For the most part, British ranks are very similar to their American counterparts, which is not surprising considering American ranks and military culture was based upon the British.
The first enlisted rank is that of Private and actually has no insignia.
But the 15-year-old has now been removed from lessons for nearly two weeks after Marshland High School in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, argued the hairstyle did not meet its uniform policy.
His furious mother, Elizabeth Steel, 53, has branded the decision 'absolutely ridiculous'.
“I chastised my staff and said, ‘How could I not know that this was happening?