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:
Any given fleet may only have one Taisho at a time.
Soldiers must have at least 15 years in service to become a Taisho.
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.
Taisho 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.
Admirals wear an Officer Cap with two rows of leaves and pearls.
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.
Being commander of a Star Army fleet is a notable honor given to only a select few. Their names are listed below: