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Uniforms of the UN Spacy, 2001-2007

Uniforms of the United Nations Space Agency (UN Spacy), 2001-2007

by Tim Wing

When the United Nations Space Agency (UN Spacy) was formed in the early 2000’s, it was staffed with personnel from the world’s militaries. While originally their uniforms were those of their own national armed services, the UN Spacy quickly commissioned a standard service uniform across the board in order to instill a sense of unity among this diverse group. Rather than a long, drawn out competition to choose the new uniform, a commission was formed with orders to have a design decided upon by the end of the month. Interestingly, this group was not made up of military officers and senior enlisted men, rather it was made up of civilian bureaucrats from the United Nations Defense Council. With very little military experience among them, the resulting uniform was very unmilitary.

The uniform consisted of slacks, a turtle neck undershirt in both summer and winter weights, and a one-piece pullover tunic with a high collar reminiscent of the outfits worn by Elvis Presley in the 1970s. An alternate tunic was later introduced that did away with the high collar. No head gear was issued as part of the uniform. For political reasons, the uniform was intentionally non-military and thus non-threatening looking. While this seems odd, one must look at this in the context of the times. If world unification was not exactly popular, the concept of a United Nations military almost universally reviled. To assuage fears, the UN Spacy was billed as a civilian agency in much the same mold as the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The uniform was designed to reflect this.

To further decrease the military appearance of the uniform, a broad choice of colors was made available. Several color choices were stocked at the Clothing and Sales store on UN Spacy installations. The most common were sets in canary yellow and blue with black trim, white and blue with light blue trim, and white and blue with green trim. Furthermore, the individual had the option of ordering almost any color combination he desired, as long as it did not make use of shades that were deemed to be “too military” such as olive drab and beige. (There was actually a list of banned colors.)

The original UN Spacy uniform was universally reviled by those who had to wear it. So hated was the uniform, that pressure was brought upon the UN to allow a panel of officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs) to redesign it. In 2007, this uniform was replaced by what has come to be considered the “classic” UN Spacy uniform of the First Robotech War.

 

 


 

UN Spacy male service uniform

 


UN Spacy female service uniform

 

 

 


UN Spacy alternate male service uniform

 


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

23rd Mechanized Infantry Division “Rock of the Marne”

 

 

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23rd Mechanized Infantry Division “Rock of the Marne”

by Tim Wing

23rd Mechanized Infantry Division “Rock of the Marne” located at Yellowstone Base, Wyoming. (This unit traces its lineage back to the 3rd Infantry Division, of the US Army. All units within this division, unless otherwise noted, trace their lineage back to the US Army.)

  • 23rd Infantry Division Headquarters
  • Divisional Special Troops Battalion
  • 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team “Raider”
    • 1-23 Special Troops Battalion “Desert Cat”
    • 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment (RSTA) “Warpaint”
    • 69th Armor Regiment
      • 1-69 Armor Battalion (Reserve)
      • 2-69 Armor Battalion “Panther”
      • 3-69 Armor Battalion “Speed and Power”
      • 4-69 Armor Battalion (Reserve)
      • 5-69 Armor Battalion (Deactivated)
    • 92e Régiment d’Infanterie (lineage: French Army)
      • 1er Bataillon d’infanterie
      • 2e Bataillon d’infanterie
      • 3e Bataillon d’infanterie (Reserve)
      • 4e Bataillon d’infanterie (Reserve)
      • 5e Bataillon d’infanterie (Reserve)
    • 3rd Missile Group “Volturno” (lineage: Italian Army)
    • 1st Battalion 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment
    • 3rd Brigade Support Battalion “Ready to Roll”
  • 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Spartan”
    • 2-23 Special Troops Battalion “Titan”
    • 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment “Saber”
    • 758th Armor Regiment “Desert Rogue”
      • 1-758 Armored Battalion “Desert Rogue”
      • 2-758 Armored Battalion (Reserve)
      • 3-758 Armored Battalion (Reserve)
      • 4-758 Armored Battalion “Tusker”
    • 8 Gurkha Rifles Regiment (lineage: India)
      • 2/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion
      • 3/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion
      • 4/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Reserve)
      • 5/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Reserve)
      • 6/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Deactivated)
      • 7/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Deactivated)
    • 1st Heavy Artillery Group “Adige” (lineage: Italian Army)
    • 2nd Battalion 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment
    • 26th Brigade Support Battalion “Challenger”
  • 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Sledgehammer”
    • 3-23 Special Troops Battalion “Buffalo”
    • 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment
    • 73rd Tank Regiment “Eniwar” (lineage: Japanese Self Defense Force)
      • 1st Squadron
      • 2nd Squadron
      • 3rd Squadron (Reserve)
      • 4th Squadron (Reserve)
      • 5th Squadron (Deactivated)
    • 15th Infantry Regiment “Dragon”
      • 1-15 Infantry Battalion “Dragon”
      • 2-15 Infantry Battalion (Reserve)
      • 3-15 Infantry Battalion “China Dragon”
      • 4-15 Infantry Battalion (Reserve)
      • 5-15 Infantry Battalion (Reserve)
    • 9th Heavy Artillery Group “Rovigo” (lineage: Italian Army)
    • 3rd Battalion 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment
    • 203rd Brigade Support Battalion “Eagle”
  • 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team “Vanguard”
    • 4-23 Special Troops Battalion “Sentinel”
    • 6th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment “Mustang”
    • 2nd Mechanized Regiment (lineage: Colombian Army)
      • 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion “General Antonio Nariño”
      • 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion “Santa Marta”
      • 6th Mountain Infantry Battalion “Fundación” (Reserve)
    • 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (lineage: British Army)
      • 1st Foot Battalion
      • 2nd Foot Battalion
      • 3rd Foot Battalion (Reserve)
      • 4th Foot Battalion (Reserve)
      • 5th Foot Battalion (Reserve)
    • 27th Heavy Artillery Group “Marche” (lineage: Italian Army)
    • 4th Battalion 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment
    • 703rd Brigade Support Battalion “Maintain”
  • 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade – “Falcon”
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Company “Talons”
    • 16 Squadron (Attack) “Hlaselani” (lineage: South Africa)
    • 2nd Battalion (General Support) 3rd Aviation Regiment, “Knighthawk”
    • 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment (Scout) “Lighthorse”
    • 4th Battalion (Assault), 3rd Aviation Regiment “Brawler”
    • 603rd Support Battalion (Aviation) “Work Horse”

