Even among the raw recruits, few
rebels would put up with being called "Private" but they DO
have to put up with being called Lint. RA Lint can access RA training
sessions. Their duties are to download and install the ICQ communications
program, the Roger Wilco program and RA skins. They are to contact an
RA ranked Sarge or higher to give them basic training. To hone their
skills, Lints are not allowed to use seeking weapons, and they are cannot
go on leave until they are promoted.
Grit [RA Grt]:
Grits have completed basic training
and have shown that they've got the true makings of a rebel. Upon promotion
to Grit, the pilot is given security clearance.
Duster [RA Dus]:
Dusters are experienced pilots.
They often have at least one or two favourite vehicles, but are capable
of handling whatever they encounter on the battlefield. Dusters have
a basic understanding of teamwork and following orders.
Sarge [RA Sgt]:
These are veteran pilots. Sergeants
are the highest ranking non-officers and can refuse further promotion
if they do not want the added responsibilities. They should provide
training and act as seconds in Crews.
Lieutenant [RA Lt]:
Commands a Crew. These pilots have
shown qualities of leadership and good judgement. Also called Boss,
a Lieutenant is a regular player who consistently get kill ratios of
1:1 or higher. Bosses are responsible for keeping lower ranking pilots
in line. They can and must issue cease and desist orders to lower ranking
pilots who cheat, play on the wrong side, break treaties, or exhibit
poor sportmanship. Lieutenants are responsible for maintaining their
Crew's battle preparedness.
Captain [RA Cpt]:
Commands a Company. Captains possess
signs of command abilities and knowledge of strategy and tactics. They
can officially recommend pilots for Awards in the public forum. They
must have a fully functioning Roger Wilco setup (send and receive).
Major [RA Maj]:
Commands a Warband. Majors can approve
the award recommendations from captains and can officially recommend
pilots for promotions in the public forum.
Colonel [RA Col]:
Commands a Battalion. Colonels have
proven command abilities and knowledge of strategy and tactics, both
on and off the battlefield. They can officially promote pilots to ranks
up to and including Major.
*General [RA *Gen] to ****General
Commands a Division. Generals must
have the vision to lead RA both on and off the battlefield. They must
have the maturity to make hard decisions and discipline members when
necessary. Generals are responsible for implementing squad policies,
but they must listen to input of all members. They can officially promote
pilots up to the rank below theirs.
General (of the Army) [RA *****Gen]:
The General of the Army is the final
decision making authority and most senior member of the RA. With the
same power as the Generals below, this is an individual post and represents
the last stop in the command chain of the RA.