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======Gondorian military ranks======
//See also: [[GondorWarcraft Warcraft in Gondor]], [[Titles Offices and Titles in Gondor]]//

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<h3>ARMY AND NAVY RANKS COMPARED</h3> </td>
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<td colspan="3"><font color="#FFFFFF"><b>ARMY</b></font></td>
<td colspan="3"><font color="#FFFFFF"><b>NAVY</b></font></td>
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<td><b><font color="#FFFFFF"><i>Sindarin</i></font></b></td>
<td><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Explanation</font></b></td>
<td><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Equivalent</font></b></td>
<td><b><font color="#FFFFFF"><i>Sindarin</i></font></b></td>
<td><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Explanation</font></b></td>
<td><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Equivalent</font></b></td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Bennêth</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">Untrained soldier, recruit.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">Recruit</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4">A raw recruit, also called a landsman.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4">Youngman</td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Vagor,<br>
Ehtar,<br>
Hadron<br>
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<td width="363" bgcolor="#E8EBEE">Swordman,
spearman, skirmisher, Non-professional soldier belonging to the Territorial Corps.<br></td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#E8EBEE">Private</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
<td bgcolor="#E8EBEE">A seaman with between one and two years' experience
at sea.</td>
<td bgcolor="#E8EBEE">Deckhand</td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><em>Ohtar</em></td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4">Professional soldier, sergeant.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4">Lance-Corporal</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> </td>
<td rowspan="4" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">A seaman with more than two years' experience
at sea. An able seaman received about 25% higher pay than an ordinary seaman.</td>
<td rowspan="4" bgcolor="#F0F2F4">Able seaman</td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i> Rochben</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#E8EBEE">Professional cavalryman, man-at-arms or knight.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#E8EBEE"><br> </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="105" height="2"><i>Methîr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="363" height="2">Veteran soldier, deputy squad leader (corporal).</td>
<td bgcolor="#F0F2F4" width="106" height="2">Corporal</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="105"><i>Methîr iaur</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#E8EBEE" width="363">Veteran soldier after 20 years of duty, squad leader (corporal). Carry a dagger as a sign of their rank.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#E8EBEE">Sergeant</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
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<td colspan="6"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Junior Officers</font></b></td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> </td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Special professionals whose expertise and authority
demands formal recognition: Artillerist, Smith, Victualist, Equerry, Fletcher, Master Cook</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F7FBF7"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Special professionals whose expertise and authority
demands formal recognition: The Surgeon, the Purser, The Carpenter, the
Boatswain, Master-at-Arms.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Warrant Officer</td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="105"><i>Rochben iaur</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EAF4EA" width="363">Cornet or Corporal of Horse, lowest grade of commissioned officer in a cavalry troop, commander of a cavalry winglet (10-40 men). Bought commission costs 46–55 crowns.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#EAF4EA">Cornet, 2nd Lieutenant</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
<td bgcolor="#EAF4EA">A subordinate officer, appointed by warrant.</td>
<td bgcolor="#EAF4EA">Midshipman</td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Company Quartermaster, officer in a company responsible for supply, provisions and general administration.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Master Sergeant or 2nd Lieutenant</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7"> </td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="105"><i>Turmahîr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#EAF4EA" width="363">Captain of a company (150-300
men). Bought commission costs 65–210 crowns. In many cases a professional soldier called lieutenant (deputy to captain) is hired to do the actual commanding.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#EAF4EA">Lieutenant or Captain</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
<td bgcolor="#EAF4EA">Junior commissioned officer, carrier of the ensign flag.</td>
<td bgcolor="#EAF4EA">Ensign</td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Rochben erui</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F7FBF7">"First knight" or Knight Banneret, leader of cavalry
squadron (100-300 men) under his own banner.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Captain</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b></b></td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Ranked according to their seniority, with the senior
being the First Lieutenant of "Number One" and second-in-command.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F7FBF7">Lieutenant</td>
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<td colspan="6"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">Senior Officers</font></b></td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><b><i></i></b></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F9EFEC">Quartermaster Major, regimental administrative and executive officer, usually appointed by warrant.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F9EFEC">Major</td>
<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Dromundhîr</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F9EFEC">Galley-Captain, commander of
an oared vessel.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F9EFEC">Commander</td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Autherdir</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F1DAD3">Regimental commander (500-2000 men). Bought commission costs 197–394 crowns.</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F1DAD3">Colonel</td>
<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Caironhîr</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F1DAD3">Carrack-Captain, commander of
a <i>cairon</i> or a <i>gaervinas.</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#F1DAD3">Post Captain</td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="105"><i>Condir</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#F9EFEC" width="363">Captain-Colonel, commander of a cavalry regiment, irregularies, auxiliaries or special forces.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F9EFEC" width="106">Brigadier</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1" width="105"><i>Aerhîr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#F9EFEC" width="363">Lord-Captain, commander of a
naval squadron.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F9EFEC">Flag-Admiral</td>
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<td colspan="6"><b><font color="#FFFFFF">High Command</font></b></td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Master of Ordinance</td>
<td bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Quastermaster General</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F4DDF0"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F4DDF0"> </td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Herdir Vagorim</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Master of Infantry</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Major General</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Aerhîr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Lord-Captain, commander of the naval rearguard.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Rear Admiral</td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Herdir Roechbin</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Master of Cavalry</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Liutenant General</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Aerhîr</i></td>
<td bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Lord-Captain, commander of the naval vanguard.</td>
<td bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Vice Admiral</td>
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<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"> </td>
<td bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Captain-General of Gondor</td>
<td bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Field Marshall</td>
<td bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Berthîr Ceiriath</i><b><i> </i></b></td>
<td bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Captain of the Ships</td>
<td bgcolor="#F9ECF7">Admiral of the Fleet</td>
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<td width="105" bgcolor="#EFEFF1"><i>Berthir Dagarim</i></td>
<td width="363" bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Captain of the Hosts</td>
<td width="106" bgcolor="#F4DDF0">Commander-in-chief</td>
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