Commander (IA)

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Imperial Army Nautical Force Command ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O8 » Sea Admiral (various grades)
O7 » Sea Commodore
O6 » Sea Captain
O5 » Commander
O4 » Lieutenant Commander
O3 » Lieutenant
O2 » Sub-Lieutenant
O1 » Ensign
O0 » Officer Cadet (Sea Cadet) / Midshipman
Enlisted
E9 » Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
E8 » Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
E7 » Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
E6 » Petty Officer First Class (PO1)
E5 » Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)
E4 » Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
E3 » Able Sailor (AS)
E2 » Sailor (SO)
E1 » Sailor Apprentice (SA)
E0 » Sailor Recruit (SR)

The rank of Commander (O5) is the second most senior non-flag-officer officer rank in the Imperial Army Nautical Force Command.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Each Ship of the Imperial Army (except the smallest) is under the charge of a Commander, if not commanded by an officer with the rank of Captain. Nautical Commanders may also hold staff appointments.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This rank has a long history from its first inception in the wet-navies of pre-spaceflight planetary naval services. It is shortened from the old term Master and Commander.

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