Star Captain

Clan Rank Insignias
(Jade Falcon as example)
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png Khan
JadeFalcon-TBKhan.png saKhan
JadeFalcon-TBGalaxyCommander.png Galaxy Commander
JadeFalcon-TBStarColonel.png Star Colonel
JadeFalcon-TBStarCaptain.png Star Captain
JadeFalcon-TBStarCommander.png Star Commander
JadeFalcon-TBPointCommander.png Point Commander

Star Captain is a mid-level officer rank within the Clan military structure. A Star Captain commands either a Binary, Trinary, or Supernova unit. A larger commission would typically include 10 MechWarriors, 50 Elementals, 35+ serviceman for the related equipment, plus additional functionaries (or the equivalent numbers for Aerospace fighters, Protomechs, etc).

Star Commanders usually require years of exceptional service before being promoted to Star Captain. Alternatively, a sibko cadet can test into the position by defeating three opponents during his/her Trial of Position, an exceptional and extremely rare event. Star Captain is the highest rank a Clan warrior can achieve without having a Bloodname.[citation needed]

Clan Blood Spirit[edit]

Clan Blood Spirit Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain Blood-Spirits-Star-Captain.png

Clan Cloud Cobra[edit]

Clan Cloud Cobra Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain CloudCobra-StarCaptain.png

Clan Coyote[edit]

Like the Hell's Horses, Clan Coyote has an official Nova Captain rank. These officers command a Binary or Trinary of Novas. As they command twice the troops of a regular Binary, they could be considered a Major.

Clan Coyote Military Rank Insignia[1]
Rank Insignia
Star Captain Coyote-StarCaptain.png
Nova Captain Coyote-NovaCaptain.png

Clan Diamond Shark[edit]

Clan Diamond Shark Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain DiamondShark-StarCaptain.png

Clan Fire Mandrill[edit]

Clan Fire Mandrill Rank Insignia by service branch[2]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental
Star Captain FireMandrill-StarCaptain-MW.png FireMandrill-StarCaptain-ASF.png FireMandrill-StarCaptain-Elemental.png

Clan Ghost Bear[edit]

Clan Ghost Bear Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain GhostBear-StarCaptain.png

Clan Goliath Scorpion[edit]

Clan Goliath Scorpion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain GoliathScorpion-StarCaptain.png

Clan Hell's Horses[edit]

Unlike most other Clans, there is an official Nova Captain rank available to warriors in the Hell's Horses touman. These officers command a Binary or Trinary of Novas. With the increased number of troops under their command (double that of the typical Star Captain) a Nova Captain could be considered equivalent to an Inner Sphere Major.

Clan Hell's Horses Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain HellsHorses-StarCaptain.png
Nova Captain HellsHorses-NovaCaptain.png

Clan Ice Hellion[edit]

Clan Ice Hellion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain IceHellion-StarCaptain.png

Clan Jade Falcon[edit]

Clan Jade Falcon Officer Rank Insignia[3]
Rank Trueborn Freeborn
Star Captain JadeFalcon-TBStarCaptain.png JadeFalcon-FBStarCaptain.png

Clan Nova Cat (SLDF)[edit]

Clan Nova Cat Military Rank Insignia[4]
Rank Insignia
Star Captain NovaCat-StarCaptain.png

Clan Smoke Jaguar[edit]

Clan Smoke Jaguar Military Rank Insignia[5]
Rank Insignia
Star Captain SmokeJaguar-StarCaptain.png

Clan Snow Raven[edit]

Clan Snow Raven Rank Insignia by service branch[6]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew Armor Infantry Support
Star Captain SnowRaven-StarCaptain-MW.png SnowRaven-StarCaptain-ASF.png SnowRaven-StarCaptain-Elemental.png SnowRaven-StarCaptain-Naval.png SnowRaven-StarCaptain-Armor.png SnowRaven-StarCaptain-Infantry.png SnowRaven-StarCaptain-Support.png

Clan Star Adder[edit]

Clan Star Adder Rank Insignia by service branch[7]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew
Star Captain Star-Adder-StarCaptain-MW.png Star-Adder-StarCaptain-ASF.png Star-Adder-StarCaptain-Elemental.png Star-Adder-StarCaptain-Naval.png

Clan Steel Viper[edit]

Clan Steel Viper Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain SteelViper-StarCaptain.png

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile[edit]

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Captain Wolf-StarCaptain.png

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 48
  2. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 45
  3. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 97
  4. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 112
  5. MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game, Second Edition, Color plate section
  6. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 127
  7. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 120

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