The military rank of Grand Admiral is exclusive to the various Imperial governments that have risen to power within the galaxy. The title of Grand Admiral is an exclusive fraternity of officers that has only seen about 22 individuals hold the rank since it's creation in 2 BBY. The title and position of Grand Admiral has either been directly associated with the highest obtainable rank in the Imperial Navy, the head of the Imperial Remnant or head of the Imperial Navy. The rank of Grand Admiral is only granted specifically by order of the Emperor. The title has also been known to be one of the most claimed titles by those who declare themselves independent of the Empire and the Emperor's authority.