Second Lieutenant (IA)

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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)

The rank of Second Lieutenant (O1) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Army that is held by officers that are being given on-the-job training in the practicalities of the role of Officer.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The rank of Second Lieutenant (O1) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Army that is held by officers that are being given on-the-job training in the practicalities of the role of Officer.

Second Lieutenant may also be known as:

  • Ensign: because of the historic role of carrying the unit's flag (and defending it to the death)
  • Shavetail: {Generally disparaging} because of the historic habit of shaving the tails of newly broken-in pack animals called Mules.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The term Lieutenant is indicative of this rank being derived from the role of being the deputy commander of a Company under a Captain.

A Second Lieutenant is aspirant to that exalted position, and is considered to still be under on-the-job training.

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