Regular Enlisted Ranks Explained - United Task Force (UNITAF) - Arma 3
Regular Enlisted Ranks
Regular Enlisted members form teams (known as Fireteams on Operations) which are typically sized between 4-6 men on deployment and up to 8-10 for administrative units. Teams are headed up by a Corporal as the Section 2IC and multiple teams make up a Section.
Candidates are probationary members whose applications have been accepted, but are yet to report to Recruit Core Infantry Practice. It's the first of two probationary stages of the UNITAF joining process. During Candidate stage you report to Recruit Core Infantry Practice, or Candidate and Recruit specific operations, you cannot yet attend offical operations. At the end of Recruit Core Infantry Practice, you'll either be accepted as a recruit, or discharged.
Level: Regular Enlisted Type: Enlisted
Recruits are probationary members of the task force who have been accepted from the Candidate and Application stage and have attended Recruit Core Infantry Practice, during their probation recruits continue to practice Core Infantry Skills and attend their first official operations. Recruits are promoted to private and their probation ends when they achieve Core Infantry T-II and should their NCO wish to put them forward then they will be Promoted to Private.
Average Age on Promotion: 11 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 7
Average Combat Hours: 13.71
Average Practice Hours: 9.32
Privates are full members of the task-force who have undertaken sufficient Core Infantry Training (having achieved T-II Core Infantry), attended a number of offical operations and practices and have demonstrated their ability to be an asset to any team, being put forward for promotion by their Team Leader or Section Commander and have passed their probationary period. A Private can be a Regular (REG) or Reserve (RES).
Average Age on Promotion: 78 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 28
Average Combat Hours: 64.72
Average Practice Hours: 19.07
Privates who continually demonstrate a positive attitude, maturity and dedication to training and the progressive improvement of the task force, including a willingness to volunteer their leadership when needed are typically promoted to Private First Class after serving a suitable period of good service in the previous grade, after meeting a minimum operational and practice hour requirement.
Average Age on Promotion: 164 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 71
Average Combat Hours: 164.79
Average Practice Hours: 43.58
Privates who do not take on additional responsibilities or administration can achieve promotion through technical skills as a Specialist, comparable to Corporal at grade (E-4) affording the ability to deploy to E-4 grade roles without restriction, however SPC do not form part of the organisational chain of command and is therefore outranked by Corporal. Promotion to Specialist requires the completion of advanced training combined with extensive experience in the form of operational hours and practice hours.
Average Age on Promotion: 244 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 116
Average Combat Hours: 257.48
Average Practice Hours: 73.42
Master Specialist (MSP) is the highest attainable enlisted rank. It represents the pinnacle of experience, knowledge, both of SOP and skill. MSPs do not have any additional administration responsibilities yet are a vital asset to often less-experienced NCOs, SNCOs and Officers and will often act as enlisted advisors. Promotion to Master Specialist is rare, the rank is comparable to Sergeant at grade (E-5), however not being part of the chain of command it is still outranked by Corporal at grade (E-4).
Average Age on Promotion: 311 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 171
Average Combat Hours: 376.60
Average Practice Hours: 116.76
As the entry-level NCO rank, Corporal (Cpl) is a Junior NCO rank (JNCO) suitable for new and developing leaders to learn and develop before being promoted further.
Corporals are unit leaders and the most numerous of all NCOs in the task force. Like Sergeants, Corporals are responsible for individual training, personnel matters and the general status of their teams. Working as the 2IC (Assistant Section Commander) to a Section Commander, Corporals carry out the duties of the ASC, and in the case that the SC is absent, assume those as well.
On operations and deployments, Corporals are 2ICs, Fireteam and Squad Leaders, and also frequent training instructors..
As an NCO they continually demonstrate a positive attitude, maturity and a willingness to not only volunteer their leadership, but to provide their valued feedback and input both in game and out.
Average Age on Promotion: 178 days from enlistment
Average Combat Deployments: 108
Average Combat Hours: 236.86
Average Practice Hours: 75.37