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General is a rank of flag officer in many millitaries. It is often broken into several grades.

Enlisted ranks Commissioned ranks Flag ranks
US military
(& US Navy)





Andorian Lt Cdr Cpt Gen
MACO Pvt Cpl Sgt 2Lt 1Lt Cpt Maj LtCol Col Gen


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


ENS (lagh) LT JG LT (Sogh) LT CMDR CMDR (la') CAPT (HoD) CDORE (totlh) ADM ('aj) FADM
ENL (mang)


CPL (Da') SGT (bu')


Romulan naval
Tal Shiar
(where known)
UHLAN DECURION ANTE CENTURION (erein) SUBLT SUBCMDR (erei'riov) CMDR (rh'iov) CMDR GEN (khre'riov) GENERAL (Enriov)


Positions and Lists

Grades noted where known.

  • Wright

Andorian Imperial Guard


  • Falkar


  • Elson
  • Makandros
  • Sadir

Klingon Defense Force

The grades of Klingon flag officers have not been clarified.

Romulan Tal Shiar

Tezwan Military


Dates listed are first appearence or mention at that rank except as noted. Grades noted where known.


  • Elson, Denari
  • Makandros, Denari
  • Sadir, Denari










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From The Vault

Ranks in the Midwestern Brotherhood

As a military-born organization, the Brotherhood of Steel uses ranks to distinguish its various members. The different localized splinter factions occasionally use ranking system which differ to some extent from that of the original Brotherhood.


Ranking systems

West Coast

Military Civilian
  • Journeyman Knight
  • Senior Knight
  • Junior Paladin
  • Paladin
  • Senior Paladin
  • Head Paladin/Head Knight
  • Elder
  • Initiate
  • Senior Initiate
  • Apprentice
  • Journeyman Scribe
  • Senior Scribe
  • Head Scribe

Initiates are trainees who are expected to perform well enough in the training process to be promoted to Senior Initiates, and later to Apprentices. After proving themselves, Apprentices are promoted to Journeyman Knights or Scribes. The next rank is Senior Knight/Scribe, and finally the leader of each of these orders is the Head Knight and Head Scribe.

Scribes are responsible for copying the ancient technologies, maintaining the current technology and even experimenting with new weapons and other useful devices. Scribes rarely leave the safety of the BoS bunkers, but they are sometimes called into the field to examine a piece of technology or perform a task beyond the skills of the Brotherhood soldiers.

Knights are responsible for manufacturing the weapons and other pieces of technology, although they also take part in combat activities. After many years of service and experience, the best Knights are promoted to Paladins - the pinnacle of the Brotherhood military. Paladins are in charge of all security and outside activities. The Paladin ranks are Junior Paladin, Paladin, Senior Paladin, and Head Paladin. As all Paladins are also Knights, the Head Paladin is usually also the Head Knight. Paladins who survive to their later years become Elders, and they number among the Brotherhood ruling council. The leader of the council and the Brotherhood itself is the High Elder, usually descended from the Maxson family.

Capital Wasteland

Military Civilian
  • Initiate
  • Squire
  • Knight
  • Knight Sergeant
  • Knight Captain
  • Paladin
  • Star Paladin
  • Sentinel
  • Elder
  • Scribe
  • Proctor
  • Head Scribe

The Capital Wasteland detachment utilizes a slightly different system than the original Brotherhood out west, for instance, the Paladins are not a separate caste but a rank. In this splinter faction, the Head Paladin is instead titled "Star Paladin" and granted special permission to pursue their own missions.


Military Civilian
  • Initiate Initiate
  • Senior Initiate Senior Initiate
  • Squire Squire
  • Senior Squire Senior Squire
  • JuniorKnight Junior Knight
  • Knight Knight
  • Senior Knight Senior Knight
  • Knight Commander Knight Commander
  • Junior Paladin Junior Paladin
  • Paladin Paladin
  • Paladin Commander Paladin Commander
  • Paladin Lord Paladin Lord
  • General General
  • Elder
  • Civilian
  • Scribe
The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

The Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel has a rank system that differs from the original Brotherhood ranks. In the Midwest, the Scribes act as both scientists and engineers, taking the place of both Western Scribes and Knights. Midwestern Knights are just a military rank lower in the hierarchy than Paladins (even lower one being Squire) and are not allowed to use Power Armors. The Inquisitors are the Brotherhood's law enforcement and intelligence.

