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  Comparative military ranks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comparative military ranks are a means of comparing military rank systems of different nations as a means of categorizing the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another.
Ranks and insignia of the National Socialist Flyers Corps
Comparative military ranks and insignia of current communist states (China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam)
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 Comparative military ranks of Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comparative military ranks of Korea refer to the ranks and insignia maintained by the three primary military powers on the Korean Peninsula, those being the South Korean military, the armed forces of North Korea, and the military forces of the United States.
Most ranks of South and North Korea are identical, with some exceptions including some supreme North Korean ranks which have no equivalent in South Korea or the United States.
The rank is denoted by a gold collar pip and, in the case of the ROK Navy, a broken sleeve stripe.
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 Military rank
Military rank, or simply rank, is a system of grading seniority and command within military organizations.
A separate set of ranks was also used for secular, and occasionally ecclesiastic, rulers, as discussed in Ranks of nobility and peerage.
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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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Lieutenant general
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 Canadian Forces, the rank of Lieutenant-General (LGen) (Lieutenant-général or Lgén in French) is a Army or Air Force rank equal to a Vice-Admiral of the Navy.
Category: Military ranks Comparative military ranks are a means of comparing military rank systems of different nations as a means of categorizing the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> major   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In most comparative military scales a Major is ranked as a "Level 4" (O-4) officer although some systems (among them the NATO rank codes) list a Major as a Level 3.
In several European navies, the rank of Major was used in the term "Pilot-Major" to denote the senior deck officer of a vessel in contrast to the Captain (or Captain General) who was typically an Army officer, with little naval knowledge, assigned to command the mission on which a vessel was embarked.
The rank of Major General arose during the 18th century, and was a shortening of the rank Sergeant Major General.
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 Red Army - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On August 5, 1921 the Academy became the Military Academy of the RKKA (Военная академия РККА), and in 1925 the Frunze (М.В.
In 1934, Mongolia and the USSR, recognising the threat from the mounting Japanese military presence in Manchuria and Inner Mongolia, agreed to co-operate in the field of defence.
It is unclear why exactly the military forces were summoned into the city, but the goal clearly wasn't to overthrow Gorbachev (who was on the Black Sea at the moment) or the government.
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 Wikipedia: United States Army
Commissioned officers are assigned to a branch of service until they reach the rank of Brigadier General, where it is assumed that they are competent to command soldiers of all branches.
This experience has repeatedly shown that rank is no indicator of leadership ability, and that leaders will emerge during times of hardship and conflict.
The civilian executive is the Secretary of the Army, formerly the Secretary of War, at the founding of the Republic.
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 Comparative military ranks of World War II - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Comparative military ranks of World War II From Biocrawler
For modern ranks refer to Comparative military ranks.
Until 1944 there was no higher rank in the Red Navy than Admiral, when Admiral of the Fleet was introduced (even higher-ranking Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union was established only in 1955).
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 CAPTAIN : Encyclopedia Entry
The military rank of Captain is ranked three steps lower than a naval Captain, and has no special authority with respect to a ship and is just another passenger or crew member whilst on board.
In Judge Advocate General units, Captain is the entry-level rank for Lawyers who already have their academic degree and are members of a Bar.
In the fictional universe of Star Trek, which assigns ranks in a manner similar to the United States Navy, the rank of Captain is typically given to Starfleet officers in command of starships.
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 Military rank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A separate set of ranks was also for secular and occasionally ecclesiastic rulers as in Ranks of nobility and peerage.
The use of formalized ranks came into use with the Roman Legions after the introduction of reforms by consul Gaius Marius which were completed around 60 CE.
In the complexity of modern military structrure designation Master is often used with the ranks Sergeant and Corpral to denote an NCO is a specialist.
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 Facts about commodore rank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The military rank of commodore is used in some navies for officers who command more than one ship, but are not senior enough to be made admirals.
