Lieutenant Colonel (IM)

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Imperial Marine Ranks
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Commissioned Officers
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
Enlisted Ranks
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 Lieutenant Coronel (O5) is the commissioned officer rank in the Imperial Marines that commands a Battalion or has duties of similar importance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Each Battalion in the Imperial Marines will be commanded by a Lieutenant Coronel. Several staff posts at Brigade level (where these exist) or higher are also held by Officers with this rank.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The word "colonel" derives from the same root as the word "column" (Italian: colonna) and means "of a column", and, by implication, "commander of a column". The word "colonel" is therefore linked to the word "column" in a similar way that "brigadier" is linked to "brigade", although in English this relationship is not immediately obvious. By the end of the late medieval period, a group of "companies" was referred to as a "column" of an army.

The prefix of "Lieutenant" implies that this rank is the deputy for the Colonel or Coronel.

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