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Author has written 7 stories for Naruto, Left 4 Dead, and Gundam Seed.
Soldier in the Army National Guard.
One thing I can't stand in stories is when the author messes up rank or unit sizes. A team is 4 or more. a squad is 9 or more. a platoon is 2 or more squads, a company is two or more platoons, a battalion is 2 or more companies, a brigade is 6 or more battalions, a division is 2 or more brigades, a corps. is 2 or more divisions, an army is 2 or more corps, and 2 or more corps. equal a theater of operations.
the rank is Private, Private 2, Private first class, specialist or corporal, sergeant, staff sergeant, sergeant first class, master sergeant or first sergeant, command sergeant major, sergeant major of the army. there is only 1 of those. These are the enlisted ranks of the US Army. They are the same as the marine ranks except sergeant first class is called Gunnery sergeant and Lance Corporal is above PFC but below corporal. you don't just go to officer rank at some point.
2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Captain, major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, and General. These are the officer ranks of the US army and Marine Corps.