|Imperial Marine Ranks|
|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|
|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 Captain (O3) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Marines that commands a Company or has duties of similar importance.
Each Company in the Imperial Marines and many Mercenary and Huscarle units will be commanded by a Captain. Several staff posts at Brigade level or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Navy is Lieutenant.
- The equivalent rank in the Imperial Army (Ground Forces Command) is Captain.
n.b. While aboard ship, an Imperial Marine Captain will be temporarily promoted to Force Commander (a promotion without meaning or change of duty) to prevent confusion with the skipper of the vessel who is always known as The Captain. Such Imperial Marine Captains are often referred to informally as "Major" (e.g. "The Major" or "Marine Major").
History & Background (Dossier)
The term "captain" derives from "katepánō" (Greek: κατεπάνω, lit. "[the one] placed at the top", or "the topmost"), which was used as title for a senior Byzantine military rank and office. The word was Latinized as capetanus/catepan, and its meaning seems to have merged with that of the late Latin "capitaneus" (which derives from the classical Latin word "caput", meaning head). This hybridized term gave rise to the Anglic term "captain" and its equivalents in other languages
References & Contributors (Sources)
|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Captain. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. The text of Wikipedia is available under the Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.|
- Douglas E. Berry. Ground Forces (Steve Jackson Games, 2000), 51.
- Gareth Hanrahan. Core Rulebook (Mongoose Publishing, 2008), 20.
- Collated by: BackworldTraveller