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  Ranks and Military Units
A taskforce is commanded by a taskforce commander, an officer temporarily assigned to mission command.
Usually the TC is of a rank appropriate to the size of the units involved.
Wing commanders were attached to line flagships, and as lines tended to vary with each mission, a wing commander might find himself with a wing of two squadrons in one month and six squadrons in another.
swi.starwarsclub.org /resources/organizations/ranks.htm   (2447 words)

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Wing Commander (Wg Cdr in the RAF, WGCDR in the RNZAF and RAAF, W/C in the former RCAF) is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries.
It has a NATO ranking code of OF-4, and is equivalent to a Commander in the Royal Navy or a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army or the Royal Marines.
The command pennant used by a Wing Commander is one of two triangular command pennants used in the RAF.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Wing_Commander_(rank)   (712 words)

 Military Rank, Operations, & Feudal Hierarchy
The equivalent of a Naval Captain is a Group Captain, the commander of an air Group, the equivalent of a Commander a Wing Commander, commander of an air Wing, and the equivalent of a Lieutenant Commander a Squadron Leader, commander of an air Squadron.
Taking command of a ship, after all, was an awesome responsibility, both because of the value of the ship and because of the power the captain had over the crew, sometimes the power and life and death.
"commander." In Mediaeval Romania, some level of cash economy remained, and the device of conferring land for livings was at first restricted to soldiers who would till the land themselves, not conferred on a nobility that could become disloyal.
www.friesian.com /rank.htm   (12383 words)

 Commander - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
Commander is a military rank or title, and was used in several different ways during the era of the Clone Wars, Galactic Civil War and Yuuzhan Vong invasion, as well as other wars.
The usage of "Commander" in Star Wars is complicated by the fact that authentic military usage treats "Commander" as a rank, a position, and a title.
The analogous air force rank of "Wing Commander" (borrowed into the Royal Air Force from the Royal Navy) is also a source of some confusion, as the Alliance has been seen to use wing commander alongside "flight commander," which may be a rank, position, or title.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Commander   (1020 words)

 Training Manual :: The Official Training Manual of the Emperor's Hammer
The Wing Commander is usually given the freedom to appoint Squadron Commanders, as well as mediate disputes between squadrons.
Most of a Wing Commander's work will be in the form of reviewing various medal and promotion requests, verification of mission completions, etc. However, a Wing Commander must be present occasionally on-line to post messages on message boards.
The Wing Commander must keep in contact with the six Squadron Commanders in his wing and make sure the Squadrons are active.
www.imperialacademy.org /tmanual/positions_wing_commander.html   (261 words)

 STAR WARS: Rebel Alliance Insignia
The number of dots suggests a rank closer to a general's seniority; We must assume that the Princess means "commander" in the sense of being the most senior army officer present.
Katarn in turn addressd the officer as "commander", which obviously isn't his literal rank (because a "commander" is merely a mid-ranking naval officer), and probably just refers to his role as the commander of the New Republic facility.
The badges for ranks up to commander are logically determined by movie observations, the limited plaque combinations with small numbers of dots, and the number of rank levels which must be covered.
www.theforce.net /swtc/domino.html   (5188 words)

 Wing Commander
Wing Commanders are first expected to function in the same way for their CMDRs as the CMDRs do for their own pilots, by taking care of the CMDRs' BSFs etc...
In addition to this, Wing Commanders are expected to create opportunities for the pilots in their Wing to take part in contests with other members of the TIE Corps, and these are generally larger and more complex contests than those organized by Squadron Commanders.
Any Wing Commander who drops out of contact for more than one week without an exceptionally good reason can expect to find someone in Wing Operations upon their return, but individual Commodores may be flexible about this regulation.
www.iei.net /~dpippen/wing_commander.htm   (352 words)

 Wing Commander (rank) - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Wing Commander is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries.
Originally, a Wing Commander commanded a wing, which is typically is a group of three or four squadrons of aircraft, but is now more likely to command a squadron.
The rank insignia is based on the three gold bands of Commanders in many world navies; consisting of three narrow light blue bands over slightly wider fl bands.
www.music.us /education/W/Wing-Commander-(rank).htm   (409 words)

  Wing Commander (rank)
Wing Commander is a senior commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many other Commonwealth countries.
It has a NATO ranking code of OF-4, and is equivalent to a Commander in the Royal Navy or a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army or the Royal Marines.
Originally, a Wing Commander commanded a wing, which is typically is a group of three or four squadrons of aircraft, but is now more likely to command a squadron.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/w/wi/wing_commander__rank_.html   (183 words)

 Naval Ranks - VEWiki
These Ranks will be conferred based upon the amount of effort contributed by the Member to the Fleet and recommendations from his or her superior officer (if appropriate).
The Ranks of Captain and below may be conferred by individual Command Officers, Ship Captains, Wing Commanders or Squadron Commanders, as appropriate.
The Rank of Fleet Admiral is the highest a Member could reasonably hope to achieve in the Vast Empire.
www.vastempire.com /wiki/index.php?title=Naval_Ranks   (839 words)

