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Brigadier (sometimes also known as brigadier general) is a military rank used by the service organizations of many races and cultures. An officer grade, brigadier is traditionally the lowest flag officer (or general officer) grade in many army, air or marine services, and is equivalent to a commodore or rear admiral lower half of a naval service. Typically, a brigadier outranks a colonel and is subordinate to a major general.

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Klingon Defense Force
naval & marine
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Background

In the United States, a brigadier general wears one silver star and is therefore sometimes referred to as a "one-star general". One famous recipient of this rank is Chuck Yeager.

Although unnamed, a character strongly resembling Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart from Doctor Who appears in the John M. Ford Star Trek novel "How Much for Just the Planet?" at a rather treacherous golf course on the planet Direidi.

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Brigadier General
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UNSC Army
UNSC Marine Corps
UNSC Air Force

Higher Rank

Major General

Lower Rank

Colonel

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Brigadier General is a general-grade commissioned officer of the UNSC Marine Corps, UNSC Army, and UNSC Air Force, equal in rank to Rear Admiral (Lower Half) in the UNSC Navy.

In informal settings, Brigadier Generals are typically referred to simply as "General".

A Brigadier General may be also referred to as a "one-star General" to distinguish it from the other ranks of General; so named for the one star rank insignia worn on the uniform.

Given that other officer ranks command the same unit groupings as their modern day U.S. counterparts do, it is highly probable that a Brigadier General commands brigade-sized units. This has yet to be observed in the Halo universe. A Brigadier General may also serve as a staff officer for higher commands.


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Brigadier general is a military officer's rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations. As a traditional grade, brigadier general (sometimes shortened to brigadier) is the most junior flag officer rank of a fighting organization, by definition it is the officer in charge of a brigade. In comparison to naval ranking systems, this rank is equivalent to the naval commodore (or rear admiral lower half) ranks.

'ech was the Klingon term for a brigadier general. A brigade of 2,500 warriors was commanded by a 'ech. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

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The rank of Brigadier or Brigadier General was a senior rank in some military organizations, typically a junior or quasi General rank, senior to a Colonel but below a Major General. It should be stressed that officers with the rank of Brigadier did not necessarily command Brigades, but brigade commanders could be referred to as "brigadier", even if they held a different rank.

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The earliest direct evidence for the rank of Brigadier dates from around the time of the Clone Wars, when it was borne by officers like Locus Geen, who led ground forces during the Coruscant Insurrection, and Gideon Tarkin, a member of a military family from Eriadu whose brother Wilhuff later became the feared Imperial Grand Moff of the Outland Regions. Little is known of the exact significance of the rank of Brigadier at this time, but it seems that it was confined to the non-clone units which came to augment the original Grand Army of the Republic over the course of the war, and Brigadier Tarkin is recorded as already holding his rank on his homeworld shortly before the Military Creation Act, making it probable (though not quite certain) that a rank of Brigadier was already in use with locally-based military forces within Republic space before the outbreak of the war.

Under the Empire, there are very few references to a rank of Brigadier, with the position of High Colonel being somewhat analogous. However, at least one officer bearing this title is known, Brigadier Nevar, who was aboard the AT-AT walker Blizzard 2 at the Battle of Hoth, and apparently assassinated shortly before it was destroyed by T-47 snowspeeders of the Rebel Alliance.

In the New Republic, the rank of Brigadier was used within the military-style rank hierarchy of New Republic Intelligence, even though NRI is not known to have contained units designated as Brigades, or indeed to have had any higher hierarchy of general ranks. Brigadiers in Intelligence included Collomus, Colin Darkmere and former front-line soldier Bren Derlin.

It is not clear how widely used a rank of Brigadier was in the line military of the New Republic or Galactic Alliance, and by the time of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, the comparable position in some arms of the military was apparently Commander, the rank from which Eldo Davip was promoted to Major General. Only one certain instance is known of an officer in the New Republic Defense Force with a "Brigadier" rank, and this is a very puzzling oddity.

The problem of General A'baht

The Dornean naval commander Etahn A'baht is said to have held a rank of "Brigadier General" in New Republic service in 26 ABY, being addressed as "General A'baht" or "General". A'baht had long been known for using army-style general ranks in the manner of his own Dornean Navy rather than the standard flag ranks of the Fleet, but his status as "General" during the Black Fleet Crisis of 16-17 ABY was explicitly equivalent to that of an Admiral at the time, and as such, he outranked Admiral Tolokus, one of his task force commanders during the campaign.

The rank of Brigadier General, however, is one which we would expect to be below Admiral, equivalent to to the more junior Navy rank of Commodore. It is possible that A'baht's title was an attempt to create an army-style equivalent to alternative usage of Commodore as a very senior command title, bestowing authority superior to A'baht's former status as a C-1 grade flag officer and fleet commander. Alternatively, it may be that A'baht had transferred from the line military to New Republic Intelligence, and that his rank of Brigadier General was a grade in the NRI command structure—although not necessarily the equivalent of an army Brigadier.

Behind the scenes

In the real world, "Brigadier" and "Brigadier General" are equivalent ranks in the British and American armed forces. In the UK and other countries where the shorter "Brigadier" rank is used, officers of this rank are not regarded as true general officers, although their substantive rank is equivalent. Other variations on these ranks have existed historically and internationally; in the eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries, a "brigadier" in the British Army was simply a brigade commander, ranking either as a Lieutenant Colonel or a Major General, and in some South American air forces, a unique system is used whereby all general/flag ranks are variations on "Brigadier".

In particular, the Argentine Air Force rank of Brigadier-General, equivalent to a Lieutenant General or full General in the US Air Force, may provide a possible explanation for two confusing references in James Luceno's Agents of Chaos duology, aluded to above, where General Etahn A'baht's full rank is given as "Brigadier General".

All other explicit references to Brigadier ranks in Star Wars appear to use "Brigadier" rather than "Brigadier General", which according to real world usage, would suggest a senior field rank rather than a junior grade of general. However, Brigadier Locus Geen is called a "General" in the Dark Forces Saga online game scenario, [1] and the Imperial officer identified as "Brig. Nevar" in the book Inside the Worlds of the Star Wars Trilogy—apparently the only reference to a "Brigadier" in the Imperial military—had originally been named as "General Nevar" in the Star Wars Customizable Card Game.

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