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Taisho

In the Star Army of Yamatai, Taisho (大将) are admirals serving as the commanding officer of fleets. The rank below Taisho is Chujo. For a full listing of ranks, see Star Army Ranks.

Taisho Positions

The rank of Taisho can only be achieved only by officers appointed to positions for which such rank is required.

For Taisho, these positions are:

  1. Commander of the Star Army of Yamatai
  2. Commander of a Fleet

Any given fleet may only have one Taisho at a time.

Requirements

Promotions to Taisho must be authorized by the Empress of Yamatai. This was explicitly stated by Ketsurui Yui in YE 38.

Soldiers must have at least 15 years in service to become a Taisho.

Retirement

Officers leaving Taisho 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.

Symbols of Rank

Taicho can be easily identified by their rank pins or sleeve stripes. They also typically wear an admiral's officer cap. They also have a distinctive rank flag which is used on vehicles and structures.

Rank Pin

The Taisho pin resembles a flower with eight petals and is made of gold.

Sleeve Rank

Taisho wear two large white stripes bordered in gold on their sleeves.

Cap

Admirals wear an Officer Cap with two rows of leaves and pearls.

Officer Cap

Flag

The Taisho rank flag is sometimes jokingly referred to as “seven stars around the moon” (as in the Cantonese food dish). It is typically flown whenever and wherever the admiral is working and is also used on vehicles, including starships.

List of Taisho

Being commander of a Star Army fleet is a notable honor given to only a select few. Their names are listed below:

Present Taisho

Previous Taisho

Shizuka Endo Ketsurui Yui Kessaku Irim

Ketsurui Katsuko Mikasa Sorano Eikan Minato

Hokusai Akiyo Shinja Rika Johnatan F. Whitmoor

stararmy/ranks/taisho.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/27 05:56 by wes