Detailed breakdown of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team

  • 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Spartan”- 1
    • 2-23 Special Troops Battalion “Titan” – 2
      • Headquarters Company – 3
        • Battalion Staff- 4
        • Military Police Platoon – 5
        • NBC Recon Platoon – 6
        • Medical Platoon – 7
        • Maintenance Platoon – 8
        • Quartermasters Platoon – 9
      • Military Intelligence Company – 10
      • Signal Company – 11
      • Engineer Company – 12
    • 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment “Saber” – 13
      • Headquarters Troop (2x M12 Centaurs) – 14
      • A Troop (18x M12 Centaurs) – 15
      • B Troop (18x LACV-60 LCVs) – 16
      • C Troop (26x HC-2 LCHCs) – 17
    • 758th Armor Regiment – 18
      • 1-758 Armored Battalion “Desert Rogue” – 19
        • Headquarters Company (2x MBR-13 Salamanders)
        • A Company (20x MBR-13 Salamanders)
        • B Company (20x MBR-13 Salamanders)
        • C Company (20x MBR-13 Salamanders)
      • 2-758 Armored Battalion “Rogue” (Reserve) – 20
        • Headquarters Company (2x M21 MBTs)
        • A Company (20x M21 MBTs)
        • B Company (20x M21 MBTs)
        • C Company (20x M21 MBTs)
      • 3-758 Armored Battalion “Rampage” (Reserve) – 20
        • Headquarters Company (2x M1A4 Abrams MBTs)
        • A Company (20x M1A4 Abrams MBTs)
        • B Company (20x M1A4 Abrams MBTs)
        • C Company (20x M1A4 Abrams MBTs)
      • 4-758 Armored Battalion “Tuskers” – 19
        • Headquarters Company (2x M21 MBTs)
        • A Company (20x M21 MBTs)
        • B Company (20x M21 MBTs)
        • C Company (20x M21 MBTs)
    • 8th Gurkha Rifles Regiment “Shiny Eight” (lineage: India) – 21
      • 2/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion – 22
        • Headquarters Company (8x M9 Incas)
        • A Company (20x M9 Incas)
        • B Company (20x M9 Incas)
        • C Company (20x M9 Incas)
      • 3/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion – 22
        • Headquarters Company (8x M9 Incas)
        • A Company (20x M9 Incas)
        • B Company (20x M9 Incas)
        • C Company (20x M9 Incas)
      • 4/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Reserve) – 23
        • Headquarters Company (2x M2 Bradleys, 6x M9 Incas)
        • A Company (20x M2 Bradleys)
        • B Company (20x M2 Bradleys)
        • C Company (20x M2 Bradleys)
      • 5/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Reserve) – 23
        • Headquarters Company (8x M9 Incas)
        • A Company (20x M9 Incas)
        • B Company (20x M9 Incas)
        • C Company (20x M9 Incas)
      • 6/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Deactivated) – 24
      • 7/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Deactivated) – 24
    • 1st Heavy Artillery Group “Adige” (lineage: Italian Army) – 25
      • Headquarters Battery
      • A Battery-Heavy (18x M99 155mm Howitzers)
      • B Battery-Heavy (18x M99 155mm Howitzers)
      • C Battery-Missile (18x MT-1 HA-MLRS)
    • 2nd Battalion 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment
      • Headquarters Battery
      • A Battery
      • B Battery
      • C Battery
    • 26th Brigade Support Battalion “Challenger”
      • Headquarters Company
      • Maintenance Company
      • Transportation Company
      • Global Military Police Detachment
      • Combat Engineer Company (Heavy)

 

1) 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Spartan”: The most basic deployable unit was a Brigade Combat Team (BCT). A Tactical Corps BCT had all of the combat and support elements required to self-support in a forward deployed environment. Though in a normal situation, a BCT would have been augmented by detachments from other units (slices) when deployed, most significantly transportation units, the BCT had the bear minimum required to operate on its own.

2) 2-23 Special Troops Battalion “Titan”: The Special Troops Battalion (STB) was the catch all for low density, non-combat jobs. The STB also contained the BCT’s command and staff.

3) Headquarters Company:

4) Battalion Staff: The BCT Commander (O6 Colonel) and Sergeant Major, as well as the staff elements (S1 – human resources and personnel action, S2 – intelligence, S3 – operations, training and planning, S4 – supply and S6 – communications).

