- Main article: Commando (Final Fantasy XIII)
Commando is a straightforward attacker of the party having the least command abilities. Its main purpose is to deal heavy damage to enemies, particularly, when staggered, and most of its attacks allow slow down the Stagger gauge's decrease. Lightning, Sazh Katzroy, Snow Villiers and Oerba Yun Fang major in the role, and Snow and Fang's Full ATB Skills are Commando abilities.
- Main article: Commando (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
Commando reappears once again as the straightforward attacking role, and the maintains the same abilities. Serah Farron and Noel Kreiss both start out with Commando, but only the latter specializes in it.
Lightning's battle style includes the Commando role, which focuses on strong melee attacks, but also includes the Ruin spells.