[LMB] Barrayaran Ranks and The problem of being related to Miles

Harimad harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 6 19:14:12 BST 2011

--- On Thu, 7/14/11, Tel <teldreaming at gmail.com> wrote:
> People are claiming Ivan's captaincy is an Anglo naval
> captaincy in
> the modern sense, jumping him to an extremely senior "full
> bird
> colonel"-equivalent rank at age thirty without intermediate
> steps.
> Insofar as the Barrayaran military seems to have achieved
> bureaucracy
> and standardization, and nothing is seen as particularly
> notable about
> Ivan's or even Miles's rank for age, I continue to
> disagree.

I don't see how Ivan's rank as captain could have been Navy-type captain (equivalent to Army colonel) either.  He's too young and inexperienced.  If you remember the TV show M*A*S*H, the venerable Potter was a colonel.  I've already read Ivan to be an Army-style captain.

- Harimad

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