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.
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... A Lt. Commander's Rank Insignia ...

Within the Imperial Navy, the rank of Lt. Commander (LC) holds two uses.

The first usage is used for senior lieutenants who demonstrate outstanding performance in squadron or support ship leadership. In this instance, the duties and responsibilities remain the same as that of a Lieutenant.

The second is the introductory rank afforded to first officers on board "smaller-scale" capital ships (those with fighter capacities of less than one full wing (6 squadrons/72 pilots)).