The Old Man

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The Old Man is an affectionate nickname amongst Galactica's crew for the battlestar's commanding officer, William Adama.


  • "Old Man" is a traditional naval term used as slang for the master of a British Merchant Navy ship. It is also used in other countries' navies as a term for the commanding officer of a ship, regardless of gender, as well as the commander of a unit in various armies.