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Imperial Guard Hierarchy
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.[Needs Citation]
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 Gaunt.
- Schaeffer - Commander of the 13th Penal Legion
- Colm Corbec - Regimental officer of the Tanith First and Only
- Regina Kasteen - C.O. of the Valhallan 597th
- "Iron Hand" Straken - C.O. of the Catachan 2nd[5a]
- Carus Brom - Commander of the Tartaran regiments.
- 'Steel Eye' Black
- Stranski[Needs Citation]
- 1: First and Only (Novel) by Dan Abnett
- 2: 13th Legion (Novel) - The Last Chancers (Omnibus) by Gav Thorpe: Chapter Two, p. 65
- 3: For the Emperor (Novel) by Sandy Mitchell, Chapter One
- 4: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
- 5: Codex: Imperial Guard (5th Edition)