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  Department of Defense Rank Insignias - Officers Rank
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.
Warrant officers hold warrants from their service secretary and are specialists and experts in certain military technologies or capabilities.
They derive their authority from the same source as commissioned officers but remain specialists, in contrast to commissioned officers, who are generalists.
www.defenselink.mil /specials/insignias/officers.html   (222 words)

  Officer (armed forces) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A non-commissioned officer is a military member holding a position of authority who has obtained it by promotion from within the enlisted ranks.
A Warrant Officer may be simply a high-ranking non-commissioned officer whose position has been affirmed by warrant from the bureaucracy directing the force, or may be a separate grade altogether, sometimes actually holding a commission (known as a "Commissioned Warrant Officer").
Officers, non-commissioned officers, and junior ranks in almost every country of the world are segregated along the lines of the Prussian system of messing, where eating facilities, accommodation, and social facilities are kept separate to ensure relations between various ranks stay strictly professional.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commissioned_officer   (525 words)

 Military police -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In wartime, military police are primarily concerned with installation security, close personal protection of senior military officers, management of (additional info and facts about prisoners of war) prisoners of war, traffic control, route signing and resupply route management, as well as their primary policing roles.
The head of the military police is commonly referred to as the (The supervisor of the military police) Provost Marshal.
The status of military police is usually prominently displayed on the (Armor plate that protects the head) helmet and/or on an (A band worn around the upper arm) armband, (Armor plate that protects the arm) brassard, or arm or shoulder flash.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mi/military_police.htm   (1265 words)

 OFFICERS - Online Information article about OFFICERS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 16th century an officer was a lieutenant of, not in, a particular regiment, and the higher officers were general, lieutenant-general and major-general of a particular army.
On first joining his unit the young officer is put through a course of preliminary drills, lasting, as a rule, for from three months (infantry) to six months (cavalry), though the time depends upon the individual officer's rate of progress.
The officer is then taken in hand by the commanding officer of his regiment, battalion or brigade.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /NUM_ORC/OFFICERS.html   (6374 words)

 Argentina military junta members top officers and ministers
Military governor of Tucuman in 1976 and 1977.
Menendez was sentenced to prison in the second series of trials against top military officers, but was set free after serving only a small part of his sentence as a result of military pressure.
Riveros was sentenced to prison in the second series of trials against top military officers, but was set free after serving only a small part of his sentence as a result of military pressure.
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 What Makes a Professional?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
he questions of whether military officers ought to receive systematic education in ethics and, if so, what the form and substance of that education ought to be are a subset of a broader range of questions concerning the formation appropriate to professionals in all fields.
The first of these is that officers cannot possess or sustain the autonomy they require for exercising professional judgment without understanding what goods served by their professional practice and publicly evidencing a commitment to serve these goods.
In the case of military officers, this means that autonomy will not be granted by the community (and those who govern the community) unless the officers display the appropriate military skills and evidence a commitment to establish and protect peace.
www.usafa.af.mil /jscope/JSCOPE00/Kennedy00.html   (4232 words)

 Job opportunities in the armed forces
Officers, who make up the remaining 15 percent of the Armed Forces, are the leaders of the military, supervising and managing activities in every occupational specialty of the Armed Forces.
Most warrant officers had started at Grade W-1 or W-2, depending upon their occupational and academic qualifications and the branch of service of which they were a member, but warrant officer is not an entry-level occupation and, consequently, these individuals all had previous military service.
In addition to receiving their basic pay, military personnel are provided with free room and board (or a tax-free housing and subsistence allowance), free medical and dental care, a military clothing allowance, military supermarket and department store shopping privileges, 30 days of paid vacation a year (referred to as leave), and travel opportunities.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos249.htm   (5434 words)

 Honor, Confidence and Commitment Symbolize Military Officers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One conclusion they are reaching is that today's military is not the same one that their fathers and grandfathers served in.
In addition to being an officer in NOAA, Jones has been an officer in the Navy, a deputy sheriff in Portsmouth, Va., and a maximum-security correctional officer in Greenville, N.C. Today he represents NOAA in day-to-day operations with the University of Hawaii Marine Center in Hawaii while pursuing a master's degree.
In considering the military or private industry to begin a career, observers say it most likely it will come down to the graduate's understanding of the "uniqueness" between the Armed Forces and corporate America as determined by their roles and missions.
www.black-collegian.com /career/career-reports/military2001-2nd.shtml   (1640 words)

 Military Loans
Units That Work With Civilians Often Disregarded, Soldiers Claim Experienced military troops who are trained to communicate with foreign audiences are neglected and underutilized, argue the authors of "United States Special Operations Command," a new book that is sparking debate within the special operations community.
Military loans are available for all ranks and branches, 24/7, worldwide, from $500 to $10,000.
The most significant restriction is a 36 percent APR cap on loans to Service members and their dependents, protecting military families from excessive APR rates.
www.militaryspot.com   (752 words)