End of information based on Fallout Tactics.


Military Civilian
  • Initiate
  • Squire
  • Knight
  • Paladin
  • Elder
  • Scribe
  • High Scribe
The following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The ranks of the Texas Brotherhood of Steel differ slightly from the original Brotherhood ranks. The rank of Knights are just a military rank lower in the hierarchy than Paladin and Scribes remain in the main base and are rarely on the ground.

End of information based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

Military ranks by name


The Elders form the Brotherhood's ruling council. Individual Elders are occasionally leaders of localized splinter factions of the Brotherhood.


Generals control all of the Brotherhoods military. They report to the High Elder and the Elder Council and will only make a move if its approved by them. They obtained the title of General by showing outstanding performance in military tactics and combat, they help decide the titles of the most promising recruits from Initiates and Squires all the way up to the Head Paladin and Head Knight.

Head Knight

The Head Knight is responsible for dealing with which knights should be sent on missions, to defend bases or to secure areas of interest and to report all incidents envolving the knights to the Generals,Elders or High Elder depending on the severity of the situation. The Head Knights also are apart of meetings with the High Elder,Elders, Head Scribe,Generals and Head Paladin like Knight Commanders and Knight Captains in the MidWestern and Capital Wasteland Divisions of the Brotherhood of Steel.

Head Paladin

The Head Paladin is responsible for dealing with the paladins in the same way the Head Knight does but the Head Paladin chooses which paladins should lead each knight squad and which areas would be good for a new base of operations. The Head Paladin has meetings with the High Elder, Elders, Head Scribe, Generals and Head Knight and both the Head Knight and Head Paladin Report to the High Elder and Generals no one else. The Head Paladin and Knight don't tend to go out into the field of battle they only enter battle when there is an extremely hard foe like a Super Mutant Army, The Enclave or The Calculators Robot Army.When they do enter a battle it is almost certain that they will have a huge army protecting them and will very rarley be seen on the front line, they normally sit back with the Generals and give stratigical orders to the soldiers.

High Elder

The High Elder is the leader of the entire Brotherhood of Steel and the other Elders. Since all other known High Elders came from the Maxson family, it has been speculated that Rhombus was descended from Roger Maxson as well. There were most likely some High Elders between Rhombus and Jeremy Maxson.

Known High Elders:


Initiate is one of the lowest ranks in the Brotherhood of Steel's rank system. The precise definition of the rank appears to vary between the regional chapters.

The West Coast division uses the term to indicate a mere trainee as having been initiated into the Brotherhood, whereas the other two reserve that title until the recruit has completed initial training. The most plausible explanation lies in the fact that the West Coast division is significantly more insular than the others; the bulk of its new recruits are the offspring of existing members, and only rarely are outsiders accepted into the organization. By contrast, circumstances have forced the other two divisions to actively recruit from among the local population.

Both the West Coast and Midwestern divisions divide the rank into "buck" Initiate and Senior Initiate. It is not known whether the East Coast division follows this practice.

In the West Coast division, Initiate is the base rank of one who has only just been accepted into the Brotherhood as a trainee. After completing initial training, Initiates are slated to become either Scribes or Knights, and are promoted to Apprentice in the appropriate branch. Intiates on the West Coast were also not allowed to leave the Lost Hills Bunker and experience field combat they would have to rank up to Squire before they could actually fight without having a barrier between the bullets.

Unlike in the other BoS divisions, East Coast Initiates may even be issued power armor if their assignment merits it (as in the case of the ill-fated Initiate Reddin of the Lyons' Pride). They also were sent out into the field of battle to experience fighting the mutants for real, because of the low numbers of soldiers each Intiate must pull their own and to get them use to fighting this extraordinary enemy.

The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

In the Midwestern division, Initiates are members who have completed initial training (and are thus one step above recruits), and the lowest rank that can be assigned to combat duty. Initiates may advance to the rank of Squire.

End of information based on Fallout Tactics.
The following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

In the Texas division, Initiates are members which are accepted and must prove themselves on the field. He receives a basic training in use of weapons and fight. He left immediately the main base shortly after the training, for a mission to prove their value and increase their rank over their prowess.

