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Understanding Stationary Drill

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Stationary drill consists of drill movements that are accomplished without marching. The drill positions of attention and parade rest are two perfect examples. Other stationary drill commands include parade rest, at ease, left (or right) face, about face, fall out. Some commands, such as present arms and order arms, can be accomplished while moving or while stationary. Warning: If you don't remember anything else, do not forget to unlock ... more

Military Opportunities: A Place to Belong

Staff. Sgt. Ruta Shibeshi

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) – Staff Sgt. Ruta Shibeshi is an Airman in the U.S. Air Force, and what sounds like a job title to most, to Shibeshi has meant family, friends and a place to belong. In July 1986, a more than decade-long civil war continued to rage in Ethiopia. By its conclusion in 1991, the fighting would claim upward of 1.4 million lives. In addition to those lost to the violence, it's been estimated that nearly an additional 7 millio... more

Navy Officer Ranks

Commissioned officers do not enlist. They serve indefinitely at the pleasure of the President of the United States. They hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of their specific rank. Officer ranks consist of commissioned officers and warrant officers (specialists and experts in certain military technologies or capabilities). Promotion of officers are confirmed by the Senate. Officers Admirals ... more

Coast Guard Officer Ranks

Officers Admirals Coast Guard Officers Ensign (ENS)(O1) Ensigns are generally inducted after Naval Officer training and obtaining a four-year degree. Their rank is equivalent to Second Lieutenant in other branches. Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)(O2) Lieutenant Junior Grades are generally promoted one yea... more

Army Officer Ranks

Officers Generals Army Officers Second Lieutenant (2LT)(O1) Addressed as "Lieutenant." Typically the entry-level rank for most Commissioned Officers. Leads platoon-size elements consisting of the platoon SGT and two or more squads (16 to 44 Soldiers). First Lieutenant (1LT)(O2) Addressed as "Lieutenant." A seasoned lieutenant with 18 to 24 months service. Leads more specialized weapons platoons and indirect fire computati... more

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