He is the 13th commander of the Survey Corps. Discerning, intelligent, and widely respected, Erwin was an able commander. While he cared deeply for his men, he did not hesitate to sacrifice them for the good and prosperity of mankind, and his men have proven more than willing to stake their lives at his order. Erwin developed the Long-Distance Enemy Scouting Formation,
Due to uncertainty about his future, he later named Hange Zoë as his successor.
Note: Erwin is the official English translation by Kodansha.