Krîtar was a Rank in the military organisation of Gorgoroth and Dol Guldur. It was equivalent to a colonel or Brigadier General.A Krîtar usually was in command of a regiment, or legion of about 1.000 warriors.Four Krîtari were subordinate to an Afûkhaush of Gorgoroth while an Afûkhaush of Dol guldur could oversee 3-5 Krîtari.

A corresponding rank in the military structure of Angmar was the Ashâktur.