General of the Armies
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|Inner Sphere Military Ranks|
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General of the Armies is a military rank assigned to the highest serving officer in the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces and the Lyran Alliance Armed Forces. Reporting directly to the Archon, this officer is responsible for every action taken by the LAAF. This rank is similar in its responsibilities to the AFFS Marshal of the Armies, DCMS Gunji-no-Kanrei, or the CCAF Sang-jiang-jun, serving as the supreme commander for the nation's entire military unless overruled by the head of state.
The highest rank in the LAAF Navy is known as Fleet Admiral, who handles all the Naval affairs. Though the Fleet Admiral wears an identical insignia, the Fleet Admiral is not the peer of the General of the Armies; The Fleet Admiral reports to the General of the Armies. (Any Naval officer who reached this rank would likely be named General of the Armies and a new Fleet Admiral would be appointed.)
|General of the Armies
List of Generals of the Armies
|Steven Steiner||2467- 2471|
|Michael Gilchrist||2575 - 2589|
|Katrin Mueller||2589 -|
|Paul Steiner||By 2785- 2799 (see notes)|
|Amanda Lestrade||2799 - |
|Miles Kempec||2843 - 2846|
|Edward Regis||By 3025 - 3042|
|Nondi Steiner||By 3058 (see notes) - 3067|
|Adam Steiner||3067 - 3074|
|Rebecca Simons||3074 -|
While Paul Steiner retained the position of General of the Armies until his death in 2799, he was largely cut off from the decision-making of the LCAF after the death of his sister Jennifer in favor of Leutnant-General Graham Kelswa. Kelswa's death three years later forced Archon Richard to reinstate Paul as overall commander of the LCAF.
The rank of General of the Armies was defunct from 3042 until the rank reorganization originating with Archon's Order 5730023 in 3057, resulting in the ascent of Nondi Steiner to the post.
- Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 32
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 113
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 22
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 23
- Reunification War, p. 39
- First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 21
- First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 115
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 41: "Timeline"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 163: "Personalities: Alessandro Steiner"
- 20 Year Update, p. 16: AFFC ranks are established
- FedCom Civil War, p. 13: Regis is referred to as the last General of the Armies
- Shattered Fortress, p. 38
- Handbook: House Steiner, p. 98: "Adam Steiner profile"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, pp. 83–84: "Clashing Values"
- The Anvil, ch. 2
- First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 67
- First Succession War (sourcebook), p. 73