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Memory-beta

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Commander is a commissioned rank in many militaries.

In the United Federation Starfleet, the rank name is derived from English-speaking naval tradition.

Due to the growth of the British Royal Navy, senior captains who were outraged at the idea of promoting deserving but far less experienced lieutenants to the rank of captain demanded that the Admiralty create a new office for these inexperienced commanding officers that did not impinge on their rank or dignity. The Admiralty and the Crown appointed these senior lieutenants to the post of "Master and Commander" of the vessels they were given command of, denoting a senior British naval officer's dual role as not only the sailing master of the vessel, but as the bearer of the rightful office of command. In the years that followed, this rank name was simply renamed "commander."

Commanders in the United Federation Starfleet server as either operations officers or executive officers of large commands (heavy cruiser or larger) or as the commanding officers of medium-sized capital vessels (cruiser or smaller). Like the Lieutenant Commanders beneath them, they have been trained in a post-graduate command-track environment that allows them to take command of any Starfleet vessel, should the need arise. Commander is also the lowest rank permitted of a Starfleet starbase commanding officer where the base is a major hub of strategic importance.

The equivalent rank in other services is as follows:

Romulan Imperial Navy: Subcommander

Vulcan Defense Force: Subcommander

Klingon Defense Force: la' in Klingonese (ST reference: The Klingon Dictionary)

"Commander" is a translation of the rank in the Romulan Imperial Navy equivalent to "Captain" in Starfleet. Like their counterparts in Starfleet, Commanders of the Romulan Imperial Navy preside over some of the Empire's most prestigious commands. Unlike a Starfleet officer, however, a Romulan commander is often also tasked with specific political powers since ascent to this rank also implies the ability to have a certain level of political charisma. Individual Romulan commanders, such as Keras, have often been tasked directly by the Romulan Praetor to engage in acts of acquisition, directly extending the Romulan sphere of influence on those star systems or areas of space absorbed into the Empire. Imperial commanders are often given the authority to act as military governors, enacting laws and regulations as need be until suitable civilian governors can be appointed through the political machinations of the Romulan Senate.

The same can be said of Commanders of the Klingon Empire who are given the authority to extend the dominions of their Empire or individual House. However, these officers sit at the same level of their Starfleet counterparts at the rank of the Lieutenant Commander and Commander. Commanders of the Klingon Defense Force, or those in the service of individual Houses of The Empire command, perhaps, the widest array of vessels within the Empire and are often judged on their command prestige before being considered for advancement to the rank of Captain. That prestige can take the form of the kind of vessel under their command (as small as a B'Rel class frigate to as large as a Vor'Cha attack cruiser/subdreadnought) as well as the perceived respect afforded to that commander by his crew (often reported as a lack of assassination attempts on the commanding officer's life). Weak commanders do not keep their commands long, at any level, in the Klingon Empire.

Enlisted ranks Commissioned ranks Flag ranks
Earth SF CREW PO CPO

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Starfleet & SFMC LT JG LT LT CMDR CDR CDORE

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Klingon Defense Force
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ENL (bekk) PO/LDR (DevwI')

CPO/TROOP LDR (QaS-DevwI')

ENS (lagh) LT JG LT (Sogh) LT CMDR CMDR (la') CAPT (HoD) CDORE (totlh) ADM ('aj) FADM
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CPL (Da') SGT (bu')

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LT JG LT (Sogh) CAPT MAJ LT COL COL BRIG ('ech) MAJ GEN GEN (Sa')
Romulan naval
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UHLAN DECURION ANTE CENTURION (erein) SUBLT SUBCMDR (erei'riov) CMDR (rh'iov) CMDR GEN (khre'riov) GENERAL (Enriov)
LT MAJOR TRIBUNE COLONEL
SR CENTURION (enarrain) ADMIRAL
EQUITORIAM SECONDAM TRINAM CENTURION (Arrain) LEGATE FIELD PRIMUS PRIMUS GRAND PRIMUS
Andorian Lt Cdr Cpt Gen

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Positions and Lists

Grades are noted where known.

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Starfleet

The Starfleet rank is above Lieutenant Commander and below Captain.

Romulan Star Empire

The Romulan rank is above Subcommander and below General. It is equivalent to a Starfleet Captain.

Chronology

Dates listed are first appearence or mention at that rank except as noted. Personnel are Starfleet except as noted.

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  • William T. Riker promoted to Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander Deanna Troi

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  • Tuvok promoted to Commander

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Final Fantasy

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Guild Wars

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From GuildWiki

Commander is a title awarded for an in-game achievement that you can display for prestige.

