The Klingon ranking system is somewhat more fluid than that of Starfleet. There is no true distinction between naval and ground forces - a warrior is a warrior. A rough correlation can be drawn between Klingon ranks and those of Starfleet, but some relate more to ground-based military ranks. A low-level warrior may be called beq (crewman) or mang (private), depending on his basic duties, or simply vaj (warrior); and a senior officer may be accorded a naval or military title depending on the type of actions in which he has distinguished himself. It is a compliment to refer to any Klingon as SuvwI', which means warrior (as a vocabulary word, as opposed to rank).
DaHar is the belief systems around which the Klingon warrior's way of life revolves. It is analogous to the chivalric ideals of European knighthood or Japanese Bushido from ancient Earth.
A Klingon who has achieved a reputation for exemplifying the true Warrior ethos may be accorded the title of DaHar qup (DaHar Elder) or DaHar pIn'a' (DaHar Master). These warriors (especially DaHar Masters) are shown the greatest respect and deference by orther Klingons.
Rank insignia based on material from The Klingons, a supplement for Star Trek, The Role-Playing Game, by FASA Corp.