Brigadier General (IM)

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Imperial Marine Ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O9 » Marshal-Commandant of the Corps
O8 » Brigadier-General (Marshal)
O7 » Brigadier
O6 » Coronel
O5 » Lieutenant Coronel
O4 » Force Commander
O3 » Captain (Force Captain)
O2 » First Lieutenant (Force Lieutenant)
O1 » Second Lieutenant (Force Ensign)
O0 » Cadet / Midshipman
Enlisted Ranks
E9 » Sergeant Major (Fleet Sergeant)
E8 » Master Sergeant (Ship / First Sergeant)
E7 » Leading Sergeant (Section Sergeant)
E6 » Staff Sergeant (Gunnery Sergeant)
E5 » Sergeant
E4 » Lance Sergeant
E3 » Corporal
E2 » Lance Corporal
E1 » Marine/Private (Private 1st Class)
E0 » Marine Recruit / Apprentice

The rank of Brigadier General (or just Brigadier) (O7) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Marines that commands a Brigade or has duties of similar importance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Each Brigade in the Imperial Marines and many Mercenary and those few Huscarle units of this size will be commanded by a Brigadier General. Several staff posts at Subsector level or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.

Note that there are very few Imperial Marine Brigades, and thus this rank is most often seen as a staff, rather than a field, rank.

The appointment to this rank attracts the title of Knight[1].

n.b. When Imperial Marines refer to "The Brigadier General" they are, in fact referring to the Subsector Marshal.

The Brigadier oversees the regiment assigned to each fleet. Their job is to coordinate their actions and advise the Fleet Admiral and civilian leadership on the current status of the Marines. The main focus is on gathering accurate data from Imperial Naval Intelligence and passing it along to the units in the field. The Brigadier's office is also responsible for recruiting and training new Marines in their fleet assigned area of responsibility (usually a single subsector). [2]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The word "brigadier" derives from the same root as the word "brigade" but the precise origin of "brigade" is obscure. However, the title is meaning The general officer who commands a brigade.


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