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Nov 17th, 2008 at 23:30 GMT
I don't remember there being a Command Chief Master Sergeant when I was in the Air Force. This was 20 years ago however.
Nov 18th, 2008 at 02:03 GMT
how about a quiz for all commissioned US Navy aircraft carriers(CV's)?
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Nov 28th, 2008 at 23:04 GMT
what about field marshall?
Dec 1st, 2008 at 16:07 GMT
Field marshal isn't a US rank. I'd love to see this done for UK forces.
Dec 3rd, 2008 at 20:40 GMT
What about General of the Armies, at least as a bonus answer?
Dec 12th, 2008 at 09:41 GMT
An idea: Associate each rank's insignia along with the answer. So maybe just put all the insignia on one side so anyone using this to become familiar with the ranks can then identify them when they see the insignia.
Dec 17th, 2008 at 19:13 GMT
Dec 29th, 2008 at 17:35 GMT
That's why they made the movie "No Time For Sergeants" You don't hear about of a lot of those rates.I'd like to know how many of those billets exist. The ones ..Of the Navy, Army etc. are only one person. This is a cool quiz!
Jan 9th, 2009 at 16:57 GMT
Did you ever notice that some rates you don't have to use a space (ex; warrantofficer3) and some you have to use a space. Just an observation as I try to improve my times. If I could type better it would help. Best time so far 8:05. Take care. Jedidiah
Jan 17th, 2009 at 21:44 GMT
Since you added General of the army and airforce and fleet admiral you forgot "God" the commandant of the marine corps.
Mar 2nd, 2009 at 00:57 GMT
@LizM i think the UK ones are so simillar there wouldnt be much point in having a quiz
Mar 5th, 2009 at 17:20 GMT
would be cool to have a quiz with the ranks of other armys like the bundeswehr or the french forces
Apr 8th, 2009 at 04:25 GMT
@Peter - The Royal Air Force ranks are quite different, as are some of the Royal Navy and army ranks. Enough to make it interesting at any rate.
May 7th, 2009 at 23:46 GMT
Best time ATM, 9:04 @The: That would be a good idea, or have a quiz based on naming the rank based purely on the insigniae. The quiz shows the insignia for each rank, possibly out of order, and it's one of those "skip" or "next" buttons but you have to type in the proper rank associated with that insignia.
May 13th, 2009 at 17:12 GMT
It takes commodore but not rear admiral for 'rear admiral lower half'?
Jul 4th, 2009 at 04:17 GMT
Where is commandant of the Marine Corps??????
Jul 10th, 2009 at 06:35 GMT
Commandant of the Marine Corps is a position not a rank. It is held by a General since 1948. For example, General James L. Jones held the position of Commandant, and then after that moved on to become the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe/Commander, US European Command (SACEUR/EUCOM). The position of Commandant of the Marine Corps is the title given to the Marine Corps General who is on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. For example, General Peter Pace, USMC was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and outranked the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General William Hagee.
Jul 14th, 2009 at 09:35 GMT
OMG how could i forget Commander?? I love Battlestar Galactica! I honestly got all the ones i could citing people from Stargate and BSG...
Aug 9th, 2009 at 08:29 GMT
The rank of simply "Warrant Officer" or "Warrant Officer 1" was discontinued by the US Navy as of 1975 and is no longer a rank,.... why is it still listed here?
Oct 26th, 2009 at 00:07 GMT
So ... when someone refers to an "NCO" does that start at sergeant and end at ... the highest warrant officer rank? But then that doesn't really seem to fit the Air Force ...?
Nov 10th, 2009 at 08:04 GMT
Good quiz, but needs major overhaul to get correct ranks. For Navy-Seaman/Seaman App/Seaman Recruit can also be Airman/Airman App, etc or Fireman/Fireman App etc. -For Chief Petty Officer, I typed in Petty Officer & it took it, should not do this. -A rank implies a different pay grade, thus, Master Chief Petty Officer & Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy are the same (both are E-9 as are Fleet & Command MCPOs). MCPO of the Navy is a position, not a rank. Lots more changes. Here is a good website to use as a reference: http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/insignias/enlisted.html
Nov 10th, 2009 at 19:14 GMT
It took me forever to figure out how to spell "sergeant".
Dec 2nd, 2009 at 22:29 GMT
@icing: According to Wikipedia NCOs start at the rank of E-4, which is a corporal in the Army and Marines, a sergeant in the Air Force, and a petty officer in the Navy. Although, the E-4 ranks are classed as Junior NCOs.
Dec 22nd, 2009 at 20:42 GMT
had 90/104 which isnt bad for a brit so bloody many petty officers haha
Jan 14th, 2010 at 03:54 GMT
aaargh! I knew all the marines ranks, but when it didn't take "Chief Warrant Officer", i didn't think to put a 2 on the end, cos i thought i was missing an entire set of ranks...
Feb 2nd, 2010 at 15:36 GMT
well pooh, I missed master sergeant--and after countless hours of Halo playing. Arrgghh!
Feb 20th, 2010 at 16:25 GMT
NCO ranks are the E-4 and E-5 ranks. SNCO's (Staff or Senior Non-Commissioned Officers) start at E-6 and continue through E-9.
Mar 4th, 2010 at 16:11 GMT
Ha, I got all the navy ones from Star Trek.
Apr 8th, 2010 at 20:52 GMT
Jun 17th, 2010 at 18:38 GMT
All those years playing Stratego were no help at all. Where's "Miner"?
Jun 23rd, 2010 at 03:43 GMT
To add even more spice to this there are what can effectively be seen as 6 star ranks for the army and navy (although they have never been officially been bestowed as such). Admiral Dewey during the Spanish American War was given the rank of Admiral of the Navy which the US Navy has asserted ranks higher than Fleet Admiral (his distinctive insignia was either two double broad admirals stripes seperated with a single large stripe on the sleeve, or four silver stars in line with gold anchors facing inwards on either end. General Pershing of WW1 was given the rank of General of the Armies (as opposed to General of the Army) His distinctive insignia was four gold stars in line. As George Washington by law must outrank all members of the US Military he was posthumastly promoted to General of the Armies in 1976. The proposed insignia would be the traditional 5 silver star pentagonal arrangement with a sixth star placed in the center.
Aug 12th, 2010 at 18:36 GMT
Maybe accept Lieutenant JG instead of spelling it all the way out? And along the same lines, Tech Sergeant for technical? And I was really surprised when "Rear Admiral" didn't register... what is the diff between upper and lower half? (I won't make any jokes about rear, upper and lower... don't ask, don't tell!)
Sep 27th, 2010 at 23:46 GMT
you should really accept abbreviations for the rank, such as lt colonel
Oct 3rd, 2010 at 23:18 GMT
my brothers in the navy and thats the only one i sucked at
Nov 10th, 2010 at 19:47 GMT
I spent 9 minutes trying to spell Lieutenant
Dec 5th, 2010 at 13:58 GMT
You should really add Commandant of the Marine Corps, Commander in Chief, General of the Armies etc.
Dec 31st, 2010 at 17:12 GMT
Rear Admiral (lower half) and Rear Admiral (upper half) were previously titled Commodore and Rear Admiral, respectively.
Jan 17th, 2011 at 21:20 GMT
Under the Army, specialist once had several levels specialist 1,2,3,4 etc....kind of like warrant officer 1,2,3,4,5. Is this still the case?
Jan 17th, 2011 at 21:34 GMT
The upper specialist grades were phased out. Now I know.
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Jan 19th, 2011 at 10:51 GMT
In the USA the spelling is "Sargeant". It is spelled "Sergeant" in Australia. The quiz calls for US ranks.
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