Brigadier General (IM)
|Imperial Marine Ranks|
|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|
|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|
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.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Navy is Commodore.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Army (Ground Forces Command) is Brigadier General.
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). 
History & Background (Dossier)
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.