5) Military Police Platoon: Platoon of Military Police responsible for the discipline and control of the BCT’s troops.

6) NBC Recon Platoon: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Platoon (NBC), was responsible for detection of NBC threats, as well as training the BCT’s troops on the use of chemical protective gear and how to operate in an NBC environment.

7) Medical Platoon: Medical team was responsible for routine medical care and combat first aid. Significant combat wounds are treated at a dedicated field hospital.

8) Maintenance Platoon: Was responsible for the repair and maintenance of the light tactical vehicles of the STB.

9) Quartermasters Platoon: Was responsible for material supply to the entire BCT. The Quartermasters Platoon handled everything from beans to bullets. This also included the kitchen staff.

10) Military Intelligence Company: The Military Intelligence Company encompassed Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and Technical Intelligence (TECHINT) troops. Often, in the case of SIGINT and HUMINT, these troops would be attached directly to the Combat Battalions.

11) Signal Company: Radio communications and computer networks.

12) Engineer Company: Construction combat engineers, plus a Sapper Platoon.

13) 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment “Saber”: 3-7 Cav. Was the eyes and ears of the BCT. This would always be the forward element of any Brigade level attack, making first contact with the enemy and reporting back to the BCT Commander enemy dispositions and strength. As a regiment, 7th Cavalry “Garryowen” traces its lineage back to the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army. After the signing of the Treaty of the Southern Cross, 7th Cavalry was consolidated under the newly reflagged 23rd Infantry Division. Before, it’s Squadrons had been dispersed amongst different divisions within the US Army. The 7th Cavalry was constituted in 1866 and fought in the Indian Wars, World War Two, Vietnam, the Unification War and the Malcontent Uprisings.

14) 3-7 Cav. Headquarters Troop: Command and staff of the squadron. Equipped with two M12 Centaur hover tanks and four M9 Inca Armored Command Carriers (ACCs).

15) A Troop, 3-7 Cav.: A Troop was the Heavy Scout Troop, with four platoons of four M12 Centaur Hover Tanks each, plus two M12s for the Commander and Executive Officer (XO). Depending on the BCT, a Heavy Scout Troop could also be equipped with M21 Anaconda Main Battle Tanks or M23 Highlander Light Tanks in the case of a lighter BCT. VHT-1 Spartas Hover Tanks could be assigned as well, but only as a detachment from the Alpha Tactical Armored Corps (ATAC).

16) B Troop, 3-17 Cav.: B Troop was equipped with M1100 Light Cavalry Vehicles. Though these were had mostly been replaced in other units by M9 Incas by this time, they still soldiered here. Like the Heavy Troop, this troop had four platoons, each with four M1100 LCVs plus two for the Commander and XO. Pairs of M1100s would usually work with pairs of M12s in hunter-killer teams.

17) C Troop, 3-7 Cav.: C Troop was the light cavalry troop, equipped with 26 HC-2 Light Cavalry Hover Cars. Troopers from C Troop would often work independent of the rest of the Squadron, providing deep penetration into the enemy line either mounted or dismounted. Light Troops in other BCTs could also be equipped with M388 Light Cavalry Scout Cars, HMMWVs or HR-32 Hover Cycles.

18) 758th Armor Regiment: The 758th was 2 BCT’s Armor Regiment. It consisted of two active component Battalions, and two reserve Battalions. The Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE) were the same for both active and reserve, with the reserve units co-located on Yellowstone base. The 758th traces its lineage back to the 64th Armor Regiment of the US Army. The 64th was significant in that it was the first tank battalion to be composed of all black soldiers. The 64th was first constituted in 1941 as the 78th Tank Battalion. The name was changed later that year to the 758th Tank Battalion. In 1949, it was re-designated the 64th Armor Regiment. In 2019, with the unit’s reorganization under the UEDF, the unit was re-designated again as the 758th, in honor of the unit’s lineage and to relieve designation conflict with the UN Spacy’s 64th Destroid Regiment.

19) Active Duty Armored Battalions had three companies, each with three platoons of tanks or battloids, plus a Headquarters Platoon. Each platoon had six tanks or battloids, broken up into two sections. The Headquarters Platoon had two tanks or battloids for the Commander and XO. The Company First Sergeant was assigned an M-9 Inca. This gave each Battalion a total strength of 60 combat vehicles, plus two for the Battalion Commander and XO, for a total of 62 tanks of battloids. 1-758 operated the MBR-13 Salamander Main Battle Robot, and 4-758 operated the M-21 Anaconda Main Battle Tank. By the beginning of the Second Robotech War, the M21 was the only main battle tank in service with active duty units, whereas the MBR-13 was starting to be replaced by the MBR-21 Basilisk.

20) Reserve Battalions had the exact same composition as their active duty sister Battalions, only the soldiers were part time, drilling on average one a month with a one month annual training cycle. Reserve units are unique in that the soldiers are all residents of the Member State in which the unit is located, with the exception of company grade (O3) and higher officers, who are full time (Active Duty Reserve). Being full time positions, these officers are assigned under the same policy as the Active Duty UEDF. No more than fifty percent are from the host Member State. 2-758 Armor operated the M-21, while 3-758 Armor used the older M1A4 Abrams Main Battle Tank. After the M21 Anaconda, the M1A4 was the most prolific reserve unit tank in North America. In Europe, the Leopard II was the second most common. Reserve units were also equipped with M10 Aztec Heavy Laser Tanks, but by 2030 almost all of these had been phased out of service.

