Officer Ranks

The more you play Memoir '44 Online against live opponents (but not Johnny the Computer AI!), the more experience you will gain. Eventually, you will begin to move up the ranks in your career as an army Officer.

Initially, you start the game as a Cadet. To be promoted to Second Lieutenant, you will need to score at least 3 victories against other human opponents.

Moving further up the ranks will progressively become more challenging, reflecting the skills you will have developed. Exactly what is required to move beyond Second Lieutenant is still Classified, and has only been discovered by a few, but Intelligence reports are beginning to come in, offering tantalizing hints of what it may take to advance one's career.

By default, you receive a US Army Officer Insignia and Title, but you may choose to switch this to a diferent nationality: British, Russian, French, German, Japanese or Italian. The Insignia and Title will appear next to your name, and reflect your choice of nationality. The following table gives you the correspondence between the different nationalities.

Code US Army
Wehrmacht
British
French
Russians
Italians
Japanese
OCDT Cadet Fähnrich Cadet Aspirant Kursant Aspirante
2LT Second Lieutenant
Leutnant
Second Lieutenant
Sous-lieutenant
Leytenant
Sotto Tenente
1LT First Lieutenant
Oberleutnant
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Starshiy Leytenant
Tenente
CPT Captain
Hauptmann
Captain
Capitaine
Kapitan
Capitano
MAJ Major
Major
Major
Commandant
Mayor
Maggiore
LTC Lieutenant Colonel
Oberstleutnant
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant-colonel
Podpolkovnik
Tenente Colonello
COL Colonel
Oberst
Colonel
Colonel
Polkovnik
Colonello
BG Brigadier General
Generalmajor
Brigadier
Général de brigade
General Mayor
Generale di Brigata
MG Major General
Generalleutnant
Major General
Général de division
General Leytenant
Generale di Divisione
LTG Lieutenant General
General
Lieutenant General
Général de corps d'armée
General Polkovnik
Generale di Corpo d'Armata
GEN General
Generaloberst
General
Général d'armée
General Armii
Generale d'Armata designato
GA General of the Army
General-
feldmarschall
Field Marshal
Maréchal
Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza
Maresciallo d'Italia
Code US Army
Promotion Conditions
2LT Second Lieutenant
  • You've shown your mettle by leading your men to victory at least 3 times, and managing to survive to tell the tale!
1LT First Lieutenant
  • Your victories as Allied Commander-in-Chief are becoming well known. Equally important is your newfound knowledge of the enemy's maneuvers.
CPT Captain
  • By now you're beginning to think you've seen it all. Knowledge of the enemy's tactics come close to being second nature for you.
  • Your superb tactics and growing sense of command have also helped win the day in a battle where many others failed before you.
MAJ Major
  • Word at HQ is that you've scored well over a dozen victories against a variety of opponents. This certainly seems to be true, judging from the ribbons and awards you collected!
LTC Lieutenant Colonel
  • The promotion from Major to Lieutenant-Colonel is one long slog. Those that make it have proven they can best their peers, regardless of the Theater of Operations in which they were posted!
COL Colonel
  • Colonels have seen - and won - it all... But the capacity to train new Cadets into Combat is what makes a true leader!
BG Brigadier General
  • Brigadier Generals are Experts from all sides.