What is Brevet (Military)?

Introduction In the military, a brevet is a warrant that gives a commissioned officer a higher rank title as a reward, but which may not confer the authority and privileges of real rank. The promotion would be noted in the officer’s title (for example, “Bvt. Maj. Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain” or “Bvt. Col. Arthur MacArthur”).… Read More


An Overview of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

Introduction The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), or simply the Loyal Legion is a United States patriotic order, organised 15 April 1865, by three veteran officers of the Army. The original membership was composed of members of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States, who had… Read More

What is the Engineer Basic Officer Leader Course?

Introduction The Engineer Basic Officer Leader Course (EBOLC), formerly known as the Engineer Officer Basic Course (EOBC), is a training course for new commissioned officers selected for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Outline It is run at the US Army Engineer School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, United States and lasts nineteen weeks… Read More

A Brief Overview of the Basic Officer Leader Course

Introduction The Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC) is a two-phased training course designed to commission officers and prepare them for service in the United States Army. Prospective officers complete Phase I (BOLC A) as either: before continuing on to BOLC B as Second Lieutenants (2LT). If BOLC B is not completed within two years of… Read More

An Overview of Wentworth Military Academy and College

Introduction Wentworth Military Academy and College was a private two-year military college and high school in Lexington, Missouri. Wentworth was one of six (now four) military junior colleges (MJCs) in the United States. The institution was founded in 1880 and closed in 2017. Brief History Background Lexington’s American Civil War Battle of the Hemp Bales… Read More

An Overview of Kemper Military School

Introduction Kemper Military School & College was a private military school, a former military junior college (MJC), located in Boonville, Missouri. Founded in 1844, Kemper filed for bankruptcy and closed in 2002. The school’s motto was “Nunquam Non Paratus” (Never Not Prepared). The 46-acre campus played a key role in Boonville’s identity as a popular… Read More

An Overview of the US Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Introduction The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a group of college- and university-based officer-training programmes for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. Overview While ROTC graduate officers serve in all branches of the US military, the US Marine Corps, the US Space Force, and the US Coast Guard do not have… Read More