The Galactic Empire: An Empire Reborn
Imperial Officers' Manual
Major Revision: 2.0 – 2008.10.31
An adaptation of the pre–Endor document and policies.

Promotion Authority

Promotion authority within the Imperial Army is as follows...

Promoting Position May Promote Up To...
Army Commander Lieutenant General
Master–At–Arms Colonel
Corps CO Colonel
Brigade CO Major
Brigade XO Army Lieutenant
Company CO Second Lieutenant

Promotion Notices

Promotion Notices within the Imperial Army should be routed as follows...

  • Company COs send Promotion Notices to their Brigade CO, with a carbon–copy to their Brigade XO.
  • Brigade XOs send Promotion Notices to their Brigade CO.
  • Brigade COs send Promotion Notices (and forward approved Promotion Notices from their subordinates) to the Army Commander and Master–at–Arms.
  • The Master–at–Arms will reply–to–all with final approval or denial of promotions to Staff Sergeant, and update the official roster as necessary.
  • The Army Commander will reply–to–all with final approval or denial of promotions to Master Sergeant and above. (If approved, the Master–at–Arms will confirm the official roster update in an additional reply–to–all.)

The Army Commander may also directly confer any rank within his promotion authority that he feels is warranted, and his decisions on the delegation of ranks within the Army are considered final.

  • While a Company CO may promote up to Second Lieutenant, this is only if it is for the position of Company XO. Any position must get approval from Army Command to promote to Master Sergeant or above, due to the prestige the rank.
  • The Captain of the Guard, while unable to promote directly within the Army proper, may promote Guardsmen within the Guard (see Royal Guard section). The Captain may, however, recommend to the Army Commander if he feels a promotion is necessary.
  • While the Master–at–Arms may officially promote up to Colonel, for positions above Brigade CO, the Commander of the Army has the final say. Depending on the COA and the MAA, there may be additional leeway afforded to the MAA.