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Commodore

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For specific ranks see Military Ranks

Commodore is a naval military rank, often roughly equivalent to that of Colonel.

SLDFEdit

In the first SLDF, a Commodore wore a small star as their rank insignia and commanded a major WarShip or important recharging station.[1] To reach this rank, an SLDF Navy officer needed at least ten years of service.

SLDF Rank insignia
Rank Insignia (First SLDF)[2] Insignia (Second SLDF)[3]
Commodore
(Colonel)
   


Lyran Commonwealth and Lyran AllianceEdit

In the LAAF, the naval equivalent of Colonel is Kaptain. The rank of Kommodore is actually equivalent to Hauptmann-General. Like their ground based counterparts, a Kaptain wears a pair of diamonds as their rank insignia.

LAAF Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Colonel
Kaptain
 

Draconis Combine Mustered SoldieryEdit

In the Draconis Combine Admiralty, the Commodore rank is known as Cho-sho, and is the naval equivalent to Sho-sho (brigadier general). Rank insignia is the katakana symbol "4" in apple-green.[4]

DCMS Rank Insignia by branch of service
Rank AeroSpace Fighter Naval Crew Technical
Service
Cho-sho
(Commodore)
     

Armed Forces of the Federated SunsEdit

In the AFFS, a commodore commands a JumpShip, DropShip group,[5] or Aerospace Fighter wing.[6] A commodore wears an epaulette with two broad bands across the base, like their ground-pounding counterparts.[7]

AFFS Commodore (Colonel) Insignia by branch of service
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Infantry Armor Naval Crew Technical
Service
Administrative Medical Legal Logistics/
Transportation
Commodore
(Colonel)
                   

Capellan Confederation Armed ForcesEdit

The CCAF Navy uses the name of Kong-sang-shao to indicate officers with this rank. Officers who hold this rank use a silver triangle to indicate their status.

CCAF Military Ranks
Kong-sang-shao
(Colonel)
 

Free Worlds LeagueEdit

In the FWLM, the rank of commodore used in one of two cases:

  • The commanding officer of an Aerospace Fighter wing attached to a BattleMech regiment that also has its own DropShips. (The commanding officer of a wing attached to a 'Mech regiment lacking permanent DropShip support holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander instead.)[8]
  • The commanding officer of a DropShip assigned to one of the fleets reporting to Marik Central Command.[9]

Like their counterparts in the AFFS, a Free Worlds League Commodore wears the same insignia as a Colonel. In the FWLM, this is three broad gold bars and one narrow gold bar on a purple background.

FWLM Commodore's Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Commodore
(Colonel)
 

The ClansEdit

The Clan naval equivalent to a Star Colonel is known as a Star Commodore or occasionally a Naval Star Colonel. They typically wear the same insignia as a Star Colonel.

Clan Blood SpiritEdit

Clan Blood Spirit Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Cloud CobraEdit

Clan Cloud Cobra Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan CoyoteEdit

Clan Coyote Military Rank Insignia[10]
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Diamond SharkEdit

Clan Diamond Shark Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Fire MandrillEdit

Clan Fire Mandrill Rank Insignia by service branch[11]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental
Star Colonel      

Clan Ghost BearEdit

Clan Ghost Bear Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Goliath ScorpionEdit

Clan Goliath Scorpion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Hell's HorsesEdit

Clan Hell's Horses Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Ice HellionEdit

Clan Ice Hellion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Jade FalconEdit

Clan Jade Falcon Officer Rank Insignia[12]
Rank Trueborn Freeborn
Star Colonel    [13]

Clan Nova Cat (SLDF)Edit

Clan Nova Cat Military Rank Insignia[14]
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Smoke JaguarEdit

Clan Smoke Jaguar Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Snow RavenEdit

Clan Snow Raven Rank Insignia by service branch[15]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew Armor Infantry Support
Star Colonel              

Clan Star AdderEdit

Clan Star Adder Rank Insignia by service branch[16]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
       

Clan Steel ViperEdit

Clan Steel Viper Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-ExileEdit

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile Military Rank Insignia[17]
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel
Star Commodore
 

ComStar/Word of BlakeEdit

Like their 'Mech piloting counterparts, the ComGuard Navy doesn't use the rank of Commodore. Officers at this level usually hold the rank of Precentor.

Free Rasalhague RepublicEdit

This rank isn't used by the KungsArmé.

Periphery PowersEdit

Magistracy of CanopusEdit

In the Magistracy Armed Forces, the naval equivalent of a MAF Colonel is known as a Rearad, from Rear Admiral. Two rearads formerly commanded the entire Canopian Navy, but after the reforms in the late 31st century they instead command a flotilla of three to six vessels.[18][19] They wear the double gold pips of a MAF Colonel, surrounded by a gold wreath.

Magistracy Armed Forces Insignia
Rank Insignia
Rearad  

Taurian Defense ForceEdit

The Taurian Defense Force uses this rank for the naval equivalent of a Comptroller. TDF Commodores wear the same insignia as a Comptroller but add a gold wreath underneath it to indicate their branch of service.

Marian HegemonyEdit

This rank isn't used by the Marian Hegemony.

Outworlds AllianceEdit

In the Outworlds Alliance there is no distinction between branches of service when it comes to ranks. Therefore the Chairman rank used by AeroSpace Fighter and ground combat units is used here as well.

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