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Jedi Commander was a military rank held by Jedi Padawans who took leadership positions within in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Each Jedi Commander served under the command of a Jedi General, who held the rank of Jedi Knight or Jedi Master within the Jedi Order, and was also the Padawan's master.


Following the Battle of Geonosis[6] in 22 BBY[7], this rank was formed when the Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters agreed to serve as generals in the newly deployed Grand Army of the Republic.[6] In addition, the Padawans of the Jedi Knights and Masters, were given the rank of commander by the time of Battle of Christophsis.[1]

Notable Jedi CommandersEdit

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Tano during the battle of Ryloth

Following the Battle of Geonosis, Jedi Grand Master Yoda assigned Padawan Ahsoka Tano to newly promoted Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker in the hopes of teaching of how to let go of his personal attachments.[1] She was then given the rank of commander. Despite her many victories alongside her master, Tano chose to leave the Jedi Order to find her own path. However, she continue to fight alongside the 501st Legion during the Siege of Mandalore until Chancellor Sheev Palpatine initiated Order 66—an event in which the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic turned against their Jedi commanders and terminated them.[8] However, she survived[9] and eventually became a contact for and leader of early rebellion under Senator Bail Organa.[10]

Following the Battle of Geonosis, Jedi Master Luminara Unduli's Padawan, Barriss Offee was given the rank of commander. However, she eventually became disillusioned and carried a bombing on the Jedi Temple's hangar as a statement against the Jedi. She framed her friend Ahsoka Tano but was brought to justice by Skywalker and the Jedi Temple Guards.[11]

Some Padawans such as Knox[4] and Caleb Dume[12] served alongside their masters in the Grand Army, holding the rank of commander. While Knox was killed during a battle on Devaron,[4] Dume survived Order 66[2] and became a leader of Lothal's rebel cell.[13]



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