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The '''Commander, Air Group''' (more commonly known as the '''CAG''') is the senior pilot aboard a [[battlestar]] and is responsible for all flight operations by it's [[Air Group]].  The rank normally held by the CAG is [[Military Ranks (RDM)|Captain]] or [[Military Ranks (RDM)|Major]] .
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The '''Commander, Air Group''' ('''CAG''') is the senior pilot aboard a [[battlestar]], responsible for [[Air Wing]] operations and personnel.  The billet is filled by the senior flight officer with a [[Military Ranks (RDM)|rank]] of captain or higher.
  
 
==Commander, Air Group battlestar ''Galactica''==
 
==Commander, Air Group battlestar ''Galactica''==
* Major [[Jackson Spencer|Jackson "Ripper" Spencer]] ([[Miniseries]]. Killed in action)
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:''For a complete list of all Galactica CAGs, see:  [[Senior_Staff_of_Galactica#Commander.2C_Air_Group|Senior Staff of Galactica]]''
* Captain [[Lee Adama|Lee "Apollo" Adama]] ([[Miniseries]] through "[[The Captain's Hand]]". Promoted to Commanding Officer of ''Pegasus'')
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* Captain [[George Birch|George "Catman" Birch]] ("[[Home, Part I]]". Temporary replacement for Lee Adama)
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*Captain [[Armin Diaz]] ([[Blood and Chrome]])
* Captain [[Kara Thrace|Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] ("[[The Captain's Hand]]" through "[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]". Settled on New Caprica)
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*Major [[Jackson Spencer]] {{TRS|Miniseries}}
* Captain [[Louanne Katraine|Louanne "Kat" Katraine]] ("[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]" to "[[Collaborators]]")
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* Captain [[Lee Adama|Lee "Apollo" Adama]] ("[[Miniseries]]" to "[[Pegasus]]")
* Major [[Lee Adama|Lee "Apollo" Adama]] ("[[Torn]]" to "[[The Passage]]")
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* Captain [[Kara Thrace|Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] ("[[Downloaded]]" to "[[Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II]]")
* Captain [[Louanne Katraine|Louanne "Kat" Katraine]] ("[[The Passage]]". Posthumous and symbolic promotion. Lee Adama is still acting CAG)
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* Major [[Lee Adama|Lee "Apollo" Adama]] ("[[Torn]]" to "[[The Son Also Rises]]")
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* Captain [[Karl Agathon|Karl "Helo" Agathon]] ("[[The Son Also Rises]]" to "[[Six of One]]")
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* Captain [[Kara Thrace|Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] ("[[Sine Qua Non]]" to "[[Daybreak, Part II]]")
  
 
==Commander, Air Group battlestar ''Pegasus''==
 
==Commander, Air Group battlestar ''Pegasus''==
* Captain [[Cole Taylor|Cole "Stinger" Taylor]] (Relieved by Admiral [[Helena Cain]] in "[[Resurrection Ship, Part I]]")
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* Captain [[Cole Taylor|Cole "Stinger" Taylor]] (Relieved by Admiral [[Helena Cain|Cain]] in "[[Resurrection Ship, Part I]]")
* [[Kara Thrace|Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] (Replaced Cole Taylor, but transfered back to ''Galactica'' by "[[Epiphanies]]")
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* Captain [[Kara Thrace|Kara "Starbuck" Thrace]] (Replaces Cole Taylor, but transfered back to ''Galactica'' by "[[Epiphanies]]". Temporarily transferred to ''Pegasus'' in "[[The Captain's Hand]]" and re-assigned to ''Galactica'' after "[[Razor]]")
 
* CAG at the time of destruction unknown
 
* CAG at the time of destruction unknown
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==Notes==
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* CAGs have normally been captains throughout the series, but always senior to all other pilots. Captain [[Lee Adama]] is initially appointed CAG by virtue of his rank, and eventually is promoted to major with several captains serving under him as squadron commanders. Subsequent CAGs ([[Kara Thrace]], [[George Birch]], [[Louanne Katraine]]) are captains when appointed.  In Thrace's case in "[[Pegasus]]", Lee Adama is demoted to Lieutenant under her.
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*"[[Wikipedia:Commander, Air Group|CAG]]" is a US Navy term that has gained widespread recognition through films and television series such as "Top Gun" and "JAG". The term "CAG" is obsolete as Air Groups are now known as Air Wings and the position is "Commander, Air Wing" (CAW), but it is still used, especially on an informal level. The term "Air Wing" is also used on ''Battlestar Galactica'' {{TRS|Pegasus (episode)}}.
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*The CAG's rank and place in the ship's hierarchy is one area where ''Battlestar Galactica'' diverges from the US Navy. In the real world, the CAG is a captain (O-6) of equal seniority to the ship's captain (or skipper), with both under the command of an admiral who commands the Carrier Strike Group. ''Battlestar Galactica'' places the CAG under the ship's commander, and at major or even captain he or she holds a relatively low rank.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
*[[List of terms (RDM)|List of terms in the Re-imagined Series]]
 
*[[List of terms (RDM)|List of terms in the Re-imagined Series]]
 
==Notes==
 
*"[[Wikipedia:Commander, Air Group|CAG]]" is a US Navy term that has gained widespread recognition through films such as Top Gun and television series such as JAG. While the term CAG is technically obsolete as Air Groups are now known as Air Wings, and the position has thus been renamed to "Commander, Air Wing" (CAW) it is nevertheless still used, especially on an informal level.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:09, 6 September 2020

The Commander, Air Group (CAG) is the senior pilot aboard a battlestar, responsible for Air Wing operations and personnel. The billet is filled by the senior flight officer with a rank of captain or higher.

Commander, Air Group battlestar Galactica

For a complete list of all Galactica CAGs, see: Senior Staff of Galactica

Commander, Air Group battlestar Pegasus

Notes

  • CAGs have normally been captains throughout the series, but always senior to all other pilots. Captain Lee Adama is initially appointed CAG by virtue of his rank, and eventually is promoted to major with several captains serving under him as squadron commanders. Subsequent CAGs (Kara Thrace, George Birch, Louanne Katraine) are captains when appointed. In Thrace's case in "Pegasus", Lee Adama is demoted to Lieutenant under her.
  • "CAG" is a US Navy term that has gained widespread recognition through films and television series such as "Top Gun" and "JAG". The term "CAG" is obsolete as Air Groups are now known as Air Wings and the position is "Commander, Air Wing" (CAW), but it is still used, especially on an informal level. The term "Air Wing" is also used on Battlestar Galactica (TRS: "Pegasus").
  • The CAG's rank and place in the ship's hierarchy is one area where Battlestar Galactica diverges from the US Navy. In the real world, the CAG is a captain (O-6) of equal seniority to the ship's captain (or skipper), with both under the command of an admiral who commands the Carrier Strike Group. Battlestar Galactica places the CAG under the ship's commander, and at major or even captain he or she holds a relatively low rank.

See Also