SOLDIERS

Ever wondered what it's like to be a soldier? This section defines the people, technology and science used to equip soldiers. Articles here range from the technology of war and military snipers to gas masks and body armor.
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Commander

Commander, a person who holds a position of authority or command. The rank of commander in the U.S.

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  • Why do I have to join the French Foreign Legion under an assumed name?

    Why do I have to join the French Foreign Legion under an assumed name?

    Have you always thought of yourself as more of a Jean-Pierre than a Jon? Good news, you can still be that guy, provided you're willing to fight for France for five years. See more »

  • How are conventional and unconventional warfare different?

    How are conventional and unconventional warfare different?

    The U.S. Navy SEALs exemplify unconventional warfare. Find out how conventional and unconventional warfare differ in this article. See more »

  • What does tear gas do?

    What does tear gas do?

    It is pretty common to hear someone on the news say, "The crowd was dispersed with tear gas." What is tear gas? What does it do? See more »

  • What is an MRE?

    What is an MRE?

    I've seen how the U.S. Army's food now comes in plastic pouches called MREs. Is this real food? How does it taste? See more »

  • Adenauer, Konrad

    Adenauer, Konrad

    Adenauer, Konrad (1876-1967), a German statesman. He was the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). See more »

  • Adjutant

    Adjutant

    Adjutant, a military officer whose duty is to take care of the internal details, correspondence, reports, and records of an army unit. See more »

  • Admiral

    Admiral

    Admiral, a naval officer of the highest rank. The word comes from the Arabic amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea). See more »

  • Captain

    Captain

    Captain, a military and naval rank. The word comes from the Latin caput, meaning “head.” In the U.S. See more »

  • Colonel

    Colonel

    Colonel, a commissioned army, air force, or marine officer ranking above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general. See more »

  • Commander

    Commander

    Commander, a person who holds a position of authority or command. The rank of commander in the U.S. See more »

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