Rank

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Rank is a hierarchy of seniority of command established by organisations.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Rank is a formal structure used for organising the hierarchy of military and paramilitary forces. Those at a higher rank may give legally enforceable orders to those under their command of lesser rank or equal rank and lesser seniority.

The higher the rank, the fewer will hold that rank, and the more potentially powerful persons holding such rank become.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Imperial Service[edit]

Imperial Army Senior ranks
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Senior Army Officer Ranks
O12b » Lord Marshal of the Unified Armies
(Sector Marshal of Core Sector)
O12a » Grand Marshal (Sector Marshal)
O11b » Vice-Marshal (Subsector Marshal)
Field Army Officer Ranks
O0-O11 » [See Specific Force-Command Ranks Tables]
Imperial Army Ground Forces Command ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O11a » Field Marshal
O10 » General (Colonel-General)
O9 » Lieutenant General
O8 » Major General
O7 » Brigadier General
O6 » Colonel
O5 » Lieutenant Colonel
O4 » Major
O3 » Captain
O2 » First Lieutenant
O1 » Second Lieutenant
O0 » Officer Cadet
Enlisted Ranks
E9 » Sergeant Major
E8 » Master Sergeant (First Sergeant)
E7 » Leading Sergeant
E6 » Staff Sergeant
E5 » Sergeant
E4 » Lance Sergeant
E3 » Corporal
E2 » Lance Corporal
E1 » Private (Private 1st Class)
E0 » Recruit (Private Recruit)
Imperial Army Nautical Force Command ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O8 » Sea Admiral (various grades)
O7 » Sea Commodore
O6 » Sea Captain
O5 » Commander
O4 » Lieutenant Commander
O3 » Lieutenant
O2 » Sub-Lieutenant
O1 » Ensign
O0 » Officer Cadet (Sea Cadet) / Midshipman
Enlisted
E9 » Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
E8 » Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
E7 » Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
E6 » Petty Officer First Class (PO1)
E5 » Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)
E4 » Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
E3 » Able Sailor (AS)
E2 » Sailor (SO)
E1 » Sailor Apprentice (SA)
E0 » Sailor Recruit (SR)
Imperial Army Close Orbit and Airspace Control Command ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O8 » Air Marshal (various grades)
O7 » Air Commodore
O6 » Group Leader
O5 » Wing Leader (Staff Colonel)
O4 » Staff Major
O3 » Squadron Leader (Staff Captain)
O2 » Flying Officer
O1 » Pilot Officer
O0 » Officer Cadet (Flight Cadet)
Enlisted Ranks
E9 » Flight Sergeant Major
E8 » Master Flight Sergeant
E7 » Senior Flight Sergeant
E6 » Leading Flight Sergeant
E5 » Flight Sergeant
E4 » Crew Chief
E3 » Senior Airhand
E2 » Leading Airhand
E1 » Airhand
E0 » Airhand Recruit
Imperial Marine Ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O9 » Marshal-Commandant of the Corps
O8 » Brigadier-General (Marshal)
O7 » Brigadier
O6 » Coronel
O5 » Lieutenant Coronel
O4 » Force Commander
O3 » Captain (Force Captain)
O2 » First Lieutenant (Force Lieutenant)
O1 » Second Lieutenant (Force Ensign)
O0 » Cadet / Midshipman
Enlisted Ranks
E9 » Sergeant Major (Fleet Sergeant)
E8 » Master Sergeant (Ship / First Sergeant)
E7 » Leading Sergeant (Section Sergeant)
E6 » Staff Sergeant (Gunnery Sergeant)
E5 » Sergeant
E4 » Lance Sergeant
E3 » Corporal
E2 » Lance Corporal
E1 » Marine/Private (Private 1st Class)
E0 » Marine Recruit / Apprentice
Imperial Navy Ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O10 » Grand Admiral
O9 » Sector Admiral
O8c » Fleet Admiral (Admiral)
O8b » Fleet Admiral (Vice Admiral)
O8a » Fleet Admiral (Rear Admiral)
O7 » Commodore
O6 » Captain
O5 » Commander
O4 » Lieutenant Commander
O3 » Lieutenant
O2 » Sub-Lieutenant
O1 » Ensign
O0 » Cadet / Midshipman
Enlisted
E9 » Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
E8 » Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
E7 » Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
E6 » Petty Officer First Class (PO1)
E5 » Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)
E4 » Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
E3 » Able Spacehand (ASH)
E2 » Spacehand (SH)
E1 » Spacehand Apprentice (A)
E0 » Spacehand Recruit (R)

In Imperial service, the rank structures vary by Arm of Service and, for the Imperial Army by Branch of Service as well. The Rank structures of the various arms (and branches) are shown to the right.

Darrian Service[edit]

Darrian Army Ranks[1]
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Commissioned Officers
O10 » General
O9 » Lieutenant General
O8 » Major General
O7 » Brigadier
O6 » Colonel
O5 » Lieutenant Colonel
O4 » Major
O3 » Captain
O2 » Lieutenant
O1 » Second Lieutenant
O0 » Subaltern
Enlisted
E9 » Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer-1)
E8 » Master Sergeant (Warrant Officer-2)
E7 » Colour Sergeant (Gunnery/Technical Sergeant)
E6 » Staff Sergeant
E5 » Sergeant
E4 » Lance Sergeant
E3 » Corporal
E2 » Lance Corporal
E1 » Private
E0 » Recruit
Darrian Navy (Marine) Ranks[2]
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Commissioned Officers
O7 » Brigadier
O6 » Colonel
O5 » Lieutenant Colonel
O4 » Major
O3 » Captain
O2 » Lieutenant
O1 » Second Lieutenant
O0 » Subaltern
Enlisted
E9 » Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer-1)
E8 » Master Sergeant (Warrant Officer-2)
E7 » Colour Sergeant (Gunnery/Technical Sergeant)
E6 » Staff Sergeant
E5 » Sergeant
E4 » Lance Sergeant
E3 » Corporal
E2 » Lance Corporal
E1 » Marine
E0 » Recruit (Marine Recruit)
Darrian Navy Ranks[3]
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Commissioned Officers
O8c » Fleet Admiral (Admiral)
O8b » Vice Admiral
O8a » Rear Admiral
O7 » Commodore
O6 » Captain
O5 » Commander
O4 » Lieutenant Commander
O3 » Lieutenant
O2 » Sublieutenant
O1 » Ensign
O0 » Midshipman
Enlisted
E9 » Base Leader (= Warrant Officer-1)
E8 » Crew Leader (= Warrant Officer-2)
E7 » Deck Leader (= Chief Petty Officer)
E6 » Compartment Leader (= Senior Petty Officer)
E5 » Section Leader (= Petty Officer)
E4 » Leading Spacer (= Leading Spacehand)
E3 » Advanced Spacer (= Able Spacehand)
E2 » Spacer (= Spacehand)
E1 » Trainee (= Spacehand Apprentice)
E0 » Recruit (= Spacehand Recruit)

In Darrian Service, the rank structures also vary by Arm of Service and Branch of Service, and there is a smaller set of senior ranks as befits a smaller entity.The Rank structures of the various arms (and branches) are shown to the right.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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