178 relations: Able seaman (rank), Air Training Corps, Aircraftman, Airman, Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste, Argentine Air Force, Argentine Army, Argentine Federal Police, Argentine National Gendarmerie, Argentine Naval Prefecture, Argentine Navy, Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic, Army Cadet Force, Australian Army, Belgian Land Component, Belgian Navy, Billet, Bombardier (rank), Brazilian Air Force, Brazilian Army, Brazilian Navy, Brigadier, British Armed Forces, British Army, Bundeswehr, CADPAT, Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Army, Carabineros de Chile, Chevron (insignia), Chilean Air Force, Chilean Army, Chilean Navy, Civil Guard (Spain), Combined Cadet Force, Commonwealth of Nations, Company sergeant major, Corporal first class, Corporal of horse, Corporal of the field, Dictionary.com, Drill instructor, Duden, Enlisted rank, Estonian Defence Forces, Field artillery, Finnish Defence Forces, Fireteam, Foot guards, French Army, ..., Gefreiter, Gorget patches, Gun laying, Honourable Artillery Company, Household Cavalry, Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Indian Air Force, Indonesia, Indonesian National Armed Forces, Irish Air Corps, Irish Army, Irish language, Irish Naval Service, Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Israel Defense Forces, Israel Defense Forces ranks, Israeli new shekel, Italian Army, Junior technician, Korporal, Korpral, Lance corporal, Lance sergeant, Lance-corporal of horse, Leading rating, Leading seaman, List of comparative military ranks, M224 mortar, Master corporal, Master seaman, Military, Military camouflage, Military police, Military Police (Brazil), Militia, Musketeer, National Cadet Corps (Singapore), National Civil Defence Cadet Corps, National Police Cadet Corps, National Police of Ukraine, National Republican Guard (Portugal), National service in Singapore, NATO, New Zealand Army, New Zealand Defence Force, Non-commissioned member, Non-commissioned officer, Norwegian Armed Forces, Obergefreiter, Other ranks (UK), Pakistan Air Force, Pay grade, People's Army of Vietnam, People's Liberation Army, Pike (weapon), Plutonowy, Polish Land Forces, Polish Navy, Portuguese Air Force, Portuguese Armed Forces, Portuguese Army, Portuguese language, Portuguese Navy, Private (rank), Private first class, Quartermaster, Queen Victoria, Ranks and insignia of NATO, Recruit training, Regimental sergeant major, Republic of China Air Force, Republic of China Army, Republic of China Marine Corps, Republic of China Military Police, Royal Air Force, Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Royal Artillery, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Engineers, Royal Marines, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, Schutzstaffel, Sea Cadets, Second corporal, Second lieutenant, Second-in-command, Section (military unit), Senior aircraftman, Senior aircraftman technician, Sergeant, Shoulder strap, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Customs, Singapore Police Force, Singapore Prison Service, Soviet Union, Spanish Air Force, Spanish Armed Forces, Spanish Army, Spanish Navy, Spanish Navy Marines, Specialist (rank), Specialist (Singapore), Squad, St John Singapore, Staff corporal, Staff sergeant, Swedish Air Force, Swedish Army, Swedish Navy, Tank, Technician fifth grade, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Three Block War, Troupes de marine, Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, United States Army, United States Marine Corps, Unteroffizier, Unterscharführer, Waffen-SS, Warrant officer, World War II. Expand index (128 more) » « Shrink index
In the British Royal Navy in the middle of the 18th century, the term able seaman (abbreviated AB) referred to a seaman with more than two years' experience at sea and considered "well acquainted with his duty".
The Air Training Corps (ATC) is a British volunteer-military youth organisation, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Air Force.
Aircraftman (AC) or aircraftwoman (ACW) is the lowest rank in the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the air forces of several other Commonwealth countries.
An Airman is a member of an air force or air arm of a nation's armed forces.
The Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste ("Universal Encyclopaedia of Sciences and Arts") was a 19th-century German encyclopaedia published by Johann Samuel Ersch and Johann Gottfried Gruber, therefore also known as the "Ersch-Gruber." One of the most ambitious encyclopaedia projects ever, it remains uncompleted.
The Argentine Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Argentina, or simply FAA) is the national aviation branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic.
The Argentine Army (Ejército Argentino, EA) is the land armed force branch of the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic and the senior military service of the country.
The Argentine Federal Police (Policía Federal Argentina or PFA) is a civil police force of the Argentine federal government.