21) 8th Gurkha Rifles Regiment: The 8 Gurkha was the 2nd BCT’s mechanized infantry regiment. It was composed of two Active Duty Battalions, two Reserve Battalions and two Inactive Battalions. The Active and Reserve both share the same basic TOE. The 8 Gurkha traces its lineage back to the 8 Gurkha Rifles of the Indian Army. The 8 Gurkha Rifles was a Gurkha regiment of the Indian Army comprising Gurkha soldiers of Nepalese origin. The unit was first constituted as the 16th Sylhet Local Battalion, raised in 1824 by the British East India Company. As a UEDF policy, soldiers of Nepalese decent received preferential assignment to Tactical Corps units that traced their lineage back to the Gurkha Regiments of the British and Indian Armies.

22) Each Active Duty Battalion was made up of three line companies and a headquarters company. Each Mechanized Line Company had four platoons, each with 30 dismounted infantrymen and five M-9 Inca Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicles (AIFVs). Each AIFV also had a dedicated driver and gunner/Track Commander (TC), bring the platoons total up to 40 men. The Headquarters Company also two M-9 AIFVs and two M-9 Armored Command Carriers (ACCs) Incas for the command team, four M-9 Inca Armored Mortar Carriers (AMCs) for the Mortar Platoon and four M-304 Amphibious Tactical Support Vehicles for the Scout/Sniper Team. This gave each Battalion a total combat strength of 68 AIFVs and 360 dismounted infantrymen.

23) Each Reserve Battalion was organized the same way as an Active Component Battalion, and was manned the same way as a Reserve Armor Battalion, as above. While 5/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Reserve) was equipped with the same M-9 Incas as its Active Duty sister battalions, 4/8 Gurkha Rifles Battalion (Reserve) was one of the last units to still be equipped with the M2A6 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. By 2030, almost every active and reserve unit in the UEDF was equipped with either M-9 Incas or M120 Heavy Armored Vehicles. Only a very few reserve units still operated legacy systems such as the M2 Bradley or the Marder IFV.

24) The Inactive Battalions Consisted of a full time Command Team and group of senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) who filed different staff positions in the BCT. In time of war, they would for the core of a new Battalion drawn up of inactive reservists and new recruits. Equipment would be drawn from either old surplus equipment from the Maintenance and Regeneration Group, or new build items depending on the situation. The time line (theoretically) for standing up an Inactive Battalion was to be six months. In practice, during the Second Robotech War, this process took closer to a year.

25) 1st Heavy Artillery Group “Adige”: The 1st Heavy Artillery Group was organized into three Batteries (in this case, a Group was equivalent to a Battalion, and Battery was equivalent to a Company), plus a headquarters company. Each Battery had a full complement of mobile artillery pieces, as well as fire direction control and forward observer vehicles (FiSTers). The FiSTers were M-9 Inca Fire Support Vehicle (I-FiST). A and B Batteries each had three Sections, each equipped with six M-99 (or Type 99, in the original Japanese nomenclature) 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzers and six Ammunition Carriers, plus a Fire Direction Center (FDC) equipped with M-9 Inca ACCs. C Battery was equipped with the MT-1 Hell Peacock Heavy Armored Multiple Launch Rocket System, in three sections of six each. Though the M-99 and the MT-1 made up the majority of the UEDF’s artillery assets, numbers HWR-00 Monsters and SDR-04 Phalanxes were still in use as late as 2030. These units were mostly on the Moon and Mars, where they served in the Anti-Space Artillery roll, however there were a few HWR-00 Monster Batteries located in Europe, over-watching the Fulda Gap. The 1st Heavy Artillery Group “Adige” traces its lineage back to the Italian Army Artillery Group of the same name.

 


 

 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

Alpha Tactical Armored Cavalry Regiment “Rabbits”

Tactical Armored Cavalry

Alpha Tactical Armored Cavalry Regiment “Rabbits”

by Tim Wing

The Alpha Tactical Armored Cavalry “Rabbits” was perhaps the most famous unit of the Second Robotech War. Not only was Alpha Regiment responsible for several important victories during the war, to include but not limited to the downing of one of the Robotech Masters’ Azashar-class Mother Ships, it was also the unit of then 2LT Dana Sterling, the daughter of the equally famous Brigadier General Maximilian Sterling and Colonel Miriya Sterling. The following is a simplified table of organization for Alpha Regiment, minus support units.

Alpha (A) Tactical Armored Cavalry Regiment “Rabbits”

  • 6th Squadron “Jack Rabbits”
    • Headquarters Troop (2x VHT-1s)

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      VHT-1 Veritech Hover Tank
    • Able (A) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x VHT-1s)
      • 1st Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 2nd Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 3rd Squad (12x VHT-1s)
    • Baker (B) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x VHT-1s)
      • 4th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 5th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 6th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
    • Charlie (C) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x M120s)
      • 7th Squad (12x M120s)
      • 8th Squad (12x M120s)
      • 9th Squad (12x M120s)

 

  • 15th Squadron “Brush Rabbits”
    • Headquarters Troop (2x VHT-1s)
    • Delta (D) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x VHT-1s)
      • 10th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 11th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 12th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
    • Easy (E) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x VHT-1s)
      • 13th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 14th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 15th Squad (12x VHT-1s) – 2LT Dana Sterling, Squad Leader*
    • Fox (F) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x M120s)
      • 16th Squad (12x M120s)
      • 17th Squad (12x M120s)
      • 18th Squad (12x M120s)

