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    Cool Master-at-arms

    It seems a US Navy Master-at-Arms is an Officer in charge of law and order (law enforcement) in the US Navy.

    Is there another way to express this rank, for instance, Sergeant Major or the like.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Master-at-arms

    'Master-at-Arms' is a job/post/function/ role, not a rank.

    Depending on the service and the country, the Master-at-arms may hold an NCO rank or be commissioned officer. See: Master-at-arms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

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    Re: Master-at-arms

    As a side note, there is no "sergeant" rank of any sort in the US Navy.

    In the US Navy, ratings apply to enlisted men and women, not officers. Your rating could be a type of mechanic or cook or air traffic controller.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Cool Re: Master-at-arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    As a side note, there is no "sergeant" rank of any sort in the US Navy.

    In the US Navy, ratings apply to enlisted men and women, not officers. Your rating could be a type of mechanic or cook or air traffic controller.
    So, what's the exact meaning of "Master-at-Arms", someone specialized in arms who additionally is in charge of law enforcement?

    Quite blurred to me

    Thanks

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    Re: Master-at-arms

    Take a look here. This may explain it better.

    Master at Arms (MA))

    Just like in the civilian world there are people who are police, within the military, we have people who are police as well.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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