 Interviewing Military Officers - DRCLAS News Winter 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I decided that to understand the actions of a repressive State toward its citizens, especially toward the women I was studying, I needed to speak with high-ranking military officers who shape that doctrine.
Or perhaps, it emerges from the idea that military officers are more open with women they believe to be naive and thus, less threatening.
Other researchers and journalists on Guatemala cautioned me that military officers would only provide stock answers or no answers at all: the Guatemalan military was one of the most secretive, least researched institutions in Central America, they warned.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~drclas/publications/revista/women/schirmer.htm   (1395 words)

 US Military   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Military job, career and training opportunities in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air and Army National Guard for enlistees, officers and reserves.
Includes message boards, military news, and a job bank in association with recruiters of former military officers and enlisted personnel.
However, officers and crew are certified by the Coast Guard, and officers are commissioned in the Naval Reserve or another uniformed service.
technicaljobsearch.com /job-banks/military.htm   (1544 words)

 Pentagon Quietly Resumes Training Indon Military Officers
JAKARTA - The U.S. Defense Department has quietly resumed training Indonesian military officers in the United States, restoring a key element of the Pentagon's relationship with Indonesia that was suspended last year after Indonesian soldiers took part in the violence that engulfed East Timor.
The government also is investigating dozens of military officers, including the now-suspended armed forces chief, General Wiranto, for human rights abuses in East Timor, and the country's attorney general this week promised that suspects would be brought to trial within three months.
The military, for instance, had an allotment of seats in Parliament and in certain top civil-service posts, and it has been involved in a vast array of business ventures, from construction firms to pharmaceutical companies and textile production.
www.etan.org /et2000a/february/13-19/19penta.htm   (688 words)

 egypt tombs military officers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tombs of the military officers of that period are located in the northern part of the Gurnah necropolis, and the tombs we are concerned with here follow that rule.
His tomb, with its biographical texts, provides a first rate testimony for the important military events of the reign of Tuthmosis III as well as for the identity of his successor, Amenophis II, who is indeed described as the son of Tuthmosis III, a detail of utmost importance which is explicitly mentioned only here.
In the tombs belonging to military officers, one looks for a mention of the campaigns in which they took part and since those took place mainly in Syria, we find representations of the population and of the produce found beyond Sinai.
www.osirisnet.net /tombes/nobles/4mil/e_4mil.htm   (2098 words)

 Collection of Military Quotations :: Officers
"Officers [are] a reflection of their men, more restrained because their training is more complete, more resourceful because they have more responsibility, but the same fears are a little deeper buried in them, the same longings are more tightly locked in their hearts." p.48.
It might be thought that an officer living in such close contact with his men would soon become on familiar terms with them.
This easily happens and often enough the officer's authority seems to become shared out among the men, leaving him with the ultimate responsibility for decisions he may not have been alone in making.
www.philipjohnston.com /quot/miloff.htm   (1078 words)

 Enlisted Personnel and Officers (from military education) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Their origins date from the late 17th century, when European countries began developing permanent national armies and navies and needed trained officers for them—though the founding of academies themselves did not begin until the mid-18th century and later.
General training instills those qualities that prepare one for a life in the military: physical strength, mental discipline, self-confidence, loyalty, and the ability to follow the orders of superior officers.
The academy's primary focus is preparing students to be military officers.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-204668   (810 words)

 Retired military officers come out, knock policy
Three retired military officers -- two generals and an admiral -- who have been among the most senior uniformed officers to criticize the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for homosexuals in the military disclosed Tuesday that they are gay.
They are the highest-ranking military officers to acknowledge that they are gay since Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, who was discharged from the Washington State National Guard in 1992 for being a lesbian.
The officers were reluctant to discuss their personal relationships, in part, they said, for fear of the consequences to themselves and loved ones.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/12/10/MNGCN3K1E31.DTL   (908 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Philippine military officers held
Five junior army officers are under arrest in the Philippines for inciting rebellion against the government.
The five were part of a group who appeared on television accusing the government of using the military to spy on opposition politicians.
The network showed what appeared to be a group of junior officers, their faces hidden behind a large Philippine flag.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/asia-pacific/3440243.stm   (294 words)

 Policy Let US Hold Detainees in Secret, Military Officers Say
Members of the same military intelligence unit that are implicated in the deaths and abuse at Bagram were later involved in abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, according to a report first published by Knight Ridder and subsequently confirmed by two major investigations by the Army and the Department of Defense.
The military officers who spoke with Knight Ridder said the Army policy at Bagram Air Base placed every detainee who was brought into the facility in temporary limbo for up to two weeks.
David Howlett, the top military lawyer for Gen. Paul Kern, who oversaw the investigation conducted by Fay and Jones, said not all the Article 143 detainees were ghost detainees, because some of the detainees who weren't permitted to talk to the ICRC were properly registered.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0908-20.htm   (1761 words)

