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Federal Ranks… What do I need to do?

UPDATE: Since the last update (v1.3 Powerplay) they changed the levels for the different ranks and added new ranks to the Empire and Federation! As soon as I have more info I’ll update the charts.

If you aren’t able to join the Glorious Empire, then I guess you’ll have to settle for the Federation.

They seem to have copied the Empire in their objectives for making progress through their ranks, but have changed the names. Their Ranks are as follows:

Recruit

The first mission is one to test your dedication to the Federation. They require specific goods which may be illegal in that system, so you might have to smuggle them in to the station. Quite often it is items like Combat Stabilizers or Personal Weapons so make sure you know where to source these items before you take the mission. The time limit to complete it is only 10 minutes. My advice would be when you are offered the mission, don’t take it until you have the required items. Once you have them, the mission is bound to come up again.

Cadet

Another delivery job, this time you will have three hours to source Food or Medicines.

Midshipman

More deliveries of Food or Medicines with a generous two-hour timer. Either that or you’ll be asked to courier some Secret Documents.
System Permit Available: Sol

Petty Officer

To gain the Rank of Petty Officer, you need to complete an assassination of a highly placed Empire member! You’ll be given the system you need to go to and then you’ll have to search Unidentified Signal Source (USS) points to find them. Make sure you kill them in the system you have been told otherwise you may fail the mission.
System Permit Available: Beta Hydri

Chief Petty Officer

More fighting required for the title of Chief Petty Officer. This time they require you to hunt down and kill pirates, the amount of them is variable. Again search USS points in that system and silence any pirates you find till you have completed the mission.
System Permit Available: PLX 695

Warrant Officer

Another delivery mission, it might be Combat Stabilizers again. A good source for these are High Tech Systems that are run by a Dictatorship.
System Permit Available: Ross 128

Ensign

Another haulage mission with a standard time frame. Upon completion you will be allowed to purchase the Federal Dropship.
System Permit Available: Vega

Lieutenant

Courier mission, more Secret Files.
System Permit Available: Hors

Lieutenant Commander

Another Assassination….
System Permit Available: Exbeur

Post Commander

Had reported intel from CMDR Oakworth that this mission is to engage and destroy Pirate vessels in a nearby system. They are involved in plots against the Federation and need to be removed asap. Go well armed as there are up to nine kills for this mission.