Pemanent/Temporary Rank, Designations, AUS, RA, USMC SS, Etc.

Pemanent/Temporary Rank, Designations, AUS, RA, USMC SS, Etc.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 17th, 2007, 4:58 pm #1

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Most Marines are quite familiar with abbreviations used such as, USMC, USMCR, etc. Fewer are aware of earlier designations such as USMC SS used for selective service (draftee) Marines during the Korean War Era. In fact I recall that during the Korean era that Marines' MSN (military service numbers) were prefixed with a K, not the MSN itself actually, but on official orders, administrative records, etc., to designate those who had served a tour in Korea.

Even lesser known to Marines--and, apparently, even some newer members of other services--are certain older abbreviations and designations for both officer and enlisted personnel of the U.S. Army, e.g., AUS for Army of the United States, etc. This information is becoming less and less known these days, and should be of some general interest to all hands.

Myself, I have often seen retired Army officers with "AUS Ret." after their names--several things of this nature and satisfactory explanations for them have previously eluded me. Hopefully, the following links provided below will shine some light on this area of interest that have also aroused the curiosity of others who may find some answers here.

Wikipedia
http://www.furl.net/search?search=cache ... ted_States

(Example:The Late Col Gordon "Jack" Mohr, AUS Ret)
http://www.furl.net/search?search=cache ... _mohr.html

Regular Army, RA, US, etc.
http://www.furl.net/search?search=cache ... ular_Arm+y

Rank: Patton, Eisenhower, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Pat ... omparisons

In addition, the following links are a bit of somewhat allied information on the topic of brevet ranl, the brevet medal and related information.
http://www.furl.net/search?search=cache ... chive.html

R.W. "D1ck" Gaines
Gny Sgt USMC (Ret.)
1952-1972
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 17th, 2007, 5:12 pm #2

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"Rank: Eisenhower had outranked Patton during war, having been appointed Supreme Commander. At the end of the war Patton was in fact the highest ranking officer in the US Military. In peacetime the Armed Forces would fall under the authority of Patton. Eisenhower didn't relish having Patton giving him orders. There was widespread talk at home of Patton for President. This was bad news for the Democrats, because they had no comparable opponent. It was not good news for the Republicans though, because Patton was considered too stubborn and iron-willed to take orders from Wall Street and professional politicians.

Thus, many factions viewed Patton as a threat. "

Ref
http://gatorpress.com/badsam/page18.html
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