Military ranks as in the Geneva Conventions have overlapping segregations
of “officers”, “non-commissioned officers”
and “men”. The Military ranks of “non-commissioned
officers” are the same as “Enlisted Personnel”.
The Military rank only grades seniority
and command within the military organizations.
The Military ranks are responsible for personnel and equipment
in every mission. This responsibility is directly proportional to
every increase in Military rank. However, there is no relation of
the rank with the pay scale. Corporal and Specialist ranks have
the same pay scale but the ranks differ as regards to their roles
in the functioning of the military activities. A Corporal is a leader
and higher in rank than a Specialist.
The Military ranks of Commissioned Officers have
further divisions, such as-
1. Flag Officers are the Commodores, Admirals, Generals and Marshals
who command units independently for long periods (brigades and fleet
2. Field Grade Officers command units independently for short periods
(battalions, regiments and large warships). These are the general
staff of Military rank.
3. Company Grade or Junior Officers are among the lower ranks of
officers. They do have the independent command of the units for
any period. They are the captains, lieutenants and ensigns.
4. Warrant officers possess the rank due to their technical skills.
They do not command any units.
The Military ranks of Non-commissioned officers
(NCOs) are the enlisted personnel. They have specific administrative
duties and supervise other soldiers. Senior officers of this Military
rank are officially below even junior commissioned officers. Sergeants
fall in this category. Others here are the “specialist”
and the “private soldier”.
Many Military ranks are
officers without any direct command functions. However, the charges
of this Military rank spreads over strategic planning, training,
intelligence, transportation, logistics, supply, medical, pay and
various others. These ranks are in use in military organizations
all over the world and this is a universally recognized badge of
leadership as well as responsibility towards the country and fellow