Brigadier General (IA)
|Imperial Army Ground Forces Command ranks|
|O11a » Field Marshal|
|O10 » General (Colonel-General)|
|O9 » Lieutenant General|
|O8 » Major General|
|O7 » Brigadier General|
|O6 » Colonel|
|O5 » Lieutenant Colonel|
|O4 » Major|
|O3 » Captain|
|O2 » First Lieutenant|
|O1 » Second Lieutenant|
|O0 » Officer Cadet|
|E9 » Sergeant Major|
|E8 » Master Sergeant (First Sergeant)|
|E7 » Leading Sergeant|
|E6 » Staff Sergeant|
|E5 » Sergeant|
|E4 » Lance Sergeant|
|E3 » Corporal|
|E2 » Lance Corporal|
|E1 » Private (Private 1st Class)|
|E0 » Recruit (Private Recruit)|
The rank of Brigadier General (or just Brigadier) (O7) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Army that commands a Brigade or has duties of similar importance.
Each Brigade in the Imperial Army, Imperial Marines and many Mercenary and those few Huscarle units of this size will be commanded by a Brigadier General. Several staff posts at Division level or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.
The equivalent rank in the Imperial Navy is Commodore. The equivalent rank in the Imperial Marines is Brigadier General.
The appointment to this rank attracts the title of Knight.
History & Background (Dossier)
The word "brigadier" derives from the same root as the word "brigade" but the precise origin of "brigade" is obscure. However, the title is meaning The general officer who commands a brigade.
- Douglas E. Berry. Ground Forces (Steve Jackson Games, 2000), 51.
- Gareth Hanrahan. Core Rulebook (Mongoose Publishing, 2008), 12.
- Collated by: BackworldTraveller
- ↑ Loren Wiseman. Nobles (Steve Jackson Games, 2004), 72.