does MC need a new rank?

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3 years ago#1
seems a bit unfair doesn't it? he blew up a few halos, stopped the covenant and the flood; hell he ended the conflict in this game by himself (not counting cortana). isn't it about time for a new rank?
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3 years ago#2
It's probably to stop him being able to give orders to Generals etc.

He's far more useful as an infantryman than an officer.
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3 years ago#3
He is already the highest enlisted rank in the Navy if i am correct.
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3 years ago#4
isn't he the highest enlisted rank?
3 years ago#5
XXHornDogXX posted...
He is already the highest enlisted rank in the Navy if i am correct.


is this true? i really don't know the different ranks (which is sad, i live in a navy town).
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3 years ago#6
I believe Master Chief Petty Officer is the highest attainable rank while still seeing combat. if his rank were higher he would just be giving orders and that defeats the purpose of the spartan program altogether.
3 years ago#7
From: zerobobo | #004
isn't he the highest enlisted rank?

He's the highest rank he can be without being stuck on a ship instead of being on the ground where is most useful.
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3 years ago#8
Gnarly_B posted...
It's probably to stop him being able to give orders to Generals etc.

He's far more useful as an infantryman than an officer.

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3 years ago#9
monkmith posted...
XXHornDogXX posted...
He is already the highest enlisted rank in the Navy if i am correct.


is this true? i really don't know the different ranks (which is sad, i live in a navy town).


Yup, well technically there is one enlisted rank higher. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, but there can only be one of those and they are old bastards who push papers.
3 years ago#10
The highest rank would be Admiral (unless you count the guys in ONI, who would definitely be even higher than that). But as was stated earlier in the topic, the Chief can't advance anymore. He's the man.

Unless he willingly requests a rank downgrade back to Boot and work his way up again, but come on, he wouldn't do that. Technically, he's a Chief Petty Officer, which is a normal rank that others can obtain, but through his strong leadership, the Chief earned leadership over all the other CPO's, including Mendez, the guy who trained him. Master Chief is the highest rank for Marine forces, and it's also literally a one-of-a-kind rank that no one else has. Who would give that up?

Also, the actual rank was created especially for him, and no other Spartan from any of the 4 Spartan programs came close to deserving it. If the Chief dies, the rank dies.
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