Senior Chief Petty Officer (IA)

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Imperial Army Nautical Force Command ranks
Imperial Army Logo.jpeg
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
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)

The rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer (E8) is the second highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Army (Nautical Force Command).

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Senior Chief Petty Officers are typically the second of the petty officer aboard maritime ship and rated "Mate". e.g. Machinist's mate. Aboard smaller vessels, they may be the most senior Petty Officer aboard.

Senior Chief Petty Officers may also have the {semi-derogatory} nickname of Starshina.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The term petty officer dates back to the Age of Sail. They were a senior sailor, less than the officers but more senior than other ordinary sailors, was known as a petty or lesser officer.

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