Rear Admiral was a naval line rank, usually the lowest level of Admiral in a fleet barring the simple address of Admiral, and the counterpart to the Army rank of Major General. The next rank up in seniority was Vice Admiral, while the rank below was Commodore. There is also some evidence for a semi-formal subordinate grade of Brevet-Admirals, necessitated by the vast expansion of military command responsibilities under the Galactic Empire, and later during the Yuuzhan Vong War.
Within the Imperial Navy, Rear Admirals held a position of systems admiral (also known as commodore) when they commanded a systems force. However, most systems forces contained only one squadron and Rear Admirals shared both positions of systems admiral and squadron commander. Rear Admiral ranked above Senior Captain, and below Vice Admiral. The rank was the equivalent of Imperial Army and Starfighter Corps General.
- "The Admiral's List: Jimas Veltraa Memorial Edition" — Knights of the Old Republic 13
- "The Admiral's List: Karath Home Safely" — Knights of the Old Republic 22
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- "A World to Conquer"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 2
- Legacy of the Force: Inferno
- Legacy (2006) 20
- Imperial Sourcebook
- Cracken's Threat Dossier
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
Notes and references
- The Essential Guide to Warfare, p. 120