Lyran Commonwealth Ranks Summary
The system of ranks used in the Lyran Commonwealth is an adaptation of that used in the Federal Republic of Germany during the 20th and 21st centuries. The Commonwealth ranks came about with the Brandenberg Edicts of 2413, handed down by Archon Katherin Steiner. These edicts abolished the ineffecient Commonwealth Alliance Military and set about creating the LCAF as it exists today.
About fifteen million men and women are in active service in the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces, divided up among 25 ranks. There are ten ranks for enlisted men and noncommissioned officers, four ranks to denote warrant officers, and four ranks reserved for junior officers. The remaining seven are used to rank the senior officers.
The insignia of all ranks (except for senior officers) are based on symbolic depictions of arrowheads, spearheads, and fletching. The origin of this system is obscure, but some historians believe it stems from the passion that pioneers on Tharkad had for hunting deer and boar using extremely primitive weapons.
|Enlisted Ranks,||Junior Officers|
Leutenant (Lance XO)
Private First Class
1st Leutenant (Lance CO)
Hauptmann (Company CO)
Hauptmann Kommandant (Company CO)
|Non Commisioned Officers||Senior Officers|
Leutenant Colonel (Battalion XO)
Colonel (Battalion CO)
Leutenant General (Regiment CO or XO)
Staff Sergeant Major
Hauptmann General (District XO)
Senior Sergeant Major
General (District CO)
|Warrant Officer Ranks||O11-
General of the Armies
Warrant Officer 1st Class
Senior Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer