NAME & DESCRIPTION
Entry rank. Members who join at this rank have no official duties other than to attend roll call and FTX’s and be ready to help defend liberty.
Rank is assigned from being in the organization for 6 or more months or by command waiver.
Patriot First Class
Rank is assigned from being in the organization for 1 or more years or by command waiver.
Highest non-leadership rank obtainable and requires 2 years in 3UP to obtain without command waiver.
Corporal is a NCO (or Non-Commissioned Officer) rank, the first obtainable and does not require a promotion board to obtain. This rank is used by Company Commanders to quickly staff empty squad leader positions. Corporals can only be promoted from specialists.
Sergeants will be the primary leadership in the organization. They are the most versatile supervisory rank capable as serving as squad leaders, platoon sergeants, or as company staff. Sergeants can be promoted from Specialists or Corporals after passing a promotion board or require battalion-level waivers.
Staff Sergeants will serve primary as platoon sergeants and company command staff. They can only be promoted from sergeant rank after passing a promotion board or must have battalion-level waivers.
Sergeant First Class
Sergeant First Class primary serves as command staff at the company or battalion level. A Sergeant First Class may only be promoted from a Staff Sergeant after passing a promotion board or obtain a battalion-level waiver.
Master Sergeants serve as battalion or brigade staff. A master sergeant may only be promoted from Sergeant First Class rank or by Brigade-level waivers.
A First Sergeant serves as the head company level command staff member and oversees all other NCO’s in a company. A First Sergeant is responsible for staffing, scheduling, and ensuring the members of the company work smoothly and cohesively. A First Sergeant is charged in the field with ensuring that morale is high and that all members have everything they need. A first sergeant my only be promoted from the rank of Master Sergeant and may be demoted back to Master Sergeant when not serving as the head of a company. A first sergeant must be interviewed by a company CO for promotion and cannot be promoted by waiver.
A Sergeant Major generally works as staff to the brigade but may also serve as the head command staff to a battalion. A sergeant major is the epitome of what it means to be a patriot. A Sergeant Major may only be promoted from the rank of Master Sergeant and must pass a promotion board before being promoted after being in service to 3UP for no less than 8 years. This rank may be given a waiver by a unanimous vote from all Battalion CO’s and the Brigade CO and XO.
Command Sergeant Major
A Command Sergeant Major only works as the head staff of the brigade or large battalions and has similar charges as the First Sergeant to a company. A Command Sergeant Major is appointed directly by the Brigade CO or a Battalion CO from qualified Sergeant Majors and may be demoted to Sergeant Major when not serving as a head staff role.
WARRANT OFFICER RANKS
NAME & DESCRIPTION
Warrant Officer (WO1)
A Warrant Officer is an entry level to a commissioned role. New members with military service or with associates degrees may start as a Warrant Officer. Warrant Officers are specialist officers capable of performing specialized jobs such as legal aids, accounting, and nursing. A Warrant Officer (WO1) cannot command or take leadership roles.
Chief Warrant Officer (CW2)
A Chief Warrant Officer is promoted from Warrant Officer to serve as a specialized job in 3UP. This rank may also be a platoon leader and serves as the command equivalent of a Second Lieutenant, however a Second Lieutenant still has rank over all Warrant Officers.
Chief Warrant Officer (CW3)
A Chief Warrant Officer is promoted from Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) to serve as a specialized job in 3UP. This rank may also be a company executive officer and serves as the command equivalent of a First Lieutenant, however a Second Lieutenant still has rank over all Warrant Officers.
Chief Warrant Officer (CW4)
A Chief Warrant Officer is promoted from Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) to serve as a specialized job in 3UP. This rank may also be a company commander and serves as the command equivalent of a Captain, however a Second Lieutenant still has rank over all Warrant Officers.
Chief Warrant Officer (CW5)
A Chief Warrant Officer is promoted from Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) to serve as the senior role in a specialized job in 3UP. This rank may also be a battalion executive officer and serves as the command equivalent of a Major, however a Second Lieutenant still has rank over all Warrant Officers.
NAME & DESCRIPTION
Cadet is a training rank for those aspiring to become command material in 3UP. Cadets must have a bachelors degree (or higher) to obtain this rank. A cadet has rank over all Patriot ranks but not Warrant Officer ranks.
Second Lieutenant is the first commissioned rank in the organization. Those with commissioned military records or with a bachelors degree or higher with military records may join the organization at this rank. Second Lieutenants are primarily platoon leaders or section chiefs at the company level. A second lieutenant may be promoted from a Master Sergeant or higher rank or by brigade waiver.
First Lieutenants serve as company executive officers or battalion section chiefs. A First Lieutenant may only be promoted from a Second Lieutenant and must pass a promotion board of Company Commanders.
Captains serve primarily as company commanders, but also may serve as section chiefs of a battalion or brigade. Captains are promoted from 1st Lieutenants by a promotion board of Battalion COs.
Majors primarily serve as battalion executive officers or as brigade section chiefs. A Major can also serve as a brigade executive officer or as a battalion commander but this is rare. A Major may only be voted upon by a council of high command from the rank of Captain.
Lieutenant Colonels are primarily battalion commanders but one may be selected by the brigade commander as the brigade executive officer. A lieutenant colonel can only be promoted by a council of high command and the brigade co may veto the council’s decision. Only 9 Lieutenant Colonels may exist in the entire brigade at any given point.
The colonel is selected by National 3UP and only one of this rank may exist per state.