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Private



Pvt, E-1

Description
Enlistees are given this rank upon their Induction into Service. To be inducted, an enlistee must pass the enlistment process which includes several written questionnaires, a voice interview on TS, and evidence of having the required software. Once inducted, the recruit is slated for the Training Element and scheduled for Helljumper or Aviation Training.
Prerequisites
1) Enlisted

Private First Class



PFC, E-2

Description
Rank given to those who complete their preliminary indoctrination training.
Prerequisites
1) Graduate from Basic Training and, if applicable, the Basic Aviation Program

Lance Corporal



LCpl, E-3

Description
Still fresh in the unit, but has earned some experience through training or combat.
Prerequisites
1) 1 Month TIG (Time In Grade) as E-2
2) Contributes in Combat Element activities
3) Contributes on the Forums
4) Has earned 12 total Promotion Points
5) No significant lapse in activity levels

Corporal



Cpl, E-4

Description
E-4 is more than just an extra stripe. It is the doorway to leadership. Corporals have established themselves as the future of unit leadership both on and off the field in their responsibilities.
Prerequisites
1) 1 month TIG (Time in Grade) as E-3
2) Graduation from Junior Leadership Course
3) Actively participates on the Forum
4) Shows excellent participation in element & staff obligations
5) Is able to conduct training as directed by a Team or Element leader.
6) Recommendation from immediate supervisor
7) Has a minimum of 24 promotion points.

Sergeant



Sgt, E-5

Description
Sergeants are the backbone of the unit. E-5's have proven leadership ability and can lead a Combat Element on the ground or even serve as an NCOIC of a staffing position.
Prerequisites
1) 2 months TIG (Time in Grade) as E-4
2) Completion of Junior Leadership Course
3) Demonstrates competence in combat
4) Is able to write detailed command reports
5) Is able to conduct training as directed by a Team or Element Leader
6) Recommendation from Supervisor
7) Has minimum of 42 promotion points

Staff Sergeant



SSgt, E-6

Description
E-6's have shown that they are a competent and reliable leader. They are able to assist as needed both in combat and in staff positions.
Prerequisites
1) 3 months TIG as a E-5
2) Demonstrated success in combat or staff position
3) Shows leadership in all areas and Selected /or attended Advanced Leadership course
4) Ability to assist the Team or Element leader when necessary
5) Recommendation from supervisor
6) Has minimum of 72 Promotion Points

Gunnery Sergeant



GySgt, E-7

Description
Gunnery Sergeant is the entry level Senior NCO. He has proven himself not only an excellent combat leader in the past, but also an effective advisor.
Prerequisites
1) 4 months TIG as E-6
2) Shows leadership in all areas
3) Is able to lead a combat Team or Element where necessary
4) Is able to assist command staff where necessary
5) Recommendation of supervisor
6) Has completed Senior Leadership Course
7) Holds at least 1 staff position
8) Has minimum of 107 promotion points

Master Sergeant / First Sergeant



MSgt / 1stSgt, E-8

Description
E-8's are the masters of leadership. Master Sergeants serve as the principle NCO's supporting command staff while First Sergeants expel discipline and advise the NCO Corps.
Prerequisites
1) 10 Months Overall Time in Service
2) Demonstrated success at all levels of NCO leadership
3) Is an example to be followed in all areas
4) Ability to assist the Command Staff where necessary
5) Recommendation from Command Staff
6) Minimum 157 Promotion Points

Sergeant Major



SgtMaj, E-9


Description
The Sergeant Major is the principal Senior NCO of the unit. With a background of excellence in all areas of leadership the grade of E-9 represents the height of accomplishment in the NCO Corps. They can move mountains, part the skies and place his boot where he wishes.
Prerequisites
1) Special appointment by the commanding officer

Warrant Officer 1



WO1, W-1

Description
Appointed by the commander of the 17th Support Squadron, Warrant Officer 1's are the preliminary flight personnel that have not yet passed their aviation training. This rank requires members to pass an aviation assessment.
Prerequisites
1) Accepted into aviation assessment program
2) Contributes in the Forums
3) No significant lapse in activity levels
4) Approved for flight by Command Staff
5) Approved by 17th SS CO
6) Has minimum of 24 Promotion Points

