Commandant ( /ˌkɒmənˈdɑːnt/ or /ˌkɒmənˈdænt/) is a title often given to the officer in charge of a military (or other uniformed service) training establishment or academy. This usage is common in anglophone nations. In some non-English speaking countries it may be a military or police rank. It is also often used to refer to the commander of a military prison or prison camp (including Nazi concentration camps and prisoner of war camps).
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“What weve got here is a failure to communicate.”
—Donn Pearce, U.S. writer, and Stuart Rosenberg. Camp commandant (Strother Martin)