In the early weeks of the war, Brigadier General Carl Fuller helped organize the roving bands of resistance into the fierce-fighting militia it is. The structure might be confusing in the books. Get clarification here!
-Platoon: Smallest officially organized tactical unit. 8 Privates, 2 Corporals, 1 Sergeant.
-Company: 10 Platoons for a total of about 110 soldiers. A Company has a First Sergeant, who is the senior enlisted soldier. There is also a 2nd Lieutenant who has command of the Company.
-Group: 4 Companies, or half of the Regiment. About 450 soldiers. A group is under the command of a 1st Lieutenant.
-Regiment: 2 Groups, or 8 Companies. Total of about 880 soldiers, not including Force Support Company (FSC). FSC size can vary by regiment due to available volunteers. A Regiment is commanded by a Captain. The Company Commander has a Deputy Commander, who is a 1st Lieutenant.
-Battalion: 10 Regiments, or about 8,800 soldiers. Battalions are under the command of a Major. The Major has a deputy commander as well, who is a Captain. Battalions are usually grouped by regiment number. Ex: 1st Battalion consists of Regiments 1-9.
-Division: 2 Battalions, or about 17,600 soldiers. Divisions are commanded by a Colonel. He has a deputy commander, who is a Lieutenant Colonel. There are five divisions total in the Militia.
-Militia: Entire force fighting in Maine. Estimated to be a force 88,000 strong. Militia are under the command of a Brigadier General.
Ranks in this fighting force differ slightly than in the real Army. Promotions are more often based on deaths than on merit and experience alone. While merit and experience are huge factors, often a position needs to open up before a promotion can take place.
Private: Basic soldier. Either out of training or never promoted. Main soldier to fight the enemy. Often has no rank on sleeve.
Corporal: Two per platoon. Can lead smaller units if mission requires. Advises Sergeants on situations and assists in taking control.
Sergeant: One per platoon. The senior NCO on the platoon-level, a Sergeant has direct control over their platoon. Takes orders from First Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant, passes orders to the platoon.
First Sergeant: One per company. They are the senior NCO on the company-level. They are basically a deputy to the Company Commander. They pass information to Platoon Sergeants.
2nd Lieutenant: One per company. They are the commander of the company and directly responsible for the soldiers, along with the First Sergeant. 2nd Lieutenant receives orders from, and reports to, the Group Commander.
Command Chief: The most senior NCO position available. The Command Chief is with the commander and deputy commander almost all of the time. Chiefs advise the first sergeants.
1st Lieutenant: Three Per regiment; two Group Commanders and one Regimental Deputy Commander. Group Commanders have control over four Companies. Usually one of the Company Commanders is their deputy. Group Commanders usually receive orders from the Regimental Deputy first, but can receive orders from the Commander.
Regimental Deputy Commanders are assistants to the Regiment Commander. They advise the commander on status updates as well as receive and pass-on orders from the commander. The Deputy Commander is also directly responsible for the Force Support Company.
Captain: A Captain has direct control over the regiment. They are the head of the regiment, especially when on their own. They call the shots. Captains report their unit's status and receive information directly from the Battalion commander.
Major: Battalion Commander. Directly in charge of ten Regiments. Reports to Division Commander, and disperses information to Regimental commanders.
Lieutenant Colonel: Usually a deputy commander to a Division Commander. They do whatever the Division Commander needs.
Colonel: Division Commander. Directly responsible for 2 Battalions. Passes information to Battalion commanders, reports to Overall Commander.
Brigadier General: Overall commander of the militia. Oversees all operations at Division or Battalion. Responsible for receiving important intelligence reports and making sure they get to the right Regiments.