Ranks

Ranks of Starfleet

Flag Ranks

Grade Rank Pips Typical Assignment
A5 Fleet Admiral Generally reserved for Commander, Starfleet
A4 Admiral Generally commands 1 of 9 fleets (1,400+ vessels
A3 Vice Admiral Generally commands 1 of a Fleet’s 2 Task Forces (720 vessels)
A2 Rear Admiral Generally commands 1 of a Task Force’s 3 Battle Groups (220-245 vessels)
A1 Commodore Generally commands 1 of a Battle Group’s 3 Strike Groups

Officer Ranks

Grade Rank Pips Typical Assignment
O6B Fleet Captain1 Generally commands 1 of Strike Group’s 3 Flotillas
O6 Captain Can command a single ship, or a Flotilla
O5 Commander Generally assigned as Executive Officers, but can be Department Heads
O4 Lieutenant Commander Generally assigned as Department heads
O3 Lieutenant Generally assigned as Duty Officers, but can be Department Heads
O2 Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Generally assigned as Duty Officers
O1 Ensign Generally assigned as Junior Officers

1 Though Fleet Captain has a unique rank pip configurations, he/she is still referred to as “Captain.” These positions are also not generally permanent.

Warrant Ranks

Grade Rank Pips Typical Assignment
W5 Master Warrant Officer Can be assigned to command vessels or departments
W4 Chief Warrant Officer, 1st-Class Technical experts and supervisors; can be assigned as Department Heads
W3 Chief Warrant Officer, 2nd-Class Technical experts and Field Training Officers
W2 Chief Warrant Officer, 3rd-Class Technical experts and team leaders
W1 Warrant Officer Technical experts

Enlisted Ranks

Grade Rank Pips Typical Assignment
E9C Master Chief Petty Officer of Starfleet Senior enlisted adviser to Commander, Starfleet
E9B Command Master Chief Petty Officer Senior enlisted advisers to Fleet Commanders
E9A Master Chief Petty Officer Senior enlisted adviser to Task Force Commands
E8 Senior Chief Petty Officer Assigned to fleet staffs or senior department advisers
E7 Chief Petty Officer Assigned as senior department supervisors
E6 Petty Officer First Class Department supervisors
E5 Petty Officer Second Class Senior department technicians
E4 Petty Officer Third Class Basic department technicians
E3 Crewman Initial assignment
E2 Crewman Apprentice Assigned to departments; practical training
E1 Crewman Recruit Most junior enlisted rank; basic training

Ranks

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