The Fleet’s Military Hierarchy
Warriors, Officers and Enlisted Personnel
Group Commander *
Major (Group Leader)**
Captain (Squadron Leader)
Senior Lieutenant (Flight Lieutenant)
Lieutenant (Pilot Officer)
Ensign (Pilot Ensign)
Chief Master Sergeant
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) or Senior Sergeant (Ground Forces)
Flight Corporal (Pilot) or Senior Corporal (Ground Forces)
* Group Commander is not a true rank, but rather the title of the Battlestar or warship Commander with the most seniority when two or more Battlestars or warships work together.
(In the Viper Squadrons there are a number of additional titles and positions)
** Group Leader is an administrative position and does not fly combat patrols.
In the Colonial Military, Technicians are not combat specialists. (Though in the Fleet’s current situation, EVERYBODY is a combat specialist!) The role of Technicians, though they may work along side combat personnel, is to maintain the ship and the support systems.
They are part of the chain of command, do have uniforms, (different from Warriors) and do come in Harm’s Way. They do not carry sidearms, unless special circumstances warrant it, and may not have command roles on the Bridge.
Technician Ratings and Ranks and Warrior equivalent
Chief Engineering Officer/Doctor = Lt Colonel *
Doctor (system) Engineer = Major *
Master (system) Engineer = Captain
Chief (system) Engineer = Senior Lieutenant
Senior (system) Engineer = Lieutenant
(system) Engineer = Master Sergeant
Chief (system) Technician = Flight Sergeant
(system) Technician I = Flight Corporal
(system) Technician II = Corporal
(system) Technician III = Private
(systems) = Life support, Shields, Missiles & Weapons, Power, Sensors & Communications, Viper & Shuttles, Auxiliary Systems
* There is only one Chief Engineering Officer on a Colonial Warship. On a Battlestar he or she is a Lt Colonel, on a Destroyer a Major, on an Assault Ship or Military Tanker or Support vessel the position is Captain.
Although most technical personnel are Technicians, not Warriors, some Warriors have technical training. This extra training give these Warriors a slight pay bonus.
Medical Ratings and Ranks and Warrior equivalent
Chief Medical Officer/Doctor = Major*
Senior Doctor = Captain
Doctor = Senior Lieutenant
Chief MedTech = Master Sergeant
Senior MedTech = Flight Sergeant
Medical Technician I = Sergeant
Medical Technician II = Corporal
Medical Technician III = Private
* There is only one Chief Medical Officer on a Colonial Warship.
Although most medical personnel are Technicians, not Warriors, some Warriors are trained as Medics. This extra training give these Warriors a slight pay bonus.
The Auxiliaries were created by the Council of Twelve to bring the officers and crews of the civilian ships (of the Fugitive Fleet) under Military control. Further, the Council Security Guard was brought under Military remit and expanded to serve as a civilian Police Force in the Fleet. The Guard still retains its original function of protecting the Council.
Auxiliaries, ship’s Crew and Officers Ranks and Warrior equivalent
Captain = Captain
Lieutenant = Senior Lieutenant
Sub-Lieutenant = Lieutenant
Ensign = Ensign
Chief Petty Officer = Chief Master Sergeant
Petty Officer = Master Sergeant
Senior Mate = Flight Sergeant
Mate = Sergeant
Leading Crewman = Flight Corporal
Able Crewman = Corporal
Ordinary Crewman = Private
Crewman Recruit = Recruit
Auxiliaries, Security Troops and Officers ranks and Warrior equivalent
Colonel = Lt. Colonel *
Major = Major
Captain = Captain
Lieutenant = Lieutenant
Cadet = Ensign
Sergeant Major = Chief Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant = Master Sergeant
Sergeant = Sergeant
Guard Corporal = Flight Corporal
Guard 1st Class – Corporal
Guard = Private
* There is only one Colonel in the Security Guard he commands the entire Guard.
Civilian Research and Development and Specialists
These are civilian contractors employed by the military for special functions. The ratings are for pay scale more then rank or responsibility.
Doctor = Major
Senior Scientist = Captain
Scientist = Senior Lieutenant
Senior Specialist = Master Sergeant
Specialist = Sergeant
Senior Assistant = Corporal
Assistant = Private
Military Pay Scale
To determine pay for Technicians, Auxiliaries and Contractors; find their equivalent rank or rating as Warriors.
Specialized training, such as Medic or extra technical skills will give a pay bonus of $25 per Secton.
Pay reflects food, lodging and uniform bonus, something that is not found in civilian careers.
Cubits($) Per Secton (12 Earth Days)
Fleet Commander $950
Group Commander *
Lt. Colonel $650
(Group Commander)** $550
(Squadron Leader) $525
(Flight Lieutenant) $450
Senior Lieutenant $375
(Pilot Officer) $375
(Pilot Ensign) $275
Chief Master Sergeant $350
Master Sergeant $325
Flight Sergeant $325
Flight Corporal $250