Just to quickly bring you into the story. It takes place roughly 30 years in the future. Not much has changed, except terrorism and organized crime has increased drastically. Because of this, the world has become a dangerous place. The only place relatively safe is the Eastern Asia Region (Japan, Korea and China + Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao). After North Korea became increasingly violent, Japan, China and South Korea joined forced and gathered a special force group that are basically modern day ninjas. Thanks to this group, they managed to defeat North Korea and Korea is now one country. Both in order to protect the world and to spy on the increasingly corrupted US government, one part of the Japanese branch is lent to the US in order to defeat a terror organization. Now for my problem. There is a ranking system in the ninja group, which I have purposely ignored because I can't really think of anything. Currently they only have vague titles that sounds really off. However, it suddenly looks I'm actually about to finish it (the first draft anyway) and I don't want to put it off any longer. So... There are three branches. One in Japan, one in China and one in Korea. Each branch has three equal leaders that follow the orders of their countries' leaders. All nine leaders have a second-in-command to take their place when they retire/die. And all the second-in-commands...? have a third-in-command under them again. Under that is the regular “foot soldiers” (using “” because I don't want to call them foot soldiers). All the members off the group are orphaned children, and under the “foot soldiers” are the still unranked children being trained (and the people training them should probably have a title of their own). I tried using military ranking such as general and sergeant (etc), but I don't think it fits the story, and I want to keep this group separated from the military. Does anyone have suggestions for titles/ranks? Sorry if something is confusing or misspelled. I'm like, really tired right now. I shouldn't be allowed near a keyboard.