The Argentine National Gendarmerie (Gendarmería Nacional Argentina, GNA) is the gendarmerie and corps of border guards of Argentina.
The Argentine Naval Prefecture (Prefectura Naval Argentina or PNA) is a service of the Argentine Security Ministry charged with protecting the country's rivers and maritime territory.
The Navy of the Argentine Republic or Argentine Navy (Armada de la República Argentina — ARA, also Armada Argentina) is the navy of Argentina.
The Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic, in Fuerzas Armadas de la República Argentina, are controlled by the Commander-in-Chief (the President) and a civilian Minister of Defense.
The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is a national youth organisation sponsored by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence and the British Army.
The Australian Army is Australia's military land force.
The Land Component (Landcomponent, Composante terre) is the land-based branch of the Belgian Armed Forces.
The Belgian Navy, officially the Belgian Maritime Component (Marinecomponent; Composante marine; Marinekomponente) of the Belgian Armed Forces, formerly the Belgian Naval Force, is the naval service of Belgium.
A billet is a living quarters to which a soldier is assigned to sleep.
Bombardier is a military rank that has existed since the 16th century in artillery regiments of various armies, such as in the British Army and the Royal Prussian Army.
The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira, FAB) is the air branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces and one of the three national uniformed services.
The Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) is the land arm of the Brazilian Armed Forces.
The Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) is the naval service branch of the Brazilian Armed Forces, responsible for conducting naval operations.
Brigadier is a military rank, the seniority of which depends on the country.
The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
The Bundeswehr (Federal Defence) is the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities.
Canadian Disruptive Pattern - Terrain Woodland (CADPAT TW) French: dessin de camouflage canadien, DcamC) on the Canadian Army website is the computer-generated digital camouflage pattern first issued in 2002, and currently used by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). CADPAT TW is designed to reduce the likelihood of detection by night vision devices.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; Forces armées canadiennes, FAC), or Canadian Forces (CF) (Forces canadiennes, FC), are the unified armed forces of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act, which states: "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces." This unified institution consists of sea, land, and air elements referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
The Canadian Army (French: Armée canadienne) is the command responsible for the operational readiness of the conventional ground forces of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Carabiniers of Chile (Carabineros de Chile) are the Chilean national police force, who have jurisdiction over the entire national territory of Chile.
A chevron (also spelled cheveron, especially in older documents) is a V-shaped mark, often inverted.
The Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile, FACh) is the air force of Chile, a branch of the Chilean military.
The Chilean Army (Ejército de Chile) is the land arm of the Military of Chile.
The Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile) is the naval force of Chile.
The Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) is the oldest law enforcement agency in Spain.
The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
The company sergeant major (CSM) is the senior non-commissioned soldier of a company in the armies of many Commonwealth countries, responsible for administration, standards and discipline.
Corporal first class (CFC/ 一等中士/ 一等士官) is the highest enlistee rank in the Singapore Armed Forces, ranking above corporal.
Corporal of horse (CoH) is a rank in the British Army's Household Cavalry corresponding to sergeant in other regiments.
Corporal of the field is a former military rank.
Dictionary.com is an online dictionary whose domain was first registered on May 14, 1995.
A drill instructor is a non-commissioned officer in the armed forces or police forces with specific duties that vary by country.
The Duden is a dictionary of the German language, first published by Konrad Duden in 1880.
An enlisted rank (also known as an enlisted grade or enlisted rate) is, in some armed services, any rank below that of a commissioned officer.
The Estonian Defence Forces (Eesti Kaitsevägi) is the name of the unified armed forces of the Republic of Estonia.
Field artillery is a category of mobile artillery used to support armies in the field.
The Finnish Defence Forces (Puolustusvoimat, Försvarsmakten) are responsible for the defence of Finland.
A fireteam or fire team is a small military sub-subunit of infantry designed to optimize "bounding overwatch" and "fire and movement" tactical doctrine in combat.
In some militaries, foot guards are senior infantry regiments.
The French Army, officially the Ground Army (Armée de terre) (to distinguish it from the French Air Force, Armée de L'air or Air Army) is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.
Gefreiter (abbr. Gefr.) is a German, Swiss and Austrian military rank that has existed since the 16th century.
Gorget patches (collar tabs, collar patches) are an insignia, paired patches of cloth or metal on the collar (gorget) of the uniform, that is used in the military and civil service in some countries.
Gun laying is the process of aiming an artillery piece, such as a gun, howitzer or mortar, on land or at sea, against surface or air targets.
The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1537 by King Henry VIII and is considered one of the oldest military organisations in the world.
