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White Lion was a hard rock/heavy metal music band of the 1980s and early 1990s. The band was formed in New York City in 1984 by Denmark-born vocalist Mike Tramp. After moving from Denmark, Mike met guitarist Vito Bratta, forming a band.

Later, the band grew to include drummer Nicki Capozzi and bassist Felix Robinson. The band was signed by a small label called Grand Slam records in January 1985. While recording the song The Road to Valhalla, both Capozzi and Robinson left the band. Nicki Capozzi was replaced by Dan Spitz, and Felix Robinson was replaced by James Lomenzo. Within a month of joining, Dan spitz left and was replaced by former Anthrax drummer Greg D'Angelo.

The band then finished their debut album, Fight to Survive, which was released on November 9, 1985. A few months later, Grand Slam records went bankrupt.

In 1986, White Lion, with a fictitious "female" member, had a brief part in the Tom Hanks/Shelley Long movie The Money Pit. Early in 1987, the band was signed by Atlantic Records. By then, their debut album was out of print and extremely hard to find.

On June 21, 1987, their second album, Pride, was released (the same day as Keel's Keel album, and Helix's Wild in The Streets) The first single from Pride was 'Wait/Don't Give Up, released on June 1, 1987. However, it took seven months before the song became a hit.

The Pride tour started in July 1987 as White Lion opened for Ace Frehley's 80s band Frehley's Comet. In September 1987, White Lion became the opening band for KISS (who had just started their Crazy Nights tour).

White Lion spent the rest of 1987 on tour with KISS. In January 1988 started opening for AC/DC on their Blow Up Your Video tour.

While opening for AC/DC, the Pride album and Wait single finally charted. Wait hit #8 on the singles chart, while Pride stalled at #11 on the album chart.

In August 1988, the album's second single Tell Me stopped at #58. Around the time this single was released, White Lion played at the Ritz club in New York City. Like Guns N' Roses, White Lion's show at the Ritz was filmed and later aired on MTV.

White Lion concluded the Pride tour by opening for Stryper from September 1988 to February 1989 during Stryper's In God We Trust tour. The Pride album's third single When The Children Cry made it to #3, making Pride one of about 18 hard rock albums to ever have multiple top 10 hits.

In August 1989, White Lion released their third album Big Game. This was followed, in 1991, by Mane Attraction. Unfortunately, by the end of 1991, White Lion had broken up.

As an afterthought, Atlantic Records released the Best of White Lion compilation album in 1992. It must be noted that the song "Radar Love" was included in this album, a cover considered by many, one of the best ever made.

In 1993, bassist James Lomenzo joined former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde in a band called Pride and Glory, while vocalist Mike Tramp started a solo career.

Towards the end of 2003, Mike Tramp said that White Lion was planning to reunite. This statement was quickly denied by the other members.


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This statement was quickly denied by the other members. Eighth Army: Korea. Towards the end of 2003, Mike Tramp said that White Lion was planning to reunite. Seventh Army: United States Army Europe. In 1993, bassist James Lomenzo joined former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde in a band called Pride and Glory, while vocalist Mike Tramp started a solo career. Fifth Army (Reserve). It must be noted that the song "Radar Love" was included in this album, a cover considered by many, one of the best ever made. Third Army: Army Central Command (ARCENT).

As an afterthought, Atlantic Records released the Best of White Lion compilation album in 1992. First Army "First In Deed" (Reserve). Unfortunately, by the end of 1991, White Lion had broken up. Three star positions in the Army include some deputy commanders of the regional commands, heads of the army sections of those commands, and the general officers commanding of corps. This was followed, in 1991, by Mane Attraction. Central Command. In August 1989, White Lion released their third album Big Game. An example is General John Abizaid, the commander of U.S.

The Pride album's third single When The Children Cry made it to #3, making Pride one of about 18 hard rock albums to ever have multiple top 10 hits. The most senior Army generals who are directly in the chain of command are those who head up the regional joint commands, known as the Combatent Commanders (COCOM's), around the world. White Lion concluded the Pride tour by opening for Stryper from September 1988 to February 1989 during Stryper's In God We Trust tour. Schoomaker. Like Guns N' Roses, White Lion's show at the Ritz was filmed and later aired on MTV. The current Army Chief of Staff is General Peter J. Around the time this single was released, White Lion played at the Ritz club in New York City. His function is administrative and policy making.

