Command Tier 1
The first command tier of the Arshan military ranking system. Tier 1 personnel are also known as Sergeants and are generally responsible for a team of 6-12 individual personnel.
|1-4||SFC||Sergeant First Class|
At the lowest level of personnel whom officially hold command, tier 1 personnel are placed in charge of individual teams ranging from six to twelve persons each. These command roles can be anything from a Foxtrot infantry squad leader, to a Delta divisional shift lead aboard a ship, to the flight lead of a Tango strike unit. Tier 1 personnel are responsible for coordinating the personnel under their command in accomplishing whatever task the team has been assigned by the personnel above them.
Generally, Sergeant ranks require personnel to have passed a command qualification test and to have been in service at a seniority above recruit for six months within the area they'll be commanding (I.e., service with an infantry squad to become a squad leader, or service with a medical shift to become a medical shift leader). This requirement is to ensure some level of experience before allowing personnel to be placed in a position of authority. These can vary, however, depending on the requirements of a specific tier 1 billet.
Sergeant ranks are granted to all personnel whom are given a tier 1 command billet. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Infantry Squad Leaders
- Ship Shift Leaders
- Small Craft Crew Chiefs (Multi-Crewed Craft) or Flight Leads (Single-Crewed Craft)
- Logistics Quartermasters
Promotions to Sergeant ranks are normally conferred by the new Sergeant's immediate superior, typically a Tier 2 personnel. This includes orientation to the deck, platoon, wing, etc and issuing of rank insignia and unit patches. No special ceremonies are involved with Sergeant ranks.
For information on how personnel advance through the individual Sergeant seniority ranks, see the Rank Seniority section of Arshan Military Ranks.
Sergeants, as per Arshan doctrine, are responsible for managing their designated team. This includes ensuring orders delegated down to them from Tier 2 and higher personnel is carried out efficiently. Sergeants are considered to be responsible for the well being and actions of team members under their command, and the successes or failures of the team as a whole are generally placed upon the Sergeant himself.
Exact responsibilities vary depending on the duties of the Sergeant's billet, but generally the Sergeant is responsible for:
- Receiving orders from their superior and distributing individual tasks to their team members.
- Providing regular status updates to their superior including successes, failures, and potential issues.
- Maintaining an accurate and up to date record of performance and merit for each member of their team.
- Ensuring the team is working together seamlessly, and addressing any inter-personal issues appropriately.
Accoutrements & Equipment
Insignias and uniform markings for Tier 1 personnel consist of the color green on the shoulder and a single pip insignia on the uniform's collar. Formal insignia worn on the Service Dress Coat are a single horizontal bar pinned to the left collar.
Grounds for Removal/Dismissal
As command tier ranks are granted on a billet based system, Sergeant ranks are revoked once the billet ends. Personnel may also find themselves demoted prematurely if their performance, or the performance of their assigned team is unsatisfactory.
- Alternative Naming
- Sergeant; Sarge
- Source of Authority
- Arshan military doctrine
- Length of Term
- Varying; Billet-based
- Current Holders
- Related Organizations
- Related Professions
Military Ranks - Command Tier System
The full, current ranking structure of the United Arshan Federation's military
The lowest level in the Arshan command tiers, Privates hold no authority over other personnel and serve as subordinates for the various levels of command.