Captain (IM)

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Imperial Marine Ranks
Imperial Marine Logo.jpeg
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 Captain (O3) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Marines that commands a Company or has duties of similar importance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Each Company in the Imperial Marines 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.

n.b. While aboard ship, an Imperial Marine Captain will be temporarily promoted to Force Commander (a promotion without meaning or change of duty) to prevent confusion with the skipper of the vessel who is always known as The Captain. Such Imperial Marine Captains are often referred to informally as "Major" (e.g. "The Major" or "Marine Major").

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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