End of information based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

Journeyman Knight

Not much is known about this rank only that it is higher than Initiate.

Junior Knight

Not much is known about this rank only that it is higher than Journeyman Knight.

Junior Paladin


Knights are responsible for manufacturing the weapons and other pieces of technology. After many years of service and experience, the best Knights are promoted to Paladins - the pinnacle of the Brotherhood military. The next rank is Senior Knight, and finally the leader the order is the Head Knight. As all Paladins are also Knights, the Head Paladin is usually also the Head Knight. Knights wear mostly Power Armor. The large gear in the Brotherhood of Steel symbol represents the Knights.

In the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel and Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel, "Knight" is a strictly military rank and the Scribes are the ones responsible for manufacturing technology there.

Knight Captain

Knight Captain is a rank used by the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel. In Fallout 3, there are four known members of the brotherhood who have achieved this rank, which are Knight Captain Dusk, Gallows and Colvin from Lyons' Pride as well as Knight Captain Durga.

Knight Commander

Knight commanders control groups of knights in the brotherhood and group up inside the A ring to discuss battle plans and such at a round table area. They must report to the Head paladin.

Knight Sergeant

Knight Sergeant is a rank used by the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel, denoting a position above Knight and below Knight Captain.


Insignia of the Western Paladin Caste.

Paladins are a class of members of the Brotherhood of Steel. They are likened to the Scribes and Knights of the Brotherhood as being on the same level, but with a different purpose. They are the protectors of the Brotherhood, fighting and protecting its interests across the wasteland, equipped with Power Armor and an array of lethal weapons.

As mentioned in Chris Avellone's Fallout Bible 8, "the scribes develop technology, the knights build it, and the paladins use it."

Contrary to the original Brotherhood, Owyn Lyons has changed the rank system - Paladins are no longer a separate caste, but a rank (albeit a high one) instead.

Paladin Commander

Paladin Commanders control squads of paladins and group together in the A ring to discuss battle plans, they must also report directly to the Head Paladin.

Paladin Lord

Paladin Lords are paladins which lead special operations outside of the army they report only to the High Elder and Head Paladin their operations are sometimes kept secret from the Generals because they can go against brotherhood military regulations. They are given specially selected squads that will follow the Paladin Lords without question and are forbidden to talk about their missions to other members of the brotherhood.

Senior Initiate

Senior Iniates are Intiates which have completed basic training and move on to more advanced training.

Senior Knight

Senior Knights are Knights which show promise to move up to be Paladins, Knight Commanders or Knight Captains. They are very well respected amoung the other Knights.

Senior Paladin

Senior Paladins are Paladins which show promise to become Paladin Commanders, Paladin Lords or Sentinels. They are very well respected among other Paladins and Knights, and can increase the morale of soldiers greatly.

Senior Squire

Senior Squires are Squires which are ready to become Knights and are taught all the requirements and oaths to be a Knight of the BoS.


Sentinel is a rank used by the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel, ranking between Paladin and Elder. The only member of the Brotherhood to have achieved this rank at the time of Fallout 3 is Sarah Lyons, who leads the Lyons' Pride elite unit.


The only Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel member of this rank in 2277 is Arthur Maxson, which would imply that the rank is reserved for children and is lower than Initiate. It is possible that this rank is used similarly in the original Lost Hills Brotherhood. Squire was originally a title which ranked above Intiates and were to receive training out in the field unlike the Intiates.

The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

In the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel, Squires are one step above Initiates and are the least experienced and trained of the Brotherhood active military.

End of information based on Fallout Tactics.

Star Paladin

Star Paladin is a rank held in the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood of Steel. It is ranked below Sentinel, but above Paladin. A follower called Star Paladin Cross is presumed to be the only holder of this rank in Fallout 3.

Civilian ranks by name

Head Scribe

The Head Scribe is the highest ranking civilian class of the BoS. The Head Scribe is responsible for choosing which Scribes work on which project and which scribes should be apart of each order. The Head Scribe also chooses the High Scribes or Proctors of each order and must also oversee each project each order is working on. The Head Scribe is a very intelligent person and has master all the orders Sword, Shield and Quill and may also take on a project of his/her own like Head Scribe Rothchild with the LibertyPrime Project. The Head Scribe is one of the people who must attend the meetings with the High Elder, Elder Council, Generals, Head Paladin and Head Knight. The Head Scribe Reports to the High Elder and Elder Council only.

