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Brevet General


In the Eridani Light Horse mercenary command, the commanding officer of all the Light Horse units holds the rank of Brevet General. Typically a "brevet" officer holds the responsibilities of a higher rank but receives none of the benefits.

For example a Brevet Major could be a Captain who handles many duties above his pay grade, but hasn't yet been promoted.

In the ELH, the CO's use of Brevet General is meant to show that officer's willingness to relinquish his position if his orders violate the spirit of the SLDF and ELH traditions.[1]


  1. Mercenary's Handbook, p. 69