Why is rank structure important in the Australian army?
Rank strucutre is important in any army because specific orders have to flow through a rank of leadership. For example, it is not up to a front line grunt to decide where the entire country's forces go. That is the desicion of a leader, who passes orders down to other smaller commanders for efficiency.
The rank structure in military serves many important purposes. The foremost is to maintain order and discipline in the rank and file and by instituting rank structure some men are made superior and responsible for others. Rank structure also serves as an incentive for all servicemen to work hard and progress upwards on the rank structure.
The highest rank is Field Marshal, currently held by Queen Elizabeth's husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. It is a purely ceremonial role. Following that is the rank of General which is held by the Chief of the Defence Force (a role that rotates through the heads of the three services) and then Lieutenant General. Therefore if the current Chief of the Defence Force is from the Army then the highest Army rank is General, otherwise…
Following is the Rank Structure of Pakistan Army(Just Officer Ranks). 1.2nd Lieutenant 2.Lieutenant 3.Captain 4.Major 5.Lieutenant Colonel 6.Colonel 7.Brigadier (1-Star) 8.Major General (2-Star) 9.Lieutenant General (3-Star) 10.General (4-Star) 11.Field Marshal (5-Star) Grade Increase from top to bottom Refrence: http://pakarmyoptimist.blogspot.com/2010/06/what-is-rank-structure-of-army-in.html#ixzz0qtJVxzKV
This is filed under US ARmy and US Navy, so let me clarify.. A Captain in the Army is pay grade O3, whereas a Colonel in the Army is pay grade O6. Colonel is the higher of the two. The Navy has a different rank structure for officers than the other branches. A Captain in the Navy is 06 - equivalent to Colonel. The rank of Colonel does not exist in the Navy.
In ascending order: Second Lieutenant First Lieutenant Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Brigadier General Major General Lieutenant General General General of the Army* Note that the United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps use the same rank structure for their officers, except for General of the Army. The Air Force does have an equivalent rank (General of the Air Force), but the Marine Corps does not. General of the Army/General of the Air…
What does the pyramidal structure of the bureaucracy suggest about the relationship between rank and numbers of employees at each rank?
Master Sergeant is a rank often found on staff NCOs in the Army... the Air Force also has the rank of Master Sergeant, but the Air Force doesn't have the brigade structure. They'll basically be in an administrative role of some sort. That's not just at Ft. Carson, but pretty much throughout the whole of the Army.