Commodore is an exclusive rank and title captains and fleet captains can earn in StarBase 118 PBEM RPG once they have served as commanding officer of a vessel for five years (whether continuously during one tenure or cumulatively over multiple commands). Having completed their own "five-year mission" aboard their ships, these COs are recognized by our community as among our finest leaders in the fleet.
- This rank is only permitted for use by a player character or display in a service record if the member has been formally awarded it by the Executive Council. A Commanding Officer may earn the rank of Commodore before the rank of Fleet Captain, allowing them to skip the latter rank, or they may earn the rank of Rear Admiral before Commodore – in which case the EC may still recognize that the staff member has the title of Commodore, even if they don't use it. If a member was previously promoted directly to Rear Admiral, or higher, without having previously earned the rank and title of Commodore, they are eligible to use the title and display the rank in their service history only after they have been formally awarded this rank by the Executive Council upon meeting the minimum 5-year service requirement as a CO.
- Members who previously held the rank of Commodore before the introduction in 2020 of the formal rules in Bylaw 2 governing this rank and title are not listed below.