Colonel is a commissioned officer rank of the Templar Marine Corps and Twilight Trooper Corps, equal in rank to Captain in the Templar Navy. Colonels were sometimes given command of Regiments, a group of two to five Battalions which could be anywhere from a few hundred to five thousand troops. Colonels were normally Staff Officers of groups, normally Regiments, but sometimes divisions.
Colonel was occasionally given to Gin Deshis who had proven themselves worthy of commanding higher responsibilities. However Templars who were normally given this rank were Gurei Shishous, who would be given command of a Battalion more often than a Regiment. Though rare, it occasionally happend that a Gin Shishou would be given the rank.
Sometime Prior to the Avengeance Incident Vincent Mikaru I held the rank of Colonel and was in command of the 17th Marine Regiment which was an Infantry Regiment with a half dozen armored vehicles for 'seasoning'. The Regiment was on Zonama Sekot during the incident but commanded by Dade Leviathan as Vincent was acting Captain of the Prowler Airsquid.
|Templar Marine Corps Officer Ranks|
|Second Lieutenant||First Lieutenant||Captain||Major||Lieutenant Colonel||Colonel||Brigadier General||Major General||Twilight General||High General|
|For the Templar Marine Corps Enlisted rank structure click here|
|Twilight Trooper Corps Officer Ranks|
|Second Lieutenant||First Lieutenant||Captain||Major||Lieutenant Colonel||Colonel||Brigadier General||Major General||Twilight General||Grand Twilight General|
|For the Twilight Trooper Corps Enlisted rank structure click here|