The Lord Commander Militant is the supreme commander of all Astra Militarum forces in the Imperium of Man, the highest-ranking individual in the Astra Militarum, and the representative of the Astra Militarum on the Senatorum Imperialis. However, the rank is primarily a political position, and the Lord Commander Militant spends the vast majority of his time overseeing the bureaucracy of the Departmento Munitorum and engaging in political in-fighting with the other High Lords of Terra. The actual administration of military matters and Imperial Guard strategy has remained in the hands of the Lord Commander Militant's immediate subordinates, the five Lord Commanders of each of the Segmentae Majorum.

Notable Lord Commanders Militant


Codex Imperialis (2nd Edition), pg. 30

Astra Militarum Hierarchy
General Officers Lord Commander MilitantWarmaster (Lord Solar) • Lord CommanderLord General MilitantLord GeneralGeneral
Officers ColonelMajorCaptainLieutenant
Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted SergeantCorporalTrooper (Guardsman)
Specialists InquisitorCommissarPriestTech-PriestEnginseerSanctioned PsykerPrimaris PsykerWyrdvane Psyker
The High Lords of Terra (Senatorum Imperialis)
Permanent Members Master of the AdministratumInquisitorial RepresentativeEcclesiarchFabricator-GeneralGrand Provost MarshalPaternoval EnvoyMaster of the AstronomicanGrand Master of AssassinsMaster of the Adeptus Astra Telepathica
Rotating Members Lord Commander of the Segmentum SolarLord Commander MilitantLord High AdmiralCardinal(s) of the Holy Synod of TerraAbbess SanctorumCaptain-GeneralChancellor of the Estate ImperiumSpeaker for the Chartist Captains
Ruling Member Lord Commander of the Imperium
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