Captain Seafort wrote:Staplic's listing of USMC ranks in BGG reminded me of something that's been bugging me for a while
These are the US army's non-commissioned ranks:
Private, PFC, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Sergeant First Class, Master Sergeant, First Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Command Sergeant Major
These are the British army's non-commissioned ranks:
Private, Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Warrant Officer Class 2, Warrant Officer Class 1
One has seven grades, the other has ten, even if you ignore US Warrant Officers as something different (why exactly are they dealt with separately to other NCOs anyway?) What are the extra three grades there for?
Captain Seafort wrote:In the UK, they're simply very senior NCOs. In US they're specialists - in what, and why the positions are given their own rank system, I don't know.
Sionnach Glic wrote:What's the difference in duty between a Corporal and a Lance-Corporal?
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