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Ranks and Command

While rank is to be respected at all times, during normal operations, command is determined by position. If someone is given conflicting orders, they must give priority to those of their department’s superiors. The Commanding Officer’s authority is absolute and all personnel aboard must defer to his authority with the exception of specially dispatched officials from High Command or other Diplomatically Immune officials. The following section determines whose orders crew members are bound to follow.

  • Enlisted: Enlisted personnel must obey any lawful order given to them by commissioned officers, with priority given to the CO, XO and those of their department. Additionally, enlisted combat marines must obey the orders of enlisted personnel with higher rank than theirs.
  • Officers: Officers have authority over their own department but must obey the orders of the CO and XO or the person in command of the operation.
  • Civilians: While in the AO(Area of Operation), all civilians must comply with orders given by military personnel. On ship, Civilians are under the direct authority of the Command and Security departments. They must obey their orders, but are not required to obey the orders of any other military personnel unless they are placed in a department, in which case they are also under the authority of all crewmembers of that department.

Succession/Chain of Command

Should the Commanding Officer become unfit to command, be it due to absence, SSD, Death, imprisonment or other circumstances, the next person on this list assumes command. The person in command of the operation does not assume their superior’s rank, title or powers such as access changes or ship modification, but other personnel must follow their orders that pertain to directing the operation such as construction or requisitions orders.

  1. Commanding Officer
  2. Executive Officer
  3. Chief Engineer
  4. Requisitions Officer
  5. Chief MP
  6. Staff Officer
  7. Warden
  8. Pilot Officer/Intelligence Officer
  9. Senior Enlisted Advisor
  10. Vehicle Crewman
  11. Military Police
  12. Squad Leader (Starts at Alpha and goes through the squads)
  13. Cargo/Ordnance Tech
  14. Ranking military personnel

Departments and Ranks

These are the departments which make up the USCM.


Job Rank Rating
Commanding Officer Captain Officer
Executive Officer Commander Officer

Combat and Operations

Job Rank Rating
Staff Officer Lieutenant Officer
Pilot Officer Ensign Officer
Senior Enlisted Advisor Gunnery Sergeant Enlisted
Vehicle Crewman Sergeant First Class Enlisted
Squad Leader Staff Sergeant Enlisted
Squad Radio Telephone Operator Sergeant Enlisted
Squad Specialist Sergeant Enlisted
Squad Assistant Radio Telephone Operator Corporal Enlisted
Squad Smartgunner Corporal Enlisted
Squad Engineer Lance Corporal Enlisted
Squad Medic Lance Corporal Enlisted
Squad Marine Private First Class Enlisted


Job Rank Rating
Chief MP Lieutenant Commander Officer
Warden Lieutenant Officer
Military Police Staff Sergeant Enlisted


Job Rank Rating
Chief Engineer Lieutenant Commander Officer
Ordnance Technician Sergeant Enlisted
Maintenance Technician Sergeant Enlisted


Job Rank Rating
Requisitions Officer Lieutenant Commander Officer
Cargo Technician Sergeant Enlisted


Job Rank Rating
Chief Medical Officer N/A Civilian
Doctor N/A Civilian
Researcher N/A Civilian
Nurse N/A Civilian


Job Rank Rating
Corporate Liaison N/A Civilian
Synthetic N/A N/A

USCM Ranks

Rank Terminology

Paygrade: Description:
Enlisted. E.g. a person who is enlisted into the USCM.
Officer. E.g. a person who is commissioned into the USCM.
Member of the Provost Office. E.g. A Provost Inspector.
Classifications: Description:
Non-commissioned officer (lance corporal, corporal, sergeant).
Senior non-commissioned officer (any enlisted above sergeant).
Senior Officer
Commander, captain, commodore
Flag Officer
Any officer above commodore.


*Note: Members of the CO council get the honorary title of Commodore, this has no ingame benefits and is just fluff.

Paygrade: Rank Name: Abbreviation: Jobs:
O9E Sky Marshall SMR N/A
O9 Admiral ADM N/A
O8 Vice Admiral VADM N/A
O7 Rear Admiral (Upper Half) RADM N/A
O6 Rear Admiral (Lower Half) RDML N/A
O5E Commodore CDRE CO Council
O5 Captain CPT CO
O4 Commander CDR XO
O3 Lieutenant Commander LCDR CE, CMP, RO
O2 Lieutenant LT SO, Warden
O1 Ensign ENS PO


Paygrade: Rank Name: Abbreviation: Jobs:
E9E Command Sergeant Major (SNCO) CSGM None
E9 Sergeant Major (SNCO) SGM SEA
E8 Gunnery Sergeant (SNCO) GySGT SEA
E7 Sergeant First Class (SNCO) SFC VC
E6 Staff Sergeant (SNCO) SSGT SL, MP
E5 Sergeant (NCO) SGT Specialist, RTO, OT, MT, CT
E4 Corporal (NCO) CPL Smartgunner, RTO
E3 Lance Corporal LCPL Medic, Engineer
E2 Private First Class PFC Standard
E1 Private PVT Standard

Provost Office

Paygrade: Rank Name: Abbreviation: Jobs:
PvCM (O9) Admiral ADM Provost Chief Marshall
PvSM (O8) Vice Admiral VADM Provost Sector Marshall
PvM (O7) Rear Admiral RADM Provost Marshall
PvI Inspector Insp Provost Inspector
PvTML, PvA (E9) Sergeant Major (SNCO) SGM Provost Team Leader, Provost Advisor
PvE (E8) Gunnery Sergeant (SNCO) GySGT Provost Enforcer
PvO (E7) Sergeant First Class (SNCO) SFC Provost Officer