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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)[]

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
Admiral of the Fleet Großadmiral der Flotte

Grand Admiral of the Fleet

High Admiral
Fleet Admiral Fleet Admiral Großadmiral

Grand Admiral

Fleet Admiral Fleet 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[]

Star Kingdom of Manticore (People's) Republic of Haven Andermani Empire Solarian League Silesian Confederacy Protectorate of Grayson
Marshal of the Corps
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 Empire[]

Navy rank[]

  • 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 Note[]

  • 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 rank[]

  • Oberst – Colonel
  • Oberstleutnant – Lieutenant Colonel

Council for an Independent Prism[]

  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant

Masada[]

Navy rank[]

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

Navy Note[]

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

Army rank[]

  • Brigadier
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant

People's Republic of Haven / Republic of Haven[]

Military Note[]

Navy rank[]

Flag Officer[]

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

Non-flag Commissioned Officer[]

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

Non-Commisioned Officer[]

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

Enlisted personnel[]

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

Marine rank[]

Commissioned officer[]

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

Non-Commisioned Officer[]

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

Enlisted personnel[]

  • Lance Corporal
  • Private First Class
  • Private

Protectorate of Grayson[]

Navy rank[]

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

Navy Note[]

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

Army / Marine rank[]

  • Colonel
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant

Harrington Steadholder's Guard[]

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

Republic of Monica[]

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

Silesian Confederacy[]

Navy Note[]

According to Saganami Island Tactical Simulator

Navy rank[]

Commissioned Officer[]

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

Enlisted personnel[]

  • 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 League[]

Navy rank[]

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

Marine / Gendarmerie rank[]

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

Star Empire / Kingdom of Manticore[]

Navy Note[]

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 rank[]

Flag Officer[]

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

Commissioned Officer[3][]

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

Warrant Officer[6][]

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

Non-Commissioned Officer[7][]

  • 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 personnel[]

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

Marine rank[]

Officer[]

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

Non-Commissioned Officer[]

  • 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 personnel[]

  • Private First Class
  • Private

References[]

  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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