The Command Hierarchy

The president of the military accepts and follows only the orders of the national legislature.   Other members of the military can accept and follow only the orders of members of the national military.

Every member of the military has a formal rank, a single commanding officer, and any number of members he commands, except that the president of the military does not have a commanding officer, and those members of lowest rank do not command any members.   Upon the recommendation of his commanding officer, a member is promoted by order of his commanding officer's commanding officer.   This recommendation and promotion must reflect appropriate demonstration of and improvement in knowledge, skills, and performance.

Eight distinct major ranks are established, to be named and subdivided by each branch of the military (Army, Navy, etc.) consonant with tradition and necessity.   For example, the major ranks of the Army are, in ascending order, private, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, colonel, and general.

Command over soldiers of this nation can under no circumstances be assigned to anyone not a soldier of this nation, except that the president of the military is commanded by the national legislature. This must not be construed to preclude entry into a military alliance, or coordination of military operations with those of another nation. Soldiers of this nation can be incorporated into a modified combined multinational command hierarchy provided any soldier of any nation that participates in the hierarchy has the authority to accept or reject instructions issued by anyone who is a soldier of another nation.

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