Captain (IA)

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Imperial Army Ground Forces Command ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O11a » Field Marshal
O10 » General (Colonel-General)
O9 » Lieutenant General
O8 » Major General
O7 » Brigadier General
O6 » Colonel
O5 » Lieutenant Colonel
O4 » Major
O3 » Captain
O2 » First Lieutenant
O1 » Second Lieutenant
O0 » Officer Cadet
Enlisted Ranks
E9 » Sergeant Major
E8 » Master Sergeant (First Sergeant)
E7 » Leading Sergeant
E6 » Staff Sergeant
E5 » Sergeant
E4 » Lance Sergeant
E3 » Corporal
E2 » Lance Corporal
E1 » Private (Private 1st Class)
E0 » Recruit (Private Recruit)

The rank of Captain (O3) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Army that commands a Company or has duties of similar importance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Each Company in the Imperial Army and many Mercenary and Huscarle units will be commanded by a Captain. Several staff posts at Brigade level or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.

The rank is often misused (and even misspelled) to mean the Leader of a Guerilla Unit, whatever its size.

The equivalent rank in other services are

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The term "captain" derives from "katepánō" (Greek: κατεπάνω, lit. "[the one] placed at the top", or "the topmost"), which was used as title for a senior Byzantine military rank and office. The word was Latinized as capetanus/catepan, and its meaning seems to have merged with that of the late Latin "capitaneus" (which derives from the classical Latin word "caput", meaning head). This hybridized term gave rise to the Anglic term "captain" and its equivalents in other languages

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