Gul (Star Trek)

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In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Gul is a military rank used by Cardassians. It is roughly equivalent to the ranks of captain in Starfleet and the leader of at least the Fourth Order was a Gul. The authority of a Gul varies widely based on what they command — starting from a basic ship captain all the way up to regional administrators. People like Dukat, one of the most powerful figures in the Cardassian Union as commander of the Second Order, may choose to call themselves Gul even though their authority clearly exceeds the rank.

On Cardassian ships, the Gul is routinely expected to entertain guests. A Gul will also usually take a cut of the profits from any cargo his ship is transporting. In the Cardassian military, both men and women can rise to the rank of Gul (and beyond).

Guls are superior to Glinns but are outranked by Legates.

List of Guls

Cardassian military ranks

  • Legate (Central Command Rank, usually with heavy governmental influence >= Starfleet Admiral)
  • Gul
  • Glinn (equiv. to Starfleet commander)
  • Gil
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