 Wing Commander   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wing Commander (rank) is a rank in the Royal Air Force, equivalent to a Lieutenant Colonel in most Armies, the Royal Marines and the United States Marine Corps.
Wing Commander (computer game) is a popular video game from the early to mid 1990s, the most recent being Wing Commander: Secret Ops, published by Origin Systems, Inc
Wing Commander (movie) is a 1999 movie based on the computer game series.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/w/wi/wing_commander_1.html   (92 words)

 Rank & Promotions
Rank in game is gained by having a successful mission based on what you killed and if you where killed.
Rank not only determines if you can spawn a piece of equipment but is used also to determine if you can post a mission.
What are the ranks required to spawn in some of the higher tier equipment.
www.17thaac.com /rank_&_promotions.htm   (371 words)

 OC Wing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wing Commander Colin McCrae joined 1232 (City of Dundee) Squadron as a cadet in 1969, and reached the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer.
After a brief spell as the acting Wing P Ed O he was appointed to Wing Staff in dec 1991 as the Wing P Ed O, a post which he held until Dec 1996, when he was promoted to Squadron Leader and appointed as the Wing Training Officer.
Wing Commander McCrae is married to Fiona and they have two children.
www.hqdcswatc.org.uk /html/oc_wing.html   (268 words)

 Military rank at AllExperts
The use of formalized ranks came into widespread use with the Roman legions after the introduction of reforms by the consul Gaius Marius, which were completed around 60 BC.
Officers who typically command units or formations that are expected to operate independently for extended periods of time (brigades and larger, or flotillas or squadrons of ships), are referred to variously as General Officers (army, marines, and some air forces), Flag Officers (navy), or Air Officers (some Commonwealth air forces).
NCO ranks typically include a varying number of grades of Sergeant and Corporal (air force, army and Marines), or Chief Petty Officer and Petty Officer (navy and coast guard).
en.allexperts.com /e/m/mi/military_rank.htm   (1656 words)

 Jedi Council Forums - Starfighter / Fleet Command and Army Ranking ladder
Considering that the rank of Commander in naval rank systems, and the RAF rank of Wing Commander, are equivalent to the army rank of Lieutenant Colonel...
As for why the rank "commander" is used as it is in the books, my interpretation is based in _Solo Command_, in which Wedge commands an entire flight group, and _I, Jedi_, because in it Tycho is already a Colonel.
Likewise, as of the HOT Corran is promoted to "Commander" because he can't be promoted any higher as long as Wedge commands at General and Tycho is XO at Colonel; however, due to his service record, it wouldn't be right for him to stay at Major.
boards.theforce.net /literature/b10003/15400442/p4   (972 words)

 Ad-Blurbs for Wing Commander
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Wing Commander puts you in the middle of the most intense starship action you've ever experienced outside of a movie theater.
Wing Commander turned the action-simulation category upside down with a unique combination of spectacular 3-D graphics, an emotion-filled storyline and a dynamic musical soundtrack that alters the music to match the action.
www.mobygames.com /game/wing-commander/adblurbs   (1124 words)

 Wing Commander - The Revival
Due to the tendency of it's commanding officer, Commodore Tolwyn, to fight the war in his own way, the Tiger's Claw is transfered out of Vega Sector to a less important sector of the galaxy.
A small Terran fleet of elite fighters of the TCS Tiger's Claw under command of Major Christopher Blair is dispatched to the Imperial starbase.
Fighter wings from the Tiger's Claw rush to Goddard and forge a path for transports and corvettes, only to discover that a quarter-million human lives have already been sacrificed by the Kilrathi.
www.wcrevival.de /timeline   (5821 words)

The installation commander commands the wing, the base and all the local resources associated with it.
Some positions such as wing commander still had a vice commander, but that type of second-in-command position was more and more rare.
The wing commander assumed a heavy administrative burden and the staff to handle it.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/usaf/unit/wing.htm   (510 words)

 Commander - Guild Wars Wiki (GWW)
The Commander title is earned for your account by gaining Victory Points.
The eighth tier is a possible allusion to Wing Commander, yet another '90s computer game.
The ninth tier might be referring to a character from the G.I Joe franchise, Cobra Commander.
wiki.guildwars.com /wiki/Commander   (160 words)

 Fox Wing Ranks
The highest rank in Fox Wing, restricted to the overall wing commander.
Highest rank in the ground forces, restricted to the leader of the 36th Infiltration Squad.
Generic command rank in the 36th Infiltration Squad, available only to those with special commissions.
www.iol.ie /~bebco/ranks.htm   (185 words)

