Tai-shu

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Inner Sphere Military Ranks
Enlisted
Field Officer
General Officer
For specific ranks see Military Ranks

A DCMS Tai-shu is the commanding officer of all military forces in a Draconis Combine Military District. This rank was formally recognized during Theodore Kurita's reforms of the DCMS. Prior to that time, the term "Warlord" was a position instead of a rank.[1]

Though a Tai-shu can be from either the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery or Draconis Combine Admiralty, they are expected to act in the best interests of both services. Given their immense power, a Tai-shu reports directly to the Coordinator or Kanrei.

The rank insignia of a Tai-shu is based on that of a Tai-sho: A katakana number 5 on a background appropriate to the bearer's branch of service. The Tai-shu insignia, however, adds a bar under the insignia.

DCMS Rank insignia by branch of service
DCMS Ranks Draconis Combine Admiralty Ranks Support Ranks
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace
Fighter
Infantry Armor Artillery Rank Naval Crew Technical
Service
Tai-shu
(Military District Commander)
Green katakana 5 on red background with green bar underneath Green katakana 5 on yellow background with green bar underneath Green katakana 5 on dark brown background with green bar underneath Green katakana 5 on light blue background with green bar underneath Green katakana 5 on purple background with green bar underneath Tai-shu
(Military District Commander)
Green katakana 5 on dark green background with green bar underneath Green katakana 5 on light green background with green bar underneath

References[edit]

  1. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 131

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