Reed and HayesEdit
Which episode featured the dialogue reference where Malcolm and Hayes discussed the fact that Malcom was his superior?
As a quick point - the British Royal Navy did (does?) refer to the commanding officer of Marines aboard ship as "The Major" regardless of his/her actual rank. This is/was to avoid exactly the confusion of naval/marine ranks mentioned in passing.
I've removed the following passage as being well...total nonsense.
- It should also be noted that the Navy has a long standing tradition of temporarily bestowing the rank of major for Army and Marine Captains while serving on board a Naval vessel. This is because a Naval vessel can have only one serving Captain at any time. As such, it is possible Major Hayes was in fact Captain Hayes, a rank more suitable for the detachment he commanded.
I've served in the Navy for over 13 years, including a few years onboard ship and a Midshpman training cruise on an amphibious landing ship (which carried Marine officers who were helo pilots and held the rank of Captain). No such policy has ever existed in the United States Navy nor could I find any reference that other navies promote O-3s to O-4s just so the crew won't get confused when verbally addressing them. Not to mention that aircraft carriers can have upwards of six O-6's at one time (CO, XO, CAG, Suppo, Cheng, Medical Officer) making the statement that a shp can only have one Captain also untrue. -FC 00:31, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
I realize that MACO is an abbreviation for the Military Assault Command Operations, but wouldn't a proper name for this page be "Military Assault Command Operations ranks"? After all, we use the proper names for the other organizations on their rank pages. --Terran Officer 18:09, March 12, 2011 (UTC)