Colonel (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 Coronel (O6) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Marines that commands a Regiment or has duties of similar importance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Each Regiment in the Imperial Marines will be commanded by a Coronel. Several staff posts at Brigade level (where these exist) or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.

The role of Regimental leader may occasionally be split into the Professional Commander (Coronel) and the Ceremonial Commander (Coronel-in-Chief), although this practice is more common in the Imperial Army and Huscarles units than in the Imperial Marines. The only Imperial Marine Regiment where this has occurred, is the Marine Guard Regiment whose Coronel-in-Chief is the Emperor.

Some Imperial Marine Regiments use the title Coronel[1] instead of Colonel[2].

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

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The word "colonel" derives from the same root as the word "column" (Italian: colonna) and means "of a column", and, by implication, "commander of a column". The word "colonel" is therefore linked to the word "column" in a similar way that "brigadier" is linked to "brigade", although in English this relationship is not immediately obvious. By the end of the late medieval period, a group of "companies" was referred to as a "column" of an army.

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