A jed is the leader of a city or a horde. They are just below the rank of a jeddak, but higher than a jedwar. Any Martian, regardless of color or social standing, can become a jed provided they are willing to fight for it.
- Gahan, later became jeddak.
- John Carter, earned rank after rescuing Princess Dejah Thoris.
- Mors Kajak, son of the jeddak Tardos Mors.
- U-Thor, earned rank through his outstanding leadership of the Manatorian forces.
- Lorquas Ptomel, killed his way to the rank of jed.