Gul Macet in 2367


Gul Madred in 2369

"I prefer the title "Gul". So much more hands-on than Legate. And less pretentious than the other alternatives, President, Emperor, First Minister...Emissary."

Gul was a Cardassian military rank held by the commander of a vessel, from warships down to freighters, or installation. This rank was considered similar to that of captain in the Starfleet command hierarchy.

Guls may have had additional responsibilities, such as leading an Order, or acting as governor of an occupied territory. (DS9: "The Maquis, Part I") Dukat retained the title of Gul after Cardassia joined the Dominion, to reflect his hands-on approach to his new role as leader of his people. (DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water")

When assigned as a freighter captain, a ship's gul routinely took a cut of the profits from the cargo that was being transported. These guls were also often expected to entertain guests aboard their ships. (DS9: "Return to Grace")

Joret Dal bemoaned the state of the Cardassian military in 2370, characterizing it as having become "little more than a platform for ambitious Guls hoping to make their reputations in battle." (TNG: "Lower Decks")

Upon hearing of Toran's promotion to gul that year, Elim Garak surmised it to be an indication of how desperate the situation on Cardassia was. (DS9: "Profit and Loss")

In 2371, Ulani Belor had been contacted by several guls she'd never heard of to express the importance of a joint mission with Starfleet. (DS9: "Destiny")

In 2373, Leskit recalled spending two years on the Cardassian border fighting glinns, guls and legates. (DS9: "Soldiers of the Empire")

In 2374, after selecting a 2327 vintage of kanar, Damar assured Quark he could afford it on a gul's salary. Quark wondered why he would get promoted after starting a fight at Quark's. (DS9: "Behind the Lines")

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