High Scribe

The High Scribes are the Proctors of the Orders. There are three High Scribes one of the Sword, Shield and Quill they oversee and approve of each project that the Scribes in their order are working on and assign the right Scribes to the right project. Each High Scribe must report to the Head Scribe on each project and to get approval to go ahead with a new project. The High Scribes will work on their own projects these are often completed very quickly because the High Scribes will prioritise them and get all the Senior Scribes working on their project. In somecases the High Scribes have been called to meetings with the High Elder and the Elder Council; The Capital Wasteland BoS tend to have there three High scribes (Peabody, Jameson and Bowditch) in every meeting with Elder Lyons.

Journeyman Scribe

Journeyman Scribes are Scribes in training they are often taken in by one of the Senior scribes and made apprenticeses they are then taught to be full Scribes. If they are not apprenticed by a Senior Scribe they are often chosen to work on projects that are very insignificant. Journeyman Scribes start off in no order but will either pick which order to go in themselves or their master will choose for them.


Scribes are tasked with creating and keeping records of the technology used by the Brotherhood. The attitude of many scribes in the Brotherhood can be described as techno-centric, while a great number study history and culture the majority of scribes focus their studies on subjects related to the acquisition, repair or creation of technology.

Senior Scribe

Senior Scribes are some of the most advanced Scribes they are always chosen for the most important projects and are the next in line to become proctors of orders when the old proctor retires or dies. They often taken on the most promising Journeyman Scribes to be their apprentices and choose what order they should be in (normally its the order the Senior Scribe is in) they will teach their apprentices everything they know and will continue to teach them until they are near to become Senior Scribes themselves. On rare ocassions the Senior Scribe will rank up to Head Scribe and their Apprentice will rank up to High Scribe when this occurs the apprentice will be given special treatment and the Elders usally separate the two to stop the bond the two have to make things fairer for the other High Scribes.

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General is the most senior flag officer rank of a fighting organization (the only rank senior to a general ever devised was marshal). In comparison to naval ranking systems, this rank is equivalent to the naval admiral rank, the Cardassian Union's rank of legate, or the Breen Confederacy's rank of thot.

This grade exists in some form in many cultures' rank arrangements, such as Earth's American armed forces, Earth's MACOs, the Romulan Star Empire, Andorian Imperial Guard, Bajoran Militia and the Klingon Defense Force.

Many rank systems have several grades of the general officer rank, which include, in order from most senior: commander general, general, lieutenant general, major general and brigadier general (also known simply as brigadier). Often, a founding hero of a nation will be given (sometimes posthumously) a special rank of general available to no other officer, such as "General of the Armies."

On Earth, the title derives from the addition of the adjective "general" to a rank to denote that the holder has overall authority (e.g., colonel general, captain general, lieutenant general, or sergeant-major general).

Sa' was the Klingon term for a general. A division of 10,000 warriors was commanded by a Sa'. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

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Romulan ranks Ground forces Trooper Sergeant SubLt Lt Capt Maj Cent
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Romulan Star Navy Uhlan Petty officer Cent SCdr Cdr Cgen Adm (Ar'nal)
Tal Shiar 2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj Col General
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General was a high-level military rank, often denoting the commander of an army. It was widely used among the armed forces of both major galactic powers and more localized militaries.

Generals were typically senior officers posted to command ground troops, special operations forces, and starfighter commands. The rank normally didn't exist among spacefaring navies, where the comparable rank of Admiral was used instead. Specialized divisions within large fleet organizations, however (such as the integrated starfighter forces of the New Republic Defense Force), often retained the rank of General, while a minority of interstellar fleets, such as the Dornean navy, favored General in place of Admiral as the standard term for senior capital ship commanders. Some officers integrated into the command structure who hold a function similar to that of an admiral (such as former Senator Garm Bel Iblis) hold the rank of general instead, muddying the classification waters further.

Often, a military rank-hierarchy would contain a number of different grades of General, known collectively as general officers. The titles used were usually, though not always, variations on the basic rank of "General" (i.e. Brigadier or Major General), and officers holding such ranks could normally be addressed as "General" for brevity. A General was usually outranked by a Marshal, though some militaries used very different systems. In the Grand Army of the Republic, for example, a simple "General" was in fact the lowest of the three recorded grades of general officer.


