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Wing Commanders Gallia, Tiin and Fisto at the Battle of Lola Sayu

"Charat Kraal, I am advancing you to the rank of wing commander. Your forces will be replenished to full fighting-wing status. You will perform special missions for me, often in association with the other fighting wings."
Czulkang Lah to Charat Kraal[src]

Wing Commander was a military rank in the Grand Army of the Republic,[1] Imperial,[2] New Republic, and Yuuzhan Vong[3] militaries.


Although the full rank appears to be "wing commander," a person holding this rank was generally referred to simply as "commander."[4] In the Rebel Alliance, the rank in Starfighter Command was used interchangeably with colonel.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

It is unclear in many instances whether an individual was a commander or wing commander. Wedge Antilles was referred to as a "wing commander" during the Thrawn Trilogy,[6] but only as a "commander" in X-Wing: Isard's Revenge, which covers some of the same events, specifically the Battle of Bilbringi. Although it is conceivable that Antilles could have been promoted after the events of X-Wing: Solo Command, the X-Wing book series is consistent in reference to his rank of simply "commander" despite the in-universe time gap and previous continuity of The Last Command.[source?]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
  2. Lieutenant Tschel refers to a TIE Fighter wing commander in his briefing about the Obroa-skai raid.
  3. The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
  4. Heir to the Empire
  5. Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
  6. The Last Command
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