RANKS, ROLES, THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND
PLACE WITHIN THE COMMAND STRUCTURE
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This guide is designed to give you a good understanding of various ranks and roles of the
UEENR and their posi9on within the chain of command.
Page 3: Ranks
Page 4: Ac9ng ranks and Roles
Page 5: Chain of Command
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Ranks are a system of hierarchical rela9onships that help deﬁne authority and responsibility in
a military hierarchy. The system incorporates the principles of exercising power and authority,
and the military chain of command – the succession of commanders superior to subordinates
through which command is exercised – are an important component for organised collec9ve
ac9on. Ranks within the UEENR fall into six dis9nct categories, Auxiliaries, Enlisted, Non
Commissioned Oﬃcers, Junior Oﬃcers, Senior Oﬃcers and Command. Specialists in ground
warfare are known as marines and have their own ranks that run in parallel with the enlisted
and non commissioned oﬃcers ranks.
Auxiliaries are the most casual of all members of the Reserve they tend to be low ranking
members of a Squadron or freelancers who occasionally lend a hand. It is also the introductory
rank for those awai9ng their Stage One Evalua9ons to join the enlisted ranks or become an
Oﬃcer Training Candidate.
Oﬃcer Training Candidates are members who are undergoing training and assessment to
become oﬃcers, they hold a rank comparable to Starman Junior Grade, Starman and Leading
Ranks: OTC Grade One, OTC Grade Two, OTC Grade Three
Enlisted personnel make up the brunt of the UEENR’s ranks, these members are the well
disciplined backbone of the Reserve.
Ranks: Starman Junior Grade, Starman, Leading Stamina
Marine Ranks: Private, Trooper, Lance Corporal
Non Commission Oﬃcers are well trained crewmen oPen responsible for maintaining key
systems aboard capital ships and leading small teams of Enlisted personnel.
Ranks: PeRy Oﬃcer, Chief PeRy Oﬃcer, Master Chief PeRy Oﬃcer
Marine Ranks: Corporal, Gunnery Sergeant, Sergeant Major
Junior Oﬃcers are bridge crew on capital ships, pilots, ﬂight leaders and commanders of small
and medium sized ships and squadrons. The level of commitment expected from these
personal is quite serious.
Ranks: Midshipman, Ensign, Lieutenant Junior Grade
Senior Oﬃcers are the commanders of large squadrons and capital ships.
Ranks: Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Commander
Command are the most senior members of the Reserve charged with the command of en9re
wings, important oﬃces and overseeing the day to day opera9on of literally hundreds of
Ranks: Captain, Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral
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An ac9ng rank allows a member to assume a higher rank temporarily. This may be to maintain
the command structure, or as means of tes9ng suitability for promo9on.
Assigned Roles are set posi9ons of authority within the command structure, and can in some
cases supercede the normal rank hierarchy.
Is in direct command of a small group of members typically between 3 and 8.
Is charged with the command and opera9on of a Squadron of the UEENR, they are responsible
for maintaining the moral and discipline of all members of the squadron.
Oversees and coordinates a branch within a wing and some9mes squadron leaders designated
to that branch..
Oversees the running of their respec9ve wing and will coordinates branch and squadron
leaders during opera9ons.
During the planning stages of an opera9on an oﬃcer is picked to oversee and command the
Each large mul9-crew ship has a designated Captain, they are charged with the command and
opera9on of the ship, they are responsible for health and wellbeing of all those aboard as well
as maintaining the moral and discipline of all personnel assigned to the ship.
XO for short, some9mes also referred to as 2ICs, These oﬃcers serve as the second in
command at various levels within the structure, Ship, Squadron, Branch, Wing and Opera9on.
Their job is to aid the commander and when the commander is not available lead in their
ADC for short, these are trusted aids who transmit orders and supervise opera9ons in the
name of their commander. Whilst ac9ng as a representa9ve of their commander they assume
the ac9ng rank of their commander for the purposes of deﬁning chain of command.
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Chain of Command
The Chain of Command is the line of authority and responsibility along which orders are
passed within a military unit and between diﬀerent units. Orders are transmiRed down the
chain of command, from a higher-ranked personnel, such as a commissioned oﬃcer, to lower-
ranked member who either execute the order personally or transmit it down the chain as
appropriate, un9l it is received by those expected to execute it.
Orders can only be given by members above you in the chain of command, for instance your
Flight Leader, your Squadron Leader, your Branch Commander, your Wing Commander and
members the Admiralty or those ac9ng on their behalf such as their XOs or ADCs, orders
received from other commanders from other Flights, Squadrons, Branches and Wings are
illegi9mate and should be reported to your senior oﬃcer. However normal protocol is that you
will receive your orders from your direct superior.
A service member who has diﬃculty execu9ng a duty or order and appeals for relief directly to
an oﬃcer above his immediate commander in the chain of command is likely to be disciplined
for not observing the chain of command. Similarly, an oﬃcer is usually expected to give orders
only to his or her direct subordinate, even if it is just to pass an order down to another service
member lower in the chain of command than said subordinate.
In a situa9on where a commander is unavailable the highest ranking member may take
command. When all members are the same rank, command can be established by seniority
within the Reserve.