What is a Master Corporal?

Introduction Master corporal (MCpl) (French: caporal-chef) is a military rank used by a number of countries including the Canadian Armed Forces. Canada Background In the Canadian Armed Forces the rank of master corporal is an appointment of the rank of Corporal in the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force, however in the Royal Canadian… Read More


What is a Corporal?

Introduction Corporal is a military rank in use in some form by many militaries and by some police forces or other uniformed organisations. The word is derived from the medieval Italian phrase capo corporale (“head of a body”). The rank is usually the lowest ranking non-commissioned officer. In some militaries, the rank of corporal nominally… Read More