In 1996 the rank of commodore was made a substantive rank in the Royal Navy: previously it had been merely a temporary rank, and commodores used to revert to the rank of captain at the end of their posting.
The rank title also lost its "line command" status when, in 1863, the chiefs of the Bureaus of Medicine and Surgery, Provisions and Clothing, Steam Engineering, and Construction and Repair were given the rank of commodore.
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 Comparative military ranks of Korea Information
Comparative military ranks of Korea refer to the ranks and insignia maintained by the three primary military powers on the Korean Peninsula, those being the South Korean military, the armed forces of North Korea, and the military forces of the United States.
Most ranks of South and North Korea are identical, with some exceptions including some supreme North Korean ranks which have no equivalent in South Korea or the United States.
The rank is denoted by a gold collar pip and, in the case of the ROK Navy, a broken sleeve stripe.
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 Wikipedia: Royal Air Force
The two services were amalgamated on April 1, 1918 to form the RAF under the supervision of the Air Ministry.
Over the summer of 1940 the RAF held off the Luftwaffe in an air war, perhaps the first of its kind, contributing immensely to the delay and cancellation of Germany's planned invasion of England (Operation Sea Lion) and helping to turn the tide of World War II.
Modern military aircraft carry both systems, and also warning receivers that let the pilot know if the aircraft is locked onto by a radar, or targeted by a heat seeking missile.
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 Major - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The rank originated in English as Sergeant-Major, and was the third-in-command of a regiment.
The rank is used in the United States Army, United States Air Force, and United States Marine Corps, and is the equivalent of a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard.
The rank of Major is considered the first field grade officer grade and warrants gold trim worn on the visor of the cap.
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 General
General is a high military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations refer to high-ranking generals as marshals.
In the navies of the world, the rank of full admiral is equivalent.
In the US military, a General of the Army wears five stars, a general wears four stars, a Brigadier General wears one star, a Lieutenant General wears three, and a Major General wears two.
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 Captain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank, and has different meanings both at sea and in the military.
If higher ranking persons give the nautical captain orders, they are very careful to say what they want done rather than specifiying how the orders are to be carried out -- as even exalted rank doesn't give the right to interfere in how a nautical captain runs his or her ship.
Captain is the rank of a commissioned officer between Commander and Commodore or Admiral (1 star).
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 TISS Project on the Gap Between the Military and Civilian Society
The purpose of this project was to investigate the gap between the military and American society: its extent, whether it is growing or narrowing, and the implications for military effectiveness and civil-military cooperation.
I believe that this attitude has become morewidespread in the military over the past twenty-seven years with the end ofthe draft and the shift of the armed forces to an all-volunteer military,with the unintended consequence that the two communities have fewerconnections than during the Cold War.
It is more likely tohappen when the military profession is highly respected, yet when publicinterest in military affairs slackens, and when the sons and daughters whomake up the military ranks come from a narrower segment of the population.If you think this sounds a bit like a description of the United Statestoday, you're correct." p.
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 Civil Service Systems in Comparative Perspective
A typical case is military employment, where a Liutenant General, for instance, receives a salary based on his rank, whether he heads a regiment, is in charge of a military academy or has been assigned a diplomatic destination.
Similarly, the state apparatus was recurrently exposed to the predatory activity of certain dominant social groups, alternately the most concentrated capitalist sectors, the representatives of the domestic bourgeoisie (small and medium size entrepreneurs), the labor unions or even the members of the permanent bureaucracy.
As regards the composition of the public sector, the most conspicuous changes produced under military authoritarianisms were reflected in the degree of political like-mindedness of high level civil servants with members of the governing coalition.
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 Sergeant - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The rank of sergeant or its equivalent is common to the police of many countries.
In the United States Army, although there are several ranks of sergeant, the lowest carries the title of Sergeant, referred to as buck sergeant when needed to distinguish it from the higher ranks.
In the German language, the rank of Sergeant is known as Feldwebel.
