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Ranks and Insignia

The 2nd Ranger Battalion uses a realistic World War 2 ranking system.  As a new member of the 2nd Rangers you will be given the rank of Private after completing your Basic Training.  As you become a more senior member of the 2nd Rangers, there is an opportunity to promote and move into more senior positions.  Each rank holds its own unique responsibility and the ranking system remains a key component to the success of the unit.  Each rank and its general description is provided below.

Regular Members

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Recruit (Rct.) and Private (Pvt.)

Soldiers entering Basic Training begin at the rank of Recruit. Once they have successfully completed training they are given the rank of Private. Their job is to carry out orders to the best of their ability.
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PFC

Private First Class (Pfc.)

Privates will typically reach this rank after about a month in the unit. These soldiers are expected to contribute more to the unit, this can include both helping staff officers complete their tasks and beginning leadership training.

Non-Commissioned Officers

T5

Technician 5th Grade (T/5)

The lowest of the Non-Commissioned Officer staff (NCO) ranks, this is typically the first rank at which a member hold a staff position. These soldiers typically assist higher Technician grades with staff work or hold clerk positions. Verbally, soldiers with this rank are called “Corporal” and are otherwise equivalent with that rank.

Cpl

Corporal (Cpl.)

The base of the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) ranks, Corporal is typically the first rank at which a member will hold a leadership position in the unit. In leadership, Corporals usually hold the position of Assistant Squad Leader, operating under the guidance of their Squad Leader.

T4

Technician 4th Grade (T/4)

These soldiers typically assist the leader of the various staff offices in the unit. At times, these soldiers are leaders of smaller staff branches. Verbally, soldiers of this rank are called “Sergeant” and are considered equivalent with that rank.

Sgt

Sergeant (Sgt.)

These soldiers typically hold the position of Squad Leader. They lead their squad members in-game during scrims and combat trainings and are responsible for enforcing unit policies, and conducting combat training. As leaders, they are expected to behave professionally during the execution of their duties.

T3

Technician 3rd Grade (T/3)

Soldiers of this rank generally lead staff offices, or other high level staff positions. They work with unit leadership to coordinate the work of the various staff offices in the unit. Verbally, these soldiers are called “Staff Sergeant” and are considered equivalent with that rank.

SSgt

Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt.)

Soldiers of this rank typically hold the position of Platoon Sergeant. In that position they work alongside the Platoon Leader to provide leadership for the entire platoon under their command. These soldiers are responsible for developing the Squad Leaders and other NCOs in their platoon, as well as planning scrims and combat training sessions. As the Senior NCOs of the Platoon level, these soldiers are expected to maintain an utmost level of professionality and good nature.

TSgt

Technical Sergeant (T/Sgt.)

These soldiers typically hold high level leadership positions within the unit. They could be either senior staff officials or company sergeants. Technical Sergeants in leadership positions work with Company Commanders to ensure the smooth operation of their assigned company.

1Sgt

First Sergeant (1Sgt.)

Senior advisor to the Commanding Officer, these soldiers are responsible for the leadership of entire companies. The First Sergeant is known informally as “Top,” because of his or her singular position. All NCOs in the unit look to him for leadership and direction.

MSgt

Master Sergeant (MSgt.)

Soldiers of this rank are typically found only once in a battalion, and assist in the Battalion HQ as the Senior NCO of the battalion. They can also fulfill the job of a First Sergeant if needed, assisting the Company Leader of Executive Officer in running a company.

Warrant Officer 1 (WO1.)

Found at the battalion level, Warrant Officers act as the go to NCO for Battalion Staff. This rank is usually awarded to the head of particular staff offices.

Warrant Officer 2 (WO2.)

Found at the battalion level, Warrant Officers act as the go to NCO for Battalion Staff. This position is usually assigned to experienced heads of particular staff offices.

Warrant Officer 3 (Wo3.)

Found at the battalion level, Warrant Officers act as the go to NCO for Battalion Staff. This position is usually assigned to highly experienced leaders of particular staff offices.

Commissioned Officers

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Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt.)

As the entry-level officer rank, Second lieutenants typically serve as platoon leaders alongside a platoon sergeant with two or more squads under their command. As the Platoon Leader, he or she sets the tone and direction for the platoon. 

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First Lieutenant (1st Lt.)

As a senior lieutenant, First Lieutenants serve in staff leadership positions with more specialized responsibilities or as a Platoon  or Company Leader. 

capt

Captain (Capt.)

Commands and controls a company-sized unit alongside a First Sergeant. The commanding officer is responsible for everything that goes on in the company, directing and coordinating his subordinates to achieve the unit’s goals.

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Major (Maj.)

Serves as the commanding officer or executive officer of a battalion-sized unit. As the commanding officer, the Major is responsible for everything that goes on in the unit, directing his subordinates to achieve the unit’s goals.

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.)

This officer may also serve as the commanding officer of a battalion-sized unit. As the commanding officer, a Lieutenant Colonel is responsible for everything that goes on in the unit, directing his subordinates to achieve the unit’s goals.

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