If they're not specified as independent characters, they are not. As advisors, a commissar is not an independent character, so it can't be singled out. You can use regular guardsmen to help shield him and his power fist.
In previous editions of the game, didn't officers not count as ICs as long as their men were alive? I guess this is offset by being able to hide Commissars with powerfists in our squads, but it is still interesting.
To re-iterate, they count as regular squad members and consequently can't be picked out.
to add to plasma catchers post, your opponent will only field one or the other type so a standard commisar is not an IC, but one must be attached to HQ and then command squads in platoons before units, independant commisars are ICs but can be put anywhere, hence if you encounter a commisar in a non command squad he is probably an IC unless there is a commisar in every command squad he has
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