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Ranks

Code:
      Legionarii            Equites                 American
____________________________________________________________
O10 PRO-CONSUL             PRO-CONSUL                 GENERAL
O9 CONSUL                  CONSUL                     LT GENERAL
O8 LEGATI LEGIONIS         PRAEFECTUS EQUITUM         MAJ GENERAL
O7         -                      -                   BRIG GENERAL
O6 TRIBUNUS LATICLAVIUS    TRIBUNUS LATICLAVIUS       COLONEL
O5 TRIBUNI ANGUSTICLAVII   TRIBUNI ANGUSTICLAVII      LT COLONEL
O4 TESSERARIUS             TESSERARIUS                MAJOR
O3 DECURIO                 DECURIO                    CAPTAIN
O2 CENTURIO                CENTURIO                   1ST LIEUTENANT
O1    -                       -                       2ND LIEUTENANT

E9 PRIMUS PILUS            PRIMUS PILUS               SGT MAJ
E8 PRINCIPALE              PRINCIPALE                 1ST SGT
E7    -                       -                       SGT 1ST CLASS
E6    -                       -                       STAFF SGT
E5 OPTIO                   OPTIO                      SGT
E4    -                       -                       CORPORAL
E3 LEGIONARII              EQUES LEGIONARIUS          PRIVATE 1ST CLASS
E2    -                       -                       PRIVATE (stripe)
E1    -                       -                       PRIVATE (no stripe)


NOTE: Consul and Pro-Consul were turned into purely military ranks by me to help fill out the needed ranks in the Roman upper echelon for officers.


Centurio - Commander of a Hundred - Commander of a Century originally. Over time the rank has come to be more in line with the American rank of Lieutenant.

Consul - Highest Magistrate - Consular Commander. Equivilent American rank is Lt. General.

Decurio - Cavalry Officer - Roman Equivilent of an American Captain

Eques Legionarius - Legionary Horseman - Tank crewmen. Also known by just Eques.

Legati Legionis - Legate of the Legion - Legio Commander. Equivilent American rank is Major General.

Legionarii - Legionary Soldier - Roman non-rate ground ranks, E-1, E-2 and E-3 all rolled into one.

Magister Militum - Master of the Soldiers - The Roman equivilent to the Chairman of the Army. only person above him is the Imperator.

Optio - Chosen One - Roman NCO rank, equivilent to E-4 and E-5 all rolled into one.

Praefectus Equitum - Cavalry Commander - Ala Commander. Equivilent American rank is Major General.

Primus Pilus - First Spearman - Originally was the term for the commander of the first Century of the First Cohort. Over time evolved into the Top Roman Staff NCO, the American equivilent is an E-9.

Principale - Literally meaning NCO - The Roman Staff NCO. A Principale would be the equivelent of the American Staff NCO such as the E-6,E-7 and E-8 all rolled into one.

Pro-Consul - Former Consul - Consular Group Commander. Equivilent American rank is General.

Tesserarius - NCO in Charge of the Watchword - Roman equivilent to Major.

Tribuni Angusticlavii - Narrow Striped Officer Equestrian Rank - Roman equivilent of an American Light Colonel. All Auxilia's are commanded by Tribuni's.

Tribunus Laticlavius - Broadstriped Officer Senatorial Rank - Roman equivilent to full bird Colonel. All Cohorts are commanded by a Tribunus.




NAVAL

Ranks
Code:
      Roman                               American
____________________________________________________________
O10 LEGATUS AUGUSTI CLASSIS               ADMIRAL
O9 LEGATUS CLASSIS                        VICE ADMIRAL
O8 PRAEFECTUS CLASSIS                     REAR ADMIRAL
O7 NAVARCHUS                              COMMODORE
O6 TRIERARCHUS                            CAPTAIN
O5    -                                   COMMANDER
O4 TESSERARIUS                            LT COMMANDER
O3 DECURIO                                LIEUTENANT
O2 CENTURIO                               LIEUTENANT JG
O1    -                       -           ENSIGN

E9 PRIMUS PILUS                           MASTER CHIEF PO
E8 PRINCIPALE                             SENIOR CHIEF PO
E7    -                                   CHIEF PETTY OFFICER
E6    -                                   PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS
E5 OPTIO                                  PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS
E4    -                                   PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS
E3 NAUTA                                  SEAMAN
E2    -                                   SEAMAN APPRENTICE
E1    -                                   SEAMAN RECRUIT


NOTE: The Roman Marines (Manipularii) use the exact same rank structure as the Roman Infantry.

NOTE 1: * These ranks were created by me to fill out the upper echelons that was required since Rome never had a commander above Fleet Commander. Although the latin is correct for the rank, as is the translation.

Nauta - Sailor - There are many differing classifications for each type of Nauta and below Trierarchus rank the land ranks are used.

*Legatus Augusti Classis - Imperial Legate of the Fleet - Roman naval commander. Equivilent to the American Fleet Admiral. Senatorial Rank Only.

*Legatus Classis - Legate of the Fleet - Roman naval commander. Equivilent to the American Vice Admiral. Equestrian Rank or Higher.

Praefectus Classis - Fleet Commander - Roman Task Group Commander. Equivilent to the American Rear Admiral. Equestrian Rank or Higher.

*Magister Classis - Master of the Fleet - Equivilent to the CNO and top honcho in the Roman Navy. Only person above him is the Imperator.

Navarchus - Roman Naval Squadron Commander. Equivilent to the American Commodore.

Trierarchus - Roman term for Ship's Captain. Equivilent to the American naval Rank of Captain.

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