Commandant (rank)

South African army commandant insignia 1950-1994
Irish Army commandant's subdued rank slide
Irish Air Corps rank insignia
Irish Air Corps rank insignia (green)
Commandant des Eaux et Forêts
French Air and Space Force commandant
French infantry
French cavalry
Chilean Air Force squadron commandant rank insignia (epaulette)
Chilean Air Force squadron commandant rank insignia (sleeve)
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South African army commandant insignia 1950-1994

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Major

Military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.

Military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.

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Commandant (France)

French Air and Space Force

Air and space force of the French Armed Forces.

Air and space force of the French Armed Forces.

"Company of aviators", September 1914, by Jules Gervais-Courtellemont
French aircraft during World War I, flying over German held territory (1915)
Nieuport-Delage NiD.29 C.1 fighter used in the early post-WWI period.
Dewoitine D.510 monoplane fighters from the mid-1930s
A North American T-28 Trojan, used against guerrillas during the Algerian War
Mirage IIIC of EC 2/10 "Seine" pictured in 1980 armed with a Matra R.530
A 1986 view of a Mirage F1 from the Escadron de Chasse 2/30 Normandie-Niemen and another from the Escadron de Chasse 3/30 Lorraine, both armed with Matra R.530 missiles. Squadron insignias are visible on the two aircraft.
Mirage 2000 in flight
Logo between 1989 and 2010
Logo between 2010 and 2020
Général d'armée aérienne André Lanata, former chief of staff of the French Air Force
Air bases in Metropolitan France
A French Air and Space Force Dassault Rafale B at RIAT in 2009
Crotale missile-launchers of the Air Defense Ground-to-Air Squadron of the French Air and Space Force
Orange-Caritat Air Base
Brétigny-sur-Orge Air Base
Fusiliers Commandos de l'Air at the opening of a war memorial
Side cap of the French Air and Space Force personnel
Students of the École de l'air (Air School) during the military parade of July 14th in 2007 on the Champs-Élysées
Mirage 2000C
Mirage 2000D
Rafale C
E-3F Sentry
Transall C-160R
A400M
A330 MRTT
C-130J
C-135FR

The sacrifices of Commandant René Mouchotte and Lieutenant Marcel Beau illustrated their devotion.

Claude-Étienne Michel

Claude-Étienne Michel

Officer in Napoleon's army, eventually rose to second in command of the Chasseur Division of the Imperial Guard and commander of the Brigade of the Middle Guard.

Officer in Napoleon's army, eventually rose to second in command of the Chasseur Division of the Imperial Guard and commander of the Brigade of the Middle Guard.

Claude-Étienne Michel

Soon promoted again to Chef-de-Bataillon on October 1, 1795.

Commandant Patrick Denis O'Donnell, Irish Army, 1979.

Commandant

Title often given to the officer in charge of a military (or other uniformed service) training establishment or academy.

Title often given to the officer in charge of a military (or other uniformed service) training establishment or academy.

Commandant Patrick Denis O'Donnell, Irish Army, 1979.
South African army commandant insignia 1950-1994

In the French Army and French Air Force, the term commandant is used as a rank equivalent to major (NATO rank code OF-3).

La Plaza, as seen from the Pico House, . The "Old Plaza Church" is to the left, the brick reservoir on the right, and in the center of the plaza, was the original terminus of the Zanja Madre.

Pueblo de Los Ángeles

The Spanish civilian pueblo settled in 1781, which by the 20th century became the American metropolis of Los Angeles.

The Spanish civilian pueblo settled in 1781, which by the 20th century became the American metropolis of Los Angeles.

La Plaza, as seen from the Pico House, . The "Old Plaza Church" is to the left, the brick reservoir on the right, and in the center of the plaza, was the original terminus of the Zanja Madre.
Monument commemorating origin of Pueblo de Los Angeles
People gather in the original Plaza in front of the
"Old Plaza Church", circa 1890-1900.
Historical monument marker

Since the government of Las Californias had a strong military orientation in this early phase of colonization, the civilian cabildo was originally supervised by a commisionado (commissioner) appointed by the comandante (commander) of the Presidio of Santa Barbara, who was charged with making sure the alcalde and regidores carried out their duties correctly.

Cover of the Italian weekly La Tribuna Illustrata from 1919, titled "Montenegro against Serbian domination" (Il Montenegro contro la dominazione serba)

Christmas Uprising

Failed uprising in Montenegro led by the Greens in early January 1919.

Failed uprising in Montenegro led by the Greens in early January 1919.

Cover of the Italian weekly La Tribuna Illustrata from 1919, titled "Montenegro against Serbian domination" (Il Montenegro contro la dominazione serba)
Krsto Zrnov Popović was one of the leaders of the uprising.

Commander Andrija and Captain Mato Raičević seized Velje Brdo overlooking Podgorica.

Jacques Pâris de Bollardière

French Army general, famous for his non-violent positions during the 1960s.

French Army general, famous for his non-violent positions during the 1960s.

Jacques de Bollardière (right) on the plateau of Larzac, protesting against the extension of the military camp in the 1970s. To his left, the non-violent philosophers Jean-Marie Muller and Lanza del Vasto.

Promoted to commandant (Major) in 1941, he took part in the capture of Damascus that summer.

Castro c. 1959

2006–2008 Cuban transfer of presidential duties

The handover of the title of president and presidential duties from longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro to his brother Raúl Castro, the next-in-line-of-succession person in Cuba, following Fidel's operation and recovery from an undisclosed digestive illness believed to be diverticulitis.

The handover of the title of president and presidential duties from longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro to his brother Raúl Castro, the next-in-line-of-succession person in Cuba, following Fidel's operation and recovery from an undisclosed digestive illness believed to be diverticulitis.

Castro c. 1959

The proclamation transferred to his brother the functions as First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, Comandante of the Armed Forces, President of the Council of State, and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba.

GGK Insignia

Gerak Khas (Malaysian Army unit)

Malaysian Army special forces unit that performs special operations missions such as direct action, unconventional warfare, sabotage, counter-terrorism, and intelligence gathering.

Malaysian Army special forces unit that performs special operations missions such as direct action, unconventional warfare, sabotage, counter-terrorism, and intelligence gathering.

GGK Insignia
The trooper of 11 RGK with full equipment gear, armed with Colt M4A1 Carbine. All gears, weaponry and BDU of this trooper is heavily influenced by British 22nd SAS and US Marine Corps Force Recon.
Troopers of 11 SSR using rappels during a counter-terrorism demonstration.
Troopers of 11 SSR sea troops during a Counter-Terrorism demo.
The Gerak Khas (wearing green beret) with 10 Para Bde, PASKAL and United States Marine Corps during CARAT Malaysia 2009 in Terengganu.
The 11 RGK with HK MP5A3 in the Rapid Intervention Vehicle during the National Day Parade of 2014.
Two members of 11 RGK using jet ski during a demo at Banding Lake, Perak. One of them is armed with a Colt M4A1 assault rifle.
A Gerak Khas corporal serves visitors at a weapon booth. Take note of the light blue lanyard, the green chevron rank, and the sleeve folding style.

In 1979, SWTC was fully established with Colonel Borhan bin Ahmad as the Commandant.

Drawing of the Rainbow Warrior

Dominique Prieur

French military officer who was convicted of manslaughter over her part in the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior.

French military officer who was convicted of manslaughter over her part in the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior.

Drawing of the Rainbow Warrior

In 1989, Prieur was promoted to Major, and by 2002 she had been promoted to the rank of Commandant.