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Lieutenant was a rank widely used in Nexus military organizations. Lieutenants were low to mid-ranking commissioned officers.

In space fleets, lieutenants were junior to mid-ranking command and support personnel, ranking under flag officers, captains, commanders, and lieutenant commanders. They ranked above ensigns and enlisted personnel. The rank was more junior in ground forces.

Barrayaran ImperiumEdit

In the Barrayaran Imperial Service the rank of lieutenant was indicated by red tabs. A minority of ensigns were promoted to lieutenant after a year of service; it took longer for most. While there were intermediate ranks of lieutenant commander and commander in the space forces, it was not unusual for a lieutenant to be promoted directly to captain after approximately ten years as an officer. Lieutenants could linger in grade without being promoted for a very long time, even as many as twenty years.

Socially, the strict relationship between Vors and military could generate the akward situation nicknamed "Lieutenant Lord Vor-I'm-God's-Gift-to-Women"[1]

Barrayaran LieutenantsEdit

Beta ColonyEdit

Cetagandan EmpireEdit

Ghem-Lieutenant was a junior officer rank in the Cetagandan military.

Dendarii and Oseran Free Mercenary FleetsEdit

Lieutenants in the Dendarii Mercenaries could serve as seconds in command of small warships, as well as in support roles such as communications officer and fleet accountant; the rank for the Oseran Mercenaries was similar.

Lieutenants in other servicesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. A Civil Campaign chapter 11
  2. The Vor Game chapter 1
  3. The Vor Game chapter 3
  4. Shards of Honor chapter 4
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Warrior's Apprentice chapter 6
  6. "The Mountains of Mourning"
  7. Shards of Honor chapter 8
  8. Mirror Dance chapter 29
  9. Cryoburn chapter 3
  10. The Vor Game chapter 6
  11. Shards of Honor chapter 15
  12. Shards of Honor chapter 2
  13. 13.0 13.1 Shards of Honor chapter 6
  14. Diplomatic Immunity chapter 1
  15. Diplomatic Immunity chapter 2
  16. Memory chapter 1
  17. 17.0 17.1 The Vor Game chapter 17
  18. A Civil Campaign chapter 3
  19. Cetaganda chapter 1
  20. Komarr chapter 12
  21. A Civil Campaign chapter 19
  22. The Vor Game chapter 5
  23. 23.0 23.1 Shards of Honor chapter 1
  24. Brothers in Arms chapter 2
  25. Brothers in Arms chapter 3
  26. Brothers in Arms chapter 16
  27. Mirror Dance chapter 2
  28. 28.0 28.1 Mirror Dance chapter 6
  29. The Vor Game chapter 13
  30. Mirror Dance chapter 1
  31. "The Borders of Infinity"
  32. Brothers in Arms chapter 13
  33. The Vor Game chapter 10
  34. The Warrior's Apprentice chapter 10
  35. Shards of Honor chapter 10
  36. Shards of Honor Aftermaths
  37. The Warrior's Apprentice chapter 14
  38. Falling Free chapter 9
  39. "Dreamweaver's Dilemma"

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