Here is a WIP shot of my Company Commander. As you can see, he has a bionic left arm to help tie him in with the Iron hands who first liberated the Medusa system. Not to be confused with the planet Medusa, the homeworld of the Iron Hands... He'll be armed with just his holstered laspistol and CCW. Also, he has the pointing hand to help remind me that his job is giving orders and not shooting or getting into assaults.
The way I figure it, the Medusan 555th respect him because he never gets rattled or worries even when the odds look grim. He doesn't carry Plasma Pistols, power weapons or meltabombs, because he believs in his company's skill. And if he's fighting, he's not commanding... and heck, that's half his title anyhow.