private first class

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private first class

n. pl. privates first class
1. A noncommissioned rank in the US Army that is above private and below corporal or in the US Marine Corps that is above private and below lance corporal.
2. One who holds this rank.
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pri′vate first′ class′

a soldier ranking above a private and below a corporal or specialist fourth class in the U.S. Army, and above a private and below a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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Sergeant Idriss Zouaghi was also promoted posthumously to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 3, while Private First Class Yassine Chahbi was promoted to that of Master Corporal under a presidential decree published by the National Defence Ministry in the same issue of the Official Gazette.
Corporal Bernardo Ortiz, Private Brix Cojo, and Private First Class John Jusay, all from the 32nd Infantry Battalion; Private First Class Reynard Baynos from the MBLT-3; Corporal Dixon Aplahal, Corporal Binjakar Ajak and Corporal Larkin Lumacad were conferred at the Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital, Jolo, Sulu at five in the afternoon, July 27.
Now the Marine Corps' history will reflect the identities of the six flag raisers as: Corporal Harlon Block, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, Private First Class Ira Hayes, Private First Class Harold Schulte, Private First Class Franklin Sousley, and Sergeant Michael Strank.
The attacks also claimed the life of Private First Class Ali Saeed al-Zahrani from frontier corps in the monarchy's Southwestern Asir region.
And Private First Class Rogers, who joined the unit just a month earlier, said that earning the title of warfighter gave her a big boost in confidence.
Judge Colonel Denise Lind on July 30 found Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, 25, guilty of 19 criminal counts related to the leaks, the largest unauthorized release of secret U.S.
And that is even a delicious irony that Private First Class Bradley Manning is the least-likely warrior that ever wore a uniform and swore to protect and defend his country from threats external or internal, so help him God.
Additionally, First Class passengers will experience Emirates' ergonomically-designed private First Class suites, featuring privacy screens for maximum exclusivity and massage-enabled seats which convert into flat beds.
Age 87 | Hometown: Los Angeles | Private first class, 398th Engineer Regiment | Army | Europe
Private First Class Manning used the online ID Bradass87.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society, Grades 11-12; Softball, Grade 9; Field Hockey, Grades 9-12, Heart and Soul Award, Coaches Award, Most Improved Award, captain, Grade 12; Track, Grades 10-12, Most Improved Award; ROTC, private first class, Grade 9, Sergeant, Grade 10, 2nd Lieutenant, Grade 11, Major, Grade 12; Student Council, Grades 11-12; More than 200 hours of community service.

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