In August 1988, the album's second single Tell Me stopped at #58. As with the other members of that committee, the Army Chief of Staff is not in the direct chain of command. Wait hit #8 on the singles chart, while Pride stalled at #11 on the album chart. This position is filled by a four star general who sits on the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. While opening for AC/DC, the Pride album and Wait single finally charted. The professional head of the United States Army is the Army Chief of Staff. In January 1988 started opening for AC/DC on their Blow Up Your Video tour. The civilian executive is the Secretary of the Army who heads the United States Department of the Army, formerly called the Secretary of War who headed the United States Department of War or the War Office for short, at the founding of the Republic.
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White Lion spent the rest of 1987 on tour with KISS. All members of the Army must take an oath upon being sworn in as members, swearing (or affirming) to "protect the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, both foreign and domestic." This emphasis on the defense of the United States Constitution illustrates the concern of the framers that the military be subordinate to legitimate civilian authority. In September 1987, White Lion became the opening band for KISS (who had just started their Crazy Nights tour). Training for enlisted soldiers usually consists of Basic Training, and Advanced Individual Training in their primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) at any of the numerous MOS training facilities around the world. The Pride tour started in July 1987 as White Lion opened for Ace Frehley's 80s band Frehley's Comet. The lowest enlisted ranks are:. However, it took seven months before the song became a hit. and UK has begun to emphasize the "strategic corporal," recognizing that combat decision-making by NCOs is potentially of vast importance.

On June 21, 1987, their second album, Pride, was released (the same day as Keel's Keel album, and Helix's Wild in The Streets) The first single from Pride was 'Wait/Don't Give Up, released on June 1, 1987. Current military theory in the U.S. By then, their debut album was out of print and extremely hard to find. Until relatively recent history, most countries depended upon their officer corps to micromanage strategy, tactics and virtually every other aspect of military operations. Early in 1987, the band was signed by Atlantic Records. Training for NCOs takes place at any of the various NCO training centers around the world. In 1986, White Lion, with a fictitious "female" member, had a brief part in the Tom Hanks/Shelley Long movie The Money Pit. The Non-Commissioned Officer Corps (or NCO Corps) is the first line of leadership for the enlisted members of the Army, and includes the ranks of.

A few months later, Grand Slam records went bankrupt. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The band then finished their debut album, Fight to Survive, which was released on November 9, 1985. The primary source for Warrant Officers is the U.S. Within a month of joining, Dan spitz left and was replaced by former Anthrax drummer Greg D'Angelo. The warrant officer is managed as a company grade officer, but receives limited field grade privilege upon promotion to Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4). Nicki Capozzi was replaced by Dan Spitz, and Felix Robinson was replaced by James Lomenzo. Initially appointed an officer by the Secretary of the Army via a warrant, he/she is commissioned by the President upon promotion to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Two (CW2).

While recording the song The Road to Valhalla, both Capozzi and Robinson left the band. The Warrant Officer is a single track specialty officer. The band was signed by a small label called Grand Slam records in January 1985. Professional education is required for promotion at certain grades. Later, the band grew to include drummer Nicki Capozzi and bassist Felix Robinson. Once commissioned, an officer attends several levels of professional education, starting with branch qualification in their respective branch and concluding in Command and General Staff College at Fort_Leavenworth, Kansas. After moving from Denmark, Mike met guitarist Vito Bratta, forming a band. Commissioned officers are assigned to a branch of service until they reach the rank of Brigadier General, where it is assumed that they are competent to command soldiers of all branches.

The band was formed in New York City in 1984 by Denmark-born vocalist Mike Tramp. Upon attaining the rank of Major, they can be appointed into the Regular Army by the President with the advice and consent of the United States Senate [1] (http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/10/531.html).
White Lion was a hard rock/heavy metal music band of the 1980s and early 1990s. All newly commissioned officers receive a commission as a reserve officer. For help, see How to Edit a Page and the Style and How-to Directory. Officers receive a commission assigning them to the Officer Corps from the President. After the article has been cleaned up, you may remove this message. There are several sources of commissioned officers:.

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. Combat Service Support troops include the Judge Advocate General's Corps, Adjutant General's Corps, Finance Corps, Transportation Corps, Quartermaster Corps, Ordnance Corps, Medical Corps, Medical Service Corps, and Nurse Corps. Combat Support Arms include Signal Corps, Intelligence Corps, Chemical Corps, and Military Police Corps. Combat Arms include Infantry, Armor, Field Artillery, Air defense artillery, Army Corps of Engineers, Army Aviation, and Special Forces.

