Flight Officer is a military rank that represents an officer near the lower levels of a commissioned rank scale.
In Imperial Service Edit
Template:Rank plate Pilot Officers were promoted to Flight Officer upon receiving training and had proven their worth to their commanding officer through successfully managing given tasks and assignments. Flight Officers generally did not recieve any command authority, but were placed in charge of teaching the younger Pilot Officers. Their only real authority was over Pilot Officers and non-commissioned officers.
In New Republic Service Edit
Along with Second Flight Officers in the New Republic Starfighter Corps, these pilots made up the backbone of the Corps. Support personnel who held this rank were usually given command over a small group of Second Flight Officers in support of their assigned post.