A Rear Admiral was an officer of high rank in the naval forces of the Galactic Empire, and that of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, Nils Tenant held this rank. By the fifth year of Emperor Palpatine's reign, Kendal Ozzel, Tiaan Jerjerrod and Conan Antonio Motti held that rank. Orson Krennic desired to hold the rank of a Rear Admiral, however he was promoted from Lieutenant Commander to Commander instead.
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