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Brigadier Kerla at Camp Khitomer

Brigadier is a military officer's rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations. As a traditional grade, brigadier (also known as brigadier general) is the most junior flag officer rank or the most senior field officer rank, of a fighting organization, by definition it is the officer in charge of a brigade. In comparison to naval ranking systems, this rank is equivalent to the naval commodore (or rear admiral lower half) ranks.

This grade exists in some form in many other cultures' rank arrangements, such as the Klingon Defense Force. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In the World War II-era German armed forces, the equivalent of a brigadier general, called Generalmajor, wore an insignia of gold shoulder knots.(ENT: "Storm Front")

The Generalmajor was played by actor Christopher Neame.

Noted brigadiers

  • Brigadier Kerla (Klingon)
This chart shows only general equivalencies based on the ranks used by many governments on Earth, as well as the rest of the galaxy.

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