Who was the first African-American staff officer in the US armed forces?
Brigadier General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. Entered the officer ranks in 1898 during the war with Spain. In November 1944 he became Special Assistant to the Commanding General, Communications Zone, European Theater of Operations, stationed in Paris, France, and in November 1945 was granted a period of detached service for the purposes of recuperation and rehabilitation. In January 1946 he again became Assistant, The Inspector General, Washington, D.C. He retired on 14 July 1948, after having served fifty years. General Davis died on November 26, 1970. His remains are interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His son, Lieutenant General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., (U.S. Air Force, Retired), is the fourth African American graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the nation's second African American general officer. You did say Staff Officer (also called Flag Officer)in your question, but here's some more info: First Black Officer promoted in the field was Stephen Swails of Cooperstown, Mass in 1864. First Black Officer to graduate from West Point Academy was Henry Flipper in 1877.
Lance Corporal is a military rank, used by many armed forces worldwide, and also by some police forces and other uniformed organizations. It is below the rank of Corporal, and is typically the lowest Non-commissioned officer. Now, that is the difition but the lance corporals that I have seen were in the Marines. The Army has the Private first class insted. They both have the paygrade E3.
During wars, any mail sent by the armed forces is first censured of any information useful to the enemy. Even a casual mention of a forth coming battle is to be avoided - "wall have ears!" was a familiar warning used during the first and second world wars. As to how? there was usually a censorship dept that handled mail - as part of the forces post office. In the field, an officer would be…
The British Armed Forces Sixpence note was first issued in 1946 money and was used with various different designs over the next 20 years. A British Armed Forces Sixpence note, in excellent condition, might fetch anything up to £5 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to more accurately identify the note and make a valuation.
What do you believe the 2nd amendment address a well armed militia meaning the national guard or the right that every citizen has the right to bear arms?
Of countries currently in existence, and which initially did had armed forces, Costa Rica the first to constitutionally abolish all armed forces in 1949. However, Liechtenstein abolished their army in 1868, but may still form one in time of war. On the other hand, Monaco disbanded its army in the 17th Century, but still maintains military units.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first armed conflict between British forces and the 13 colonies in North America. It was fought on April, 19, 1775 in the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, and Menotomy near Boston in Massachusetts. This battle heralded the era of open armed conflict between the Continental army and British forces.
General Ann E. Dunwoody, USA who heads the Army Material Command is the first female to have achieved a fourth star in the US Armed Forces. Anna Mae Hays, Chief of the Army Nurse Corps was the first female to wear a star when she attained that rank in 1970 The first to become a Major General was Jeanne M. Holm, USAF. The first to become a Lieutenant General was Carol Mutter, USMC.
There have been "armed" forces in the US ever since the first Pilgrims set foot on the continent to settle it. At first all "armed" forces consisted of citizens who banded together to protect themselves and each other from outside attack. As the colonies progressed and developed, a "militia" force, also consisting mostly of armed citizens was formed around a cadre of trained military officers who led and commanded them. As the country progressed into…
What is the USAA and can they claim they have been helping the military for as long as the commercials say?
The USAA is an insurance company (United Services Automobile Association) formed by retired military officers. At first, and for many years, USAA would only insure officers in the armed forces, but now will insure members of the armed forces and their families. They have been helping the military for as long as the commercials say.
Terry M. Mays has written: 'Historical dictionary of multinational peacekeeping' -- subject(s): United Nations, Dictionaries, Peacekeeping forces, Multinational armed forces, History 'The 1999 United Nations and 2000 Organization of African Unity formal inquiries' 'Historical dictionary of multinational peacekeeping' -- subject(s): Dictionaries, History, Peacekeeping forces, United Nations 'Historical dictionary of multinational peacekeeping' -- subject(s): United Nations, Dictionaries, Peacekeeping forces, Multinational armed forces, History 'Africa's First Peacekeeping Operation'
Greek cavalry, like almost all cavalry forces of the time, were lightly armoured and usually armed with javelins only, keeping a safe distance from heavily-armed infantry units. Macedonian cavalry was the first to wear body cuirasses and to be more heavily armed. Another difference was that they were the first to not only fight from spear-throwing distance, but to attack infantry units in formation.
Every year January 15 is celebrated as the Army Day in India to commemorate the Day, when Gen (later Field Marshal) K M Cariappa became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces after Independence, taking over the command of Armed Forces from Gen Sir F R R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief, in 1949.