Gaining ranks in this title increases the maximum cap of unspent Balthazar’s faction by 5,000 faction points per level.

Rank 3 is required to be displayed in the Hall of Monuments.

Commander title track

These titles are granted to an account that has won a number of rated Hero Battles.

Rank Title Hero Battles won
1 Commander 125
2 Victorious Commander 250
3 Triumphant Commander 500
4 Keen Commander 840
5 Battle Commander 1,400
6 Field Commander 2,330
7 Lieutenant Commander 3,875
8 Wing Commander 6,480
9 Cobra Commander 10,800
10 Supreme Commander 18,000
11 Master and Commander 30,000
12 Legendary Commander 50,000
Note: Due to the removal of Hero Battles, this title can no longer be advanced. Players retain their accrued title points.

Notes

  • The Commander title can be displayed in the Monument of Honor at rank 3. However, it is mutually exclusive with the Codex title trophy, only one of them can be displayed. Also, only one of these two titles counts for the Kind Of A Big Deal progress, if both are maxed.
Historical note: As of the October 22, 2009 game update, this title can no longer be advanced. However, players will retain their current points and title progression.

Trivia

  • Several of the ranks are likely pop culture references:
    • Keen Commander is a reference to Commander Keen.
    • Wing Commander is a reference to the Wing Commander computer game, although Wing Commander is also a rank in the Royal Air Force, and a position in the United States Air Force.
    • Cobra Commander is a reference to Cobra Commander from the G.I. Joe franchise.
    • Supreme Commander is a video game for PC released by Gas Powered Games, whose music composer also did the Guild Wars OST (Jeremy Soule).
    • Master and Commander is a reference to the novel by Patrick O'Bryan.
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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

Commander may refer to:


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ST Expanded

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Commander is a military rank used in Earth Starfleet and Federation Starfleet, superior to lieutenant and lieutenant commander and subordinate to captain. A commander may be a department head, aide-de-camp or executive officer on a large vessel or starbase, or may be commanding officer or first officer of a smaller vessel.

Following naval tradition, the commanding officer of a vessel is addressed as "captain" while on their own vessel, regardless of rank. (DS9: "Behind the Lines")

This term is also used in the Federation Starfighter Corps, the Imperial Klingon Fleet, the Klingon Defense Force and the Kellarian System Defense Forces (Star Trek: Remington). The equivalent in the Starfleet Starfighter Corps was wing commander. (Star Trek: Daedalus, Star Trek: Swiftfire)

The rank is equivalent to the Marines rank of lieutenant colonel, and the Romulan and pre-Federation Vulcan rank of subcommander (they used "commander" to mean their equivalent of the Starfleet rank captain; Rihannsu: Riov).

La' was the Klingon term for a commander. A company of 100 warriors was commanded by a la'. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

La' Mijanou was a Barkonian and the first officer of the IJN Eidolon. (RIS Bouteina: "Eidolon")

The equivalent rank in the Kai Imperium military was known as Tribune. (Star Trek: Pioneer (STP))

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History

The term comes from the navies of Earth. The USN abbreviation was CDR.

On Earth, the rank of Commander originated in the 18th century Royal Navy of the United Kingdom as "master and commander". In the 19th century the rank was shortened to "commander" and continued unchanged in that form through at least the 24th.

Insignia

Starfleet insignia

22nd century 2230s AR 2250s 2250s 2265-2270s Early 2270s Late 2270s-2350s
Image:Earth Starfleet - CDR (Command).png Image:2230s - CDR (Command).png Image:Alternate 2250s - CDR (Command).png Image:2250s - Officer (Command).png Image:2265 - CDR (Command).png Image:2270 - CDR (Command) (Shoulder Board).png Image:2278 - CDR (Command).png
Image:2270 - CDR (Command) (Sleeve Stripe).png Image:2278 - CDR Sleeve (Command).png
2350s-2360s 2360s-2370s 2373- 2390s 29th century
Image:2350 - CDR (Command).png Image:2366 - CDR (Command).png Image:2373 - CDR (Command).png Image:2390s - CDR (Command).png Image:2800 - CDR (Command).png
Image:2366 - CDR Alternate (Command).png

Other insignia

Klingon navy Romulan Star Navy Vulcan
High Command
Federation
Starfighter Corps
Kellarian System
Defense Force
Lyran Starfleet
Kellarian Navy Kellarian
Ground Forces
Image:Klingon Navy - CDR.png Image:Romulan Star Navy - Cdr.png Image:Vulcan - CDR (High Command).png Image:2383 - FSC - CDR.png Image:KSDF - CDR (Navy).png Image:KSDF - CDR (Ground).png File:Lyran_SE_O-6.png

