A Warrior’s first rank increase traditionally comes at the time of completion of his first uniform. Subsequent rank increases are given as recognition of the Warrior’s activity level and scope of service to the club. KAG awards promotions for continued participation and achievement, never solely for length of membership. Promotion to rank is used in the Klingon Assault Group as a symbol of recognition for activity and scope of service. It is not a license to issue orders.
The below ranks are for KAG’s non-commissioned officers, those members who do not have a uniform. They proceed from Lance-Corporal through Sergeant-Major. These ranks may be granted by a Ship’s Commanding Officer, or, in the absence of one, may be granted by the Quadrant or Fleet Commander.
The Klingon Assault Group has several different branches that warriors can serve in. These different branches have their own unique symbols and colors that represent them. The branch color is shown behind both the branch symbol and the warriors rank symbol.
In addition to ranks, officers are distinguished by Honorifics. These are titles awarded much as ranks are, and some may be considered ‘half-rank’ promotions.
NAMES AND ADDRESSING AN OFFICER
Most names are allowed, with the only restrictions being names deemed obscene or offensive, and the names of characters from the shows and movies (Gowron, Martok, Lursa, Betor, Grilka, Kahless, etc).
The customary method of address is to put the rank first, followed by the individual’s name, then the honorific followed by a dash and then the person’s House or Line name. Example: Lt. Cmdr. K’Rak vestai-Moghri
If you prefer to use the Klingon language, the most common method is to put the individual’s name first, followed by the rank, then a comma followed by the person’s House or Line name and then the word tuq meaning house, tribe, clan or ancestral unit. The honorific is optional in this method, but can be included before the house name. Examples: qraq la’Hom, moghrI’ tuq or qraq la’Hom, veStay, moghrI’ tuq.
(Note: The term ‘epetai’, while it is the honorific of a Thought Admiral, can also be used as a formal title for the Leader of a Family Line. It can be used in addressing or referring to a line leader, as in “K’ruel, Epetai of the House Kraghor”. When used in these situations, Epetai is always capitalized as it is a title, not an honorific and should not be used in the honorific spot of warrior’s full name. In tlhIngan Hol names, the title of joH lord, lady is added after the house name. To combine the both an honorific and Line leadership, we suggest writing names like this: Lt. Cmdr. K’Rak vestai Epetai of House Moghri, or qraq la’Hom, moghrI’ tuq juH.)