Asked in World War 2, Militaria
Was a staff sergeant an officer in World War 2?
A Staff Seargeant is a rank in the US Army that was identified by 4 stripes worn on each arm. Three stripes pointed up and a curved stripe under them. This was one rank above the rank of Sergeant (3 stripes). ...
Why do sailors have three stripes on their collars?
The three thin white stripes that are found on the service dress blue uniform of the United States Navy, called 'piping', have a very interesting history. The vast majority of our naval uniform influence comes from the British. There is a belief that the three stripes represent the three major victories of Lord Admiral Nelson...but this is untrue. The piping was placed on the sailor's dress blue uniform to break up the solid blue of the uniform, and does not represent anything. ...
Asked in Colleges and Universities
What is your military rank after graduating college?
If you went through ROTC, you'll be a Second Lieutenant. If you enlisted into the military, it'll generally depend on your branch of service. I know in the Army with a four-year degree, you can enlist as a Specialist (E4). However, everyone else who enlists at the same time as you will have caught up with you in rank by the time you're eligible for Sergeant (E5). ...
Asked in History of the United States, Flags
How many stars and stripes made up the first flag?
There were 13 stripes and 13 stars.
What does MSG E8 mean I know what the msg means but not the E8?
master sergeant rank E8 : 3 chevrons w/3 rockers "three up, three down"
What is an E8 in the Marine Corps?
there are two different things and E8 can be in the marine corp. One is a master seargent. It is indicated by 3 stripes up, 3 stripes down ( rockers ) and cross rifles in the middle. Or a first seargent which is indicated by 3 stripes up, 3 stripes down and a diamond in the middle ...