SPOILER WARNING: First Formic War and Shadow Saga plot details follow.

The Strategos (plural strategoi) (literally meaning "army leader") was a military position in charge of the defense of the Solar System. The Strategos was one of the two military leaders of the International Fleet, the other being the Polemarch.[1]



After the end of the First Formic War, the leading nations of Earth announced the creation of the International Fleet, using the Mobile Operations Police as the model for soldiers from all across the world working together as one. The position of the Strategos, one of the two military leaders of the Fleet, was named after the MOPs oversight committee. The first Strategos was the chairman of the MOP Strategoi during the invasion, Lieutenant Colonel Yulian Robinov of the Russian Ministry of Defense.[1]

Third Formic War

In the years leading up to the Third Formic War, Shimon Levy was the Strategos. However, after the Formics had been defeated and the League War started and ended, the Locke Proposal forced Levy to resign.[2]

After the Xenocide

After Peter Wiggin became the Hegemon, he appointed Bean to the position.[3]

Known Strategoi


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Earth Awakens
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ender's Game
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shadow of the Hegemon