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Gondorian military ranks

See also: Warcraft in Gondor, Offices and Titles in Gondor


Sindarin Explanation Equivalent Sindarin Explanation Equivalent
Bennêth Untrained soldier Recruit A raw recruit, also called a Landsman. Youngman
Light infantryman
Private A seaman with between one and two years' experience at sea. Deckhand
Experienced heavy infantryman,
Experienced heavy cavalryman
A seaman with more than two years' experience at sea. An able seaman received about 25% higher pay than an ordinary seaman. Able seaman
Methîr Veteran soldier, nearly finished his term.  
Methîr iaur Deputy squad leader, veteran after 20 years of service. Corporal
Junior Officers
Cainenhîr Leader of infantry squad (tulkarim, 16 men). Carry a dagger as a sign of their rank. Sergeant Special professionals whose expertise and authority demands formal recognition: The Surgeon, the Purser, The Carpenter, the Boatswain, Master-at-Arms. Warrant Officer
Rochben iaur Veteran cavalryman, leader of cavalry tulkarim (10 men). Corporal of Horse, Cornet A subordinate officer, appointed by warrant. Midshipman
Turmahîr Captain of a company (turma) of 150-300 men. Lieutenant Junior commissioned officer, carrier of the ensign flag. Ensign
Rochben erui "First knight", leader of cavalry winglet (40 men). Captain Ranked according to their seniority, with the senior being the First Lieutenant of "Number One" and second-in-command. Lieutenant
Senior Officers
  Major Dromundhîr "Galley-Captain". Commander of an oared vessel. Commander
Autherdir Regimental commander (500-1500 men). Colonel Caironhîr "Carrack-Captain". Commander of a cairon or a gaervinas. Post Captain
Condir Commander of one or several cavalry squadrons, auxiliaries or elite troops. Brigadier Aerhîr "Lord-Captain". Commodore of a naval squadron. Flag-Admiral
High Command
Herdir Vagorim Master of Infantry General Aerhîr Lord-Captain, commanding the reserve squadron. Rear admiral
Herdir Roechbin Master of Cavalry General Aerhîr Lord-Captain, commanding the leading naval squadron. Vice admiral
Berthir Dagarim Captain of the Hosts Field Marshall Berthîr Ceiriath Captain of the Ships Admiral of the Fleet

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