 The Henna Page - The Encyclopedia of Henna - Henna for military officials, leaders, and warriors in 18th and 19th c ...
Portraits of Iranian men from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, as well as traveler’s diaries, show that high-ranking military officers and government leaders hennaed their fingernails.
There is less evidence for Iranian military officials and government leaders using henna in the late 19th century.
The portraits show officers and leaders wearing gloves, or with their hands closed so the nails cannot be seen, grasping their weapons, or without hennaed nails.
www.hennapage.com /henna/encyclopedia/war/talons.html   (633 words)

 Military Officers Association of America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Military Officers Association of America (MMOA) officially opened its 2004 “Base/Post Scholarship” program on November 1, 2003, and will be offering individual $1,000 grants to 50 dependents of active duty personnel worldwide.
MOAA is the nation’s leading association for military officers, with nearly 380,000 members.
Membership is open to active duty officers and warrant officers, Reserves and National Guard, plus former or retired officers and warrant officers, and surviving spouses.
www.marforres.usmc.mil /Links/MOAA.html   (235 words)

 Military Academy School -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To provide focused academic, military and physical instruction in a moral-ethical military school environment in order to prepare and motivate candidates for success at the United States Military Academy.
The U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School, known as USMAPS, the Prep School, or West Point Prep, was formally established in 1946, but the "history" of "prepping" of soldiers for West Point has been done since Congress enacted legislation in 1916 authorizing appointments for soldiers to West Point.
As a military school with a career focus, West Point Prep also develops the foundation of professional and physical attributes needed for growth as an officer in the U.S. Army.
www.militaryacademyschool.com /american-revolution-schools-for--traini...   (658 words)

 Intelligence officers implicated in Abu Ghraib - Nightly News with Brian Williams - MSNBC.com
Lynndie England last week there was direct testimony by a military intelligence officer that three intelligence officers were present during the abuse of three prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
At least one intelligence officer is seen throwing a toy football at the prisoners.
Generally, under military law, the failure to halt or report illegal activity could be considered dereliction of duty.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5663747   (483 words)

 Online NewsHour: Military Endorsements -- September 25, 2000
We hire senior officers hoping they're smart enough and have finesse enough to deal with these issues, but they are forced on them.
I think a general or admiral who has risen to four stars brings to the table, to the political campaign, whichever side of the aisle it, is brings a certain degree of confidence, enjoys a degree of confidence by the American public.
And I think it puts the uniformed military of today, those that are on active duty, that puts a bigger burden on them and an unfair burden on them, I think, as they go about their day-to-day business of leading the young men and women of the armed forces.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/military/july-dec00/military_9-25.html   (1581 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | West holds Africa security talks
Military officers from the US and Europe are reported to have met to discuss terrorism and the security of oil supplies in Africa.
US officials say the meeting is the first in a series designed to provide the main forum for an exchange of security information about Africa.
This was a gathering of senior military officers from European powers that once colonised Africa, along with the US, Canada and the UN.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/3767751.stm   (221 words)

 Ex-Military Jobs - Jobs for Ex-Military
Bradley-Morris specializes in the placement of Junior Military Officers (JMOs) into careers that leverage JMOs' leadership, educational background and management skills.
As a transitioning military officer or an ex-military officer seeking employment in Corporate America, you will have the opportunity to pursue a career in fields such as engineering, technical management and operations.
No other military placement firm offers this comprehensive yet flexible process.
www.bradley-morris.com /bmi_militaryofficers.html   (610 words)

 USATODAY.com - Before affirmative action, minority military officers were few   (Site not responding. Last check: )
WEST POINT, N.Y. — At the U.S. Military Academy, 4,000 cadets wear the same gray uniforms, eat lunch in unison in 24 minutes or less, and are all in their barracks by 11:30 p.m.
Christman and other military leaders argued that in the 1960s and 1970s, racial disparity between the increasingly integrated enlisted ranks and the low percentage of fl officers led to "racial polarization, pervasive disciplinary problems and racially motivated incidents in Vietnam."
About 30% of the military's current rank and file, compared to about 13% of the officers, are fl, Hispanic or American Indian.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2003-06-16-academy-gns_x.htm   (846 words)

 Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Bradenton, FL Chapter
With nearly 400,000 members the Military officers Association of America (MOAA) is a strong voice in Washington that includes active duty, Reserves, National Guard, retired and former officers from the seven uniformed services.
When combined with other military organizations in the Military Coalition we are "one powerful voice." By joining together at the local level with other members of the Manatee Veterans Council, we can be sure our concerns will be heard by our local, state and national leaders.
All retired or former officers of the seven uniformed services, active duty, National Guard and Reserve Officers are welcome.
www.orgsites.com /fl/moaa-bc   (1565 words)

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