US Army History and Traditions

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Military Terminology
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US Army History and Traditions

What army regulation covers army mos duty description?

That would be the Army Pamplet 611-21 - MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION AND STRUCTURE

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Jobs
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US Navy
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Can your employer find out anything about your military record with or without a signed waiver from you?

In my 8 years experience in Human Resources, specifically in the field of Recruiting/Staffing, I can testify to the fact that employers can only verify military service through a DD214. Of course through credit verification and address verification we can easily determine if falsification has been deliberatly given. But overall, the DD214 is the main source of verification.

There's one other wayCourts-martial convictions appear on your criminal record, and some employers run criminal records checks.
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Crest of a first class sergeant?

As for crests, what do you mean, exactly? On their uniforms (Class A), they would wear the standard US Army crest if they wore the brimmed hat. Otherwise, they'd wear their regimental crest on their beret (regardless of which uniform they wear), as well as on the epaulets of their Class A uniform. Additionally, they would wear the crest of their regimental affiliation above the jacket pocket on (their) right with the Class A uniform.

Other than that, they would wear the standard branch insignia (e.g., crossed rifles for infantry, crossed pistols for military police, etc.), which is only worn with the Class A uniform.

As for rank insignia, that sort of depends on what you mean by "first class sergeant", as there is no such rank - you're either thinking of Sergeant First Class (E7) or First Sergeant (E8), or else you're thinking of a foreign military (as this was categorised under "US Army", I'm assuming you're referring to a US Army rank).

In the case of the former, it would be three chevrons, pointing upwards, and two rockers below it. In the case of the latter, it would be three chevrons, three rockers, and a diamond in the space between the chevrons and the rockers (the rank without this diamond in the centre is Master Sergeant, which is also E8). See related link "US Army Rank Insignia" at the bottom.

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What does CSB stand for in the army?

Combat Support Battalion

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Cigarettes

Can you smoke cigarettes in the army Class A uniform?

It does really depend, on like where you are, and who you have around you.... i would consult your Sergant, or who ever is in charge in stead of on here, cause for me i am stationed in Fort Drum NY and our commander says that we shouldn't but that he can't controll what we do... so just talk to your commander and yaa

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Conditions and Diseases
Plural Nouns
US Army History and Traditions
Typhoid Fever

What are curative measures of typhoid?

although water is extremely important in preventing dehydration, it does not contain electrolytes. To maintain electrolyte levels, you could have broth or soups, which contain sodium, and fruit juices, soft fruits, or vegetables, which contain potassium. ORS solution can be given to patient.

for children, doctors often recommend a special rehydration solution that contains the nutrients they need .

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Does the us army us rpg-7's?

We've trained on how to operate them, and I'm sure special ops personnel have been issued them before, but it's not a weapon in the US inventory on any official basis. US forces use the AT-4.

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US Army History and Traditions

What is private second class in us army?

The rank is simply Private (E2), referred to informally sometimes as "second class". There are three grades of Private in the Army - Private (E1), which wears no rank insignia, Private (E2), which wears one chevron, and Private First Class (E3), which wears one chevron and one rocker.

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US Civil War
Battle of Gettysburg
US Army History and Traditions

Who left his five-day tenure as west point's superintendent to lead the confederate army?

Robert E. Lee

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When will the fy 2011 army sergeant major board results be posted?

Tuesday.

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What measure CPK and LDH?

serum enzyme tests

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US Army History and Traditions
US Military Ranks Pay Rates and Benefits

How is the signature block written for retired military first sergeant?

If a U.S. Marine: John Smith, 1Sgt, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)

If a soldier: John Smith, 1SG, US Army (Ret)

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When was US Army Air Corps founded?

1926

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US Army History and Traditions

What is the army regulation about assigned parking?

The short version is, there IS NO Army Reg that explicitly lays out parking, such as authorized reserved spaces, etc. AR 190-5 briefly covers parking as part of MP Traffic Control. HOWEVER, every post has it's own version of 190-5 (such as Ft. Hood Reg 190-5, etc.), that lays out the post policies for parking, and most of those DO authorize certain reserved parking spots, such as for general officers, etc, which are enforceable (MPs will ticket / tow you). Having said that, the Americans With Disabilities Act DOES authorize handicapped parking, with certain established guidelines, and as this is Federal law, DoD and the Army also enforce this.

Hope this helps,

Angry MAJ, Ft. Huachuca

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Algebra
Geometry
US Army History and Traditions

Would you measures the length of a jump rope in inches or feet?

Inches would be better, because some people have very specific preferences as to the length of the jumprope. They may really prefer a 55" jumprope over a 60" rope, but you would label these both as 5 foot ropes.

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War and Military History
Military Terminology
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US Army History and Traditions

What is meant by Article of War 107 or AW107 in military terms?

