It is still the plan to have elite ranks for the really highly skilled players that do not get or want Regiment officer ranks.
It is what current Sergeant Master (1 to 4) is for at the moment, but we could make these status more prominent somehow.
In the same thinking process, we are also still planning to add medals, ribbons and badges in the not so distant future. We're very busy with the Tutorial, the new lobby and the map editor at the moment. So this will come soon after.