Chief Warrant Officer 2



CW2, W-2

Description
Chief Warrant Officer Second Class are aviators who have passed their flight assessment and now are deemed fully qualified aviators.
Prerequisites
1) Graduated Flight School as deemed by 17th SS
2) Completed Junior Leadership Course
3) Contributes in unit and staff activities
4) Contributes in the Forums
5) No significant lapse in activity levels
6)Has minimum of 36 Promotion Points

Chief Warrant Officer 3



CW3, W-3

Description
Advanced-level experts who perform the primary duties that of a technical and tactical leader. They provide direction, guidance, resources, assistance, and supervision necessary for subordinates to perform their duties.
Prerequisites
1) 4 Months TIG as CW2
2) Contributes in unit and staff activities
3) Contributes in the Forums
4) No significant lapse in activity levels
5) Has minimum of 128 Promotion Points

Chief Warrant Officer 4



CW4, W-4

Description
Senior-level experts in their chosen field. CW4s typically have special mentorship responsibilities for other WOs and provide essential advice to commanders on WO issues.
Prerequisites
1) 4 Months TIG as WO3
2) Contributes in unit and staff activities
3) Contributes in the Forums
4) No significant lapse in activity levels
5) Has minimum of 192 Promotion Points

Chief Warrant Officer 5



CW5, W-5

Description
Master-level technical and tactical experts. They provide leader development, mentorship, advice, and counsel to WOs and branch officers. CW5s have special WO leadership and representation responsibilities within their respective commands.
Prerequisites
1) Special appointment by the commanding officer

Second Lieutenant



2ndLt, O-1

Description
As the Pfc is a junior soldier and a Cpl is a junior NCO, the Second Lieutenant is a junior Commissioned Officer. Second Lieutenants are freshly minted team leaders, and do well to take heed the advise of their SNCO's. They also have a seat at the table of Command Staff, but also do well to listen more than speak.
Prerequisites
1) Demonstrated excellence as a Soldier, NCO or Senior NCO
2) Field Commission Board and successful passing of same
3) Approval of the Commanding Officer

First Lieutenant



1stLt, O-2

Description
The First Lieutenant has proven him/herself as a competent Team and a trusted part of Command Staff. He has earned the confidence of his subordinates and continues to improve his Team and the unit as a whole.
Prerequisites
1) Demonstrated excellence as a Team Leader or Staff OIC
2) 4 months TIG at O-1
3) Approval of the Commanding Officer
4) Minimum of 106 Promotion Points

Captain



Capt, O-3

Description
To be promoted to Captain is to be the standard of excellence as a Team Leader and an Officer. The Captain enjoys universal respect from his Soldiers and fellow Officers and has made the Unit a better place because his Command has been made ever stronger
Prerequisites
1) Demonstrated excellence as a Team Leader
2) Trusted member of Command Staff
3) Approval of the Commanding Officer
4) Minimum of 170 Promotion Points

Major



Maj, O-4

Description
The Major is a Field Grade officer One who is proven at all levels and can now be trusted with responsibilities that span the whole unit. O-4's can serve as the Battalion Commander, Task Force Commander, or even Executive Officer. All eyes are on them, for they assist the leadership all areas.
Prerequisites
1) 5 months TIG as O-3
2) Demonstrated excellence as a Commissioned Officer in all areas
3) Promoted by the Commanding Officer
4) Minimum of 234 Promotion Points

Lieutenant Colonel



Ltc, O-5

Description
The Lieutenant Colonel has proven himself as the Task Force's Executive Officer, serving at the Commanding Officer's right hand, and even in his stead when necessary. O-5's, as Executive Officer, oversees all day to day operations and activities of the unit at the direction of the Commanding Officer. His is a trusted and wise voice in the Command Staff as well, always assisting his Team Leaderes and other junior officers.
Prerequisites
1) 5 months TIG as O-4
2) Promoted by the Commanding Officer
3) Has minimum of 298 Promotion Points