 

  • 68th Squadron “Thumpers”
    M-120 Armored Infantry Vehicle 2a
    M120 Heavy Scout Vehicle
    • Headquarters Troop (2x VHT-1s)
    • Golf (G) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x VHT-1s)
      • 19th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 20th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 21st Squad (12x VHT-1s)
    • Hotel (H) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x VHT-1s)
      • 22nd Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 23rd Squad (12x VHT-1s)
      • 24th Squad (12x VHT-1s)
    • India (I) Troop
      • Headquarters Squad (2x M120s)
      • 25th Squad (12x M120s)
      • 26th Squad (12x M120s)
      • 27th Squad (12x M120s)

 

* The unit designator painted on the “bumper” of 2LT Dana Sterlings VHT-1 would have read A/15-E on the right hand side, and 15-1 on the left. This “bumper number” designated her tank as 1st tank of 15th Squad, Echo Troop, 15th Squadron Alpha Tactical Armored Cavalry Regiment.

 


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono.

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

 

 

History and Force Structure of the Southern Cross

United Earth Defense Force AHistory and Force Structure of the UEDF

by Tim Wing

UEDF and UEEF Organizational Structure

The United Earth Defense Force (UEDF) and the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF) are the armed forces of the United Earth Government (UEG). Formed under the Treaty of the Southern Cross on the 2nd of September, 2018, the UEDF consolidated the UN Spacy and all UEG member state militaries under one unified command. The UEDF’s stated objective was to defend the Earth from all extraterrestrial threats, and to defend the territorial integrity of the UEG from outside terrestrial threats.

Prior to September 2018 the UEG’s militaries were broken up into several different groups: the United Nations Space Force (UN Spacy) and the nominally independent militaries of the UEG member nations. Experiences in the post war period, and during the Malcontent Uprisings especially, demonstrated a need for a single unified military. The primary justification was that this would allow for significant cost savings in the procurement of military equipment (something that many a government contracts law firm would be keen on) and it would put an end to the intra-service rivalries between the UN Spacy and the other militaries. Most notable in this regard was the constant friction between the Brazilian Army and the UN Spacy throughout the duration of the Malcontent Uprisings. During that conflict, there were even instances when the two organizations openly clashed. Not officially stated, but perhaps most important from the viewpoint of the UEG, was the need to create a military that was loyal to the central government alone rather than to the UEG member nations which each military represented.

The basic framework of the UEDF was established at the Southern Cross Treaty Conference in Darwin Australia. This conference was attended by envoys from all UEG member states. It was decided that all militaries would unify as the UEDF. This would include space forces, naval fleets and all ground forces, to include reserve units. Hence forth, all member nations would be banned from maintaining individual militaries or stockpiles of military equipment. All equipment, to include bases and material stockpiles, would become the sole property of the UEG’s Ministry of Defense.

Needless to say, this did not go down well with everyone. What followed could only be called a purge, where the more nationalist minded elements of the member state militaries were weeded out and forced into retirement. Some militaries, such as the United States Armed Forces lost nearly half of their senior Officers and Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Corps. This was a brain drain that had far reaching consequences in the following war. Some smaller nations eventually succeeded from the UEG over this treaty.

The timeline set for integration of the UEG’s militaries into the UEDF was ambitious. January 1st, 2019 was set as the date that all armed forces would officially be known as the UEDF. Normalization of all ranks and uniforms was set for January the following year. Reconsolidation of individual units into the new UEDF force structure was scheduled for mid-2020. By 2023 all UEDF arms and equipment were to be made uniform, however this was not really accomplished until late 2025.

To help facilitate an intermixing and integration of the new military into a truly international force, it was decided that no individual could spend more than two consecutive duty assignments in the same country. Also, it was decided that no military unit could be made up of more than 49% of individuals from the country in which it was located. The timeline for this massive shuffling of human resources was perhaps the most unrealistic; it was to be complete by the January 1st 2019 change over! This was to help stave off any mutinies against the new central command by individual units. Indeed, the reshuffling wasn’t done until late in 2019, but the chaos and confusion it created did contribute to the fact that no units rebelled against their inclusion in the UEDF.

Lastly, to further erase any feelings of “national identity”, unit designations were shuffled at the Regimental level. On average, half of the regiments and supporting units within a division were reflagged with unit colors from another member state’s military.

It was also decided that the UEDF uniforms and equipment would have no identifying roundel or emblem, signifying that the UEDF was a universal military without individual national loyalties. This also brought about the retirement of the famous UN Spacy upside-down kite roundel, long a symbol UEG’s military.

Like the UN Spacy before it, the UNDF was often erroneously referred to by the press and the general public as the Robotech Defense Force (RDF). Additionally, the UEDF’s Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force (REF) was commonly referred to as the Robotech Expeditionary Force! This became less prevalent years later when the REF was reorganized under a separate command as the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF).

Force Structure and Chain of Command

The Parliamentary Council of the United Earth Government

The Prime Minister of the UEG was the Commander in Chief of the UEDF and UEEF. He exercised command authority over the military, to include the ability to deploy units without Parliamentary approval. The UEG Parliament did have the ability to recall troops after thirty days, if the movement was passed by a two thirds majority. Furthermore, the Parliament controlled all funding for the UEDF, to include funding of contingency military operations. The sole exception to this was a set budget earmarked for the UEEF and the Colonization Fleets, written into law in 2020.