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 General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
General is a high military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations refer to high-ranking generals as Field Marshals.
At first it was added as an adjective to existing names of ranks, yielding "Captain-General", "Lieutenant-General" and the like, used to distinguish the ruler's most important officers and usually made up as needed for individuals, often involving a certain amount of negotiation over precedence.
The different ranks of general are identified by the number of stars worn; a General of the Army wears five stars, a General four stars, a Lieutenant General three stars, a Major General two stars, and a Brigadier General one star.
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 ipedia.com: Comparative military ranks Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Note that the US military usually uses O-1 to 0-11 to symbolize officer, and not the NATO codes of OF-1 to OF-10 in which all subaltern officers are classed as OF-1 (O-1 and O-2 in US).
A Warrant Officer in UK Services is a senior enlisted rank not comparable to the various grades of Warrant Officer in the US.
Note about ranks: if the ranks of the IDF are to be translated one-to-one to Western rankss then a "Rav Aluf" is equivalent to Lieutenant General (since Major General is "Aluf").
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 ipedia.com: Corporal Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Corporal (Cpl) is the second rank of non-commissioned officer in the British Army and Royal Marines, falling between Lance Corporal and Sergeant.
In the Household Cavalry all non-commissioned ranks are designated as different grades of corporal up to Regimental Corporal Major (who is a Warrant Officer class 1).
There is no actual rank of corporal however, and the ranks progress directly from Lance Corporal to Lance Corporal of Horse (who is effectively equivalent to a corporal).
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 Ranks - Bloodwiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
NCO ranks include a varying number of grades of Sergeant (Army, Air Force or Marines) or Petty officer (Naval).
There were a number of corporals and duty sergeants assigned to each company (the number varied depending on the timeframe, but typically 5 of each rank for a company of about 60-70 men).
Promotion for officers was based on seniority within their regiment, which meant that someone had to die, transfer, or resign before promotions took place.
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 Lieutenant commander: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The corresponding rank (rank: Relative status) in the British Army (British Army: the british army is the land armed forces branch of the british military....
He or she may be commanding officer (commanding officer: An officer in command of a military unit) or executive officer (executive officer: The officer second in command) (second-in-command (second-in-command: Someone who relieves a commander)) of a smaller ship or installation.
This distinction was abolished when the rank of lieutenant-commander was introduced, the new rank taking the insignia and army equivalence of a senior lieutenant.
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 Comparative military ranks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The military rank system is a means of categorizing the hierarchy of an armed force.
Military rank for details on the history of the rank system.
This page was last modified 19:58, 17 Jun 2005.
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 Country Rankings 2007 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
WHO ranking of the world's health systems (2000)
This page of ranking of countries is based on figures from the 2007 CIA world factbook and other sources.
As a rule the data used to rank the countries is as of January 2007.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Comparative military ranks
This article is a list of various states' armed forces ranking designations.
Comparisons are made between the different systems used within nations to categorizing the hierarchy of an armed force compared to another.
Ranks and insignia of the National Socialist Flyers Corps
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 Rotmistrz -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Rotmistrz was a military rank in Poland from the 15th century to the mid-20th century.
In earlier times it was a field-grade rank, with the Rotmistrz serving as the commander of an infantry (rota piechoty) or cavalry regiment (chorągiew jazdy).
This article on a military rank or appointment is a stub.
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 ipedia.com: British Army Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Officers and some other ranks were equipped with a Webley Mk IV revolver.
It was during this period that the Brodie helmet was introduced, giving one of the classic visual attributes of the tommy.
See British military history of World War II For the foundation and exploits of the Commandos, see British Commandos.
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 Comparative military ranks of World War II - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Comparative military ranks of World War II - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Comparative military ranks of World War II The following table shows comparative ranks of major Allied and Axis powers during World War II.
Until 1944 there was no higher rank in the Soviet Navy than Admiral.
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