The Academy Sergeant Major is the senior non-commissioned officer instructor at a military academy which has traditions derived from the British military. ...more on Wikipedia about "Academy Sergeant Major"
Acting Lance Daffadar was the equivalent rank to Lance Corporal in British Indian Army cavalry units, ranking below Lance Daffadar. In other units the equivalent was Lance Naik. Like a British Lance Corporal, he wore a single rank chevron. ...more on Wikipedia about "Acting Lance Daffadar"
An adjutant (from the Latin adiutor, itself from the verb adiutare, "to help") is an officer who assists a more senior officer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adjutant"
Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea). Crusaders learned the term during their encounters with the Arabs, perhaps as early as the 11th century. The Sicilians and later Genoese took the first two parts of the term and used them as one word, amiral. The French and Spanish gave their sea commanders similar titles. As the word was used by people speaking Latin or Latin-based languages it gained the "d" and endured a series of different endings and spellings leading to the English spelling "admyrall" in the 14th century and to "admiral" by the 16th century. ...more on Wikipedia about "Admiral"
Admiral (admiraal) is a rank of the Royal Netherlands Navy (Koninklijke Marine) that can be held by either an Naval officer appointed by the government or a member of the royal family. The nobility connection to the rank of Admiral possibly originated in 1830 when King William I promoted his son prince Frederik (who was already the Secretary of State for War and Navy) to the rank of Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The next promotion to Admiral took place in 1879 when King William III made his brother, Prince Hendrik, Admiral to honor him for a long career in the Navy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Admiral (Netherlands)"
Admiral (Amiral). ...more on Wikipedia about "Admiral (Sweden)"
Admiral of the Fleet is a supreme naval position that has existed in historical navies and still exists in several modern-day navies. The rank is typically held by the most senior Admiral of an entire naval service. Admiral of the Fleet can trace its origins to the Middle Ages, where the title was typically granted to a nobleman who was appointed by a monarch to raise and command a navy for a specific campaign. ...more on Wikipedia about "Admiral of the Fleet" Please inform your friends about shortopedia
Admiral of the Navy is a senior-most rank of a naval service, with its origins in the Middle Ages. A United States Admiral of the Navy is considered the equivalent of a six-star rank. In the British Royal Navy, the rank is known as Admiral of the Fleet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Admiral of the Navy"
Air forces of most of the countries use ranking system simular to Armies. However, the RAF and the air forces of many Commonwealth countries, or those formerly under a British influence, use a different set of ranks loosely based on naval equivalents; Lieutenant, Commander, Captain and Commodore are prefixed for air force use with Flight, Wing, Group and Air, respectively (the first three being the units that they used to command). ...more on Wikipedia about "Air force officer ranks"
Aircraftman (AC), or Aircraftwoman (ACW), is the lowest rank in the Royal Air Force, ranking below Leading Aircraftman and having a NATO rank code of OR-1. The rank was introduced on the formation of the RAF in 1918, replacing the Royal Flying Corps rank of Air Mechanic 2nd Class. There used to be two grades: Aircraftman 1st Class (AC1) and Aircraftman 2nd Class (AC2; also colloquially known as an "AC plonk"). There is no rank insignia associated with this rank. Aircraftmen are generally known as "erks". ...more on Wikipedia about "Aircraftman"
Airman is a term used to refer to any enlisted personnel in the United States Air Force or Other Ranks in the Royal Air Force (in which airwoman is also seen). It is also a specific United States Air Force rank and United States Navy rate. More informally, it can refer to any member of an air force or to any pilot, military or civilian. ...more on Wikipedia about "Airman"
Airman Basic (AB) is the lowest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just below Airman. It is categorized as E-1 on the U.S. military pay scale. ...more on Wikipedia about "Airman Basic"
Airman First Class (A1C) is the third enlisted rank in the United States Air Force, just above Airman and below Senior Airman. It is a member of the Junior Enlisted Tier of the Air Force Rank Structure, with the NCO and Senior NCO tiers being above it. ...more on Wikipedia about "Airman First Class"
Anthypolokhagos is used in the Greek language to mean " Second Lieutenant". In the modern Hellenic Army the rank is the lowest commissioned officer rank and is inferior to an Ypolokhagos ( First Lieutenant). ...more on Wikipedia about "Anthypolokhagos" Whatever You're Into, Get Into http://www.shortopedia.com. shortopedia
Antisyntagmatarhis is used in the Greek language to mean " Lieutenant Colonel". ...more on Wikipedia about "Antisyntagmatarhis"
Apothecary General was a British and American military post held during the times of the American Revolution. ...more on Wikipedia about "Apothecary General"
An aquilifer was the standard bearer of a Roman legion. The name derives from the type of standard, aquila meaning " eagle", which was the universal type used since 104 BC; before that time the wolf, boar, bull and horse were also used. The standard was the most important possession of the legion and its loss was a terrible disgrace. The aquilifer's position was accordingly one of enormous prestige, and he was ranked immediately below the centurions and above the optios, receiving twice the pay of an ordinary legionary. Unlike other standard bearers (such as signifers), the aquilifer probably did not wear an animal skin and went bareheaded (no contemporary depiction of an aquilifer shows him with a headdress or helmet). He carried a small circular shield called parma that could be strapped on if his hands were already full with the standard and a weapon. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aquilifer"
Armies have military rank systems that are often used by other military services such as air forces or Marines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Army officer ranks"
Ataman (variants: wataman, vataman, otaman, Cyrillic: атаман (Russian), ватаман (Russian, regional), отаман (Ukrainian)) was a title of Cossack and haidamak leaders of various kinds. The term was also used for the leader of a fisherman artel and of a band of robbers or thieves. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ataman"
The Band Sergeant Major (BSM) is the senior playing musician in a British Army band and holds the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2. He also functions as the band's senior non-commissioned officer, has various administrative duties and is trained in conducting. Prospective BSMs attend a special three-week course at the Royal Military School of Music, one of which is run every year. The equivalent rank in the Household Cavalry is Band Corporal Major (BCM). ...more on Wikipedia about "Band Sergeant Major"
Bey is the Turkish word for "chieftain," traditionally applied to the leaders of small tribal groups. In historical accounts, many Turkish, other Turkic and Persian leaders are titled bey, beg or beigh. They are all the same word with the simple meaning of "leader." The regions or provinces where beys ruled or which they administered were called beylik, roughly meaning "emirate" or "principality" in the first case, "province" or "governorate" in the second. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bey"
A boatswain, often phonetically spelled bosun, is a warrant officer or petty officer in charge of a ship's anchors, cordage, colors, deck crew and the ship's boats. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boatswain"
Bombardier is a military rank used in Commonwealth countries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bombardier (rank)"
Brigadier is a rank in the British Army, Royal Marines, Australian Army, New Zealand Army, and several other armies, ranking above Colonel and immediately below Major-General. It was introduced in 1928 to replace the short-lived appointment of Colonel-Commandant that had replaced the rank of Brigadier-General in 1922. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brigadier"
Brigadier General (sometimes known as a one-star general from the United States insignia) is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brigadier General"
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