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
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