|Clan Rank Insignias |
(Jade Falcon as example)
Point Commander is the first official level of command authority. In the Clans a Point Commander is the rank of a Point's commanding officer. The amount of authority carried by the Point Commander rank isn't like many other military ranks as the Clan Point varies in size.
The rank carries more authority in the other branches of the Clan military. In AeroSpace Fighter points, the Point Commander acts as the flight lead. In Battle Armor Points, the Point Commander leads the five Elementals much like an Inner Sphere Corporal, coordinating their strikes. An armored vehicle Point Commander is responsible for both tanks in the point. Finally, conventional (non Battle Armor) infantry Point Commanders command 25-soldier points. (In the Inner Sphere this infantry formation would be a platoon and typically be commanded by a Lieutenant.)
On space vessels, some Clans will place a Point Commander in charge of a team of non-warrior caste crewmen (i.e. Technicians). In such instances, these warriors go by the rank of Star Commander, Junior Grade.
|Clan Blood Spirit|
|Clan Cloud Cobra|
|Clan Diamond Shark|
|Clan Fire Mandrill|
|Clan Ghost Bear|
|Clan Goliath Scorpion|
|Clan Hell's Horses|
|Clan Ice Hellion|
|Clan Jade Falcon||(Trueborn)|
|Clan Nova Cat (SLDF)|
|Clan Smoke Jaguar|
|Clan Snow Raven||MechWarrior |
|Clan Steel Viper|
|Clan Wolf / Clan Wolf-in-Exile|
In certain formations that consist of a large number of warriors (solahmna conventional infantry platoons or WarShip crews for example) or when dealing with Inner Sphere military forces, a clear chain of command is needed. As such a senior Warrior can be designated by the Point Commander as Point 1, Point 2, Point 3, Point 4, or Point 5. The lowest of these ranks, Point 1 and Point 2 could be considered equivalent to an Inner Sphere Corporal, while the upper ranks, Point 3, Point 4 and Point 5 could be considered equivalent to an Inner Sphere Sergeant. A Point 4 is the Point Commander's senior assistant. These Point designations also serve to identify the position of a MechWarrior in a Star.
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 11
- Classic BattleTech RPG, p. 201
- Explorer Corps (sourcebook), p. 51
- Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 60