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Mobile Monday – Military Ranks

In light of it being the 150th anniversary of the Civil War I figured I would find a few military apps that could help us learn more about military history and the Civil War.

Military Ranks

Military Ranks is a great app  to learn more about the various military ranks in the Army, Navy, Marines and more. This app is not just for U.S. Military, but for a number of other countries as well. First off, there are two versions of this app, a paid and free version. The free version is great if you are interested in learning about the U.S. Military, but if you are wanting to learn about the military in other countries, you will need to purchase the paid version for $0.99. In the free version, you can learn about the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Coast Guard.


When you click on a particular branch of the military you then select which rank you would like to learn more about. The next screen shows the various symbols and patches you see on a soldier's uniform. I don't know about you but I have always wondered what each one meant. This app is a great resource to find out what each one of those mean.


The app gives great information on each rank of the military. This app can be very helpful when doing your genealogy research on an ancestor who was in the military. Sometimes when reading documents or muster rolls it might be confusing as to which position or role your ancestor played in a particular war or branch of the military.

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