Company commander

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  1. I've recently read two reports about Afghanistan where the officer in command of the company is a major. Is this now the norm as I thought that formaly captains commanded companies, or is it perhaps a brevet rank?
  2. I wanna say wah!
  3. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    Nope, in the British Army Majors command companies/squadrons.
  4. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    I pray that this is a wah however

    Only in the US Army, son. UK Coy Comds are Majs.
  5. It's the Sniper Dude mesing with our minds again
  6. They used to be, but it's even longer since 'brevet' ranks were awarded...
  7. Thank you.
    Is this a recentish though - ie later 20th century, as captains certainly commanded companies in the 19th century and majors several detatched companies

    Not trying to mess with minds - honest - just curious to know when it changed
  8. When the OC - Company Commander, a Major - is on leave it may be his second in command, a Captain who takes over. Due to commitments of our ever stretched army it may even be a CSM - Company Sergeant Major - who takes over
  9. Why not try the Military History Forum.................?
  10. Didn't know there was one
  11. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    In WW1. How old are you?
    Brevet rank? God knows how long ago that term was used!
  12. Not THAT old.
    I didn't realise brevet was that out of date - I did find a reference of it being used in 1952, so that's not so old - within my lifetime anyway

    Currently being entered - extracts from the 'London Gazette' for 1953

    Annual Brevets
    The undermentioned Major to be Brevet Lieut.-Colonel, July 1st, 1952:
    H. H. van Straubenzee, D.S.O., O.B.E. (63608)
  13. that you?
  14. :?
    Googled Caubeen and no I am not he
  15. Oh dear, I smell bushmills.............and hawks!