Ranks of the characters in Tour of Duty
|Note: The rank of Specialist 4 at the time was written as SP/4 or Sp/4, but
pronounced "Spec 4."
Sergeant first and second season. Promoted to Sergeant First Class in "Doc Hock"
- third season.
(Private First Class) first season. His rank is SP/4 during his single appearance in the
third season in "The Ties That Bind."
- third season
||Colonel - third season
Colonel. Only appeared in the first season.
- second season
General (Retired). Appeared in the first season ep Blood Brothers and the third season ep
"I Am What I Am." (Special note- was the rank of Lieutenant Colonel when he won the Medal of
Honor in WWII.)
||2nd Lieutenant for first season. Becomes "ranking officer"* upon Wallace's death in "Pushin' Too
Hard." 1st Lieutenant for the second and third seasons.
Lee Russell: All first lieutenants were automatic promotions from second lieutenant after
one year's service at the lower rank. At the time of "Pushin' Too Hard" we might
assume that yes, Goldman was the ranking platoon leader and had to temporarily take over
Bravo Company, then in contact with the enemy. The end of the episode was intended
to convey both the continuity of military command and the end of Goldman's
"probationary" period as a leader.
- third season
- appeared only in "Under Siege," first season.
in as PFC at the beginning of the third season. At some point his rank was moved up
to SP/4. (I don't have the exact episode when the rank started showing on his uniform.)
until "Nowhere to Run" where his rank then becomes SP/4 for the remainder of
for the first and second seasons. Promoted to Buck Sergeant in "The Luck."
SP/4. Killed in action December 1967 (after Captain Wallace) in "Under Siege," first season.
Lieutenant seasons 2 and 3.
one is complicated. For the pilot movie, he was Corporal. But that was a technical
error and when Mr. Russell signed on to do the series, Danny's rank was changed to PFC. He
would remain PFC till the third season when he was promoted to SP/ 4 in "The Ties
first and second season. Promoted to SP/4 in "The Ties That Bind."
(busted several times from Sergeant) - third season.
commission to Major in "Terms of Enlistment" - second and third seasons.
first season. SP/4 second season and part of the third. Promoted to Buck Sergeant in
"Dead Man Tales."
Killed in action December 9th, 1967, in "Pushin' Too Hard," first