The Army is organized by function. Army is divided into the following components, from largest to smallest:. The U.S. Army is called a Soldier (always capitalized).

Officially, a member of the U.S. A similar event, albeit in a foriegn country, occurred during World War II when Nazi Germany activiated the Volkssturm in April and May of 1945. The last time an approximation of this occurred was during the American Civil War when the Confederate States of America activated the "Home Guard" in 1865, drafting all males, regardless of age or health, into the Confederate Army. Army.

The final stage of Army mobilization, known as "activiation of the unorganized militia" would effectively place all able bodied males in the service of the U.S. The current "call-up" order of the United States Army is as follows:. Although the present day Army exists as an all volunteer force, augmented by Reserve and National Guard forces, measures exist for emergency expansion in the event of a catestrophic occurrence, such as a large scale attack against the US or the outbreak of a major global war. Federal and state lawmakers, however, have asserted that no such action is being planned.

citizens have been concerned regarding a reinstution of the draft (conscription) force. With recent manpower shortages in the military, some U.S. Reserve and Guard units took part in the Gulf War, peacekeeping in Kosovo, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. By design, the use of the Army Reserve and National Guard has increased since the Vietnam War.

Army and are seen as state government agencies rather than a component of the military. Except in times of extreme national emergency, such as a mainland invasion of the United States, State Militias are operated independently from the U.S. Various State Defense Forces also exist, sometimes known as State Militias, which are sponsered by individual state governments and serve as an auxiliary to the National Guard. In the modern age, all National Guard members hold dual status: as Guardsmen under the authority of the State Adjutant General, and as Army Reservists under the authority of the Army Human Resources Command.

Prior to the 21st century, members of the National Guard were considered state employees only unless federalized by the Army in which case National Guard members became members of the Army Reserve. The United States National Guard is an armed force under the command of state governments. In the modern age, the Army is divided into the Regular Army and the Army Reserve. After World War II, the ORC and ERC were combined into the United States Army Reserve. The Army of the United States continued throughout the Korean War and Vietnam War and was discontinued upon the abolishment of the draft.

The Regular Army, Army of the United States, and Officer/Enlisted Reserve Corps (ORC and ERC) existed simultaneously giving rise to the first concept of Army components. In 1941, the "Army of the United States" was founded to fight the Second World War. During the First World War, the "National Army" was founded to fight the conflict. In the 1920s and 1930s, the "career" soldiers were known as the "Regular Army" with the "Enlisted Reserve Corps" and "Officer Reserve Corps" augmented to fill vacancies when needed. Prior to 1918, the Army was a single entity known as the "United States Army".

The Army was formed on June 14, 1775, before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War. As of fiscal year 2002 (FY02), it consisted of 480,000 soldiers on active duty and 555,000 in reserve (350,000 in the Army National Guard (ARNG) and 205,000 in the Army Reserve (USAR). The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. Military badges of the United States.

Awards and decorations of the United States military. A Specialist ranks below a corporal in terms of chain of command. and Specialist (SPC; pay grade E-4) (which is the same Enlisted Grade as Corporal, but which requires technical leadership skills, as opposed to the combat leadership skills required of corporal -a dark green patch with an eagle centered). Private First Class (PFC; pay grade E-3) (one stripe up and a curved stripe (a rocker below)),.

Private Enlisted Grade 2 (PV2; pay grade E-2) (one chevron pointing up),. Private (PV1; pay grade E-1) (no rank insignia),. and Sergeant Major of the Army (of whom there is only one, and who advises the Chief of Staff of the Army on matters relating to enlisted personnel - three stripes up and three down with a centered eagle accompanied with two stars). Command Sergeant Major (CSM; pay grade E-9) (three stripes up and three down with a wreathed star in the center).

Sergeant Major (SGM; pay grade E-9) (three stripes up and three down with a star in the center),. First Sergeant (1SG; pay grade E-8) (which holds the same enlisted pay grade as Master Sergeant, but which carries extra administrative duties - three stripes up and three down with a lozenge in the center),. Master Sergeant (MSG; pay grade E-8) (three stripes up and three down),. Sergeant First Class (SFC; pay grade E-7)(three stripes up and two down),.

