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Systems Alliance: Military Ranks

The Alliance uses a modified version of the ranking system that has been used for hundreds of years. Soldiers are classified into rank-and-file enlisted personnel, experienced non-commissioned officers (NCOs), and specially trained officers.

The divide between naval personnel and ground forces (‘marines’) is small. Ground units are a specialized branch of the fleet, just as fighter squadrons are. This unity of command is imposed by the futility of fighting without control of orbit; without the navy, any army is pointless. The marines, as a matter of pride, maintain some of their traditional rank titles; for example, marines have Privates and Corporals instead of Servicemen.

In ascending order of responsibility, the ranks of the Alliance are:

ENLISTED

Rank Navy Marine Core
E-1 Serviceman 3rd Class Private 2nd Class
E-2 Serviceman 2nd Class Private 1st Class
E-3 Serviceman 1st Class Lance Corporal

NCOs

Rank Navy Marine Core
E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class Corporal
E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class Sergeant
E-6 Petty Officer 1st Class Staff Sergeant
E-7 Chief Petty Officer Gunnery Sergeant
E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer Master Sergeant
E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer Sergeant Major

NCO Operational Titles

E-4 – E-5 Service Chief
E-6 – E-7 Gunnery Chief
E-8 – E-9 Operations Chief

OFFICERS

Rank Navy Marine Core
O-1 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
O-2 1st Lieutenant 1st Lieutenant
O-3 Lieutenant Commander Captain
O-4 Commander Major
O-5 Staff Commander Lt. Colonel
O-6 Captain Colonel
O-7 Rear Admiral Brigadier General
O-8 Vice Admiral Major General
O-9 Admiral Lt. General
O-10 Fleet Admiral Lt. General

Alliance Rank

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