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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[18] or the Royal Naboo Security Forces,[21] a captain was an officer of high rank with leadership responsibilities.[18][21]

Military organizationsEdit

Galactic RepublicEdit

"My name's Rex, but you'll call me Captain or Sir."
―Clone Captain Rex[src]

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

In the Galactic Republic, officers in the army and navy used the rank of captain.[33][36]

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).[36] In the Grand Army of the Republic, the standard Phase I clone troopers who held the rank of Clone Captain were distinguished by red markings on their white armor.[33]

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.[24][3][18][37]

On the Imperial insignia plaque of the rank, there were three red colored squares over three blue,[18][24] or alternatively, a single row of of six yellow squares,[24][3] or three blue squares followed by two red.[24]

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.[24][3][18][37]

On the insignia of a rebel captain, there is two colored pips over each other.[24][3][18][37] The color of the pips (red or blue) indicates the branch of service.[38]

This is true of the early rebellion as well.[39]

First OrderEdit

In the First Order, there were captains only in the navy.[23][40]

The First Order ranks were marked by a combination of uniform color and arm insignia, worn on the left sleeve of the uniform.[23] 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.[40]


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.[40]

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.[40]


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 (backup link)
  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. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  9. Phasma
  10. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  12. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "In the Name of the Rebellion"
  13. Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
  14. Shattered Empire, Part IV
  15. Star Wars Battlefront II
  16. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  17. Lords of the Sith
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
  20. 20.0 20.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Legends of the Lasat"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  22. Thrawn
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  25. Lost Stars
  26. 26.0 26.1 Kanan 8: First Blood, Part II: The Towers of the Temple
  27. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Crawler Commandeers"
  28. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Antilles Extraction"
  29. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Hera's Heroes"
  30. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Machine in the Ghost"
  31. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
  32. StarWars-DatabankII Grand Moff Tarkin in the Databank (backup link)
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  34. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Secret Cargo"
  35. Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  36. 36.0 36.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  38. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  39. Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary

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