The Ministry of Defense

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) was the government department responsible for implementing the defense policy set by the UEG, and is the headquarters of UEDF, located in Monument City, United States of America. The MoD also managed day-to-day running of the UEDF, contingency planning and defense procurement.

United Earth Defense Forces

The UEDF, also known parochially as the Armies of the Treaty of the Southern Cross, the Army of the Southern Cross (ASC) and the Robotech Defense Force, was the official tittle of the Earth contingent of the UEG’s military. The UEDF was commanded by a single Chief of Staff, of the rank of Field Marshall.

Department of Aerospace Operations (DoAO)

The Department of Aerospace Operations (DoAO) oversaw all aviation and space assets, with the exception of the Auxiliary Air-Lift Assets (AALA), which was managed by the Department of Surface Operation’s (DoSO) Logistics Corps (LC).

Tactical Air Force (TAF)

The Tactical Air Force (TAF) was the UEDF’s Earth based Air Force. The TAF was responsible for keeping control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions, and providing support to ground forces. The TAF had no direct space defense mission, however it did operate fighter-interceptor types that could and did perform high altitude intercepts of space borne threats. The TAF was also responsible for the UEDF’s Strategic Nuclear Missile force and Military Airlift.

The TAF was organized into Air Forces, based on geographical region. Organized under each Air Force were three or more Air Divisions. Each division would have a number of Wings, classified by mission and aircraft type. For example, the 4th Tactical Air Force (Europe) had three Tactical Fighter Wings, three Attack Wings, one Strategic Bombing Wing, one Reconnaissance Wing, one Strategic Missile Wing as well as several Wings encompassing all the support functions needed to keep the 4th TAFs airplanes in the air. A typical Tactical Fighter Wing was organized into four to eight Squadrons, each with 24 to 48 conventional or Veritech fighters. Like the rest of the UEDF, the unit lineage of each Squadron could trace its origins back to units of the Air Forces of the UEG’s member states.

Civil Defense Flying CorpCivil Defense Flying Corps (CDFC)

The Civil Defense Flying Corps (CDFC) was the Air Force Reserve Component of the UEDF. However, personnel assigned to the CDFC had a much busier drill schedule than their Tactical Corps (TC) Reserve Unit counterparts. On average, a pilot assigned to the CDFC could expect to spend at least two months of the year on active status, and regularly were activated for a year at a time for deployments to Europe, and the South American and African Zentraedi Control Zones.

The CDFC’s units mirrored those of the TAF, with the exception of Nuclear Missile units. The CDFC also tended to operate older aircraft types, as was the norm for a Reserve Component in any other military.

Military Airlift Corps (MAC)

The Military Airlift Corps (MAC) operated all of the UEDF’s active duty airlift assets. The MAC was also tasked with logistical support for the TAF and the CDFC. Included in the MAC’s mission was airlift support for the Tactical Corps’ Special Purpose Divisions. Each Special Purpose Division had a MAC Squadron attached for this purpose.

Tactical Space CorpTactical Space Corps (TSC)

The Tactical Space Corps (TSC) was in many ways the heir apparent to the UN Spacy. The TSC operated all space warships of the UEDF. This included both the Inter-System Defense (ISD) Fleets and the Expeditionary Strike Fleets (not to be confused with the United Earth Expeditionary Force). The ISD Fleets were tasked with the defense of UEG territories within the Solar System: Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter’s Moons and the research stations in the asteroid belt. Many of the ISD ships did not have fold drives, and thus were limited to fixed point defense. The ships of the Expeditionary Strike Fleets were all fold-capable, and were in charge of patrolling the UEG’s colonies within the local group and securing shipping lanes.

Tactical Armored Space CorpTactical Armored Space Corps (TASC)

The Tactical Armored Space Corps (TASC) was the TSC’s Air Wing and Fleet Defense Forces. They operated all Veritech and aerospace fighters tasked with fleet defense, as well as Battloids and Naval Infantry tasked with the point defense of off planet installations. TSC Fighter Squadrons were stationed aboard ships and on the bases located on the Moon, Mars and other locations. The Fighter Squadrons also rotated through bases on Earth, but these locations were primarily for training and reset after off-planet deployments. The TASC’s Battloid Squadrons also operated from the TSC’s ships in the anti-mecha defense role, much in the same way as the Destroid Battalions of the UN Spacy before them. Interestingly, they operated mostly old Destroids, since they were space capable. After the retirement of the last of the First Robotech War era Destroids, the TASC no longer performed this mission.

Interstellar Transportation Corps (ITC)

The Interstellar Transportation Corps (ITC) provided transportation assets for moving cargo and equipment between the UEG’s territories, similar to how free companies like Plexus Freight operate. They also administered the Robotech Factory Satellite and the Robotech Repair Satellite, before they were transferred to the United Earth Expeditionary Force. Most of the personnel working for the ITC were not members of the uniform services, but were civilian ship’s crew.

Department of Surface Operations (DoSO)

The Department of Surface Operations (DoSO) was in charge of all conventional land based combat units in the UEDF. Directly under its command were the Tactical Corps, the Tactical Armored Cavalry, the Civil Defense Unit, the Logistic Corps and the Medical Corps.

Tactical Corp ATactical Corps (TC)

The Tactical Corps (TC) included infantry, armor and mecha forces, as well as rotary wing combat aviation. In 2030, the TC was made up of eight Air Borne divisions, 16 Armor divisions, 30 Mechanized Infantry divisions and 10 Light Infantry divisions. Also included in the TC’s force structure were seven Special Purpose divisions. In total, the TC had 71 combat divisions at the beginning of the Second Robotech War.