 Harry James Maxted, Wing Commander, Royal Air Force
Wing Commander Harry James Maxted was an officer in the Royal Air Force.
Wing Commander Maxted was involved in a motor accident near Takoma Park, Maryland, on 21 November 1943.
Wing Commander Maxted is buried in the Fort Myer Section, Grave 95.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /hjmaxted.htm   (117 words)

 Rebel Squadrons - Operations Manual - Ranks
Squadron Ranks are awarded for consistent performance at the squadron level of the Rebel Squadrons.
Wing Ranks are awarded for consistent performance at the wing level of the Rebel Squadrons.
Fleet Ranks are awarded for consistent performance at the fleet level of the Rebel Squadrons.
www.rebelsquadrons.org /manual/ranks.php   (316 words)

 Cadet Wing Commander - USAFA Folklore
The Cadet Wing Commander is a first class cadet who is the senior ranking cadet in the Wing.
In the summer of 2006, the Academy instituted the position of Summer Wing Commander to oversee the various summer cadet groups.
The Cadet Wing Commander holds the rank of Cadet/Colonel, and in formation carries a special gold sabre.
www.cadetx.com /wiki/index.php/Cadet_Wing_Commander   (74 words)

 Commander - GuildWiki
Commander is a title awarded for an in-game achievement that you can display for prestige.
Keen Commander is a reference to Commander Keen.
Wing Commander is a reference to the Wing Commander computer game, although Wing Commander is also a rank in the Royal Air Force, and a position in the United States Air Force.
gw.gamewikis.org /wiki/Commander   (142 words)

 Dal Russel
Squadron Leader Russel as Commanding Officer of 411 was deputed to act as VB Wing Leader by the Station Commander in the middle of April.
Although, as close escort and as cover, the wing has been bounced several times, the fine formation and discipline for which Wing Commander Russel is largely responsible have discouraged the enemy on most occasions from pressing home his advantage, and the wing has lost only two pilots against two Huns destroyed and three damaged.
First to establish the mark was the wing commanded jointly by Group Capt. W.R. MacBrien of Ottawa, and Wing Cmdr. Johnny Johnson, whose fliers shot down five aircraft Oct. 8, raising their total to 202, and subsequently to 207.
acesofww2.com /Canada/aces/russel.htm   (4194 words)

 Aerospace Studies > Bulletin Board > Commander's Guide
Cadet wing leaders may be asked to provide inputs about cadets to me, but will not engage in cadet rankings within the cadet wing.
The process for ranking cadets for Field Training, summer training programs, categorization, scholarship nomination, awards, and assignment inputs use a similar process of objective and subjective criteria to provide inputs to those who are involved in cadet selection events.
The cadet rank insignia is worn the same as for BDU's along with a blue name-tag per AFI 36-2903.
www.fsu.edu /~rotc/certification/aerospace/commander.htm   (4134 words)

 Encounters with Veterans - Air Marshal Yeshwant Vinayak Malse - Part 2
Inspite of the fast growth in terms of promotion to upper ranks, the airforce at that time was still so small that it had very few squadron command positions open.
Since Malse had already reached the rank of Wing Commander, he would not be able to command a fighter squadron which at that time was under Sqn Ldr rank officers.
The only command options left for a Wing Commander Rank officer would be either the bomber squadron (No.5) or the transport squadron (No.12).
www.bharat-rakshak.com /IAF/History/1950s/Malse02.html   (3935 words)

 1140 (Steyning) Squadron Air Training Corps Web Site
The ranks above Air Commodore follow that theme by adding a medium band to the Air Commodore rank at each level until there are 4 medium bands above 1 thick band (Marshall of the Royal Air Force).
In the ATC a Wing Commander is the Commanding Officer of a Wing (e.g.
Sussex Wing is in London and South East Region whose Headquarters is at RAF Northolt.
homepage.ntlworld.com /steyning.aircadets/ranks.htm   (631 words)

 The official Standoff website
Following the loss of the Defiance, Sparrow was assigned to the TCS Guadalcanal as the commander of its squadron of Sabres.
The ship's Wing Commander, however, has expressed concern that she's been using her position to turn the squadron into a personal fan club of sorts.
Given the size of the Lionheart's wing, other pilots have had no choice but to get used to flying with him, and much to their suprise, he hasn't gotten anybody killed yet.
standoff.solsector.net /chars.htm   (1492 words)

 The Armchair Empire - Classic Gaming: Wing Commander (PC)
The Kilrathi are a feline-race which prides itself on terrorizing the galaxy by conquering all other races, killing small birds, tearing the furniture, and leaving dead mice on porches - you know general cat behavior.
Fresh from the academy with your "friend" Todd "Maniac" Marshall - you are brought into the squadron as an up and coming wing commander and are subsequently paired with all the pilots in the outfit at one point or another.
In each sector, your wingman changes but you are paired with them for all missions in that sector - so if your friend becomes an expanding gas cloud on the first sortie you are probably going to be in trouble on a later mission.
www.armchairempire.com /classic_gaming/wing_commander.htm   (635 words)

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