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Crewman Recruit / Private



CR / Pvt, E-1

Description
Enlistees are given this rank upon their Induction into Service. To be inducted, an enlistee must pass the enlistment process which includes an application, a voice interview on TS, and evidence of having the required software. Once inducted, the recruit is slotted into the Training Element and scheduled for the Orbital Drop Shock Trooper Training Program. Graduates will maintain this rank after training until the next promotion ceremony unless promoted meritoriously by becoming their class' Honor Graduate
Prerequisites
1) Enlisted
2) Graduate the ODST Training Program

Crewman Apprentice / Private First Class



CA / Pfc, E-2

Description
Still fresh in the unit, but, has attained some level of experience in combat and training.
Prerequisites
1) 3 Weeks Time in Grade as E-1

Crewman / Lance Corporal



CN / LCpl, E-3

Description
=Decently experienced in unit procedures, E-3's have the chance of advancing to leadership ranks through the Junior Leadership Course.
Prerequisites
1) 1 Month TiG as E-2
2) Contributes in Combat Element activities
3) Contributes on the Forums
4) No significant lapse in activity levels

Petty Officer 3rd Class / Corporal



PO3 / Cpl, E-4

Description
E-4 is more than just an extra stripe. It is the doorway to leadership. Corporals and Petty Officers have established themselves as the future of unit leadership both on and off the field in their responsibilities.
Prerequisites
1) 1 month TIG (Time in Grade) as E-3
2) Graduation from the Junior Leadership Course
3) Actively participates on the Forum
4) Shows excellent participation in element & staff obligations
5) Is able to conduct training as directed by a Team or Element leader.
6) Recommendation from immediate supervisor

Petty Officer 2nd Class / Sergeant



PO2 / Sgt, E-5

Description
Sergeants and PO2's are the backbone of the unit. E-5's have proven leadership ability and are usually element leaders or assistant element leaders.
Prerequisites
1) 2 months TIG (Time in Grade) as E-4
2) Completion of Junior Leadership Course
3) Demonstrates competence in combat
4) Is able to write detailed command reports
5) Is able to conduct training as directed by a Team or Element Leader
6) Recommendation from Supervisor

Petty Officer 1st Class / Staff Sergeant



PO1 / SSgt, E-6

Description
E-6's have shown that they are a competent and reliable leader. They are able to assist as needed both in combat and in staff positions.
Prerequisites
1) 3 months TIG as a E-5
2) Demonstrated success in combat or staff position
3) Shows leadership in all areas and Selected /or attended Advanced Leadership course
4) Ability to assist the Team or Element leader when necessary
5) Recommendation from supervisor

Chief Petty Officer / Gunnery Sergeant



CPO / GySgt, E-7

Description
Gunnery Sergeant & Chief Petty Officer is the entry level Senior NCO. He has proven himself not only an excellent combat leader in the past, but also an effective advisor.
Prerequisites
1) 4 months TIG as E-6
2) Shows leadership in all areas
3) Is able to lead a combat Team or Element where necessary
4) Is able to assist command staff where necessary
5) Recommendation of supervisor
6) Has completed Senior Leadership Course
7) Holds at least 1 staff position

Senior Chief Petty Officer / Master Sergeant / First Sergeant



SCPO / MSgt / 1stSgt, E-8

Description
E-8's are the masters of leadership. Senior Chief Petty Officers and Master Sergeants serve as the principle NCO's supporting command staff while First Sergeants expel discipline and advise the NCO Corps. For enlisted personnel, the grade of E-8 is considered the "holy trinity".
Prerequisites
1) 10 Months Overall Time in Service
2) Demonstrated success at all levels of NCO leadership
3) Is an example to be followed in all areas
4) Ability to assist the Command Staff where necessary
5) Recommendation from Command Staff

Master Chief Petty Officer / Master Gunnery Sergeant / Sergeant Major



MCPO / MGnySgt, E-9

Description
The Master Gunnery Sergeant and Master Chief Petty Officer are the principal Senior NCO of the unit. With a background of excellence in all areas of leadership the grade of E-9 represents the height of accomplishment in the NCO Corps. These can move mountains, part the skies and place his boot where they wish.
Prerequisites
1) Special appointment by the commanding officer

