs, the insignia for this appointment could be the same as for other E-9 personnel but with the Joint Staff emblem between the chevrons and the arcs.
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 The Military And Wars - Military Rank And Insignia
The term as a military rank seems to come from the Sixteenth Century when individuals had the privilege of enlisting or making private contracts to serve as private soldiers in military units), sergeants, lieutenants, captains, colonels, generals, and several now-obsolete ranks like coronet, subaltern and ensign.
In the Navy, captain was the highest rank until Congress created flag officers in 1857 — before then, designating someone an admiral in the republic had been deemed too royal for the United States.
In 1841, Navy petty officers received their first rank insignia — an eagle perched on an anchor.
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Insignia (the plural of Latin insigne: emblem, symbol) is a symbol or token of personal power, status or office, or of an official body of government or jurisdiction.
Insignia are especially used as an emblem of a specific or general authority.
Official insignia are often protected by law as to allow their use only by people holding a specific office or staff members action on behalf of such a person.
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 Part 3, Uniform Insignia
In addition to the rapid evolution of the US enlisted uniform there was also a revolution in the type and design of decorations authorized to be worn on the uniform.
However besides it obvious decorative appeal the adoption of the various unit designations to the neutral Army blue was rooted in the necessity of commanders being able to identify a body of troops in the distance, determine its nature and quickly identify the organization.
However by 1917 the Enlisted collar device was a pair of quarter size darkened bronze disks attached one on each side of the standing collar.
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 Rank & Insignia - World War II Rank
These various marks are called insignia and usually consist of two types: the metal insignia which you will wear on the lapel of your coat, and the colored hat cord which you will wear on your service hat.
To assist you in becoming quickly familiar with the various types of insignia and so that you can tell at a glance to which arm or service a soldier may belong, they are shown in figure 1.
The insignia of grade worn by all officers on each shoulder loop of the coat, overcoat, or olive-drab shirt when worn without the coat, are shown in figure 4.
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 Naval traditions: Names of ranks
In 1862 the Masters wore a gold bar for rank insignia, which became a silver bar in 1877.
On land, there had been Lieutenants in the British and other armies for several centuries so it was logical to have the rank on duty in 1775 with our Army.
Their rank insignia had to contrast with the gold so they wore silver bars.
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 The Ultimate Military rank - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Chinese People's Liberation Army of the 1960s and 1970s and the Red Army of 1918-1935 are the rare examples of military which attempted (quite unsuccessfully) to abolish rank.
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.
NCO ranks include a varying number of grades of Sergeant (Army, Air Force or Marines) or Petty officer (Naval).
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 British Army officer rank insignia Information
From medieval times, devices such as pennants and shield patterns through to the full development of heraldry had been used to identify very senior ranks such as the monarch or other leaders of armies.
Today, when in combat dress (dress state 95) the 'rank slide' is worn on the centre of the chest, rather than on the shoulder.
Ensign: lowest subaltern rank in infantry regiments; replaced in 1871 by Second Lieutenant, but still used in some Guards regiments.
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