In the Star Army of Yamatai, Shôshô (少将) is a rear admiral. Shôshô are typically leaders of small to mid-size groups of starships. Shôshô is the rank above Taisa; the next higher rank is Chujo. For a full listing of ranks, see Star Army Ranks.
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Soldiers must have at least 9 years in service to become a Shôshô.
Officers leaving Shôshô positions for reasons other than promotions, transfers, or reassignment to available positions must immediately retire from military service; in other words, admiralty ranks are tied to assignments and the Star Army does not keep admirals without assignments.