Ranks

 

.:Rank System:.

    -Private - New (squadless) member or trainee

    -Corporal - Full member that has been Squad member for at least 3 months, to be promoted by the ruling Squad staff*

    -Sergeant - Full member that has been member for at least 6 months, 2 of which Corporal, to be promoted by the ruling Squad Staff

    -Master Sergeant - Full member that has been member for at least 1 year, 3 months of which Sergeant, to be promoted by the ruling Squad Staff

    -Sergeant of the Army - Full member that has been member for at least 2 years, 6 months of which Master Sergeant, to be promoted by the General Council**(Sergeant of the Army is an exceptional rank, that brings responsibility in the SQLF)

    -2nd Lieutenant – Second Lieutenant assigned to a squad. Third in command of a Squad after the 1st Lt. and the Leader. Reports to the 1st Lieutenant.

    -1st Lieutenant – Lieutenant assigned to a Squad, second in command of a Squad. Reports to the Leader of the Squad.

    -Captain – Captain in charge of a Squad. Commands all Squad members. Assigns duties and is responsible for all actions performed by his Squad members. Reports to the Commanding General of his Squad.

    -Lt. Colonel – Captain in charge of a Squad for more than six months who is promoted by majority vote of the Generals for their dedication to service.

    -Colonel – Captain in charge of a squad for more than 12 months, 6 of which must be as a Lt Colonel. Promoted by majority vote of the Generals for longevity and dedication to service.

    -Brigadier General – Newly elected General

    -Major General – Brigadier General who has held the position for a minimum of 6 months. Must be unanimously approved by the other active Generals, or a majority vote by the General Council.

    -General of the Army – General who has held the position for a minimum of 12 months, 6 of which must be as a Major General. Must be unanimously approved by the other active Generals, or a majority vote by the General Council.

    -General Council – made up of retired RVA Generals who assist the active General on determining policy and procedures for the RVA.


.:Retirees:.
All ranks may be retained by members after they leave service, with (Ret) to be the distinguishing text that identifies that member as retired.

Example
Ultragast Zulu Squad Lt. (Ret)
The exception to this would be the General Council as this already signifies you as Retired.

.:Clarification:.
*Squad staff - Squad leader + Lieutenants
**General Council - (Retired) Generals + (Retired) Squad Leaders (Everyone with rank of Captain+)
Squad Leader: Person with rank of Captain or above, in charge of a squad.


.:Note:.
Resigning from a Squad or position does not lead to loss of rank. Being kicked out because of inactivity or misbehavior will cause you to drop a rank.

.:Special Ranks:.

.:Generals:.
Generals are the leading cornerstone of the RVA. Therefore they should always be solid, this means active in every way possible. Forums, ideas, events, ... they all belong to the the Generals duties.
Should a General not be able to fulfill these duties, he or she has to warn the Staff or if needed, appoint a replacement.
If a General shows lack of competence, he or she can warned by the other Generals or be relieved from their duties.

.:Squad Leader:.
Squad Leaders are the heads of the squads, they are assisted in their duties by the Lieutenants. A Squad Leader should listen to it's members, as the members should listen to it's Squad Leader. The Squad Leader reports only to the Generals, and in specific cases (War, Wilderness) to the assigned Warlord. An inactive Captain means an inactive squad, so the Squad Leader must be very active, or have the Lieutenants temporarily fulfill that part. Squad Leaders are appointed through election or by the General Staff.

.:Lieutenants:.
Lieutenants are the secondaries in command of a squad. They have the same duties as the Squad Leader, but report to the Squad Leader, instead of to the General Staff. Lieutenants are appointed by the Squad Leader.

.:Sergeant of the Army:.
The Sergeant of the Army (There is only one) is a highly honoured rank in the Army. It shows that the member has proven himself, without the need for leadership. The Sergeant of the Army has as duty to maintain order and activity throughout the Army. Sergeants of the Army are appointed by the General Council.