The 7y Leib uses a rank system based largely on the ranks of the Russian Guard infantry in the period of 1800-1826. They are explained below in order from most junior to most senior.
Rkt - Rekrut - this is assigned to all new members for a minimum of one week, after which they will be tested to see if they have learned the maneuvers expected of them.For a look at the historical rankings on which these are based, have a read HERE or HERE.
Rdm - Ryadovoy Mladshego Oklada - this is the lowest enlisted rank, and historically the lowest pay-grade. All recruits graduate to Rdm upon passing their test.
Rds - Ryadovoy Starshego Oklada - a ranker of a more senior grade. A mark of seniority and competence, akin to private first class.
Grd - Gvardeyets - a most senior enlisted rank invented by the 7y to add more layer of gradation for the privates before they take on the responsibility and authority of an NCO.
Muo - Mladshiy Unter-Ofitser - the lowest non-commissioned officer rank, comparable to a corporal.
PPra - Podpraporshchik - literally translating to sub-ensign, its place in the hierarchy is counter-intuitive by UK/US standards.
PFeld - Podfeldfebel - historically, this rank was Portupey-Praporshchik, but for clarity and brevity, we have invented the rank of sub-sergeant to fill this role, preceding the regular Feldfebel.
Feld - Feldfebel - sergeant, plain and simple, an experienced and trusted leader of men.
Pra - Praporshchik - ensign or sergeant major, bridging the gap between the enlisted men and the commissioned officers.
SPoru - Podporuchik - the first commissioned officer rank, comparable to second lieutenant. For clarity in our abbreviations, "Pod-" has been replaced by "Sub-", creating "SPoru."
Poru - Poruchik - a full lieutenant.
SKap - Shtabs-Kapitan - a staff-captain, a rank designed for an adjutant position.
Kap - Kapitan - captain, typically the leader of a company.
Mayr - Mayor - major. This is a position as much as it is a rank, as far as the 7y is concerned. Zorkoth, as our leader, is the major.