Senior Commissioned Officers

Addressed as

“Sir” or “Major”

MAJOR (MAJ) O4

Typically found as the Executive Officer at Battalion level, this is often the first encounter for many officers with command on a large scale. As a Battalion XO the officer hones his leadership skills, both on and off the battlefield, under a more seasoned commander. At battalion level, the command team is set up in similar fashion to company level. A Major will hold the position of Battalion Executive Officer. The Battalion Executive Officer will be the right hand of the Battalion Commander and will be responsible for assisting the Company Commander with administrative tasks in running the Battalion. In order to be eligible to serve as a Battalion Executive Officer, a soldier will need to hold the rank of Major and have served as a Company Commander for a minimum of 24 weeks. As with all commissioned officer positions, this rank is on an as needed basis; one Major per battalion.

Requirements <
  • Member has lived up to all requirements of CPT
  • Member has been an CPT for a minimum of 24 weeks
Privileges
  • Member may be assigned to a Battalion Executive Officer position
  • Member is eligible to join a Clan Department
  • If the member joins a Clan Department, that member may receive a clan email address
  • Member is eligible to lead a Clan Department if another member of higher rank is not already a member of that department 

Addressed as

“Sir,” “Lieutenant Colonel,” or “Colonel”

LIEUTENANT COLONEL (LTC) O5

Typically commands battalion-sized units, with a CSM as principal NCO assistant. May also be selected for brigade and task force Executive Officer. Lieutenant Colonels will be Battalion Commanders within the Clan. Battalion Commanders will be tasked with all command responsibilities for their battalion. To be eligible for battalion command, an officer will need to be at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and have served as a Battalion Executive Officer for a minimum of 32 weeks. One Lieutenant Colonel for each Battalion on an as needed basis will be all that is required, as with all commissioned officer positions.

Requirements
  • Member has lived up to all requirements of MAJ
  • Member has been an MAJ for a minimum of 32 weeks
Privileges
  • Member may be assigned to a Battalion Commander position
  • Member is eligible to join a Clan Department
  • If the member joins a Clan Department, that member may receive a clan email address
  • Member is eligible to lead a Clan Department if another member of higher rank is not already a member of that department 

Addressed as

“Sir,” or “Colonel”

COLONEL (COL) O6

Typically commands brigade-sized units, with a CSM as principal NCO assistant. Within the 508th, this is the highest rank currently in use.

Requirements
  • Member has lived up to all requirements of LTC
  • Member has been a LTC for a minimum of 48 weeks
Privileges
  • Member may be assigned to a Brigade Commander position.
  • Member is eligible to join a Clan Department
  • If the member joins a Clan Department, that member may receive a clan email address
  • Member is eligible to lead a Clan Department if another member of higher rank is not already a member of that department