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The ranks of the military hierarchy of Post Diaspora star nations largely followed the traditions of Old Earth military organizations.

Comparative Naval ranks (officers) Edit

Standard abbreviations: Lieutenant - Lieut.; Senior Grade - S.G.; Junior Grade - J.G.

Star Kingdom of Manticore (People's) Republic of Haven Andermani Empire Solarian League Silesian Confederacy Protectorate of Grayson
Fleet Admiral Fleet Admiral Großadmiral

Grand Admiral

Fleet Admiral High Admiral
Admiral Admiral Admiral Admiral Admiral
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral Vizeadmiral

Vice Admiral

Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Konteradmiral

Counter Admiral

Counter Admiral Rear Admiral
Commodore Commodore Flotillenadmiral

Flotilla Admiral

Commodore
Captain (S.G.) Captain Kapitän der Sterne

Captain of the Stars

Captain Senior Captain
Captain (J.G.) - - - Captain
Commander Commander Fregattenkapitän

Frigate Captain

Commander Commander
Lieut. Commander Lieut. Commander Korvettenkapitän

Corvette Captain

Lieut. Commander Lieut. Commander
Lieut. (S.G.) Lieutenant Kapitänleutnant

Lieut. Captain

Lieutenant Lieut. (S.G.)
Lieut. (J.G.) Lieut. Junior Grade Oberleutnant der Sterne

Senior Lieut. of the Stars

Sub Lieutenant Lieut. (J.G.)
Ensign Ensign Leutnant der Sterne

Lieut. of the Stars

Ensign Ensign
Midshipman Kadett

Cadet

Comparative Marine ranks Edit

Star Kingdom of Manticore (People's) Republic of Haven Andermani Empire Solarian League Silesian Confederacy Protectorate of Grayson
Field Marshal
General General
Lieutenant General Lieutenant General
Major General Major General
Brigadier Brigadier General
Colonel Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel
Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieut. Second Lieutenant

Andermani EmpireEdit

Navy rankEdit

  • Großadmiral der Flotte — Grand Admiral of the Fleet
  • Großadmiral — Grand Admiral, the equivalent of Fleet Admiral (HH6, HH10)
  • Admiral
  • Vizeadmiral — Vice Admiral
  • Konteradmiral — Counter Admiral, the equivalent of Rear Admiral
  • Flotillenadmiral — Flotilla Admiral, the equivalent of Commodore
  • Kapitän der Sterne — Captain of the Stars, the equivalent of Captain (HHA3.1: MMH, HH10)
  • Fregattenkapitän — Frigate Captain, the equivalent of an RMN Commander (HH6)
  • Korvettenkapitän — Corvette Captain, the equivalent of an RMN Lieutenant Commander
  • Kapitänleutnant — Lieutenant Captain, the equivalent of an RMN Lieutenant (Senior Grade)
  • Oberleutnant der Sterne — Senior Lieutenant of the Stars, the equivalent of an RMN Lieutenant (Junior Grade) (HH10)
  • Leutnant der Sterne — Lieutenant of the Stars, the equivalent of an RMN Ensign
  • Kadett — Cadet, equivalent of an RMN Midship(wo)man
  • Enlisted personnel

Navy NoteEdit

  • The IAN ranks Leutnant der Sterne, Oberleutnant der Sterne, and Kapitän der Sterne parallel the German naval ranks of Leutnant zur See, Oberleutnant zur See, and Kapitän zur See (which are distinguished from the Army ranks of Leutnant, Oberleutnant and Oberst). However, since the IAN is a space navy rather than a wet navy, the titles are "of the stars" (der Sterne) rather than "at sea" (zur See).

Army rankEdit

  • Oberst – Colonel
  • Oberstleutnant – Lieutenant Colonel

Council for an Independent PrismEdit

  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant

MasadaEdit

Navy rankEdit

  • Admiral of the Faithful
  • Captain of the Faithful
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Subofficer

Navy NoteEdit

  • Question of convergention of People's Navy ranks possibly appeared in 1903 P.D.

Army rankEdit

  • Brigadier
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant

People's Republic of Haven / Republic of HavenEdit

Military NoteEdit

Navy rankEdit

Flag OfficerEdit

  • Fleet Admiral
  • Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore

Non-flag Commissioned OfficerEdit

  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant Junior Grade
  • Ensign
  • Midshipman

Non-Commisioned OfficerEdit

  • Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer First Class
  • Petty Officer Second Class
  • Petty Officer Third Class

Enlisted personnelEdit

  • Spacer First Class
  • Spacer Second Class
  • Spacer Third Class

Marine rankEdit

Commissioned officerEdit

  • General
  • Lieutenant General
  • Major General
  • Brigadier General
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • First Lieutenant
  • Second Lieutenant

Non-Commisioned OfficerEdit

  • Sergeant Major
  • Master Gunnery Sergeant
  • First Sergeant
  • Master Sergeant
  • Gunnery Sergeant
  • Staff Sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal

Enlisted personnelEdit

  • Lance Corporal
  • Private First Class
  • Private

Protectorate of GraysonEdit

Navy rankEdit

  • High Admiral
  • Fleet Admiral
  • Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Senior Captain
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant (Senior Grade)
  • Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
  • Ensign

Navy NoteEdit

  • Enlisted personnel — according to fan sources GSN enlisted personnel ranks were the same as in the RMN.

