I remember hearing a while ago (I think it was mentioned in a Surviving Scientology podcast) that the rank of Captain (if I remember right) is the highest rank inside the sea org, likely because Hubbard was a Captain in the military. What I gathered was that although Captain is a relatively low rank in the actual military, it being the highest one in Scientology helped give sea org workers who aren't familiar with military rank the impression that LRH was a decorated war hero. Somewhere else, I remember a former sea org worker talking about how he always assumed that the Pilots (with the pilot pins) were super important and high ranking, only to find out later that being a "pilot" actually didn't mean much. I don't remember seeing anything on these mentioned anywhere else since I first heard it. Can anyone verify if what I said is correct, and maybe provide any info (or a link to info) about what those ranks do and what other ranks there are? Are they a status symbol in a similar way that having a clear bracelet on the base was viewed as a sort of status symbol?