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 ministerEmissary."

Gul was a Cardassian military rank and title positioned in the Cardassian hierarchy between glinn and legate.

They were often those officers who served as the commander of a vessel, from warships down to freighters, a space station, or a labor camp. (DS9: "Emissary", "Duet", et al.) Guls were also known to have additional responsibilities, such as leading an Order, or acting as military governor of an occupied territory. (DS9: "Emissary", "The Maquis, Part I")

In addition to their regular salary, 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")

Dukat retained the title of "gul" after Cardassia joined the Dominion in 2373, to reflect his hands-on approach to his new role as leader of his people. (DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water")

Later that year, Leskit, a Klingon officer aboard the IKS Rotarran, recalled spending the previous 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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