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FA Ranks

Ranks at Florida Airsoft are assigned according to player contributions to either the FA website or to FA related games (this includes participation). They in no way reflect any real military rank. They also do not reflect the number of post made on the FA forums. Their main purpose is to help establish experience in things airsoft and actual game experience (not skill - we're not judging anyone) -- something you can't take for granted on a internet public forum.

Please note: when it comes time for you to go up a rank, please use our rank request form with your username and other important information.

Here is the ranking system for FA Players. I want to make sure that everyone's contributions to FA are recognized so that people visiting the site can understand how much work and experience you have in airsoft and in all things FA related. The ranks are broken into 3 categories, corresponding to the different things players can do for both the FA site and FA games:


E-1: web user
E-2: attended an FA game
E-3: attended 3 FA games in last 6 months
E-4: attended FA games regularly in the last year
E-5 and above: Earned through Earned Rank Points (ERP) detailed below

W-1 through W-5: honorary ranks for 'visiting' webmasters and 'authorities' from outside FA. (Please note: if you choose Airforce as your favorite service you can not be an W rank as the real Airforce doesn't have a warrant officer rank.)

O-1 and above: FA website contributors (explained below).


ERPs can be gained by doing things that directly help FA games.

Field Prep: Players can earn ERPs by either finding new fields to play airsoft on or by helping to prepare or fix existing ones. The fields of course have to be something that a game has, or could definitely be played at by more than 12 or so people. Having a field that you are your friends use every once in a while doesn't count; you have to make sure its safe and very much legal for others to play there.

Volunteering: One of the best ways to earn EPRs is to help one of the groups who are organizing large games on game day. You can contact the game organizers and see if there is anything you can help with, such as: chrono'ing, field security, NPCs, or game controller. Every organizer will have their own specific needs for volunteers, so contact them before a game to see if there is anything you can help with.

There may be other ERP categories in the future, but the bottom line is if you help with the games you will earn more rank to let other players and users know that you are helping the FA thing happen.

Participating or doing the above will earn you 1 ERP. After earning 3 ERPs and a year after becoming an E-4, you can go up to an E-5.

O rank contributions include: forum moderation, reviews, and features. Does not include pictures. O ranks are optional for a player (they will have a choice as to whether they want to leave their E rank for an O rank. O ranked players will no longer be able to use ERPs to gain rank. They will also probably not gain any more rank above O-1 unless they contribute in a big way to the website. We don't really want a bunch of 0-10s running around!

This may all sound really complicated but its actually a very simple system. There is no official recognition for FA team leaders but I don't think this will matter much as team leaders will probably be very involved with FA and airsoft in general and have some rank to show for it.

List ranks for service:

Rank information:

Rank level: Ranks name: Rank initials: Service:
E-1 Private PV Army
E-2 Private E-2 PV2 Army
E-3 Private First Class PFC Army
E-4 Corporal CPL Army
E-5 Sergeant SGT Army
E-6 Staff Sergeant SSG Army
E-7 Sergeant First Class SFC Army
E-8 Master Sergeant MSG Army
E-9 Sergeant Major SGM Army
W-1 Warrant Officer 1 WO1 Army
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CW2 Army
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CW3 Army
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CW4 Army
W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CW5 Army
O-1 Second Lieutenant 2LT Army
O-2 First Lieutenant 1LT Army
O-3 Captain CPT Army
O-4 Major MAJ Army
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel LTC Army
O-6 Colonel COL Army
O-7 Brigadier General BG Army
O-8 Major General MG Army
O-9 Lieutenant General LTG Army
O-10 General GEN Army
E-1 Private Prv Marines
E-2 Private First Class PFC Marines
E-3 Lance Corporal LCpl Marines
E-4 Corporal Cpl Marines
E-5 Sergeant Sgt Marines
E-6 Staff Sergeant SSgt Marines
E-7 Gunnery Sergeant GySgt Marines
E-8 Master Sergeant MSgt Marines
E-9 Sergeant Major SgtMaj Marines
W-1 Warrant Officer 1 WO Marines
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CWO2 Marines
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CWO3 Marines
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CWO4 Marines
W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 CWO5 Marines
O-1 Second Lieutenant 2nd Lt. Marines
O-2 First Lieutenant 1st Lt. Marines
O-3 Captain Capt. Marines
O-4 Major Maj. Marines
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel Lt. Col. Marines
O-6 Colonel Col. Marines
O-7 Brigadier General Brig. Gen. Marines
O-8 Major General Maj. Gen. Marines
O-9 Lietenant General Lt. Gen. Marines
E-1 Seaman Recruit SR Navy
E-2 Seaman Apprentice SA Navy
E-3 Seaman SN Navy
E-4 Petty Officer Third Class PO3 Navy
E-5 Petty Officer Second Class PO2 Navy
E-6 Petty Officer First Class PO1 Navy
E-7 Chief Petty Officer CPO Navy
E-8 Senior Chief Petty Officer SCPO Navy
E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer MCPO Navy
W-1 No rank none Navy
W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 CWO2 Navy
W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 CWO3 Navy
W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 CWO4 Navy
W-5 No rank none Navy
O-1 Ensign ENS Navy
O-2 Lieutenant Junior Grade LTJG Navy
O-3 Lieutenant LT Navy
O-4 Lieutenant Commander LCDR Navy
O-5 Commander CDR Navy
O-6 Captain CAPT Navy
O-7 Rear Admiral Lower Half RADM (LH) Navy
O-8 Rear Admiral Upper Half RADM (UH) Navy
O-9 Vice Admiral VADM Navy
O-10 Admiral ADM Navy
E-1 Airman Basic AB Airforce
E-2 Airman Amn Airforce
E-3 Airman First Class A1C Airforce
E-4 Senior Airman SrA Airforce
E-5 Staff Sergeant SSgt Airforce
E-6 Technical Sergeant TSgt Airforce
E-7 Master Sergeant MSgt Airforce
E-8 Senior Master Sergeant SMSgt Airforce
E-9 Chief Master Sergeant SMSgt Airforce
W-1 No rank none Airforce
W-2 No rank none Airforce
W-3 No rank none Airforce
W-4 No rank none Airforce
W-5 No rank none Airforce
O-1 Second Lieutenant 2nd Lt. Airforce
O-2 First Lieutenant 1st Lt. Airforce
O-3 Captain Capt. Airforce
O-4 Major Maj. Airforce
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel Lt. Col. Airforce
O-6 Colonel Col. Airforce
O-7 Brigadier General Brig. Gen. Airforce
O-8 Major General Maj. Gen. Airforce
O-9 Lieutenant General Lt. Gen. Airforce
O-10 General Gen. Airforce


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