My understanding of the quickest possible promotion through the military ranks during character generation is that officer 01 can earliest be achieved at age 22, either by doing no pre-career education and going straight to a military career and succeeding with your commission roll at the end of your first military term. You get the same result, rank wise, by doing a pre-career education and succeeding the commission roll upon entering your military career immediately after completing your education.
After that you can succeed on a promotion roll at the end of every term, which promotes you one rank. Which would give you the earliest possible promotion as follows: Rank - Navy title - Earliest possible age
- Ensign, age 22
- Sublieutenant, age 26
- Lieutenant, age 30
- Commander, age 34
- Captain, age 38
- Admiral, age 42
Is there any way to skip ahead or get two promotions in a term so that you would obtain the rank of captain earlier than age 38? Have I gotten anything wrong in my promotion/rank summary above? I'm using the MGT rules published in 2016.