Our Ranks

Our ranks follow our real-life counterpart with our own set of requirements:
Rank Description Eligibility Approved By
Civilian A non-flying member of the organization appointed to oversea a particular Air Staff related position. This rank may also be assigned to CRAF/VSO pilots Demonstrate Leadership SECAF
(s)Cadet An Air Force Cadet is a entry-level position where the bar is set for expectations for performance. Minimum responsibilities include reading and understanding the basic rules and knowledge of the organization. Complete the basic Academy training. A1
(s)2nd Lieutenant The rank of Second Lieutenant is shown through a single gold bar. Proper forms of address include “Second Lieutenant” or “Lieutenant.” Commissioned Airman may sometimes skip this rank. Complete IFS and take oath of office. A1
(s)1st Lieutenant First Lieutenants have roughly the same responsibilities as a Second Lieutenant, but receive higher pay and are given more responsibility. Complete MQT training in assigned airframe A1
(s)Captain Captains are typically assigned to and have authority over a company. In such a position, they are referred to as the company commander. Complete more than 24 online flights. Demonstrate leadership WG/CC
(s)Major A junior Field Officer rank, Majors in the Air Force operate as main staff officers on brigade-sized forces. Complete more than 40 online flights. Demonstrate leadership. Complete SOS. NAF/CC
(s)Lieutenant Colonel The 21st rank in the U.S. Air Force, a Lieutenant Colonel is responsible for commanding a medical or support group, a squadron, or directing ops in the operations group. Complete more than 50 online flights. Demonstrate leadership. Be a SQCC. MAJCOM/CC
(s)Colonel Colonels in the Air Force serve in a number of different roles. Some command elements of a wing while others serve as heads of staff in different Air Force staff agencies. Complete more than 70 online flights. Demonstrate leadership. Be OG/CC, if available. A1
(s)Brigadier General Becoming a Brigadier General is an arduous process. It begins with a board of general officers creating a list of candidates, and ends with the President choosing those to be promoted from that pool. Brigadier General’s must retire after 30 years of service or after five years in their rank. Demonstrate Leadership and be a Wing Commander CSAF
(s)Major General A two-star rank, Major General is the highest rank an Airman can achieve during peacetime. The promotion process is mostly similar to the process in becoming a Brigadier General. Demonstrate Leadership and be either a Wing or NAF Commander CSAF
(s)Lieutenant General Lieutenant Generals are picked by the president from the existing pool of Air Force General Officers. Their rank is temporary and is removed when they end their term. Demonstrate Leadership and be either MAJCOM Commander or Air Staff CSAF
(s)General The four-star position of General in the Air Force is used only during wartime. The maximum number of four-star Generals allowed in the Air Force at a given time is nine. Demonstrate Leadership SECAF
(s)Vice Chief of Staff of the SIMulated Air Force This rank is designated for the member who holds the position of Vice Chief of the Simulated Air Force. Demonstrate Leadership SECAF
(s)Chief of Staff of the SIMulated Air Force This rank is designated for the member who holds the position of Chief of the Simulated Air Force. Demonstrate Leadership SECAF
(s)Assistant Secretary of the SIMulated Air Force This rank is designated for the member who holds the position of Assistant Secretary of the Simulated Air Force. Demonstrate Leadership SECAF
(s)Secretary of the SIMulated Air Force This rank is designated for the member who holds the position of Secretary of the Simulated Air Force. Demonstrate Leadership SECAF
CRAF Pilot This rank is designated for Civil Reserve Air Fleet pilots Demonstrate Leadership CSAF
VSO Pilot This rank is designated for VATSIM Special Operations pilots that are not current SIMAF members. These pilots are generally given access for joint operations through the Joint Operations Command for training and exercises Demonstrate Leadership