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Lieutenant (Space Marine)

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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the Space Marine Rank; for the Other types of Lieutenants, see Lieutenant.

Lieutenant was a rank of Space Marine used in the Legiones Astartes during the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy. For a time it fell out of use for many years thereafter upon the implementation of the Codex Astartes.[1]

Modern Lieutenants

Ten thousand years after the Heresy upon the return of Roboute Guilliman, the rank of Lieutenant was again implemented. Lieutenants now serve under the command of Captains, acting as their right hands by providing flexibility and helping to direct their battle-brothers in engagements. Space Marine Companies are typically divided into two demi-companies, each of which is commanded by a Lieutenant.[3]

Some Chapters assign additional roles to Lieutenants; for instance, in the Salamanders, they are given ceremonial duty as bodyguards to their Captain, whereas in the Iron Hands, they are charged with questioning their Captain's plans so as to probe for human error.[3]

Vanguard Space Marines operate their own specialty type of Lieutenant known as Vanguard Lieutenants.[6]


Notable Space Marine Lieutenants


See also


Space Marine Infantry
Chapter Command Chapter MasterMaster of SanctityChief LibrarianMaster of the ApothecarionMaster of the ForgeMaster (Master of the WatchMaster of the FleetMaster of the ArsenalMaster of the MarchesMaster of the RitesMaster of RelicsLord ExecutionerMaster of RecruitsMaster of the SignalMaster of Reconnaissance)Chapter Ancient (Primaris Ancient) • Chapter ChampionHonour Guard
Company Command Company Command SquadReclusiam Command SquadCaptain (Primaris Captain) • Lieutenant (Primaris LieutenantVanguard Lieutenant) • Company Ancient (Bladeguard Ancient) • Company Champion
Specialists Librarian (EpistolaryCodicierLexicanumPrimaris LibrarianVanguard Librarian) • Chaplain (ReclusiarchPrimaris ChaplainJudiciar)Apothecary (Primaris ApothecaryHelix Adept) • Techmarine (Primaris Techmarine)
Veteran Squads Sternguard Veteran SquadVanguard Veteran SquadTerminator Squad (Terminator Assault Squad) • Bladeguard VeteranVeteran Intercessor SquadCompany Veterans
Battleline Squads Tactical SquadIntercessor Squad (Heavy Intercessor Squad) • Infiltrator Squad
Close Support Squads Assault SquadAssault Intercessor SquadJump Pack Intercessor SquadInceptor SquadReiver SquadIncursor SquadAssault Centurion Squad
Fire Support Squads Devastator SquadHellblaster SquadAggressor SquadEliminator SquadSuppressor SquadEradicator SquadDesolation SquadInfernus SquadDevastator Centurion Squad
Scouts Scout Squad