Subsector Marshal (IA)
|Imperial Army Senior ranks|
|Senior Army Officer Ranks|
|O12b » Lord Marshal of the Unified Armies|
(Sector Marshal of Core Sector)
|O12a » Grand Marshal (Sector Marshal)|
|O11b » Vice-Marshal (Subsector Marshal)|
|Field Army Officer Ranks|
|O0-O11 » [See Specific Force-Command Ranks Tables]
The Imperial Army deployed in a given Subsector will be commanded by the Subsector Marshal. This officer holds a substantive rank of Field Marshal (O11) and is considered senior to all other Field Marshals in the subsector. This office is also known as Vice Marshal
The office of Subsector Marshal is appointed by the Subsector Duke - who may be overruled by the Emperor, but rarely is. This office must be held by a Baron, and if the candidate is not a Baron then an appropriate title will be bestowed.
The equivalent rank number in the Imperial Navy is Grand Admiral, although the responsibilities of Grand Admiral are generally more senior to those afforded a Subsector Marshal. In terms of responsibility, the Subsector Marshal is nearer the Imperial Navy's Fleet Admiral.
History & Background (Dossier)
A "Marshal" was the officer for administering the army. Eventually, more than one "General" (each commanding an Army) was present in the field at one time, and the coordinating officer in overall charge was titled the "Field Marshal". The Imperial Army inherited this rank from the Rule of Man period.