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"Han Solo. I'm captain of the Millennium Falcon."
Han Solo[src]

In civilian life, a captain was an individual who was in charge of a starship.[3] In military organizations such as the Imperial Navy[14] or the Royal Naboo Security Forces,[17] a captain was an officer of high rank with leadership responsibilities.[14][17]

Military organizationsEdit

Galactic RepublicEdit


A clone trooper naval captain, wearing the rank insignia plaque of a captain

In the republic both army and navy used the rank.[28][32]

Many clone navigation officers, some of whom held the rank of captain, wore a single-rowed plaque, with two red and one blue square (from left to right).[32] In the Grand Army of the Republic, the standard Phase I clone troopers who held the rank Clone Captain were distinguished by red marks on their white armor.[28]

Galactic EmpireEdit

Rank insignia black

An imperial captain, wearing the rank insignia plaque of a captain

In the First Galactic Empire, there were captains only in the Imperial Navy.[20][3][14][33]

On the Imperial insignia plaque of the rank, there were three red colored squares over three blue,[14][20] or alternatively, a single row of of six yellow squares,[20][3] or three blue squares followed by two red.[20]

Alliance to Restore the RepublicEdit

Rebel captain badge

The command insignia of a rebel captain

In the Alliance to Restore the Republic there were captains both in the army and the navy.[20][3][14][33]

On the insignia of a rebel captain, there is two colored pips over each other.[20][3][14][33] The color of the pips (red or blue) indicates the branch of service.[34]

This is true of the early rebellion as well.[35]

First OrderEdit

In the First Order, there were captains only in the navy.[19][36]

The First Order ranks were marked by a combination of uniform color and arm insignia, worn on the left sleeve of the uniform.[19] The First Order captains were wearing a gray uniform with a black armband edged in silver, bearing the name of a particular Imperial hero of the Galactic Civil War, Dillon depicted in silver Aurebesh letters.[36]


Resistance Army Captain badge

The command insignia of a Resistance Army Captain

Resistance Navy Captain badge

The command insignia of a Resistance Navy Captain

In the Resistance, there were captains both in the army, and the navy.[36]

The rank badge of the Resistance captains bearing a colored vertical line. The red colored is in the army, while blue is in the navy.[36]


Non-canon appearancesEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Water War"
  2. StarWars-DatabankII Captain Cassian Andor in the Databank
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  4. 4.0 4.1 Aftermath
  5. 5.0 5.1 Before the Awakening
  6. 6.0 6.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
  7. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis"
  8. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  9. 9.0 9.1 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  10. Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
  11. Shattered Empire, Part IV
  12. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  13. Lords of the Sith
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  15. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
  16. 16.0 16.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Legends of the Lasat"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  18. Thrawn
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  21. Lost Stars
  22. 22.0 22.1 Kanan 8: First Blood, Part II: The Towers of the Temple
  23. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Antilles Extraction"
  24. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Hera's Heroes"
  25. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Machine in the Ghost"
  26. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
  27. StarWars-DatabankII Grand Moff Tarkin in the Databank
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  29. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Secret Cargo"
  30. Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal
  31. Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  32. 32.0 32.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  34. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  35. Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary

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