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"So if you're a captain, and I'm a Jedi, then technically I outrank you, right?"
"In my book, experience outranks everything."
―Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Clone Captain "Rex," upon becoming acquainted with each other for the first time[1]

Thrawn was a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy, as indicated by his rank badge.

An individual's military rank was their placement within a military hierarchy. The military forces of the Galactic Republic, the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Chiss Ascendancy, the Galactic Empire, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the New Republic, the First Order, and the Resistance all utilized military ranks in their hierarchy.

Galactic Republic[]

The Republic Military during the Clone Wars consisted of millions of clone troopers, genetically identical troopers bred to serve the Republic. Clone trooper officers within the Grand Army of the Republic had the ranks of, from highest to lowest, Clone Marshal Commander,[2] Clone Commander,[3] Clone Captain,[1] Clone Lieutenant,[4] and Clone Sergeant.

Non-clone individuals such as Jedi serving the Galactic Republic's Army and Navy had the ranks of Captain,[5] Commander, such as Ahsoka Tano,[6] Colonel, such as Meebur Gascon,[7] Admiral, such as Wullf Yularen,[1] and General, such as Jedi Master Pong Krell.[8]

Confederacy of Independent Systems[]

The Confederacy military was made of the Separatist Droid Army and the Confederacy Navy, which were led by Count Dooku,[9] the Separatist Council and Grievous.[10]

The Separatist Army was almost completely made of droids, which consisted of droid soldiers of the Techno Union, the Commerce Guild, and the Trade Federation.[11] Military ranks used for biological beings in the Separatist Droid Army were the ranks of Captain,[12] Commander,[1] Colonel,[13] and General. One of the most infamous Confederate Generals was the cyborg Grievous.[10]

The Separatist Navy used the military ranks of Captain,[12] Commander,[1] and Admiral. One known admiral in the CIS Navy was Admiral Trench.[14]

Galactic Empire[]

The Imperial Navy's officer corps had several ranks. From lowest to highest, they were: Ensign, Junior Lieutenant, Senior Lieutenant,[15] Lieutenant Commander, Commander, Captain, Commodore,[16] Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, Admiral, Fleet Admiral, and Grand Admiral.[17] Commissioned officers were trained at the Royal Imperial Academy on Coruscant and other similar Imperial Academies.[15]

Some known ranks in the Imperial Army included Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant,[18] First Sergeant,[19] Sergeant Major,[20] Lieutenant,[21] Commandant, Commander, Major,[21] Lieutenant Colonel,[22] Colonel, Brigadier General,[23] General,[24] and Grand General.[25]

First Order[]

The First Order navy and army had a ranking system with the insignia worn on the left sleeve of the uniform, unlike its predecessor, the Galactic Empire. Squad leaders and Sergeants wore black uniforms, Lieutenants and Captains wore light gray, and Majors and Colonels wore teal, while General officers wore charcoal gray uniforms.[26]


Officers of the Resistance wore Resistance rank badges on their left chest to distinguish their ranks.[26]

The Resistance Army was distinguished by red badges and composed of six different ranks: The Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Commander, Colonel, and most importantly, the General rank, held by Leia Organa.[26]

The Resistance navy had the same ranking system as the Resistance army, with badges blue in color as opposed to red. the General rank being replaced by the Admiral rank, which was held by Gial Ackbar,[26] and the addition of the lieutenant commander rank, held by Nien Nunb.[27]

Chiss Ascendancy[]

The Chiss Ascendancy military had a ranking system displayed by honor chains attached to the officer's uniform. Most of the military wore black uniforms, until they were promoted to Flag officer, starting with the rank of Commodore, who got to wear blazing white uniforms. Additionally, flag officers lost their ties to their Chiss family to ensure neutrality among the top level of the military.[28]



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