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Trainor previously served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, retiring as brigadier general, and served six years as dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy.
The group, ranging from brigadiers to lieutenants general, also included the Navy’s two top uniformed lawyers in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks: retired Rear Adms.
According to the Encyclopeadia Britannica, Bagnold was an army brigadier who studied the origin of sand dunes and the process of sediment transport.
T. F. Farrell, a brigadier general on the staff of Major Gen. Leslie Groves, the Manhattan Project’s military commander, wrote: The effects could well be called unprecedented, magnificent, beautiful, stupendous and terrifying.
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Origin and Etymology of brigadier
French, from brigade
First Known Use: 1668See Words from the same year
BRIGADIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brigadier for English Language Learners
: a British army officer who is in charge of a brigade; also : the rank of a brigadier
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