|5||Chief Petty Officer||Federal Assault Ship||Vega, Beta Hydri|
|6||Warrant Officer||PLX 695|
|7||Ensign||Federal Gunship||Ross 128|
|12||Rear Admiral||Federal Corvette|
For players to be promoted through the Federation's ranks they must complete missions or other favourable activities with Federation minor factions (which will generally take a long time depending on the activity).
How much progress one has made toward a rank can be seen in the right HUD panel, in the Reputation section of the Status tab. The current rank is shown by name along with a percentage indicator to show the progress made towards the next rank.
Once the rank indicator reaches 100%, the player will be able to find special Federation Navy missions that will promote the user to the next rank.
While the percentage indicator will not indicate more than 100%, the player is able to complete non-navy missions beyond that level and then complete several Navy missions in a row.
The Navy missions show up randomly alongside normal missions in the mission board and often require a "friendly" standing with the issuing minor faction. The missions can be identified by the name; they usually include "Federal Navy...", eg. "Federal Navy Aquisition Contract". Note that these missions seem to appear more often in solo play than in open play. Try switching to solo play if you have issues finding them. It is also recommended to have a ship that can land on medium size landing pads so you can accept any mission.