From: Smyrna, Ga, 30080
If you are doing scenario design and want to change your leaders name or rank, as Paul says, do it in the scenario editor.
Left click on a unit.
Click on Leader button, bottom right.
Click on name, type in new one, hit enter.
Click on rank, type in #, hit enter
10-General (yep, even a general!)
Even folks who don't know how to design scenarios can do this one, then save in same slot under same name and the changes will be permanent.
In a number of my scenarios you'll find some intersting names :D occasionally.
In Arduis Fidelis
Wild Bill Wilder
Independent Game Consultant