France is awarding its highest honor, the Legion of Honor medal, to the three Americans and one Briton that subdued a heavily-armed passenger that was on their high-speed train that was heading from Amsterdam to Paris with 500 passengers.After losing his son in 2006 to a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq, Bill Krissoff joined the Navy medical corps after leveraging a meeting with President George W. He later deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan where he is credited with saving countless lives.

In the United States Air Force, General of the Air Force is the highest rank, equivalent to a five star General.

The rank has only been held by one person in history: Henry H. General of the Army is the equivalent rank in the United States Army and the insignia for the two positions were originally the same.

The insignia for General of the Air Force was slightly modified in the 1950s for wear on the new blue Air Force dress uniform.

General of the Air Force, however, has never been worn by an officer of the modern Air Force on active duty.

RANK STRUCTURE AND INSIGNIA OF MILITARY OFFICERS (O-1 thur O-10) AND NCOs (E-1 thru E-9) FOR THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE The United States Navy equivalent of General of the Air Force is Fleet Admiral. The term is used by nearly every country in the world.

General may be a rank on its own, or can be used as a generic term for "general officers".

The push to improve employment prospects for veterans after they return home is paying off - about one in every three people hired by the federal government now is a military veteran - but it's also causing confusion and resentment in both civilians looking for the same jobs and those doing the hiring. Joseph Dunford - then the Marine Corps Commandant, now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs - recommended keeping some positions closed to women. Shaye Haver, are the only three women to graduate from the school from the class of 19 women that began back in April. One of his biggest gripes - 39 days of training a year are not enough for an "operational reserve" force!

Starting in January, Defense Secretary Carter announced Thursday, all military jobs in all branches will be open and available to women. Major Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and West Point graduate became the third woman to graduate from the Army's famed Ranger School earlier this month. The push for gender equality in all branches of the US military will likely mean that women will have to register for the draft, according to Army Secretary John Mc Hugh.

It is derived from the older rank of Sergeant Major General.