Ranks of the Mobile Infantry

From Starship Troopers RP

Enlisted

Private (Pvt.)

The rank of a Private, PFC.

The rank of Private is the lowest enlisted rank in the Mobile Infantry hierarchy, and is the entry-level rank for Troopers who have passed Bootcamp and are thus deployed. The primary role of a Private is to obey the orders of their superior officers to the best of their abilities. Because this rank is the lowest rank in the Mobile Infantry, the Private also has the lowest pay-grade with an annual income of 14,000F£.

Formally, Privates should always be addressed by their rank; Example: Private McGregor. However, it should be noted that while deployed they can be simply refereed by their surname from their superiors and equals. Providing a Private shows potential and does their job professionally, a Private will normally be promoted to a Private First Class.

Private First Class (Pfc.)

Private First Class is the second lowest Mobile Infantry rank, above Private. Private First Class are promoted after showing their ability and dedication to their profession (although usually promoted for experience and time served). The primary role of the Private First Class is the exact same of the Private, of which is to carry out orders issued by their commanding officers. They can not order other Privates around, as they are not a Non-Commissioned Officer. More is expected of the Private First Class, and if seen showing signs of leadership they can be promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

Lance Corporal (LCpl.)

A Mobile Infantry Trooper whom holds the rank of Lance Corporal holds the first rank with leadership and responsibilities. Officially, the job of a Lance Corporal is to ensure soldiers under their charge are experts in the their individual responsibilities and duties. Lance Corporals themselves are recognized experts in the specialized knowledge of individual soldiers in all capacities.

An individual can be promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal from Private First Class after they have shown professionalism and signs of leadership. Unofficially, they are Corporals in training. If a Lance Corporal shows signs of being unable to perform their newfound duties effectively then it is often they are demoted to a Private First Class.

Non-Commissioned Officers

Corporal (Cpl.)

The rank of Corporal.

The rank of Corporal is the lowest rank of a Non-Commissioned Member, a group of individuals who are responsible for the training, performance, appearance and well-being of the Troopers below them.

Corporals typically occupy the position of Team Leader, and are given a responsibility to lead people, much like a Sergeant or an Officer; the number of people they can lead, though, is obviously much less lower (therefore why they are typically Team Leaders). Corporals typically lead up to 2 to 5 Troopers (more or less depending on the situation). In addition, they are expected to take care of their soldiers outside of work, ensuring their personal lives are in order and providing them all the help and resources needed when problems arise.

Sergeant (Sgt.)

The rank of a Sergeant.

A Sergeant is a Trooper in the Mobile Infantry that serves as a squad leader, of which consist of groups of eight to fourteen other Troopers. Occasionally, Sergeants are given command of a platoon, provided there is a lack of Superior Officers.

Sergeants are responsible for the daily care-taking, training, equipping, physical appearance and fitness, as well as the well-being of the Troops assigned under them. They also stand responsible for the personal lives of their Troopers and charged with making sure they are in order or helping them to become so when problems are identified.

Staff Sergeant (SSgt.)

Rank of Staff Sergeant.

A Staff Sergeant is a Trooper in the Mobile Infantry that serves as not only a squad leader, but also as a Platoon Sergeant. Staff Sergeants can be commonly seen commanding 9-10 soldiers, and in even rarer situations can been seen placed in command of a larger unit such as a platoon, of which comprises of up to two to four squads, containing anywhere from 16 to 50 Troopers.

In a leader position, Staff Sergeants will regularly have one or more Sergeants serving under them, and will be responsible for reviewing the performance of their subordinates with periodic Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Reports. As an experienced NCO, Staff Sergeants are expected to mentor and effectively lead the Troopers and newly promoted NCOs under them.

Master Sergeant (MSgt.)

Troopers holding the rank of Sergeant Major serve at the battalion level or high in staff positions, helping to plan, resource and conduct unit missions as well as providing valuable insight and advice, based on careers' worth of experience and expertise, into how such operations could be better conducted in the future.

Master Sergeants typically have a lot of experience in the Mobile Infantry. Their expertise and competence, both technically and tactically, is matched only by other senior-ranking officials. Master Sergeants can be seen leading operations and large amounts of Troops in the event of a lack of leadership (Officers).Typically.

Sergeant Major (SgtMaj.)

Rank of Sergeant Major

The highest Enlisted rank in the Mobile Infantry. Just like the Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major's are Troopers with a lot of experience and time in the Mobile Infantry. Sergeant Major's can also be seen leading Troops on various Operations as well as providing valuable insight to any Officers or lower-ranking Enlisted members.

Warrant Officers (WO.)

Warrant Officers are veteran soldiers who possess tremendous knowledge on specific subjects and provide this information to Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. They can be employed in a multitude of functions such as medical or technical experts, drill sergeants or, since they usually acumulated a lot of battlefield experience, as a general warfare consultant for the Mobile Infantry. While the rank itself holds only reputation and not authority, Warrant Officers only act on the power given upon them by the Company Officer employing them. This leaves some Warrant Officers being considered ultimate authority as bestowed upon them by their Captains or simply over-glorified Privates.

Commissioned Officers

Lieutenant Third Class (3Lt.)

A rank that exists solely to differentiate members of Officer Candidacy School on their proving mission. Lieutenants third class have no authority under most circumstances but are considered officers during times of emergency.

Lieutenant Second Class (2Lt.)

Passing a proving mission successfully completes OCS and improves a lieutenant’s rank to second class. This rank allows lieutenants to be placed in full command of platoons.

Lieutenant First Class (Lt.)

A promotion based on merit and service, it does not change or elevate a lieutenant’s duties in SICON. It does indicate an officer’s eligibility for captaincy and command of a full company.

Captain (Cpt.)

The captain’s rank indicates command status at a company level. Captain is considered by SICON to be the first ‘true’ command rank and great status is afforded accordingly.

Major (Maj.)

This rank often places an officer in charge of a battalion (four companies) and indicates senior command potential.

Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol.)

This rank brings with it command of a regiment and the right to directly confer with Sky Marshals on military matters and current or proposed orders.

Colonel (Col.)

These officers provide leadership at the division level and are eligible for service on the infrequent military boards of inquiry called up by SICON.

General (Gen.)

These officers are placed in direct command of brigades and occasionally accompany troops into the field during missions of serious import to SICON. Generals are often called upon to form an advisory panel for Sky Marshals and the Sky Marshal-in-Chief. This is the highest rank an officer can achieve without Fleet service.