is a military rank
used in many navies
—but not generally used in armies
or air forces—below Captain
and above Lieutenant-Commander. Formerly the rank was Master and Commander
, and Commanders traditionally are known as Captain by courtesy.
A Commander in the U.S. Navy is leading a Frigate Destroyer, or Submarine or shore instalation, or is second of a Captain.
Sometimes the term kommandant is used.
- The fictional James Bond holds the rank of Commander.