The Five Great Captains is a collective name used for the five finest generals in the Westlands. They are known for their supreme skills in the ways of war and strategy. The five men who are known as the Five Great Captains are as follows:
- Pedron Niall, the Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light (deceased)
- Agelmar Jagad of Shienar, the Lord of Fal Dara
- Gareth Bryne, former Captain General of the Queen's Guards in Andor (deceased)
- Davram Bashere, Marshal-General of the Saldaean army (deceased)
- Rodel Ituralde, commander of the armies of Arad Doman
Lately however, Matrim Cauthon, because of the lost memories received from the Eelfinn, has proved to be as capable a general as these five men, if not more. Therefore, he could now be viewed as the sixth great captain in the Westlands or as an unofficial replacement for Pedron Niall.