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

Armed Forces of the Federated Suns[edit]

In the AFFS, a recently-graduated military academy Cadet is given the rank of Subaltern. If they successfully complete their duties for six months they are promoted to Leftenant.[1]

Prior to the formation of the Federated Commonwealth, Subalterns wore a plain white epaulette as their rank insignia. After the FedCom Civil War, the AFFS changed the Subaltern's insignia to a plain green epaulette trimmed in their branch color.[2]

AFFS Subaltern rank insignia by branch of service
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Infantry Armor Naval Crew Technical
Administrative Medical Legal Logistics/
Subaltern SublaternMW.png SubalternASF.png SubalternInf.png Subalternarmor.png Subalternnaval.png Subalterntech.png Subalternadmin.png Subalternmedical.png Subalternlegal.png Subalternlogistics.png

Taurian Defense Force[edit]

In the TDF, Subaltern is the rank given to company commanders.[3] See the Captain page for more information. Their rank insignia is a single gold ring filled with a red dot.

Taurian Defense Force Insignia
Rank Insignia
Subaltern TaurianConcordat-Sublatern.png

Aurigan Coalition Military[edit]

In the Aurigan Coalition Military, Subaltern is the rank given to battalion commanders, though in BattleMech units, they command lances of four BattleMechs.[4]


  1. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 125
  2. Handbook: House Davion, p. 132
  3. Field Manual: Periphery, p. 53
  4. House Arano (The Aurigan Coalition), p.26