Each Division was typically made up of four Combat Brigades, plus a Combat Aviation Brigade. Each Combat Brigade would, in most cases, consisted of a Special Troops Battalion (Operations, Intelligence, Signals, Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs Companies), one Cavalry Squadron, two Combat Regiments (Infantry or Armor, each consisting of two active component Battalions, plus one to three reserve component Battalions), one Artillery Battalion, one Air Defense Artillery Battalion and a support Battalion (Combat Engineers, transportation, quartermasters, maintenance, etc…). The Combat Aviation Brigade would normally be made up of four battalions of helicopters; one attack battalion, two transport battalions and one scout squadron.

The 23rd Mechanized Infantry Division “Rock of the Marne”

Airborne Divisions

The Airborne divisions of the TC were kind of a misnomer. Though, nominally, all troops assigned to an airborne unit were airborne qualified, and were capable of airborne operations, their equipment wasn’t. Their weapons systems included battloids such as the MBR-13 Salamander, which was not air-droppable. So, while they could do an airborne operation, they would be jumping as dismounted infantry with a smattering of light tactical vehicles mounting anti-tank guided missiles.

Armor Divisions

Armored divisions in the TC were heavy mechanized divisions where the balance of forces favored armor (tanks and battloids) over infantry. In a typical Armored Division, Armor Battalions would account for at least half of the ground combat force. Infantry battalions would all be mechanized in Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). Also in this mix were artillery, scouts and combat aviation.

Mechanized Infantry Divisions

A Mechanized Infantry division was a Division where armor made up less than half of the ground combat battalions. All other assets were generally the same.

Light Infantry Divisions

Light Infantry divisions were equipped with light tactical vehicles with some battloids as infantry support. In general, each Brigade Combat Team would have two Regiments of Infantry, with a single Battloid Battalion for infantry support.

Special Purpose Divisions

The Special Purpose Divisions (SPDs) of the TC were the UEDF’s elite troops. Entry into the SPD was by try-out only, with an average selection rate of fewer than fifty percent. Each unit was specialized for a given terrain and role, with unit armor and equipment reflecting that. All SPD units were qualified in airborne operations and commando tactics.

Tactical Corp - ReconReconnaissance Division

The Reconnaissance Division, or 1st Special Purpose Division (Reconnaissance), was the TC’s premier Special Purpose unit. Their mission included long range reconnaissance, deep penetration raids and attacks on high value targets. The divisional headquarters was at the New Albuquerque Base, New Mexico.

Tactical Corp - AlpineAlpine Division

The Alpine Division, or 2nd Special Purpose Division (Gebirgsjäger), was a special purpose unit that specialized in mountain warfare. The division had battalions stationed throughout the UEG’s territory, operating in the most hazardous of alpine terrains. The 2nd‘s divisional headquarters was located in Mittenwald, Free State of Bavaria.

Tactical Corp - ArcticArctic Division

The Arctic Division, or 3rd Special Purpose Division (Cold Weather), was the TC’s dedicated cold weather unit. Elements of this unit were posted through the northern reaches of North America and Scandinavia. The 3rd had an anti-terrorist detachment located at the UEG’s capital in Stockholm, Sweden. The divisional headquarters was located at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.

Tactical Corp - ForestForest Division

The Forest Division, or 4th Special Purpose Division (Ranger), was a dedicated light infantry unit. Their area of responsibility included the remaining forested areas of Canada and Northern Europe. Divisional Headquarters was in Garrison Petawawa, Ontario.

Tactical Corp - DesertDesert Division

The Desert Division, or 5th Special Purpose Division (Desert), was the TC’s heaviest special purpose unit. Though they carried out the traditional special purpose unit missions of reconnaissance and commando raids, they also had an entire Heavy Armored Brigade (the Desert Fox Brigade) with the usual compliment of tanks and battloids. Additionally, the Desert Division was the only UEDF unit other than the Tactical Armored Cavalry to operate the VHT-1 Hovertank. Assignment to the Desert Fox Brigade was extremely competitive among the UEDF’s battloid drivers and tankers. Divisional headquarters was at Al Udeid Air Base near Doha, Qatar.

Tactical Corp - MarshMarsh Division

The Marsh Division, or 6th Special Purpose Division (Swamp Operations), traced its lineage to the 17th Border Battalion of the Brazilian Army. This unit was famous for its actions during the Malcontent Uprisings, and carried this tradition into the UEDF. The 6th was unique in that it is the only SPD to operate exclusively in one geographic area, the Amazon basin. The unit’s divisional headquarters was at the St. Laurence Citadel, Brazil.

Jungle Division

The Jungle Division, or 7th Special Purpose Division (Jungle), were masters of Jungle warfare. The Jungle Division’s four Brigades were split between Central Africa and South-east Asia. Divisional Headquarters was located at Ft. Hope, Angola.

Tactical Armored CavalryTactical Armored Cavalry (TAC)

The Tactical Armored Cavalry (TAC) was a new concept in combat unit organization. Instead of being organized around the combined arms concept of Infantry/Armor/Artillery/Aviation, a TAC Regiment was equipped with battloids and hover tanks only. As such, the units were much smaller, but had huge striking power! The average Regiment had three active duty Squadrons (no reserve or inactive units), each with three Troops. Each Troop was broken down into three Squads of 12 mecha each. Including command vehicles, a TAC Regiment had a combat strength of 350 mecha!

