Ranks and Promotions

The British Army operates on a system of ranks which are directly tied to the position that the member holds and their seniority within the group. They can be broadly viewed as a representation of time spent in the group and whilst we expected to be respected with respect to decisions in the unit both in and out of combat they do not confer any form of direct seniority in other contexts such as other games or in general conversation.

Rank Structure

We use the following ranks within the BA. The promotion policies and guidelines are below - this section is purely to show what ranks we use and how they are configured:

RCT through to LCPL

These ranks are available to members of the infantry who are not in leadership positions. Rising through these ranks is mostly a matter of time in grade with a small amount of training.

LCPL through to SGT

These ranks are available to members of the infantry who are in leadership positions (fireteam leaders through to platoon sergeants). Rising through these ranks requires a not insignificant time commitment as well as training requirements.

CSGT through to WOC1

These ranks are available to ensure discipline is held throughout the group aswell service administration.

2LT through to General

These ranks are available to officers in infantry. These require a significant period of time spent in the NCO or WO ranks as well as additional leadership and tactical training programs. The number of officers in the unit is limited so these ranks are also subject to competative application.

Ranks in the Reserves

Members in the reserves are subject to the same set of promotion and rank requirements as active duty members. No penalty nor benefit is imposed on members within the reserve corps.

Rank Requirements

Each rank requires all of the eligibility requirements of the rank before it. For example if PV2 requires the basic introductory program all subsequent ranks in the unit also require the completion of this program.

RCT

No requirements

PTE

Training Completed: Basic Training

LCPL

Time in Service: 10 days Training Completed: At least one additional qualification and basic leadership.

CPL

Time in Service: 15 days Training Completed: FTL Qualification

SGT

Time in Service: 25 days Training Completed: SL Qualification

CSGT

Time in Service: 30 days Able to sign onto Officer Candidacy Program

WOC2

Time in Service: 40 days

WOC1

Time in Service: 50 days Special Nomination - Requires a unaninmous board approval of the promotion

2LT

Time in Service: 30 days Training Completed:

  • Advanced Leadership Qualification
  • Platoon Leader Qualification

1LT

Time in Service: 35 days

CPT

Time in Service: 40 days

MAJ

Time in Service: 45 days

MAJ

Time in Service: 45 days

LTCOL

Time in Service: 60 days Special Nomination - Requires a unaninmous board approval of the promotion COL

Time in Service: 70 days Special Nomination - Requires a unaninmous board approval of the promotion

MGEN

Time in Service: 80 days Special Nomination - Requires a unaninmous board approval of the promotion

LTGEN

Time in Service: 90 days Special Nomination - Requires a unaninmous board approval of the promotion

GEN

Time in Service: 100 days Special Nomination - Requires a unaninmous board approval of the promotion

FM

Selected by CoDS