Explanation and criteria for Decorations and Service Awards for Legionnaires of St. Michael
Lord Knight Paladin The Lord Knight Paladin the second highest Flag Officer, equivalent in the Marine Corp to a 3-star General, who may serve as deputy commander under the Supreme Paladin, head a Curial Secretariat, or command a Corp. As Paladins the Knight Paladins assist the Supreme Paladin in his duties, or perform these responsibilities in their own respective jurisdictions, to promote the Order of Chivalry, enforce the Code of Chivalry, and defend the faith, truth, goodness, and justice against evil and the devil.
Paladins are appointed by the Council of Lords, with the recommendation of the Lord Knight of the Cross, as needed. The number of Paladins who may be appointed is thus limited to the need. This rank is reserved to men, preferably a consecrated brother.