Army / Marine rankEdit

  • Colonel
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant

Harrington Steadholder's GuardEdit

  • Brigadier
  • Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Armsman

Republic of MonicaEdit

  • Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Senior Lieutenant
  • Junior Lieutenant

Silesian ConfederacyEdit

Navy NoteEdit

According to Saganami Island Tactical Simulator

Navy rankEdit

Commissioned OfficerEdit

  • Admiral
  • Fleet Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Counter Admiral[2]
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub Lieutenant
  • Ensign

Enlisted personnelEdit

  • Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer 1st Class
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Petty Officer 3rd Class
  • Senior Mate
  • Mate
  • Apprentice
  • Recruit

Solarian LeagueEdit

Navy rankEdit

  • Fleet Admiral
  • Admiral
  • Vice Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant

Marine / Gendarme rankEdit

  • Brigadier General
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • First Lieutenant
  • Second Lieutenant

Star Empire / Kingdom of ManticoreEdit

Navy NoteEdit

Admiral ranks in Manticore are divided into two tiers: junior or "of the Red" and senior or "of the Green" (e.g. Vice Admiral of the Green).

Navy rankEdit

Flag OfficerEdit

Rank
Collar
Sleeve
Note
Admiral of the Fleet
Collar Pin RMN Admiral of the Fleet
Reserved for the CO of Home Fleet
Fleet Admiral
Collar Pin RMN Fleet Admiral
Reserved for COs of special fleets
Admiral
Collar Pin RMN Admiral
Vice Admiral
Collar Pin RMN Vice Admiral
Rear Admiral
Collar Pin RMN Rear Admiral
Commodore
Collar Pin RMN Commodore

Commissioned Officer[3]Edit

Rank
Collar
Sleeve
Note
Captain (Senior Grade)
Collar Pin RMN Captain SG
Also called Captain of the List[4]
Captain (Junior Grade)
Collar Pin RMN Commander and Captain JG
Commander
Collar Pin RMN Commander and Captain JG
Lieutenant Commander
Collar Pin RMN Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant (Senior Grade)
Collar Pin RMN Lieutenant SG
Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
Collar Pin RMN Lieutenant JG
Ensign
Collar Pin RMN Ensign
Midshipman
Female form: Midshipwoman[5]

Warrant Officer[6]Edit

  • Master Chief Warrant Officer
  • Senior Chief Warrant Officer
  • Chief Warrant Officer
  • Warrant Officer 1st Class
  • Warrant Officer 2nd Class

Non-Commissioned Officer[7]Edit

  • Senior Master Chief Petty Officer[8]
  • Master Chief Petty Officer
  • Senior Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer First Class
  • Petty Officer Second Class
  • Petty Officer Third Class

Enlisted personnelEdit

  • Spacer First Class
  • Spacer Second Class
  • Spacer Third Class

Marine rankEdit

OfficerEdit

  • Collar Pin RMMC Marshal of the Corps Marshal of the Corps — known as Commandant of the Marine Corps
  • Collar Pin RMMC Field Marshal Field Marshal
  • Collar Pin RMMC General General
  • Collar Pin RMMC Lieutenant General Lieutenant General
  • Collar Pin RMMC Major General Major General
  • Collar Pin RMMC Brigadier Brigadier
  • Collar Pin RMMC Colonel Colonel
  • Collar Pin RMMC Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel
  • Collar Pin RMMC Major Major
  • Collar Pin RMMC Captain Captain[9]
  • Collar Pin RMMC First Lieutenant First Lieutenant
  • Collar Pin RMMC Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant

Non-Commissioned OfficerEdit

  • Regimental Sergeant Major
  • Sergeant Major — the highest Marine SNCO aboard the ship, called the Gunny
  • First Sergeant
  • Master Sergeant
  • Staff Sergeant
  • Platoon Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Lance Corporal

Enlisted personnelEdit

  • Private First Class
  • Private

ReferencesEdit

  1. Most People's Navy Admirals considered the use of the term Citizen a "comic book opera" at best, and rebelled against it by breaking with naval tradition and referring to their staff by given names. Several commissioners allowed the use of the term skipper when refering to the captain.
  2. At HH6 a fake Rear Admiral appeared. Rank of Commodore mentioned at HH0, but not listed at SITS, Ship Book 2.
  3. Medical Branch officers had their rank prefixed by Surgeon
  4. So called as promotion to flag rank became automatic with sufficient seniority. (HOS)
  5. Legal status described in HHA3.1: MMH, not referred in JIR1
  6. introduced in HH9
  7. according to David Weber's tech bible
  8. in real world Royal Navy rating varies depending on job, eg. Boatswains Mate, Builder, etc.
  9. Aboard a starship, the title was Major (honorary), when the ship's CO held the rank of Captain, to avoid confusion about who was meant when someone spoke of the Captain.


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