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Trooper Rank Structure

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Trooper Rank Structure

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dewayne
01.28.2013 , 08:08 PM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by Jetflair View Post
Personally I don't think Bioware researched far enough to modern armies when they did trooper.

You could see this in story things like how desertion was handled. I just think they didn't do very careful and detailed work with trooper story and all its concepts. Its like they didn't have anyone who would have been in army checking the story and details.

I'm only reservist and been sometime since been in army but even I cringe in few spots in story as many things just don't feel right.
i steady of the military and being a military brat. i wanted to follow my family tradition. but being handicapped i couldnt. but yea im chptr3. and have cringed. i showed my dad, the part of general garza ordering you kill the civlies. he look at me and said she would of been relieved of duty in a heartbeat special forces or not.
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ZeroPlus
01.29.2013 , 06:01 AM | #42
As an ex-marine myself I just smile, shake my head at the inconsistencies and move on.

It isn't limited to the Trooper story...
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LanceCorporalDan
01.31.2013 , 12:05 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeroPlus View Post
As an ex-marine myself I just smile, shake my head at the inconsistencies and move on.

It isn't limited to the Trooper story...
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Once a Marine, always a Marine. There is no such thing as an "ex-marine" haha

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Anyways yeah this is just sloppy writing on BW's part in my opinion, there were so many times where I wanted to reach through the screen and punch another trooper square in the face, I won't even bother listing them. Not to mention, my trooper always called Garza "sir" ***?
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ZeroPlus
02.01.2013 , 07:59 AM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by LanceCorporalDan View Post
Once a Marine, always a Marine. There is no such thing as an "ex-marine" haha

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darklordpotter
02.01.2013 , 08:17 AM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by dewayne View Post
i steady of the military and being a military brat. i wanted to follow my family tradition. but being handicapped i couldnt. but yea im chptr3. and have cringed. i showed my dad, the part of general garza ordering you kill the civlies. he look at me and said she would of been relieved of duty in a heartbeat special forces or not.
Depending on the options taken in the story I got the impression that Garza is pretty far off the reservation and the reason she is not stripped of rank is not because the oversight committee doesn't want to - it's because they can't.

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straseed
02.01.2013 , 09:02 AM | #46
Even if this was based on Canadian/Commonwealth ranks as has been suggested above, it'd be completely wrong...Sergeants here are addressed as Sergeant both by those superior and subordinate in rank...that and they ignored the fact there are 3 NCO ranks superior to a Sergeant...even if that Sergeant was SOF, still a sergeant, still salutes Officers (not in the field, of course) and calls them "Sir". Extra points for saying it "SAAAAAH!"

PLUS, WHY IS ELARA THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO PRONOUNCE LIEUTENANT PROPERLY?

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Emanrahc
02.07.2013 , 05:51 PM | #47
Remember, this is Star Wars.

Rank is really just an indication of how dangerous the missions/tough the enemies are that you are expected to engage at close quarters. (Example: various Close Wars episodes, where in really critical situations, they throw three generals (plus their companies) into the front lines, while also sending a couple of senators in a sort of scout/secret agent role )

Havoc Squad - and other famously ******es - presumably get treated by non-Spec Ops as effectively higher rank than they are.

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kipliq
02.08.2013 , 05:19 PM | #48
I guarantee that a programmer just programmed it that way and didn't bother to check to make sure it is correct. Just play and have fun don't read into it.

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TheGreySithOne
09.07.2015 , 04:51 PM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Lurker View Post
Well check the spoiler below as to why being saluted by an Ensign on Taris would not be surprising.

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But then why does a captain salute you and say Sir if you are a LT?
Captains don't have to salute those below them, right?

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SteveTheCynic
09.11.2015 , 07:31 AM | #50
Quote: Originally Posted by TheGreySithOne View Post
But then why does a captain salute you and say Sir if you are a LT?
Captains don't have to salute those below them, right?
Fuss, fuss, yes they do, but the lower-rank is supposed to salute first. (My wife was in the USAF and ANG during the earlier part of the 1980s. She was quite clear on this point. It is also an important point in the original Manchurian Candidate film, where Marco salutes his superior when he is put on suspension, and won't let go of the salute until he gets one in return.)

And there is also the rule that *everyone* in the US military salutes-first a Medal of Honor holder who is wearing the medal, even if the holder is a private, and the saluter is the President. Well, that's what my wife told me, anyway.
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