Old Republic

As long as there have been forces of warriors to command, there have been generals to lead them, such as the semi-legendary pirate-general Toleph-Sor in the earliest days of the Galactic Republic.

However, evidence of usage of the rank of General is first clearly seen during the Mandalorian Wars and the Jedi Civil War, shortly after 4,000 BBY. The Jedi Exile served as a General in the volunteer army raised by Revan to prosecute the war against the Mandalorians, while General Vaklu was the military commander serving Queen Talia of the planet Onderon. Yusanis, a leader of the Echani warriors, is also described as a general.

An unnamed Zeltron Sith General leads the Sith against Mandalorians in the New Sith Wars

The rank of General may also have existed in the Republic Navy at this time, but Admirals such as Cede, Saul Karath and Forn Dodonna were more common. A General Derred is mentioned as defecting with Revan at the start of the Jedi Civil War, but little is known of this officer’s career, and it is possible that their rank of General represented a commission in Revan’s forces rather than the Republic military.

Little clear evidence survives of the rank's usage over the next two thousand years of relative peace, but the title of General continued to be used among the Jedi Order during the New Sith Wars of c. 2,0001,000 BBY, as it had been in Revan’s time. By the end of that long series of conflicts, the Army of Light consisted of Legions, each led by a General like the Twi'lek Jedi Knight Newar Forrth.

After the subsequent Ruusan Reformation, the Jedi reinvented themselves as peacekeepers rather than warriors, and the military forces of the Republic were reduced and reorganized under the authority of the Judicial Department. For a thousand years, there is once again little evidence of the existence of general officers, but as before, the Republic’s military continued to be regarded primarily as a naval organization, and its officers generally used naval ranks, with senior officers—if any existed—being ranked as Admirals. Some forces under federal command did retain army ranks, such as the Senate Guard and Coruscant Security Force, but these do not seem to have been large enough to warrant the appointment of general officers; while the Republic might still have some sort of Navy, it was widely accepted that there was no standing Army.

Of course, Generals continued to be found serving in many local militaries and militias across the galaxy. On Annoo-dat, for example, General Ashaar Khorda attempted to seize power in a coup, while the military of the planet Typha-Dor was led by an officer with the rank of High General, a position filled by a woman named Bycha shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars. The Gungan Grand Army on Naboo also contained a rank of General, borne by warriors like Tobler Ceel, and Bombad General, an apparently higher rank bestowed on Jar Jar Binks by Boss Nass. Yet while some of these generals became known throughout the Republic, the forces they commanded rarely operated on much above the planetary scale.

It appears, though, that at least one man did regard himself as a general officer in the service of the Republic in the decades before the outbreak of the Clone Wars. In 44 BBY, Ranulph Tarkin the Republic Senator for Eriadu and Seswenna Sector, claimed the rank of General, and in spite of a lack of ratification by the Galactic Senate, he mobilized a federal fleet under his own command to fight in the Stark Hyperspace War.

What is not clear is how General Tarkin came by his rank. It is just possible that he held a commission from the Judicial Department, or else he may have been an officer of the Outland Regions Security Force, in which his cousin Wilhuff Tarkin, the future Grand Moff, was a Commander by 29 BBY. It is more plausible, though, that he claimed his rank on the basis of his authority over the armed forces of Ettiau or Seswenna Sector.

This does not necessarily mean that his claims to serve the Republic were baseless, however: according to The Imperial Sourcebook, a dossier produced by the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War, some local armies and paramilitary militias answerable to individual Senators before the fall of the Old Republic were technically Divisions of a federal Army, deployed long ago to their Sectors. If Seswenna was one of these sectors, that would explain how Senator Tarkin could claim to be a General with a commission from the Republic even while the Senate consensus and popular opinion denied the existence of any military for him to hold such a rank in.

Regardless of the exact nature of Senator Tarkin's status as General, however, it must be noted that in 22 BBY, his cousin, Gideon, already held the rank of Brigadier before the passing of the Military Creation Act, when he welcomed a squadron of Jedi Starfighters to bolster the Republic defenses on Eriadu. A Republic loyalist, he would later serve in the reborn federal military during the Clone Wars, although it is not certain how he perceived his commission before the outbreak of the conflict.