AW 107 refers to the Articles of War number 107. It was under this authority that a service man was honorably discharged from the army/navy/etc during or after WW2. AW 107 authorized the the issue and wear of a lapel pin to be worn for up to 30 days on his uniform and then later on his civilian clothes signifying his honorable discharge. This pin later became known as the "ruptured duck." The pin was first issued in a metal version, but because of material shortages it was later issued in gilded plastic and a cloth version.

Answer I think AW107 has to do with AWOL and not authority to issue an Honorable Discharge and wear a ruptured duck.

Answer I am looking at two Army Separation Documents WD/AGO Form 53-55. On each it has a remarks block. On each it has entry: "Time Lost Under AW 107: __ days". I think AW107 is Article of War covering Absence Without Official Leave.

Answer I can't believe how many web pages contain "Articles of War". I quickly found the original British version from 1749 and US version of 1806, but Article 107 was a much later addition.

"ART. 107. SOLDIERS TO MAKE GOOD TIME LOST. Every soldier who deserts the service of the United States, or who without proper authority absents himself from his organization, station, or duty for more than one day, or who is confined for more than one day under sentence, or while awaiting trial and disposition of his case, if the trial results in conviction, or who through the intemperate use of drugs or alcoholic liquor, or through disease the result of his own misconduct, renders himself unable for more than one day to perform duty shall be liable to serve, after his return to a full duty status, for such period as shall, with the time he may have served prior to such desertion, unauthorized absence, confinement, or inability to perform duty, amount to the full term to his enlistment." So, if your grandpa wasn't court-martialed (which would certainly be noted in his discharge papers), he probably partied a bit too much and over-stayed his leave or came back too drunk for duty. All Hat No Horse Answer My Dad also has the "1 Day Lost Under AW 107" noted on his separation papers. I remember him saying that he and a buddy got drunk, passed out and missed the bus back to camp one night. He said that they busted him back to PFC and gave him KP duty for awhile. We have a picture of him peeling potatoes. I would go with the AWOL and unable to perform duties as being the cause of AW 107.

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Computer Terminology
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The Difference Between

What is exception report?

An exception report is where data is not normal or not within expected parameters. For example, you might forecast a spend of $400 per month on something with a variation of 20%. On the report generated by your computer system you could have the data within the 'normal' range displayed in black whereas an exception above or below the normal range could be displayed in red. Alternatively you could have the report program provide you with information that was outwith your normal expectations. In other words you only get told about a spend when it is exceeding or likely to exceed your forecast. This principle can be applied to many situations to alert managers about a situation that they need to corrective action on. With today's technology it is possible to send an 'alert' to the manager via an email or text message. Exception reporting is a concept designed to save time by alerting interested parties to a given situation. The alternative would be to search for this information where it is mixed in with a lot of 'normal' data and therefore more difficult to find.

In Project Management, an exception report is a short report mainly highlighting the differences between the planned results and the actual results. Usually this report is prepared when such differences are substantial.

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Chemistry
Plural Nouns
US Army History and Traditions

What does a burette measure?

A burette is designed to measure graduated volume.

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Computer Printers
Commercial Bank and Checking Accounts
US Army History and Traditions

If pre-printer check stock is used a log of check numbers is not needed?

no

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Math and Arithmetic
Care of Horses
US Army History and Traditions

How many inches is 16 hands high on a horse measurement?

1 hand = 4in so 16 x 4 = 64 in x

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US Civil War
US Army
US Army History and Traditions

What was Winfield Scott's strategy for defeating the south?

Blockade their ports. Seal the borders. Weaken the economy. Starve troops and civilians alike.

Then send in large, well-equipped armies, which had not been depeleted by combat, to liberate the Mississippi, split the Confederacy into two halves, and use their superior numbers to destroy the Confederacy.

At a time when most people were expecting a short, glorious war, this scheme was ridiculed for its slowness. (The press called it the 'Anaconda' to indicate the idea of slow strangulation).

In fact, it was very prescient, and the Union ended up by doing something very similar.

It was an interesting case of a General who was far too old for combat, but was able to contribute valuable insight into military situations.

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World War 1
WW1 Allied Forces
US Army History and Traditions

Who Did John J Pershing Married?

General John J. Pershing married Helen Frances Warren

Helen's father was a United States Senator, Francis E. Warren.

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Old Testament
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US Army History and Traditions

Where were the ten commandments kept?

In the Ark of The Covenant.

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Units of Measure
Geometry
Rottweilers
US Army History and Traditions

Where should you measure your rottweilers height?

The wither which is otherwise known as the tip of the shoulder.

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Tigers
US Army History and Traditions

What is dynamic camouflage?

Ability to blend in with ones surroundings, like a chameleon. So, Claude.

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