Starfleet commanders

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Defense Force
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(HoH)
Maj LtCol Col Brig
('ech)
LtGen Gen
(Sa')
Navy PO2 PO1 CPO MCPO ENS LTJG LT
(Sogh)
LCDR CDR
(la')
CAPT
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CDRE
(totlh)
VADM ADM
Romulan ranks Ground forces Trooper Sergeant SubLt Lt Capt Maj Cent
Col
Gen Major
general
Romulan Star Navy Uhlan Petty officer Cent SCdr Cdr Cgen Adm (Ar'nal)
Tal Shiar 2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj Col General
Vulcan High Command (unknown) SLT LT MAJ SCDR CDR CAPT Administrator
Kai Imperium TRN MNX IMUN LGN3 LGN2 LGN1 CLGN CEN SCEN PVT PRN OP TRB
VIC
PR PTR MST LEG IMP
Kellarian System
Defense Force
Navy CR CN PO2 PO1 CPO SCPO MCPO ENS LT SCDR CDR CAPT CDRE VADM ADM FADM
Ground Forces PVT PFC CPL SGT SSG MSG SGM SLT COL MGEN LGEN GEN CGEN
Lyran ranks CR CN PO2 PO1 CPO SCPO MCPO CDT ENS LTJG LT LCDR CDR CAPT
FCAPT
CDRE SCDRE VADM COUNT DUKE
KING
Federation Starfighter Corps
(Star Trek: Remington)
AB Amn A1C SrA SSgt TSgt MSgt SMSgt CMSgt
CCM
CMSSC
WO
ACT
LT SLT COL WCOL CDR FCDR BFM LFM VCFM CFM CFMSC
Starfleet Starfighter Corps
(Star Trek: Daedalus)
AC LAC
SAC
JT
Cpl Sgt CT
FS
WO
MAcr
ACdt Plt
Off
Fg
Off
Flt
Lt
Sqn
Lr
Wg
Cdr
Gp
Capt
Air
Cdre
AVM Air
Mshl
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Chf
Mshl
MSC

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Starwars

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From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

An Imperial Commander.

Commander is a military rank or title, and was used in several different ways during the era of the Clone Wars, Galactic Civil War and Yuuzhan Vong invasion, as well as other wars.

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Military usage

As a generic mode of address, "commander" was appropriate to many military officers - almost anyone holding a distinct unit or ship command could be called "commander" in this way, although the commanding officers of capital ships usually preferred to be addressed as "Captain"or Navigation Officer. Alongside this generic usage, "Commander" was also used as a specific rank, with several different meanings depending on the context.

Navy ranks

In many naval hierarchies, including those of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance, the New Republic and the Galactic Alliance, a Commander ranked above a Captain.

In the ex-Imperial naval forces loyal to Thyferran Chief of State Ysanne Isard, there was a second usage of Commander described by Fliry Vorru as being greater than that of "a mere Captain," but this second rank is rarely attested, and may have stemmed from a confusion with the Imperial Navy's rank of Captain of the Line. Other officers like Commander Gherant were known at the height of the Empire to have been inferior in rank to Captains like Firmus Piett.

Army/Starfighter ranks

In Imperial Starfighter and Army units, a Commander apparently ranked between a Captain and a Major.

In Rebel Alliance and New Republic Starfighter Command organizations, references exist to a rank of Commander, sometimes specifically Flight Commander or Wing Commander, covering at least one tier of the hierarchy between Captain and Colonel; by the time of the Galactic Alliance, these titles had apparently been replaced by Major and Lieutenant Colonel.

The promotion of Commander Eldo Davip to Major General after the Battle of Borleias suggests that in some elements of the New Republic or Galactic Alliance military, a rank of Commander may replace Brigadier.

Other systems

Chine-kal, a Yuuzhan Vong commander

The Mandalorians used the rank of commander.

In the GAR, the rank of Commander was borne by senior clone officers, and some Jedi, including many padawans.

Among the Yuuzhan Vong, most warship captains and a few task force commanders bore a rank of Commander, and superior officers were known as Supreme Commanders.

In the armed forces of the Chiss Ascendancy, variations on "Commander" were used as ranks or titles in a variety of different contexts. In the years before the Clone Wars, a frontier patrol group of the Expansionary Fleet could be commanded by an officer with the title of Force Commander, often simply styled "Commander" (Crahsystor in Cheunh). Much later, in c. 1922 BBY, examples are also known of a Phalanx Commander leading a Household Phalanx and a Station Commander commanding a defense platform, while the title Cadet Commander was given to the senior cadet in a Chiss training squadron, who could also be addressed as "Lieutenant". By the time of the Swarm War in 37 ABY, the term "Commander" was used in Basic to translate the rank analogous to a naval Commander in the Galactic Alliance, one grade below Captain, but is not clear whether this usage corresponded to any of the earlier terminology.

