Brevet Rank

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Brevet (military) - United States
... revised in 1806 established the use and significance of brevet ranks or awards in the U.S ... When first used, a brevet commission in the U.S ... Army entitled the officer to be identified by a higher rank but the award had limited effect on the right to higher command or pay ...
Brevet (military) - United Kingdom
... In the United Kingdom the brevet commission was only by courtesy ... Officially both titles were used, as "Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Cornwallis." Originally the term designated a promotion given on such occasions as a coronation, or the termination of a great war, and had its ... In the United Kingdom, brevet commissions were confined to grades from captain to lieutenant-colonel ...

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