In 2007, Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey came under fire for refusing to classify water boarding as torture. What does water boarding entail? Does it work?
Noncommissioned Officer, or NCO (also called Noncom), in military service, an enlisted man or woman holding a rank that gives him or her authority over other enlisted personnel. See more »
Privateer, a privately owned armed vessel commissioned in former times by a warring nation to seize enemy ships. See more »
Quartermaster, a term applied to certain officers in both the army and navy. See more »
Rank, Military or Naval, the grade held by members of the armed services, which indicates their official standing. See more »
Sergeant, an army, air force, or marine noncommissioned officer ranking above a corporal; also a police officer ranking above a patrolman but below a lieutenant. See more »
Sergeant at Arms, the officer of an organization who preserves order during its meetings. See more »
Warrant Officer, a military and naval rank. In the United States armed forces, a warrant officer ranks between the lowest commissioned officer and the highest noncommissioned officer. See more »