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March 25, 2017, 4:46 pm

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Hierarchy of the Modern Anglosphere Military


Here is the governing hierarchy of a standard western style modern military. These types of ranks could also serve as the ruling class of a Stratocratic Dictatorship or Military Junta.

Supreme Commanders (6 Stars)

  • Ground Force: Grand General
  • Naval Force: Grand Admiral
  • Space Force: Grand Marshal

OF-10 (Five Stars)

  • Ground Force: Field General (Commands an Army Group which consists of two or more field armies.)
  • Naval Force: Fleet Admiral
  • Space Force: Royal Marshal

OF-09 (Four Stars)

  • Ground Force: General (Commands a Field Army which consists of two to four corps.)
  • Naval Force: Admiral (Commands a Fleet which consists of all vessels in an ocean or general region.)
  • Space Force: Marshal

OF-08 (Three Stars)

  • Ground Force: Lieutenant General (Commands a Corps which consists of two or more divisions.)
  • Naval Force: Vice Admiral (Commands a Task Force which consists of two or more task groups.)
  • Space Force: Vice Marshal (Commands a Tactical Air Force which consists of all aircraft and personnel deployed in a region.)

OF-07 (Two Stars)

  • Ground Force: Major General (Commands a Division which consists of two to four brigades.)
  • Naval Force: Rear Admiral (Commands a Task Group which consists of two or more task units.)
  • Space Force: Rear Marshal (Commands a Numbered Air Force which consists of two or more groups.)

OF-06 (One Star)

  • Ground Force: Brigadier (Commands a Brigade which consists of two or more regiments.)
  • Naval Force: Commodore (Commands a Task Unit which consists of three to four task elements.)
  • Space Force: Bombardier

OF-05 (Four Stripes)

  • Ground Force: Colonel (Commands a Regiment which consists of two or more battalions.)
  • Naval Force: Captain (Commands a Task Element which consists of one vessel.)
  • Space Force: Group Captain (Commands a Group which consists of two or more wings.)

OF-04 (Three Stripes)

  • Ground Force: Lieutenant Colonel (Commands a Battalion which consists of two to six companies.)
  • Naval Force: Commander
  • Space Force: Wing Commander (Commands a Wing which consists of three to ten squadrons.)

OF-03 (Two Stripes)

  • Ground Force: Major (Commands a Company which consists of two to eight platoons.)
  • Naval Force: Lieutenant Commander
  • Space Force: Squadron Leader (Commands a Squadron which consists of three to four flights.)

OF-02 (One Stripe)

  • Ground Force: Captain
  • Naval Force: Lieutenant
  • Space Force: Flight Lieutenant (Commands a Flight which consists of two sections.)


  • Ground Force: First Lieutenant (Commands a Platoon which consists of two or more squads.)
  • Naval Force: Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • Space Force: Flying Officer (Commands a Section which consists of two to three planes.)


  • Ground Force: Second Lieutenant
  • Naval Force: Ensign
  • Space Force: Pilot Officer


  • All Branches: Chief Warrant Officer 5


  • All Branches: Chief Warrant Officer 4


  • All Branches: Chief Warrant Officer 3


  • All Branches: Chief Warrant Officer 2


  • All Branches: Warrant Officer


  • Ground Force: Sergeant Major
  • Naval Force: Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Space Force: Chief Master Sergeant


  • Ground Force: Master Sergeant
  • Naval Force: Senior Chief Petty Officer
  • Space Force: Senior Master Sergeant


  • Ground Force: Sergeant First Class (Commands a Squad which consists of two or more fireteams and a coordinating commander.)
  • Naval Force: Chief Petty Officer
  • Space Force: Master Sergeant


  • Ground Force: Staff Sergeant
  • Naval Force: Petty Officer First Class
  • Space Force: Technical Sergeant


  • Ground Force: Sergeant (Commands a Fireteam which consists of four to five soldiers.)
  • Naval Force: Petty Officer Second Class
  • Space Force: Staff Sergeant


  • Ground Force: Corporal
  • Naval Force: Petty Officer Third Class
  • Space Force: Senior Airman


  • Ground Force: Lance Corporal
  • Naval Force: Seaman
  • Space Force: Airman First Class


  • Ground Force: Private First Class
  • Naval Force: Seaman Apprentice
  • Space Force: Airman


  • Ground Force: Private
  • Naval Force: Seaman Recruit
  • Space Force: Airman Basic

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Comments ( 3 )
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Voted valadaar
February 28, 2017, 15:31
What it says on the box. A good listing of ranks.

Might want to link it to the Ranks codex.
Voted Cheka Man
August 24, 2017, 21:24
Voted Scrasamax
August 25, 2017, 5:56
Only voted


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