The Romulan ranking system is similar, in many ways, to Starfleet ranking. Romulans are notable for using a word that translates into English as Commander to mean captain.

The fan fiction series RIS Bouteina uses the Romulan names to refer to the ranks of their personnel. All Romulan names are assumed to be used in RIS Bouteina. However, other sources may have another name for a rank, in which case the other source would be referred to.

Romulan Star Navy terminologyEdit

Flag officersEdit

Though not all flag officers were of senatorial classes, the majority of the most senior Romulan admirals was made up of members of families directly connected to the Romulan Senate.


These ranks were held by people who attended the Romulan Naval Academy. Only a few non-Romulans would have ever held any of these ranks.



Rank insignia are worn on the right side of the collar.

Enlisted personnelEdit

Romulan Star Navy Tal Shiar
Uhlan Romulan Star Navy - Uhl Tal Shiar - Uhl Uhlan


Romulan Star Navy Tal Shiar
Sublieutenant Romulan Star Navy - SLt Tal Shiar - 2ndLt 2nd lieutenant
Lieutenant Romulan Star Navy - Lt Tal Shiar - 1stLt 1st lieutenant
Centurion Romulan Star Navy - Cent Tal Shiar - Capt Captain
Subcommander Romulan Star Navy - SCdr Tal Shiar - Maj Major
Commander Romulan Star Navy - Cdr Tal Shiar - Col Colonel

Flag/general officersEdit

Romulan Star Navy Tal Shiar
Admiral Romulan Star Navy - Adm Tal Shiar - Gen General

Enlisted ranks Etc Officer ranks Flag ranks
Romulan ranks
(Ground forces, Navy & Tal Shiar)
Trooper Sergeant SubLt Lt Capt Maj Cent
Gen MajGen
Uhlan Petty officer Cent SCdr Cdr Cgen Adm (Ar'nal)
2nd Lt 1st Lt Capt Maj Col Gen
Decurion ACent

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