To recognize those who write the stories of the fallen for inclusion in the Stories Behind the Stars project we have decided to give everyone a rank that reflects how many stories they have written.
Everyone starts off as a private after writing their first story.
Write a second story and you advance to the rank of Private First Class.
The more stories you write, the higher your STAR Corps rank. It's just good for bragging rights, but I think it would leave a smile on the faces of the fallen.
Here is the full list of ranks:
When people reach the rank of second lieutenant at 20 stories we will recognize them with a Stories Behind the Stars hat. For those who reach the rank of Brigadier General, we will create a press release for your local area media and also present you with a meaningful thank you gift. (Ideas?)
We have 400,000 stories to write. I think we could use some general level help, but of course all help writing any stories of the fallen is appreciated.