As a military organization, CAIN has a structured chain of command that
performs a number of valuable functions. Pilots can easily determine who
has the most experience, the confidence and responsibility necessary to
lead combat operations (and bring them to a successful conclusion), and
who can make important decisions about corporate policy when answers
are needed in short order. Ranks are not used for forcing lower-ranked
members to do the bidding of higher-ranked members - especially in
peacetime. During wartime, however, it is imperative that pilots follow
the chain of command. Because of this, the general staff makes sure that
flag officers are not only experienced, but that they command the
respect of the rank and file so that they can trust the decisions and
follow the orders of flag officers without a second thought. The burden
of rank is a two-way street, and both sides work together to make sure
that things run smoothly.
- CAIN's Commander-In-Chief (CINC). The rank and position are always received at the same time. Current CINC of CAIN is Fleet Admiral Trony
|Fleet Admiral Trony|
- the highest standard flag rank. Admirals must have held the rank of
commodore for a minimum of six months prior to promotion, and must be
nominated by a member of the general staff for promotion to this rank.
Promotion is approved by a majority vote of the general staff (with CINC
vote breaking any ties). The Chief of Fleet Operations (CFO) must carry
the rank of Admiral to assume his or her position. While divisional
commanders may hold the rank of Admiral, only the CFO is required to do
so. All admirals, regardless of position, sit on the general staff.
- the intermediate flag rank. In order to be promoted to commodore, an
officer must have held flag rank for a minimum of three months and
during that time, the officer must have led a significant number of
combat missions (be they low security patrols or war operations) during
which contact with hostile forces was made and CAIN forces emerged
victorious. In addition, the officer must be nominated for promotion to
commodore by a member of the general staff and approved by a majority
vote of the general staff (with CINC's vote breaking any ties).
- the lowest flag rank. In order to be promoted to captain, a pilot
must held the rank of commander for a minimum of three month and have a
significant and successful combat record during his or her time in
service. They must also have earned the respect of their peers and be
trusted to lead combat operations with confidence. They must be
nominated by another flag officer for promotion to flag rank, and while a
formal vote of the general staff is not necessary for their promotion
to captain, a minimum of two members of the general staff (one of whom
must be the CFO or CINC) must sign off on the promotion, and a formal
objection by two or more members of the general staff to the promotion
will veto it. Captain is the minimum rank required in order for a pilot
to be considered for a divisional commander position.
the highest non-flag rank, commanders are the most experienced of the
rank and file, with significant combat experience as well as a minimum
of six months in the Reserve. In order to be promoted to the rank of
commander, they must be nominated for promotion by a flag officer and
approved for promotion by two members of the general staff (one of whom
must be the CFO or CINC). A formal objection by two or more members of
the general staff to the promotion will veto it.
pilots with this rank have distinguished themselves in combat during
wartime or on multiple patrols over a period of at least six months in
the Reserve. In order to be promoted to lieutenant commander, pilots
must be nominated by an officer of commander rank or above, and approved
by a minimum of two officers rank commodore or above (one of whom must
be a member of the general staff). A formal objection by any member of
the general staff will veto the promotion. Lieutenant commander is the
minimum rank an officer must achieve prior to receiving divisional
responsibilities, such as recruitment officer, quartermaster, or
diplomatic and intelligence staff.
- A recruit will be
promoted to full lieutenant if all the following terms are met: the
pilot has a minimum of three months flight time; the pilot has shown an
active interest in the operations of CAIN during his or her probationary
period; the pilot has participated in a minimum of two combat
operations and performed well, according to the operational
commander(s); the pilot has shown an ability to operate
Lieutenant Junior Grade
this rank is bestowed upon recruits who have successfully completed
their probationary period. The privileges for a Lieutenant JG are few,
and most Lieutenants JG who do not achieve the rank of full lieutenant
within a year will most likely be mustered out of service with the
- this is the rank all new
recruits have in the Reserve during their probationary period. It
confers no privileges, other than the basic ones of being in the
The rank Admiral,
commodore and captain that makes up the leadership of the Reserve and
often are the divisional commanders of the Reserve.
five ranks below commander that makes up the majority of the reserve.
When members reach the rank of Lieutenant Commander he receives a
divisional position where the pilot has shown skill during his service.
The ruling body and leadership of the Reserve.
Divisional commanders and their staff.
CAIN has four divisional commanders whom each has one area of responsibility.
Chief of Fleet Operations
(CFO) Is in charge of the Fleet Operation Division, responsible to
carry out any military objectives of the Reserve. Current CFO is
Admiral Ladel Teravada.
|Admiral Ladel Teravada|
Is responsible for the Quartermaster Division and of the material needs
of the Reserve making sure that logistic during both peace and wartime
is working as intended. Can appoint junior Quartermasters to help out
with the task. Current QMG Captain Sarendra.
Chief of Diplomatic Staff
(CDS) has the responsibility of the Diplomatic Division and the public
responsibilities of the Reserve, the CDS is in charge of public
announcements on behalf of the Reserve. Current CDS is Captain Demion
Chief Recruitment Officer
Responsible for the Recruitment Division and is in charge of both
recruitment and the training of new recruits in basic combat operation. The CRO can appoint recruitment officers that can help out and make sure same
high standard is meet. Current CRO is Captain Tyyne Kerttu
|Captain Tyyne Kerttu|