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Wraith601
09 May 06,, 22:05
I've noticed that US companies tend to avoid using the letter J. Anybody know why? You have Alfa companies, Charlie Companies, Fox Companies, etc. Never one with a J though.

gunnut
09 May 06,, 22:18
Maybe the "J" sound might confuse people with the "G" sound. Do we have G companies?

We do have "jarheads" though. :biggrin:

Officer of Engineers
09 May 06,, 22:23
I've noticed that US companies tend to avoid using the letter J. Anybody know why? You have Alfa companies, Charlie Companies, Fox Companies, etc. Never one with a J though.

Why would you goto J? The largest battalion is 6 companies with one of those companies as the HQ. At a stretch, you might goto Golf but you will never get to Hotel, let alone India and Julliet.

Wraith601
09 May 06,, 22:28
Why would you goto J? The largest battalion is 6 companies with one of those companies as the HQ. At a stretch, you might goto Golf but you will never get to Hotel, let alone India and Julliet.

The Marines and Cavalry regiments still use the continous lettering regimental model.
1st Battalion: A-D
2nd Battaloin: E-H
3rd Battalion: I, K-M

Also, in WWII the US Army as a whole used a similar system, but never J.

Bill
18 May 06,, 23:17
Who would want to be in "Juliet" company?

LOL....

dalem
19 May 06,, 06:45
I believe it was to avoid confusion with the lowercase letter "i". In standard typeface (and with old typewriter ribbons) "i" and "j" can look quite similar.

-dale

lemontree
19 May 06,, 09:51
Why would you goto J? The largest battalion is 6 companies with one of those companies as the HQ. At a stretch, you might goto Golf but you will never get to Hotel, let alone India and Julliet.
Sir,
The gunners seem to have named their bty with alphabets like P, Q, R. I wanted to be different I guess.

Wraith601
24 May 06,, 06:12
Who would want to be in "Juliet" company?

LOL....

I'd call it Jackal Company or something.