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A civilian's guide to the U.S. military : a comprehensive reference to the customs, language & structure of the Armed Forces

Author: Barbara Schading; Richard Schading; Virginia R Slayton
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, Inc., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Does a corporal have to salute a lieutenant or is it the other way around? What are forward-deployed units? Is an "armored cow" a type of tank or something soldiers eat? Are Polaris missiles dropped from the air or launched from a submarine? If someone calls you a "Cat 4" should you be honored or offended? A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military can help you answer these questions and others. Author Barbara Schading  Read more...
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Schading, Barbara.
Civilian's guide to the U.S. military.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, Inc., ©2007
(DLC) 2006025881
(OCoLC)70877936
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Schading; Richard Schading; Virginia R Slayton
ISBN: 9781599633312 1599633310
OCLC Number: 777401207
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (v, 374 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Military rank and protocol --
Understanding the U.S. Army --
Understanding the U.S. Navy --
Understanding the U.S Marine Corps --
Understanding the U.S. Air Force --
Understanding the U.S. Coast Guard --
Understanding the U.S. Special Operations Forces --
Other important aspects of the U.S. Military --
Changes in the U.S. military / by Richard Schading --
The Geneva Conventions --
Glossary A. Terms, abbreviations, and acronyms --
Glossary B. Slang and expressions used by the U.S. military --
Glossary C. Military equipment --
Appendix A. Useful resources for understanding the U.S. military --
Appendix B. Rank, pay grades, and insignia of the U.S. military branches.
Responsibility: Barbara Schading, with Richard Schading & Virginia Slayton.
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A basic primer on military life, this book provides explanations of military language and protocol, and also breaks down information by branch and includes military slang. Aimed at those looking to  Read more...

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