I may have brought this up before, but I'm not sure. So, I thought I'd bring it up again.
I think the Klingon rank structure could use a revamp. We've seen Klingons using both army and navy ranks in the shows and movies. So, I thought they could change the current progression of rank titles to accommodate both in a logical fashion. What I suggest is this:
The idea was to alternate between army and navy ranks. I know, sergeant is an enlisted rank, but it fits the role of the officer as a leader among junior warriors. In this progression, Lieutenants and Commanders are at the same grades, which fits what we've seen on the shows (eg. Riker was regarded as a Commander when serving in the Pagh). This also makes the rank of Major match up with Lt. Commander, as it actually does in most militaries.
I wondered about the placement of Colonel and Captain. I wanted to keep the progression of army and navy ranks alternating, which made Colonel the equivalent of a Starfleet Captain. Where then, would we put the rank of Captain (as in Captain Kargon of the Pagh)? Well, we know Commodores did still command a single ship (eg. Commodore Decker), so it seems plausible the equivalent rank for the Klingons would do the same. So, I thought putting Captain as equivalent to Commodore would work. It would be plausible to switch them around, too... but then you would have Colonel being followed by Brigadier (which isn't bad, I just wanted to keep that alternating progression).
The one major change is the removal of Dahar Master as a rank. It never seemed to me that Dahar Master was a rank. Consider that Kor, the Dahar Master, served as a junior officer on the Rotarran. It seemed to be more of an honorific, like a knighthood.
What do you think?
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