RIFT Rank Structure
Because the standard rank system for the United States Colonial Marine Corps is based on expectations that personnel will advance in rank in certain time frames and be payed a specific rate based on their rank, this system is unsuitable for the much more dynamic requirements of Reconnaissance In Force Team personnel. Therefore, an entirely seperate rank track exists for both enlisted and commissioned officers who hold a RIFT position. Read more.
RIFT Military Occupational Specialties
A defining feature of Reconnaissance In Force Teams is their ability to operate mostly independently from other units. While a conventional Marine unit requires a number of various support and service personnel to be attached to the unit, RIFT members provide all of the needed specialist support themselves largely without the need for additional support personnel. This means that RIFTs can always be expected to consist of a large number of members with extensive training in various skills and services both on and off the battlefield, ranging from D-4 dropship pilot to ground vehicle mechanic, and from fire support specialist to weapons specialists. These specialists are each given a Military Occupational Specialty code and name that reflects their training and duties as RIFT members. Read more.