So one of the guys I work with is on a DMAT team and gets sent away to any major disaster than seems to come along. He spent several weeks at the airport in New Orleans just recently, treating and processing people from the Superdome(mostly) He occasionally tries to talk me into signing up, as well. He mentioned some stuff about it yesterday. One of the things he mentioned was that on his last mobilization he was given the impression that he has more rank than he thought he did, becasue of how some of the military types responded after finding out the GS ranks of the people on the DMAT team. He is a GS-12. His boss is a GS-14. The newest nurse on their team is a GS-10. (I just mentioned the last one because I find it amusing whenever an RN ranks lower than a paramedic.) Could anyone translate these for me? I know that frequently GS ranks have military equivalents, but how do the equivalency formulas work?