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United Empire of Earth Marines

UEE military branch for planetary invasion
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United Empire of Earth Marines
Headquarters Corin
Type Military
Parent Org United Empire of Earth
Focus Fleet

United Empire of Earth Marines are the first responders. The howl of their drop-pods (nicknamed Nails) screaming through the atmosphere is a singularly unique and terrifying noise. There isn't a combat zone hot enough to scare off a battle-hardened marine.

The Marines were initially kept under the umbrella of the Army's command structure, they weren't officially separated and formed as their own division until the end of the First Tevarin War. The UPE felt that they needed a consolidated special operations force that commanded the best of both the Army and the Navy. Their focus and primary application became planetary invasion. Marine units are specialized to be weapons of warfare, nothing more. They don't handle diplomatic escorts or pull guard duty, they dust things. When the Imperator doesn't need them, the Marines sequester themselves to their planet-bases on Corin (Kilian System) and train for the next conflict that will require their services.

Marine-Candidates are selected from the general pool of Army and Navy recruits. The criterion for selection is unknown and inconsistent at best. Some speculate that it is intentional to cement the fact that you don't apply to be a Marine.[1]

High command

Legatus Marinuum is the most senior ranking official of the UEE Marines. The individual serving in this position is a member of the High Command.

Officer ranks

Ranks are in order from highest to lowest.[2] These were amended in September 2021; see United Empire of Earth Marines#Development History for details.

  • Legatus Marinuum
  • Captain General
  • General
  • Lieutenant General
  • Major General
  • Brigadier General
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant
  • 2nd Lieutenant

Enlisted ranks

Ranks are in order from highest to lowest.[2]

  • Sergeant Major
  • Gunnery Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Lance Corporal
  • Trooper First Class
  • Trooper

Development History

The Marine ranks were amended in September 2021[3]. The ranks of Captain General, Major General, Brigadier General and Trooper First Class were added. The rank of Marine Gunner was removed; this had previously been an officer rank below 2nd Lieutenant.

References

  1. Writer's Guide: Part One. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  2. 2.0 2.1 Writer's Guide: Part Three. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  3. Loremakers: Community Questions. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-09-08
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