- Náhuatl: cuauhtli - eagle, plural cuacuauhtin.
Historically a Méxica soldier who had captured four or five enemies on the battlefield was named as a tequiua and could join the ranks of the Eagle or Jaguar Knight warrior societies. An Eagle Knight wore a distinctive 'eagle' helmet.
A member of these elite societies was known as a Cuahtlocelotl - an Eagle-Jaguar.
Elite Méxica soldier.
When assigned to guardservice duties standard equipment issued:
- Armor-reinforced long coat.
- Rain-cape with autocamo capability.
- Combat boots with noskid (nonskid) soles.
- Personal weapons as personal choice:
- Macana assault-rifle.
- Combat visor.
- Gelsuit combatskin.
- Comm thread
- An earbug in each ear.
- 20cm monofilament combat knife.
- Fougasse mines.
- Medband dispensing combat-drugs
|Méxica Term||Meaning||Rank||Equivalent Army Rank|
|Cuauhtlatoani||Eagle Speaker||Major General||Tlacoccalcatl|
|Huey Cuauhtli||Great Eagle|| Sergeant Major|
|Cuauheuhueh||Eagle Elder||Master Sergeant||Cuauhhuehueh|
- Some Eagle Knight ranks have been adopted as ordinary Army ranks. Insignia, uniform and equipment can be used to distinguish between Eagle and Army.
- Eagle Knights are an elite forced recruited from the ranks of the Army and Marines. They do not include ranks below Sergeant.