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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[16] or the Royal Naboo Security Forces,[19] a captain was an officer of high rank with leadership responsibilities.[16][19]

Military organizationsEdit

Galactic RepublicEdit


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.[31][34]

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).[34] 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.[31]

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.[22][3][16][35]

On the Imperial insignia plaque of the rank, there were three red colored squares over three blue,[16][22] or alternatively, a single row of of six yellow squares,[22][3] or three blue squares followed by two red.[22]

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.[22][3][16][35]

On the insignia of a rebel captain, there is two colored pips over each other.[22][3][16][35] The color of the pips (red or blue) indicates the branch of service.[36]

This is true of the early rebellion as well.[37]

First OrderEdit

In the First Order, there were captains only in the navy.[21][38]

The First Order ranks were marked by a combination of uniform color and arm insignia, worn on the left sleeve of the uniform.[21] 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.[38]


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.[38]

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.[38]


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. Phasma
  9. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  10. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  11. 11.0 11.1 Battlefront: Twilight Company
  12. Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
  13. Shattered Empire, Part IV
  14. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  15. Lords of the Sith
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  17. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
  18. 18.0 18.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Legends of the Lasat"
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  20. Thrawn
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  23. Lost Stars
  24. 24.0 24.1 Kanan 8: First Blood, Part II: The Towers of the Temple
  25. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Crawler Commanders"
  26. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Antilles Extraction"
  27. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Hera's Heroes"
  28. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "The Machine in the Ghost"
  29. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
  30. StarWars-DatabankII Grand Moff Tarkin in the Databank (backup link)
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  32. Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Secret Cargo"
  33. Star Wars: On the Front Lines
  34. 34.0 34.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush"
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  36. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  37. Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary

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