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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:39 am 
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Each country has their own military structures, and they can vary wildly, depending on where you are. To help make sure that your character is realistic, we've put together a guide to some of the most likely countries to be associated with the Stargate Project. The guides we've provided are for army, navy and air force, and detail the ranks (commissioned and non-commissioned), and how long the minimum time spent at each rank must be. These guides, at present, are linked from http://www.about.com and the various military organisations themselves as they are the most comprehensive guides available as to ranks and the time required between promotions.

If your chosen country is not listed, and you would like some help with research, please contact a staff member, who will be pleased to help.

USA
US military enlisted ranks & insignia:
http://www.defense.gov/about/insignias/enlisted.aspx

US military commissioned officer ranks & insignia:
http://www.defense.gov/about/insignias/officers.aspx

US army/marines/air force enlisted progression:
http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/armyprom ... otions.htm

  • "So, how long does it take to get promoted in the Army? Remember, it's dependent on the particular MOS (job) and how many vacancies (due to separations and retirements) there are in that job. On average, however, one can expect to be promoted with the following time-in-service (2001 statistics):

    Private (E-2) - 6 months
    Private First Class (E-3) - 1 year
    Specialist/Corporal (E-4) - 18 months
    Sergeant (E-5) - 4.2 years
    Staff Sergeant (E-6) - 8.5 years
    Sergeant First Class (E-7) - 13.6 years
    Master Sergeant/First Sergeant (E-8) - 17 years
    Sergeant Major (E-9) - 20.8 years"

US navy enlisted progression:
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/navy/l/blpromchart.htm

US military officer promotion criteria:
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/promotio ... erprom.htm



Canada
Canadian military ranks (progression structure unavailable):
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/honours-hist ... /rank.page



UK
British Army ranks & promotions:
http://www.army.mod.uk/structure/32321.aspx

Royal Navy ranks & promotions:
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/brochures/r ... -and-roles

Royal Air Force ranks (progression structure unavailable):
http://www.raf.mod.uk/organisation/ranks.cfm

Royal Marines ranks & promotions:
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/brochures/r ... -and-roles



Australia
Australian Defence Force ranks (progression structure unavailable):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian ... orce_ranks



New Zealand
New Zealand Defence Force ranks (progression structure unavailable):
http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/corporate-docume ... s-of-rank/



France
French military ranks (progression structure unavailable):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... nks#France



Russia
Russian Federation military ranks (progression structure unavailable):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_r ... _in_Russia


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