Warrant Officer 1



WO1, W-1

Description
Appointed by the commander of the 83rd Naval Special Operations Squadron, Warrant Officer 1's are the preliminary flight personnel that have not yet passed their aviation training. This rank requires members to pass an aviation assessment.
Prerequisites
1) Accepted into aviation assessment program
2) Contributes in the Forums
3) No significant lapse in activity levels
4) Approved for flight by Command Staff
5) Approved by 83rd NSOS CO

Chief Warrant Officer 2



CW2, W-2

Description
Chief Warrant Officer Second Class are aviators who have passed their flight assessment and now are deemed fully qualified aviators.
Prerequisites
1) Graduated Flight School as deemed by 83rd NSOS
2) Completed Junior Leadership Course
3) Contributes in unit and staff activities
4) Contributes in the Forums
5) No significant lapse in activity levels

Chief Warrant Officer 3



CW3, W-3

Description
Advanced-level experts who perform the primary duties that of a technical and tactical leader. They provide direction, guidance, resources, assistance, and supervision necessary for subordinates to perform their duties.
Prerequisites
1) 4 Months TIG as CW2
2) Contributes in unit and staff activities
3) Contributes in the Forums
4) No significant lapse in activity levels

Chief Warrant Officer 4



CW4, W-4

Description
Senior-level experts in their chosen field. CW4s typically have special mentorship responsibilities for other WOs and provide essential advice to commanders on WO issues.
Prerequisites
1) 4 Months TIG as WO3
2) Contributes in unit and staff activities
3) Contributes in the Forums
4) No significant lapse in activity levels
Chief Warrant Officer 5



CW5, W-5

Description
Master-level technical and tactical experts. They provide leader development, mentorship, advice, and counsel to WOs and branch officers. CW5s have special WO leadership and representation responsibilities within their respective commands.
Prerequisites
1) Special appointment by the commanding officer

Ensign / Second Lieutenant



ENS / 2ndLt, O-1

Description
As the Pfc is a junior soldier and a Cpl is a junior NCO, the Second Lieutenant or Ensign is a junior Commissioned Officer. Second Lieutenants are freshly minted team leaders, and do well to take heed the advise of their SNCO's. They also have a seat at the table of Command Staff, but also do well to listen more than speak.
Prerequisites
1) Demonstrated excellence as a Soldier, NCO or Senior NCO
2) Field Commission Board and successful passing of same
3) Approval of the Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Junior Grade / First Lieutenant



LTJG / 1stLt, O-2

Description
The First Lieutenant has proven him/herself as a competent Team and a trusted part of Command Staff. He has earned the confidence of his subordinates and continues to improve his Team and the unit as a whole.
Prerequisites
1) Demonstrated excellence as a Team Leader or Staff OIC
2) 4 months TIG at O-1
3) Approval of the Commanding Officer

Lieutenant / Captain



LT / Capt, O-3

Description
To be promoted to Captain is to be the standard of excellence as a Team Leader and an Officer. The Captain enjoys universal respect from his Soldiers and fellow Officers and has made the Unit a better place because his Command has been made ever stronger
Prerequisites
1) Demonstrated excellence as a Team Leader
2) Trusted member of Command Staff
3) Approval of the Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander / Major



LCDR / Maj, O-4

Description
The Major and Lieutenant Commander are Field Grade officers. One who is proven at all levels and can now be trusted with responsibilities that span the whole unit. O-4's can serve as the Battalion Commander, Task Force Commander, or even Executive Officer. All eyes are on them, for they assist the leadership all areas.
Prerequisites
1) 5 months TIG as O-3
2) Demonstrated excellence as a Commissioned Officer in all areas
3) Promoted by the Commanding Officer

Commander / Lieutenant Colonel



CDR / Ltc, O-5

Description
The Lieutenant Colonel or Commander has proven himself as the Task Force's Executive Officer, serving at the Commanding Officer's right hand, and even in his stead when necessary. O-5's, as Executive Officer, oversees all day to day operations and activities of the unit at the direction of the Commanding Officer. His is a trusted and wise voice in the Command Staff as well, always assisting his Team Leaderes and other junior officers.
Prerequisites
1) 5 months TIG as O-4
2) Promoted by the Commanding Officer