Supreme Commander was a rank given to the senior-most officer in Imperial High Command, whom also held direct authority over the entirety of the Imperial Military. Although Emperor Sheev Palpatine was the overall leader of the Imperial Military as Head of State and was advised by the Joint Chiefs, the Emperor was not involved in the daily responsibilities of the military-industrial complex. Those responsibilities fell to the Supreme Commander, who was briefed daily by the Joint Chiefs, created the agenda of the military to fulfill the Emperor's galactic strategy, and led High Command.
The individuals who achieved the rank of Supreme Commander reportedly did not retain it for long, as the Emperor promoted infighting and competitiveness among the senior officers, and shifted assignments and responsibilities frequently.
After the Battle of Yavin, General Cassio Tagge was promoted to the military rank of Grand General and placed as the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Military. Tagge held the position until he was killed by Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader due to his multiple failures during the War on Shu-torun.
- Darth Vader 2: Vader, Part II (First appearance)
- Darth Vader 8: Shadows and Secrets, Part II
- Darth Vader 12: Shadows and Secrets, Part VI
- Darth Vader 17: The Shu-Torun War, Part II (Appears in hologram)
- Darth Vader 22: End of Games, Part III
- Darth Vader 23: End of Games, Part IV
- Darth Vader 25: End of Games, Part VI
- Dawn of Rebellion (First identified as Supreme Commander)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Darth Vader 2: Vader, Part II establishes that Cassio Tagge was given the rank of Grand General and placed in charge of the Imperial Military. Since the individual in command of the Imperial Military is the Supreme Commander per Dawn of Rebellion, it can be deduced that Grand General Tagge was the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Military. and
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Dawn of Rebellion
- ↑ Darth Vader 25: End of Games, Part VI