Commando is a straightforward attacker with few command abilities. Its main purpose is to deal heavy damage to enemies, particularly when staggered, and most of its attacks allow slow down the chain 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.
Commando returns as the straightforward attacking role, and maintains the same abilities. Serah Farron and Noel Kreiss both start out with Commando, but only the latter specializes in it. There are also numerous Paradigm Pack monsters that serve as Commandos. Lightning in the Lightning's Story: Requiem of the Goddess DLC scenario has a role based on the Commando called Paladin. Clearing the scenario nets Lightning's "Knight of Etro" version as a Paradigm Pack ally, who is possibly the best Paradigm Pack Commando in the game.
Lightning's battle style includes the Commando role, which focuses on strong melee attacks, but also includes the Ruin spells.
Commando is a soldier or operative of an elite light infantry or special operations force often specializing in amphibious landings, parachuting or abseiling.