While I understand the desire for ranks and such - the amount of work that goes into those models might be better spent. Just my 2 cents.
I think if uniform ranks are added, they should be randomly generated like the character's face - unless AGS plans to add character customization to this game.
Again, 2 cents.
Good work on the post though, I would have no problem with what you propose if it's what AGS decides to work on.