The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the two most senior regiments of the British Army, the Life Guards and the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (Abbreviation: ICA) is the border control agency of the Singapore Government.
The Indian Air Force (IAF; IAST: Bhāratīya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.
The Indonesian National Armed Forces (Tentara Nasional Indonesia, TNI; literally "Indonesian National Military") are the military forces of the Republic of Indonesia.
The Air Corps (An tAerchór) is the air component of the Defence Forces of Ireland.
The Irish Army, known simply as the Army (an tArm), is the land component of the Defence Forces of Ireland.
The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.
The Naval Service (an tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh) is the maritime component of the Defence Forces of Ireland and is one of the three branches of the Irish Defence Forces.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Army (ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران), acronymed AJA (آجا), simply known as the Iranian Army or Artesh (Arteš), is the "conventional military of Iran" and part of Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, lit. "The Army of Defense for Israel"; جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي), commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal, are the military forces of the State of Israel.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has a unique rank structure.
The Israeli new shekel (שֶׁקֶל חָדָשׁ; شيقل جديد; sign: ₪; code: ILS), also known as simply the Israeli shekel and formerly known as the New Israeli Sheqel (NIS), is the currency of Israel and is also used as a legal tender in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The Italian Army (Italian: Esercito Italiano) is the land defence force of the Italian Armed Forces of the Italian Republic.
Junior technician (Jnr Tech or formerly J/T) is a junior non-commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force, the Pakistan Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force.
Korporal (en: Corporal; fr: Caporal; from corpus, corporis) is in a number of armed forces the lowest rank of the non-commissioned officers group (NCO group).
Korpral is a Swedish military rank corresponding to OR-4, usually serving as a squad leader, deputy squad leader or in a specialized function.
Lance corporal is a military rank, used by many armed forces worldwide, and also by some police forces and other uniformed organisations.
Lance sergeant (LSgt or L/Sgt) is an appointment in the armies of the Commonwealth and formerly also a rank in the United States Army.
Lance-corporal of horse (LCoH) is an appointment unique to the Household Cavalry of the British Army, equivalent to lance sergeant in the Foot Guards.
Leading rating (or leading rate) is the most senior of the junior rates in the Royal Navy.
Leading Seaman is a junior non-commissioned rank or rate in navies, particularly those of the Commonwealth.
This article is a list of various states' armed forces ranking designations.
The M224 60 mm Lightweight Mortar is a smooth bore, muzzle-loading, high-angle-of-fire weapon used for close-in support of ground troops.
Master corporal (MCpl) (caporal-chef or cplc), in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Army Cadets is an appointment of the rank of Corporal in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force.
Master seaman (MS), or matelot-chef (matc) in French, is a non-commissioned member rank of the Royal Canadian Navy, which is between leading seaman (LS) and petty officer 2nd class (PO2).
A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.
Military camouflage is the use of camouflage by a military force to protect personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces.
Military police (MP) are law enforcement agencies connected with, or part of, the military of a state.
Military Police (Polícia Militar,, also known as PM) are a type of preventive state police in every state of Brazil.
A militia is generally an army or some other fighting organization of non-professional soldiers, citizens of a nation, or subjects of a state, who can be called upon for military service during a time of need, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of a warrior nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai).
A musketeer (mousquetaire) was a type of soldier equipped with a musket.
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a military cadet corps youth organisation supported by the Singapore Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education.
The National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) of Singapore was formed in 2005 and is currently the newest recognized member of the National Uniformed Group.
The National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) is the second largest uniformed group for youths in Singapore in terms of membership behind the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
The National Police of Ukraine (Національна поліція України, Natsional'na politsiya Ukrainy), commonly shortened to Police (Поліція, Politsiya), is the national, and the only, police service of Ukraine.
The National Republican Guard (Guarda Nacional Republicana) or GNR is the national gendarmerie force of Portugal.
National Service in Singapore, (commonly known as NS), is a statutory requirement for all male Singaporean citizens and second-generation permanent residents to undergo a period of compulsory service in the uniformed services.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
The New Zealand Army (Ngāti Tūmatauenga, "Tribe of the God of War") is the land component of the New Zealand Defence Force and comprises around 4,500 Regular Force personnel, 2,000 Territorial Force personnel and 500 civilians.
The New Zealand Defence Force (Maori: Te Ope Kaatua o Aotearoa, "Line of Defence of New Zealand") consists of three services: the Royal New Zealand Navy; New Zealand Army; and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and is commanded and headed by the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) the Commander-in-Chief of the NZDF is Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General of New Zealand, who exercises power on the advice of the Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, under the Defence Act 1990.
