Sergeant Major of the Army–Controversial First Sergeant Major of the Army

Sergeant major is a non–commissioned officer who is usually selected for appointment by the Department of the Army who is chosen from the list of senior non–commissioned officers or warrant officers. Sergeant major positions vary from Command Sergeant Major and Sergeant Major of the Army but both are of the same pay grade (E–9). Those who are selected in this position are the embodiment of success in their ch Read More...
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Army Second Lieutenant – In the Line of Fire

Army second lieutenant is the entry – level rank for commissioned officers and usually commands a platoon size of 16 to 44 soldiers. Individuals who have gained attendance in an ROTC program or have completed at least a 4 years college course and Officer Candidate School may gain entrance as a Second Lieutenant in the military. Lawyers and medical professionals may receive direct commission as second lieutenant a Read More...
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Army First Lieutenant–Undercover Mission of First Medal of Honor Recipient

An army first lieutenant is a junior commissioned officer that is above the rank of a second lieutenant and below the rank of a captain. A first lieutenant is promoted from second lieutenant after 18 months in the army. There is not much difference between the two ranks except for the pay and experience. The first lieutenant’s duty includes leading a specialty platoon or being assigned to as an executive officer Read More...
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Army Captain John Edward Swanson–Beyond the Call of Duty

Army captain is a commissioned officer rank who acts as a commander or second-in-command of a company, artillery battery, cavalry troop or Commonwealth squadron. A captain holds the pay grade of O – 3. It is the rank above the first lieutenant and below the major. It is considered the highest rank a soldier can achieve while in the field. An army captain basically commands a company sized unit and are usually cal Read More...
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Army Major Stonewall Jackson – Following the Enemy is True Cavalry

Army Major is the most junior of the junior ranks and is just above the captain and below the rank of a lieutenant colonel. A major is often referred to as a “Commandant” particularly in France but it is also called as “Captain-Major”. The rank is also used in some police forces as well as in other paramilitary rank structures and is also equivalent to the rank of a lieutenant commander with Read More...
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