I was interested in the subject, as any military officer
would be in an important naval development.
Many months after the re-establishment of peace and order, and even when it had ceased to be the town-talk, that every military officer
, kept at free quarters by the City during the late alarms, had cost for his board and lodging four pounds four per day, and every private soldier two and twopence halfpenny; many months after even this engrossing topic was forgotten, and the United Bulldogs were to a man all killed, imprisoned, or transported, Mr Simon Tappertit, being removed from a hospital to prison, and thence to his place of trial, was discharged by proclamation, on two wooden legs.
Whether they were before a judge, a military officer
, or a civil dignitary they could not know, but evidently he was a man of authority, for, after listening to whatever recital was being made to him the while he closely scrutinized the two captives, he made a single futile attempt to converse with them and then issued some curt orders to him who had made the report.
When they are in the field - so to speak, - they always wear them; you never see an angel going with a message anywhere without his wings, any more than you would see a military officer
presiding at a court-martial without his uniform, or a postman delivering letters, or a policeman walking his beat, in plain clothes.
Among the passengers was a number of officials and military officers
of various grades, the latter being either attached to the regular British forces or commanding the Sepoy troops, and receiving high salaries ever since the central government has assumed the powers of the East India Company: for the sub-lieutenants get 280 pounds, brigadiers, 2,400 pounds, and generals of divisions, 4,000 pounds.
destitute of military knowledge; naval officers with no idea of a ship; civil officers without a notion of affairs; brazen ecclesiastics, of the worst world worldly, with sensual eyes, loose tongues, and looser lives; all totally unfit for their several callings, all lying horribly in pretending to belong to them, but all nearly or remotely of the order of Monseigneur, and therefore foisted on all public employments from which anything was to be got; these were to be told off by the score and the score.
He recalled the murder of King by the rat-faced Snipes; the abandonment of Professor Porter and his party by the mutineers of the ARROW; the cruelty of the black warriors and women of Mbonga to their captives; the petty jealousies of the civil and military officers
of the West Coast colony that had afforded him his first introduction to the civilized world.
This was the second attack on a senior military officer
in a week.
A few weeks ago, Major General Hassan Firuzabadi, the highest-ranking military officer
in Iran as chief of the General Command Headquarters of the armed forces, publicly endorsed Ahmadi-nejad.
Acquavella is also the first Navy Department recipient and the first military officer
to be awarded the PRT's Elmer B.
But I also believe it's my duty as a military officer
to point out when he is wrong.
If you don't know how an or malinfantry unit is composed, or even what kind of weapons they ordinarily use, how confident are you going to be in questioning what a military officer
tells you about what they've done?