General of the Armies

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Inner Sphere Military Ranks
Field Officer
General Officer
For specific ranks see Military Ranks

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. Frequently this rank is compared to the AFFS Marshal of the Armies, DCMS Gunji-no-Kanrei, or the CCAF Sang-jiang-jun.

Unlike the Gunji-no-Kanrei or the Sang-jiang-jun, the General of the Armies does not act as a regent in case the Archon is unavailable. (The Archon must specifically appoint the General of the Armies as the Regent, as Katherine Steiner-Davion did for Nondi Steiner.)

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.)

The rank insignia for the General of the Armies is that of a General but backed by an additional black halo.

LAAF Military Rank Insignia
Rank Insignia
General of the Armies
(Fleet Admiral)

List of Generals of the Armies[edit]

Name Reign
Steven Steiner 2467[1]- 2471[2]
Michael Gilchrist 2575 - 2589[3]
Katrin Mueller 2589 -[3]
Paul Steiner - 2791[4]
Graham Kelswa 2791 -[4]
Miles Kempec 2843 - 2846[5]
Alessandro Steiner Pre-3025[6]
Edward Regis By 3025 - 3042[7][8]
Nondi Steiner - 3067
Adam Steiner 3067 - 3074[9]
Rebecca Simons 3074 -
Roderick Steiner 3148[10]


  1. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 22
  2. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 23
  3. 3.0 3.1 Reunification War, p. 39
  4. 4.0 4.1 First Succession War, p. 132: "Richard Steiner profile"
  5. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 41: "Timeline"
  6. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 163: "Personalities: Alessandro Steiner"
  7. 20 Year Update, p. 16: AFFC ranks are established
  8. FedCom Civil War, p. 13: Regis is referred to as the last General of the Armies
  9. Handbook: House Steiner, p. 98: "Adam Steiner profile"
  10. The Anvil, ch. 2