Star Colonel

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 Colonel is a high-level officer rank within the Clan military structure. A Star Colonel commands a Cluster of units, usually four or five Binaries, Trinaries, or Supernovas. The rank lacks a direct analogue in the Clans' Star League Defense Force antecedents, although it is roughly equivalent to the Lieutenant Colonel rank in use among the Successor State militaries.

Only Bloodnamed warriors can become Star Colonels and a Clan usually has fewer than a dozen at any one time. Because Clan military forces are smaller in number than those of the Inner Sphere, the next rank, Galaxy Commander, is often held by the Khan or saKhan of the Clan.

As Clan society is a military-led caste system, Star Colonels must be politically, as well as militarily, adroit. Therefore a Clan Colonel often has much more political power and experience than his/her Inner Sphere equivalent.

Clan Blood Spirit[edit]

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

Clan Cloud Cobra[edit]

Clan Cloud Cobra Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel CloudCobra-StarColonel.png

Clan Coyote[edit]

Clan Coyote Military Rank Insignia[1]
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel Coyote-StarColonel.png

Clan Diamond Shark[edit]

Clan Diamond Shark Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel DiamondShark-StarColonel.png

Clan Fire Mandrill[edit]

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

Clan Ghost Bear[edit]

Clan Ghost Bear Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel GhostBear-StarColonel.png

Clan Goliath Scorpion[edit]

Clan Goliath Scorpion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel GoliathScorpion-StarColonel.png

Clan Hell's Horses[edit]

Clan Hell's Horses Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel HellsHorses-StarColonel.png

Clan Ice Hellion[edit]

Clan Ice Hellion Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel IceHellion-StarColonel.png

Clan Jade Falcon[edit]

Clan Jade Falcon Officer Rank Insignia[3]
Rank Trueborn Freeborn
Star Colonel JadeFalcon-TBStarColonel.png JadeFalcon-FBStarColonel.png[4]

Clan Nova Cat (SLDF)[edit]

Clan Nova Cat Military Rank Insignia[5]
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel NovaCat-StarColonel.png

Clan Smoke Jaguar[edit]

Clan Smoke Jaguar Military Rank Insignia[6]
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel SmokeJaguar-StarColonel.png

Clan Snow Raven[edit]

Clan Snow Raven Rank Insignia by service branch[7]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew Armor Infantry Support
Star Colonel SnowRaven-StarColonel-MW.png SnowRaven-StarColonel-ASF.png SnowRaven-StarColonel-Elemental.png SnowRaven-StarColonel-Naval.png SnowRaven-StarColonel-Armor.png SnowRaven-StarColonel-Infantry.png SnowRaven-StarColonel-Support.png

Clan Star Adder[edit]

Clan Star Adder Rank Insignia by service branch[8]
Rank MechWarrior AeroSpace Fighter Elemental Naval Crew
Star Colonel Star-Adder-StarColonel-MW.png Star-Adder-StarColonel-ASF.png Star-Adder-StarColonel-Elemental.png Star-Adder-StarColonel-Naval.png

Clan Steel Viper[edit]

Clan Steel Viper Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel SteelViper-StarColonel.png

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

Clan Wolf/Clan Wolf-in-Exile Military Rank Insignia[9]
Rank Insignia
Star Colonel Wolf-StarColonel.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. Theoretical rank insignia. No freeborn has ever held this rank in Jade Falcon touman.
  5. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 112
  6. MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game, Second Edition, Color plate section
  7. Field Manual: Warden Clans, p. 127
  8. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 120
  9. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 140

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