Assistant commandant

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Assistant Commandant is a title often given to the second-in-command of a military, uniformed service, training establishment or academy. This usage is common in English-speaking nations and in some countries it may be a military or police rank.


The rank of Assistant Commandant is equivalent to the ranks of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Captain in the Indian Army. This rank is a Group-A gazetted officer rank in the Central Armed Police Forces of India.

Assistant commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) are appointed through a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) selection process[1] and are called directly appointed gazetted officers.[2]

United StatesEdit

In the United States, assistant commandant is an appointment, not a rank. A common use of the term is for the position of assistant commandant of the Marine Corps.[3]


  1. ^ "Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination : (Overview)". Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ "CRPF Academy". Department of CRPF Academy, Kadarpur, Gurugram, Haryana, India. at present 48th batch of DAGOs is undergoing training in Academy. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ 10 U.S.C. § 5044 Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.