Superior ranks

The title "Commander-in-Chief" was used by some civilian heads of state in their capacity as head of their government's military forces - for instance, the Chief of State of the Alliance to Restore the Republic was also, ex officio, Allied Forces Commander-in-Chief.

The position of Supreme Commander was borne by very senior officers serving various regimes, including the Grand Admiral who was effectively the head of state of Imperial Space after 19 ABY.

Behind the scenes

The usage of "Commander" in Star Wars is complicated by the fact that authentic military usage treats "Commander" as a rank, a position, and a title. As a rank, in the English language it refers to a senior officer (NATO Code OF-4, US pay grade O-5) immediately inferior to a captain (NATO Code OF-5, US pay grade O-6); this usage is found in the Royal Navy (and its various Commonwealth descendants) and the United States Navy. As a position, it refers to the officer who literally commands a unit, installation, vessel, or formation. As a title, it typically refers to officers in positions of high responsibility whose command encompasses multiple independent commands. Although the title is related to the position, not all officers who are positional commanders are titular commanders, as other titles exist for the position (e.g., officer in charge, commanding officer, commanding general, etc.). It is possible and even common for officers holding the rank of commander not to hold the position or title.

The specific nature of "Commander," particularly as it is used in the Imperial Navy, is a subject of some controversy. Although the English-language model has clear dominance in the fictional reality of Star Wars, there are deviations from it, most notably the case of Commander Ait Convarion, who was described in The Bacta War as being "a Commander, not a mere Captain," and this has been used to support the existence of an Imperial rank of commander broadly comparable to a commodore (with proposed authentic support from such instances as the Dutch Commandeur and the Russian Imperial Navy's rank of Kapitan-Kommandor). At the same time, other commanders have been seen to be decidedly inferior to captains, such as Commander Gherant in the Dagobah Limited expansion set to the Star Wars Customizable Card Game, who was explicitly called a "deck officer" who had been "hand-picked by Captain Piett."

It must also be considered that Vorru was a politician, not an expert on naval protocol. Furthermore, if one hesitates to apply the model of authentic usage of English-language naval forces to the fictional Imperial Navy, one must also hesitate to use the rogue forces of ex-Imperial warlords as authoritative guides to the correct usage of the Imperial Navy. In any event, the matter is complicated by the imprecise use of "Commander" throughout the fictional Star Wars universe as a generic title of address for any officer in a position of responsibility, including Army officers (similar to the authentic usage of the French title of Commandant).

The analogous air force rank of "Wing Commander" (borrowed into the Royal Air Force from the Royal Navy) is also a source of some confusion, as the Alliance has been seen to use wing commander alongside "flight commander," which may be a rank, position, or title. It is possible that the difference in titles stems from the fact that the Alliance military and naval forces are heterogeneous in composition and background, and the parallel of wing commander and flight commander may reflect the imperfect combination of slightly different traditions (a similar problem arises regarding the specific rank of General Etahn A'baht in the New Republic).

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Star Wars Fanon

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The Star Wars wiki of fan invention.

Commander may refer to:

  • Miscellaneous
    • Star Wars: Fleet Commander

See also


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SWG Wiki

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From SWG Wiki

Description

There are six total lessons over 21 total levels for the Commander:

  • Officer Mastery I -- Levels 70-73
    More potent artillery weaponry is now available for your command. Calling in a bombardment will destroy most lesser opponents.
  • Officer Mastery II -- Levels 74-77
    A new high explosive charge is now available for your requisition.
  • Officer Mastery III -- Levels 78-81
    Sniping tactics are very effective when stealth and a quick retreat are needed.
  • Officer Mastery IV -- Levels 82-85
    Your vast expertise has taught you to carefully maintain your reserves allowing you a second chance in situations where opponents may have though you were finished.
  • Officer Mastery V -- Levels 86-89
    You have achieved the authority to request support from orbital installations.
  • Master Officer -- Level 90
    You have perfected your sniping tactics and can hit targets with a precision others can only dream of.

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to Commander (disambiguation) article)

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Commander can refer to:

The rank of Commander, which has several different variations:

  • Military Operations Commander, Shockwave's rank.

Commander is also used as a name sometimes:

This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. If an internal link referred you to this page, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.

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