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Star Captain

Clan Rank Insignias
(Jade Falcon as example)
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png Khan
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png saKhan
JadeFalcon-TBGalaxyCommander.png Galaxy Commander
JadeFalcon-TBStarColonel.png Star Colonel
JadeFalcon-TBStarCaptain.png Star Captain
JadeFalcon-TBStarCommander.png Star Commander
JadeFalcon-TBPointCommander.png Point Commander

Star Captain is a mid-level officer rank within the Clan military structure, equivalent to a Captain in the Inner Sphere. A Star Captain may command a Binary, Trinary, or Supernova unit among ground and aerospace forces, command a DropShip or JumpShip, or serve as a senior officer aboard a WarShip. Some Clans make use of the Nova Captain rank to differentiate commanders of Supernova units.[1][2] A larger commission would typically include 10 MechWarriors, 50 Elementals, 35+ serviceman for the related equipment, plus additional functionaries (or the equivalent numbers for Aerospace fighters, Protomechs, etc).

Star Commanders usually require years of exceptional service before being promoted to Star Captain. Alternatively, a sibko cadet can test into the position by defeating three opponents during his/her Trial of Position, an exceptional and extremely rare event. Star Captain is the highest rank a Clan warrior can achieve without having a Bloodname.[citation needed]

Clan Blood SpiritEdit

Clan Blood Spirit Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Cloud CobraEdit

Clan Cloud Cobra Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan CoyoteEdit

Like the Hell's Horses, Clan Coyote has an official Nova Captain rank. These officers command a Binary or Trinary of Novas. As they command twice the troops of a regular Binary, they could be considered a Major.

Clan Coyote Military Rank Insignia[3]
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  
Nova Captain  

Clan Diamond SharkEdit

Clan Diamond Shark Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Fire MandrillEdit

Clan Fire Mandrill Rank Insignia by service branch[4]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental
Star Captain      

Clan Ghost BearEdit

Clan Ghost Bear Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Goliath ScorpionEdit

Clan Goliath Scorpion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Hell's HorsesEdit

Unlike most other Clans, there is an official Nova Captain rank available to warriors in the Hell's Horses touman. These officers command a Binary or Trinary of Novas. With the increased number of troops under their command (double that of the typical Star Captain) a Nova Captain could be considered equivalent to an Inner Sphere Major.

Clan Hell's Horses Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  
Nova Captain  

Clan Ice HellionEdit

Clan Ice Hellion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Jade FalconEdit

Clan Jade Falcon Officer Rank Insignia[5]
Rank Trueborn Freeborn
Star Captain    

Clan Nova Cat (SLDF)Edit

Clan Nova Cat Military Rank Insignia[6]
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Smoke JaguarEdit

Clan Smoke Jaguar Military Rank Insignia[7]
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Snow RavenEdit

Clan Snow Raven Rank Insignia by service branch[8]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew Armor Infantry Support
Star Captain              

Clan Star AdderEdit

Clan Star Adder Rank Insignia by service branch[9]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew
Star Captain        

Clan Steel ViperEdit

Clan Steel Viper Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-ExileEdit

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain  

ReferencesEdit

  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 11
  2. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 14
  3. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 48
  4. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 45
  5. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 97
  6. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 112
  7. MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game, Second Edition, Color plate section
  8. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 127
  9. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 120

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