TSA Military Ranks
TSA military ranks are split into non-commissioned and commissioned officers, then each category is further split up. Commissioned Officers are technically above all non-commissioned ones, however smart commissioned officers below senior level will listen to senior level non-commissioned ones.
Non-Commissioned officers (or ‘non-coms’/NCO): is an enlisted military member holding a position of some degree of authority who has (usually) obtained promotion without having attended officers training. They are split into ‘staff’ and ‘Junior’ classes. NCO status is denoted by a square pip on the persons collar.
Junior Non-Commissioned officers (Lowest to Highest):
Staff Non-Commissioned Officers:
- Master Sergeant
- Sergeant Major
Commissioned Officers: Are those military members holding a position of authority of some degree who have attended officers training. They are split into base, junior, senior, and flag classes.
Base Officers: single pip
- Cadet/Officer Candidate – those who are in the process of completing officers training. Their pip isn’t filled in.
Junoir Officers: double pip
- Lieutenant Junoir Grade
- 1st Lieutenant
- 2nd Lieutenant
Senior Officers: triple pip
- Lieutenant Commander
- Captain – Ship captains on cruisers and other large vessel are actually considered flag rank making captains a transition rank. One can be made a ‘field captain’ by being a lesser rank, but the highest ranking individual on a spacecraft.
Flag Officer: quadruple pip
- Captain – see above
- Rear Admiral
- Vice Admiral
- Marshal – the supreme commander of the TSA is of Marshal rank.