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Major (United States)

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Highest-ranking U.S. military officer takes questions on Niger ambush

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Ranks of the Army

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The highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in combat since Vietnam has been buried with

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Highest ranking enlisted member of the US military visits Barksdale

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Sergeant Major Army Pay Scale

In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, major is a field grade military officer rank above the rank of captain and below the rank of lieutenant colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of lieutenant commander in the other uniformed services. Although lieutenant commanders are considered junior officers by their respective services, the rank of major is considered field grade in the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps.