In military and civilian service organizations of many intelligent cultures, rank (sometimes denoted by rank insignia on uniforms) is how the jobs of different personnel are organized in a hierarchy of authority.
In the history of several humanoid cultures, ranks have been used in naval organizations and other fighting forces. The ranking systems of Starfleet of the Federation, and its predecessor the Starfleet, strongly resemble the United States armed forces with some of the rank pips and badges successors to United States military insignia.
Other cultures have a variety of different titles and ranks, based on different languages and social characteristics. The Bajoran Militia and the Klingon Defense Force use ranks equivalent to the planet Earth's naval and ground forces.
- flag officers:
- line officers:
Standard infantry ranks
This is a representative selection of ranks is based on several military rank structures used by various species and cultures.
- flag officers:
- field officers:
- company officers
- This list contains links to only those ranks that have been mentioned or seen in canon Star Trek productions.
|Enlisted personnel||Commissioned officers||Generals and flag officers|
|ENS||LT JG||LT||LT CMDR||CMDR||CAPT||FCAPT||CDORE||RADM||VADM||ADM||FADM|
|2nd LT||1st LT||CAPT||MAJ||LT COL||COL||BRIG||MAJ GEN||LT GEN||GEN||MARSHAL|
|Positions:||Crewman • Technician • Chief||YMN||TAC • SO • 3rd • 2nd • 1st • CO • DD||Portmaster • Chief of Staff • CinC|
|Services:|| Andorian • Bajoran • Cardassian • Jem'Hadar • Klingon • Romulan • SS • Terran Empire Starfleet • Terran Empire MACO •|
United Earth MACO • United Earth/Federation Starfleet • United States • Vulcan
Political and diplomatic ranks
- Dohlman (Elas)
- Grand Nagus (Ferengi Alliance)
- Groppler (Deneb IV)
- Praetor (Romulan Star Empire)
- Prime Minister
- Teer (Capella IV)