Lieutenant Commander (IN)

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Imperial Navy Ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O10 » Grand Admiral
O9 » Sector Admiral
O8c » Fleet Admiral (Admiral)
O8b » Fleet Admiral (Vice Admiral)
O8a » Fleet Admiral (Rear Admiral)
O7 » Commodore
O6 » Captain
O5 » Commander
O4 » Lieutenant Commander
O3 » Lieutenant
O2 » Sub-Lieutenant
O1 » Ensign
O0 » Cadet / Midshipman
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 Spacehand (ASH)
E2 » Spacehand (SH)
E1 » Spacehand Apprentice (A)
E0 » Spacehand Recruit (R)

The rank of Lieutenant Commander (O4) is the third most senior non-flag-officer officer rank in the Imperial Navy.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The smallest Spaceships of the Imperial Navy are under the charge of a Lieutenant Commander, if not commanded by a more senior officer. Naval Lieutenant Commanders may also hold staff appointments, or command Squadrons of small craft aboard larger vessels.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The rank of Commander 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.

This rank's name indicates that the holder deputised for that commander or was their second-in-command.

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