Clone Wars

Obi-Wan Kenobi, a High Jedi General

At the outbreak of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY, knights of the Jedi Order were appointed as Generals to command the Grand Army of the Republic, leading a fighting force that initially consisted entirely of clone troopers supplied by Kamino. Additionally, alongside these Jedi Generals, GAR formations up to Corps level had a parallel hierarchy of Clone Commanders bred for battlefield leadership: it is not clear to what extent these men were considered as general officers, but the overall structure of the command hierarchy can be outlined thus:

All Jedi Masters, and perhaps even Jedi Knights, were apparently given the authority of Generals in the GAR, but it is not clear whether Senior General and High General were abstract grades of general rank bestowed on individual Jedi personally, or whether they were essentially temporary positions, attached to specific levels of army command.

Over the course of the war, non-Jedi troops were gradually integrated into the line forces of the Republic’s military, including general officers such as General Bavris, the Lutrillian General Solomahal, and Brigadiers like Gideon Tarkin and Locus Geen. By the time of the Declaration of a New Order in 19 BBY, the military thus had an extensive cadre of general officers who were neither Jedi nor clones, who could provide leadership for the new Imperial Army.

In the military forces of the opposing Confederacy of Independent Systems, general officers were also known, although usage of the rank was perhaps more restricted than in the Republic hierarchy. General Grievous, as Supreme Commander of the Droid Armies was regarded as the most senior Separatist military commander during most of the Clone Wars, and the Sith garrison world of Thule was also commanded by a General. However, some of the Confederacy’s most senior officers seem to have used the more generic title of Commander instead of General, such as the Force-sensitive women Asajj Ventress and Sev'rance Tann.

Galactic Empire

The Rebel Alliance dossier known as The Imperial Sourcebook outlines a hierarchy of general ranks within the Imperial Army forces deployed within a Sector:

It is not clear, however, whether this summary reflects the gradation of substantive general ranks within the Imperial military, nor is it known how strictly the connection of ranks and was adhered to in practice. For example, command of a Battlegroup could certainly be held by a Major General, probably using the title of High Colonel, as with Tessala Corvae and the 1st Tapani Assault Battlegroup. At the top of the hierarchy, Surface Marshal seems to have been a title borne by the Moff or his senior subordinate General, rather than a substantive military rank.

An Imperial General leads a force of stormtroopers and AT-ATs.

The chain of command could also evolve over time, and such changes could be reflected in changes in the grades of general officers: the High General and Systems Army had been inherited from the GAR, although numbers had proliferated to such a degree that what had once been the premier command rank had become an essentially administrative position embedded within each Sector Army. Nor can it be said for sure that High General was a substantive rank, rather than a title denoting a Systems Army command.

Moreover, it is by no means that each Sector's Surface Marshal had even one full field army at his disposal, although conversely it is known that troublesome individual planets such as Derilyn in Elrood Sector could boast a complete Sector Army as their garrison, even where the naval Sector Group was small.

Other sources reveal other ranks of General, not found in The Imperial Sourcebook: a Brigadier is known to have been a senior officer with Blizzard Force during the Battle of Hoth, while Malcor Brashin, victor of the Battle of Kalaan, is identified as a Grand General. Given that stormtroopers formed an important element of both these officers’ commands, it is possible (though by no means certain) that the ranks of Brigadier and Grand General were specific to the Stormtrooper Corps, perhaps replacing High Colonel and Surface Marshal within that hierarchy.

Nor were general ranks restricted just to the commanders of men performing the traditional functions of army troops. For instance, Generals served with the starfighter forces of the Imperial Navy, and also in the Imperial Security Bureau. It is not known for sure how the different grades of general rank within these arms of the military were organized, however: they may have paralleled Army or Stormtrooper forces, but there may have also been specific variations and idiosyncrasies.

The standard rank insignia of an Imperial General seems to have been four red tabs above four blue, with a single code cylinder at the left shoulder. Although some variations are known, both in the number of code cylinders and the number of rank pips, it is possible that these denoted increased grades of authority relating to specific posting, rather than variations in substantive rank.