Staff Sergeant (SSG; pay grade E-6)(three stripes up and one down),. Sergeant (SGT; pay grade E-5)(three stripes up),. Corporal (CPL; pay grade E-4) (two stripes up),. Enlisted soldiers may also be battlefield commissioned for valor and leadership during actual combat, Audie Murphy received his commission in this manner.

Lawyers, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, and chaplains may be directly commissioned into their respective corps. College graduates who underwent Army Reserve Officer Training Corps courses at a four-year university. Enlisted soldiers or College graduates who successfully pass Officer Candidate School (OCS). Graduates of other military academies of the United States may elect to be commissioned in the Army.

The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Pershing. Held only by George Washington and John J. General of the Armies - No established insignia.

After World War II a rank comprised of five stars in a pentagon. General of the Army - In the 19th century, a title held by the Commander of the Army. General (GEN; pay grade O-10) - four stars. Lieutenant General (LTG; pay grade O-9) - three stars,.

Major General (MG; pay grade O-8) - two stars,. Brigadier General (BG; pay grade O-7) - one star,. and General officers

    . Colonel (COL; pay grade O-6) - silver eagle,.

    Lieutenant Colonel (LTC; pay grade O-5) - silver oak leaf,. Major (MAJ; pay grade O-4) - gold oak leaf,. Field Grade officers

      . Captain (CPT; pay grade O-3) - two silver bars,.

      First Lieutenant (1LT; pay grade O-2) - silver bar,. Second Lieutenant (2LT; pay grade O-1) - gold bar,. Company Grade officers

        . Fire team leaders are often Corporal/E-4 (CPL).

        Fire team: Usually consists of four Soldiers: a fire team leader, a grenadier, and two riflemen. This unit consists of eight to ten Soldiers. Squad: Squad leaders are often Staff Sergeants/E-6 (SSG), Sergeants/E-5 (SGT), or Corporals/E-4 (CPL). Often used in conjunction with platoons at the company level.

        Section: Usually directed by Staff Sergeants/E-6 (SSG) who supply guidance for junior NCO Squad leaders. This unit consists of a Platoon Leader (2LT/1LT), a Platoon Sergeant (SFC), and two or more Squad Leaders (any NCO). Platoon: Usually led by a lieutenant supported by a Sergeant First Class/E-7 (SFC). This unit consists of a Company Commander (CO, CPT), a Company Executive Officer (XO,1LT), A First Sergeant(1SG) and a headquarters, Two or more Platoon Leaders (2LT/1LT), two or more Platoon Sergeants (SFC), and four or more Squad Leaders (any NCO).

        A company-sized unit is usually led by a Company Commander usually the rank of Captain/O-3 (CPT) supported by a First Sergeant/E-8 (1SG). Cavalry units are formed into troops. Company (or battery/troop): Artillery units are formed into batteries. This unit consists of a Battalion Commander (CO, LTC), a Battalion Executive Officer (XO,MAJ), a Command Sergeant Major (CSM) and headquarters, 3-5 Company Commanders (CPT), 3-5 Company Executive Officers (1LT), 3-5 First Sergeants (1SG) and headquarters, 6 or more Platoon Leaders (2LT/1LT), 6 or more Platoon sergeants (SFC),and 12 or more Squad Leaders (any NCO).

        A battalion-sized unit is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), supported by a Command Sergeant Major/E-9 (CSM). Cavalry units are formed into squadrons. Battalion (or squadron): Most units are organized into battalions. (See Regiment for combat arms units.).

        Brigade (or group): Composed of typically three or more battalions, and commanded by a Colonel (COL) or Brigadier General. Division: Usually commanded by a Major General (MG). The commander is most often a Lieutenant General (LTG). Corps: Consists of two or more divisions and organic support brigades.

        Field Army: Usually commanded by a General (GEN; note that abbreviations of military rank are given in all capital letters without a period or other punctuation). militia. Full scale mobilization of the unorganized U.S. Activation of the State Defense Forces/State Militias.

        Recall of previously discharged officers and enlisted who were separated under honorable conditions. Reestablishment of the draft and creation of a conscript force within the Regular Army. Recall of all retired personnel fit for military duty. Full scale activiation of all National Guard forces.

        Army Reserve total mobilization. Regular Army volunteer force.

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