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Military rank, for which there is Star Trek canon e.g. "Colonel Worf", but is not listed in the Warfare section of KGT.

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9 thoughts on “colonel

    • Jeremy Silver says:

      But AFAIK we have no canon evidence how intervenening ranks work. I would accept SoghHom for an equivalent to sub-lieutenant, but cannot say anything about other ranks. Nor does is provide guidence as to what one calls the equivalent of a Lieutenant-Colonel. We lack Major entirely too, but also lack a specific example, though being able to describe a Major-General could be good for one use. We also don’t know if they use  HoD for an equivalent army rank to Captain. Getting in to unit sizes is a whole-nother suggestion I can’t suggest.

      • Andrew Miller says:

        Based on la”a’ for commandant I would assume that Klingon ranks work differently, though not too differently. The way I map it out, I just assume that a HoD is someone in charge of a vessel, and that an ‘ajHom is something like a vice-admiral:

        Asterisks indicate documented forms.

        ‘ech’a’ major-general
        ‘ech brigadier*
        ‘echHom colonel
        la”a’ commandant*
        la’ commander*
        la’Hom sub-commander [no equivalent Terran rank]
        Sogh’a’ major/lieutenant colonel [no equivalent Terran rank]
        SoghHom sub-lieutenant
        lagh’a’ super-ensign [no equivalent Terran rank]
        lagh ensign
        laghHom sub-ensign [no equivalent Terran rank]

        • Jeremy Silver says:

          Sounds a reasonable method, had forgotton la”a’ as an example of an above grade rank, though MO did iirc say that one’s particular to the commander of a prison camp or speciallised unit. Though, it’s still not clear whether MO would agree that it works that way. Hope there is no cultural taboo on the use of -Hom on a rank.

          • Andrew Miller says:

            There’s also the case of jaghla’ enemy commander, who needn’t actually hold the rank of Commander (Maltz or Torg, I forget who, uses it to refer to then-Admiral Kirk).

        • Jeremy Silver says:

          Just needed to figure out what an intervening naval rank might be, and came back to this. Assuming US naval ranks have a similar structure to Starfleet, they would have:
          Lt Commander
          Ensign (Midshipman/Sub-Lt equivalent I guess, so I imagine a contrived SoghHom is not needed).

          So for trying to describe Lt Commander (e.g. most of higher ranked Enterprise officers), would you prefer Sogh’a’ or la’Hom?

          • Andrew Miller says:

            If Klingons have two ranks where the Federation has one, when talking about Federation officers you might be able say both, as if hyphenated: Sogh’a’ la’Hom

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