After the Battle of Endor, regular promotions through general ranks continued in some parts of the Empire: Colonel Freja Covell was promoted to Major General after Endor, and subsequently elevated by Grand Admiral Thrawn to become General commanding all Army forces attached to the main strategic fleet. However, in some areas, the chain of command broke down as Warlords seized power, and. By 12 ABY, for example, one Warlord, an officer named Delvardus, was claiming the rank of Superior General for himself—apparently a calque on "High General".

Rebel Alliance, New Republic and Galactic Alliance

In the Alliance to Restore the Republic, Generals were found in all arms of the military except the capital ship forces of the Fleet: Starfighter Command, Intelligence, SpecForce, and Sector Command.

Rebel Alliance General collar insignia

The rank of General commanded sufficient prestige within the Rebel forces for it to be borne even by the Supreme Allied Commanders, the senior officers of individual arms of the military who collectively formed the High Command. In Intel, the position of Supreme Commander seems always to have been held by General, first Vernan and then Airen Cracken, while similarly, Crix Madine of SpecForces and Jan Dodonna of Starfighter Command, were both Generals, but some Marshal ranks (which we would expect to be more senior) are also known, although their exact position is not entirely clear.

Marshal Pashna Starkiller of Starfighter Command was probably Dodonna’s predecessor, and Ground Marshal Haras Jundop, said to have been in charge of Alliance surface troops, may have been Madine’s forerunner at SpecForces; but the Ground Marshal might alternatively have been commander of SecCom, as individual Sector Commands affiliated to the Alliance were typically led by one or more general officers, such as Trep Reskan in Brak Sector.

Other generals were also found in the forces under the direct control of Alliance High Command—men such as Vanden Willard, the base commander at Yavin.

General Crix Madine within the Rebel Alliance

After the Battle of Endor, the usage of General ranks in the New Republic seems to have remained broadly as it had been under the Alliance, although the high command was reorganized, with a single position of Supreme Commander emerging as the Fleet asserted its dominance over every other aspect of the military except the intelligence apparatus. Nevertheless, the ranks of General and Admiral bestowed equivalent command authority, graded ‘C-1’, and Starfighter Command officers like Wedge Antilles often opted to retain their existing title of General when appointed to fleet commands, as did the Dornean Etahn A'baht during the Black Fleet Crisis.

Little is known of gradations of general ranks within the Rebel Alliance and New Republic. As mentioned above, some Marshal rank apparently existed at an early stage, and by the time of the Liberation of Coruscant in 29 ABY, a rank of Major General had been introduced by the Galactic Alliance; but there are surprisingly few examples of distinct grades of General officer in the intervening decades.

The disappearance of Marshals from active service and the subsequent lack of evidence may mean that differentiation of rank among general officers was kept relatively tightly constrained until the expansion of the military in the war against the Yuuzhan Vong. Alternatively, evidence may simply be lacking.

New Republic Intelligence, which evolved out of the separation of Intel from the combat military, had senior personnel with the rank of Brigadier, who could be considered at least quasi general officers; but it is not certain that NRI actually had any rank of General. It is true that the heads of NRI were often Generals, such as Cracken and Carlist Rieekan, but these men had held their rank since the days of the Alliance, and Admiral Dif Scaur, who was Director of Intelligence during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, had earned his flag rank in the Navy as commander of the Fourth Fleet.

Lastly, mention must be made of the perplexing rank of Etahn A'baht. The Dornean officer's status as "General" during the Black Fleet Crisis of 16-17 ABY was explicitly equivalent to that of an Admiral—indeed, he outranked Admiral Tolokus during the campaign. In 26 ABY, however, he is found as a Brigadier General, a rank which we would expect to have been equivalent to a mere Commodore in the Navy. It is possible that this title was an eccentric attempt to provide an army-style alternative to the senior command title of Commodore, which was separate from the substantive rank of the same name; alternatively, it might be that A'baht had transferred from the line military to New Republic Intelligence, as Bren Derlin, Rieekan and Dif Scaur had done before him, and that his rank of Brigadier General was a grade within the NRI hierarchy.



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General was a military rank that was one of the highest. During the Clone Wars, many Jedi attained this position.

Known Generals

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Craft 14 level 45 and 14 level 50 Common Accuracy enhancements (Accuracy and To Hit Buff)


Earning this badge adds +1 to Recipe holding capacity.

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