Does anyone have any idea on what basis they set up the "Equivalent Rank" for civil servants vs commisioned Officers ? Its a joke. "D" grade = Captain. C2 = Major, C1 = Lt Col etc. Is it supposed to offset their poor pay or what ? Its certainly no genuine reflection of their abilities. Methinks its time for a re-grade - Do to that equivalence table what was done to the CR grading system when OJAR came in. No more "High Excellent" - just a solid B. Maybe the CS could retain their "officer" status for the Mess, but no-way should they be considered as "out-ranking" war-fighting commissioned officers. Thoughts ?