A Colonel is typically the commanding officer of an Imperial Guard regiment. Imperial Guard Colonels are entirely responsible for the troops and equipment under their command. Colonels may be assigned to command additional troops or responsibilities depending on the threat-level present in the combat theatre. This position is also known as Lieutenant-Colonel.
Whilst the rank of Colonel has several alternate names, a particularly unusual rank with the equivalent military responsibility is that of Colonel-Commissar. As far as is known, this dual military/political rank has only been held by one man, Ibram Gaunt1.
- Schaeffer - Commander of the 13th Penal Legion2
- Colm Corbec - Regimental officer of the Tanith First and Only1
- Regina Kasteen - Former officer of the Valhallan 201st, regimental officer of the Valhallan 597th3