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Unstable Molecule

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Subj: Re: Steve Rogers' Rank
Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 at 03:41:43 pm EDT (Viewed 277 times)
Reply Subj: Steve Rogers' Rank
Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 04:44:55 pm EDT (Viewed 344 times)

    So what is Steve's rank at the moment? Bendis' Avengers titles are still calling him Captain, while Brubaker's Avengers are calling him Commander.

I'm not sure what's going on in the modern comics but during WWII, Steve Rogers was a one stripe Private, an E-2 in today's U.S. Army. "Captain" was just part of the codename for the super-hero that the government turned him into and he held no military rank as Captain America. I always wondered if Captain America did all of his 6 years of government missions for Private's pay.

And just as an FYI, there is no rank of "Commander" in the U.S. Army (or Marines or Air Force). [in the U.S., Commander is a Navy rank]. Commander is a title that a soldier can hold but it is not a rank. For example, a Captain can be a company commander. You could refer to him as "commander" to other troops but you would never address him as "commander".

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