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MAJOR, persons. One who has attained his full age, and has acquired all his civil rights; one who is no longer a minor; an adult.

MAJOR. Military language. The lowest of the staff officers; a degree higher than captain.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Maj. (Ret.) Ronald Pflieger served in every leadership position throughout his 32 years of distinguished service.
DIVISION 1 1) Maj. General Joseph Gai Gatluak (Commander), 2) Maj.
Maj. Brodeur was an instructor pilot and an aggressor pilot with the 18th Aggressor Squadron based at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.
At 140 knots and 500 feet, Maj. Lee realized that he could not lower the collective.
Maj. Sherri L Sharpe, Virginia Military Institute; Maj.
There on the second panel is the name: Maj. Dean A.
Ministry of Electric Power was split into two ministries, with Electric Power Minister Maj. Gen.
Maj. Charboneau was preparing to transfer from Cherry Point to Quantico when he heard Joe was deploying to Iraq.
32kg& under: Courtney Chadwick,Phoenix bt James Taylor, Kirkby, pts maj. 36kg& under: Chris McCormick,Higherside bt Paddy Delamere,Golden Gloves, w/o; Connor O'Brian,Gemini bt Shaun McCartan,Skelmersdale,pts maj.
The following day, at 1 p.m., the Klepto 5K Race/Walk, held annually in Maj. Brodeur's memory, will begin at North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive.
In subsequent orders he issued today (Monday) and broadcast on the state-run SSTV, Kiir also pardoned Maj. Gen.