Any lasting organization has some form of a Chain of Command. We are no different. You will rise through the ranks as you prove your worth and competence on the battlefield. This rank will have a large part to do with your abilities in combat but, it will also have a lot to do with your ability to work well with others and command a successful team. Being a great shot is not the only requirement of a great general.
Moving up in rank may also result in moving up in responsibility. Higher ranks will have the privilege of running occasional training exercises with squad members, coordinating skirmishes with other squads, and supervising the day to day operations of ETS. You are not required to do any of these tasks to join the squad but, refusing to assist in these endeavors may result in you not advancing to the higher ranks.
At anytime you may request a demotion or not accept a promotion. This will not harm your current rank with ETS and will not be seen as a negative mark on your record. Some people just want to play and don’t want to be involved beyond that. We understand. To those that do, this system allows you to shape and organize your troops in a way that is normally not seen with other squad organizations.
Thanks for participating and long live ETS!
Second Lieutenant (2LT)(O1)
Addressed as “Lieutenant.” Typically the entry-level rank for most Commissioned Officers.
First Lieutenant (1LT)(O2)
Addressed as “Lieutenant.” A seasoned lieutenant. As a senior Lieutenant, they are often selected to be the Executive Officer of a squad.
Addressed as “Captain.” Commands and controls company-sized units (squad), together with a principal Lieutenant. Instructs and teaches a squad on and off the battlefield.
Addressed as “Major.” Serves as primary Staff Officer for brigade and task force command regarding personnel, logistical and operational missions. May oversee multiple squads at a time.
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)(O5)
Addressed as “Lieutenant Colonel” or “Colonel.” Typically commands battalion-sized units (2 squads), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant. May also be selected for brigade and task force Executive Officer.
Addressed as “Colonel.” Typically commands brigade-sized units (3 Squads), with a CSM as principal NCO assistant. Also found as the chief of divisional-level staff agencies.
Brigadier General (BG)(O7)
Addressed as “General.” Serves as Deputy Commander to the commanding general for Army divisions. Assists in overseeing the staff’s planning and coordination of a mission. Chief strategist for a Colonel of the same region.
Major General (MG)(O8)
Addressed as “General.” Typically commands division-sized units (5 Squads).
Lieutenant General (LTG)(O9)
Addressed as “General.” Typically commands corps-sized units (10 Squads).
Addressed as “General.” The senior level of Commissioned Officer typically has the most experience and service. Commands all operations that fall within their geographical area.