A non-commissioned member (NCM), in the Canadian Armed Forces, is defined in the Queen's Regulations and Orders as: "… any person, other than an officer, who is enrolled in, or who pursuant to law is attached or seconded otherwise than as an officer to, the Canadian Forces…" Thus, an NCM is any member who is not a commissioned officer or officer cadet.
A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission.
The Norwegian Armed Forces (Forsvaret, "The Defence") is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Norway.
Obergefreiter (abbr. OGefr.) is a rank of the German and Swiss militaries which dates from the 19th century.
Other ranks (ORs) in the Royal Marines, British Army, Royal Air Force and in the armies and air forces of many other Commonwealth countries are those personnel who are not commissioned officers, usually including non-commissioned officers (NCOs).
The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (پاک فِضائیہ—, or alternatively پاکیستان هاوایی فوج, reporting name: PAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, tasked primarily with the aerial defence of Pakistan, with a secondary role of providing air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy.
A pay grade is a unit in systems of monetary compensation for employment.
The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN; Quân Đội Nhân Dân Việt Nam), also known as the Vietnamese People's Army (VPA), is the military force of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) is the armed forces of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Communist Party of China (CPC).
A pike is a pole weapon, a very long thrusting spear formerly used extensively by infantry.
Plutonowy (literally Platoon-leader) is an NCO rank in the Polish Armed Forces rank insignia system, located between the ranks of Senior Corporal and Sergeant.
The Land Forces (Wojska Lądowe) are a military branch of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland.
The Polish Navy (Marynarka Wojenna, "War Navy") is a military branch of the Polish Armed Forces responsible for naval operations.
The Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) is the aerial warfare force of Portugal.
The Portuguese Armed Forces (Forças Armadas) are the military of Portugal.
The Portuguese Army (Exército Português) is the land component of the Armed Forces of Portugal and is also its largest branch.
Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century.
The Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa, also known as Marinha de Guerra Portuguesa or as Armada Portuguesa) is the naval branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces which, in cooperation and integrated with the other branches of the Portuguese military, is charged with the military defense of Portugal.
A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).
Private First Class (PFC) is a military rank held by junior enlisted personnel.
Quartermaster is a military or naval term, the meaning of which depends on the country and service.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Ranks and insignia of NATO are combined military insignia used by the member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training or colloquially boot camp, refers to the initial instruction of new military personnel.
Regimental sergeant major (RSM) is an appointment held by warrant officers class 1 (WO1) in the British Army, the British Royal Marines and in the armies of many Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, including Ireland, Australia and New Zealand; and by chief warrant officers (CWO) in the Canadian Forces.
The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) is the aviation branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces.
The Republic of China Army (ROCA) is the largest branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces.
The Republic of China Marine Corps (ROCMC), also officially called the Chinese Marine Corps, is the amphibious arm of the Republic of China Navy responsible for amphibious combat, counter-landing and reinforcement of the main island of Taiwan, remote islands, defense of ROCN facilities, and also functions as a rapid reaction force and a strategic reserve.
The Republic of China Military Police (ROCMP) is a military police body under the Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan (Republic of China).
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) provides the armour capability of the British Army, with vehicles such as the Challenger 2 Tank and the Scimitar Reconnaissance Vehicle.
The Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) was a corps of the British Army.
The Royal Regiment of Artillery, commonly referred to as the Royal Artillery (RA) and colloquially known as "The Gunners", is the artillery arm of the British Army.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF; Aviation royale canadienne, ARC) is the air force of Canada.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN; French: Marine royale canadienne) is the naval force of Canada.
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.
The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is the amphibious light infantry of the Royal Navy.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) (Maori: Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa, "New Zealand Warriors of the Sky"; previously Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi, "War Party of the Blue") is the air force component of the New Zealand Defence Force.
The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (Le Régiment royal de l'Artillerie canadienne) is the artillery personnel branch of the Canadian Army.
The Schutzstaffel (SS; also stylized as with Armanen runes;; literally "Protection Squadron") was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II.
Sea Cadets are members of a Sea Cadet Corps, a formal uniformed youth organisation for young people with an interest in water borne activities and or the national Navy.
Second corporal is a rank in the armed forces of some countries.
Second lieutenant (called lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1b rank.
The second-in-command (2i/c or 2IC) is the deputy commander of any British Army or Royal Marines unit, from battalion or regiment downwards.
A section is a military sub-subunit.
Senior aircraftman (SAC) or senior aircraftwoman (SACW) is a rank in the Royal Air Force, ranking between leading aircraftman and senior aircraftman technician (SAC(T)) (although SACs in non-technical trades progress directly to corporal) and having a NATO rank code of OR-2.
Senior Aircraftman Technician (SAC Tech or formerly SAC(T)) is a rank in the Royal Air Force, ranking between Senior Aircraftman and Corporal and having a NATO rank code of OR-2.
Sergeant (abbreviated to Sgt and capitalized when used as a named person's title) is a rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.
A shoulder strap is a strap over a shoulder.
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is the military component of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Singapore as part of the city-state's Total Defence strategy.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (abbreviation: SCDF; Pasukan Pertahanan Awam Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡民防部队; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடிமைத் தற்காப்புப் படை) is the main agency in charge of the provision of emergency services in Singapore during peacetime and emergency.
Singapore Customs (Abbreviation: Customs; Chinese: 新加坡关税局; Kastam Singapura) is a government agency under the Ministry of Finance (Singapore).
The Singapore Police Force (Abbreviation: SPF; Pasukan Polis Singapura;; சிங்கப்பூர் காவல் துறை) is the main government agency tasked with maintaining law and order in the island city-state.
The Singapore Prison Service (Malay: Perkhidmatan Penjara Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡监狱署) is a government agency of the Government of Singapore under the hierarchy of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
The Spanish Air Force (SPAF) (Ejército del Aire; literally, "Army of the Air") is the aerial branch of the Spanish Armed Forces.
The Spanish Armed Forces are in charge of guaranteeing the sovereignty and independence of Spain, defender of its territorial integrity and the constitutional order, according to the functions entrusted in the Constitution of 1978.
The Spanish Army (Ejército de Tierra; "Army of the Land/Ground") is the terrestrial army of the Spanish Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations.
The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) is the maritime branch of the Spanish Armed Forces and one of the oldest active naval forces in the world.
The Spanish Navy Marines (Infantería de Marina; lit, Naval infantry) is a corps within the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) responsible for conducting amphibious warfare by utilizing naval platforms and resources.
Specialist (abbreviated "SPC") is a military rank in some countries' armed forces.
In the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), specialists are the group of ranks equivalent to non-commissioned officers in other armed forces.
In military terminology, a squad or squadron is a sub-subunit led by a non-commissioned officer that is subordinate to an infantry platoon.
St John Singapore, previously known as St John Ambulance Singapore, is a voluntary secular organisation in Singapore which provides training in First Aid and Home Nursing.
Staff corporal (SCpl or S/Cpl) is the equivalent rank to staff sergeant in the Household Cavalry, ranking between corporal of horse and warrant officer class 2.
Staff sergeant is a rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of several countries.
The Swedish Air Force (Svenska flygvapnet) is the air force branch of the Swedish Armed Forces.
The Swedish Army (Armén) is a branch of the Swedish Armed Forces in which its main responsibility is land operations.
The Swedish Royal Navy (Svenska marinen) is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces.
A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.
Technicians possessed specialized skills that were rewarded with a higher pay grade.
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada is a Primary Reserve regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces, based in Toronto.
The Three Block War is a concept described by U.S. Marine General Charles Krulak in the late 1990s to illustrate the complex spectrum of challenges likely to be faced by Marines on the modern battlefield.
The Troupe de marine (TDM) are a corps of the French Army which regroups several specialties: infantry, artillery, armoured and airborne.
The unification of the Canadian Armed Forces took place on 1 February 1968, when the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force were merged to form the Canadian Armed Forces.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.
Unteroffizier is a military rank of the Bundeswehr and of former German-speaking armed forces (Heer and Luftwaffe).
Unterscharführer ("junior squad leader") was a paramilitary rank of the Nazi Party used by the Schutzstaffel (SS) between 1934 and 1945.
The Waffen-SS (Armed SS) was the armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organisation.
A warrant officer (WO) is an officer in a military organisation who is designated an officer by a warrant, as distinguished from a commissioned officer who is designated an officer by a commission, and a non-commissioned officer who is designated an officer, often by virtue of seniority.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Acting Corporal, Cadet Corporal, Caporal (military rank), Corporal (rank), Corporal's guard, Corporal(rank), Cpl., Lance-Duffadar, Lance-Duffardar, Lance-dafadar, Police Corporal, Senior Police Officer, Ship's Corporal.