Instead of being given numerical designations, each Regiment on the TAC was designated alphabetically. Squadrons were designated numerically, but not by the number of Squadrons in the parent Regiment. Squadrons were numbered for the by the total number in the TAC. So, for example, the unit of the famous Colonel (ret.) Dana Sterling was the 15th Squadron, Alpha Tactical Armored Cavalry Regiment. Troops were also named alphabetically. Each squad in a Troop was given a numerical designation relating to the number of squads in the Regiment itself, not the number of squads in the Troop.

The Alpha Tactical Armored Cavalry Regiment

The TAC’s mission was long range reconnaissance and strike. TAC units could drive deep into the enemy’s rear areas with minimal close air support, conducting deep penetration raids and interdiction of supply routes. In use, say against the Eastern Block Soviet Independent States, TAC units were expected pierce the front lines and cause havoc in the enemy’s rear, destroying fuel and ammo collection points, command and control nodes, etc. When deployed, a single TAC Squadron would usually be sliced to a Tactical Corps BCT.

When first constituted in 2019, the TAC was mostly equipped with legacy systems such as Destroids and M12 Centaur hover tanks. Destroids, of course, were way to slow to operate without Infantry support. The Centaurs did fine however, and set the template for TAC combat doctrine. By 2030, most TAC units had a mix of VHT-1 Spartas Hover Tanks and ARR-15 Monocle Air Reconnaissance Robots. A typical Troop would have two squads of VHT-1s and one squad of ARR-15s.

Civil Defense UnitCivil Defense Unit (CDU)

Civil Defense Units (CDUs) were fixed location, non-deployable armor and infantry, tasked with protecting high value infrastructure such as population centers, airports, power generation and transportation nodes from attack by Malcontent Zentraedi. By the time of the Second Robotech War, the rogue Zentraedi threat had mostly faded and many CDUs were being deactivated. Most units of the CDU were reserve component.

Logistics Corps (LC)

The Logistics Corp (LC) was perhaps the most important corps level command in the UEDF. The LC was responsible for all levels of supply and transport, and all involved. Many were aware of the truck driver health risks that had existed for a very long time before the LC was formed, and took steps to be mindful of them. Much of the LC was actually in reserve status, and most members tended to work in the sector of the transportation industry that their weekend job corresponded to. In terms of wage, workers should always ask their manager What is the 2020 Federal Minimum Wage in order to ensure they are receiving the correct salary for their work. The transportation industry is generally considered a well-paid industry due to the diverse amount of jobs that are available. This included over-the-road transportation, railway and sea-lift. The LC had a fleet of transport ships with pre-positioned equipment all over the world. The LC was also responsible for the Auxiliary Air-Lift Assets (AALA), which were a mix of commercial and military airframes that were shared with Commercial Airlines and Shipping Companies. Because of this, the LC had a bigger air force than the Tactical Air Force and a bigger fleet than the Navy!

Medical Corps (MedC)

The Medical Corps (MedC) was just what its name suggested. The MedC was significant though because it was the first military medical branch to pay at a rate competitive with the civilian market. Additionally, the MedC offered generous medical scholarships for qualifying students. The average service commitment afterwards was four years for nurses and eight years for doctors. These factors, plus the job security that a government agency provided, allowed the MedC to have one of the best group of doctors in the world.

Department of Naval Operations (DoNO)

The Department of Naval Operations (DoNO) oversaw all UEDF assets on the Earth’s seas.

Naval Surface Operations Corps (NSOC)

The Naval Surface Operations Corps (NSOC) operated the UEDF’s surface naval fleets. These fleets constituted the former UN Spacy Prometheus and Daedalus-class ships, and the Warspite-class submarines. In addition to this, the NSOC was made up of the former navies of the UEG member states, of which the US Navy was by far the biggest. From its formation in 2019, the NSOC was under great pressure by the Ministry of Defense to narrow its classes of ships down to a manageable number, so as to save money. However, the NSOC was too limited in funding to ever fully do this. By 2030, the NSOC operated fifteen aircraft carriers, ten amphibious assault ships, 25 cruisers, 78 destroyers, 56 frigates and various, 60 attack submarines, 18 ballistic missile submarines and various other combat and support ships. These ships were divided amongst eight active fleets, split between the Atlantic and Pacific Commands.

Tactical Corp - MarineNaval Infantry Division

The Naval Infantry Division, or Navy Division, was the DoNO’s “Marine Corps”. As such, it took over the unit heritage of the former Marines Corps of the UEG’s member states, such as the US Marine Corps, the British Royal Marines, France’s Fusiliers Marins and others. The Navy Division was responsible for amphibious assaults, a task they were well equipped for with the Daedalus-class Amphibious Assault Ships. It was also responsible for underwater demolition and maritime interdiction missions. Unlike its predecessors in the US Marine Corps, the Navy Division did not have any air assets. That task was handled by the Naval Air Operations Corps (NAOC).

Naval Air Operations Corps (NAOC)

The Naval Air Operations Corps (NAOC) operated all the NSOC’s aviation assets. Their squadrons flew from the decks of the NSOC’s carriers, as well as from airbases in the case of anti-submarine aircraft. NAOC Carrier Air Wings rotated between the NSOC’s carriers and land bases, where they would temporarily reside for training cycles. Carrier Air Wings operated a mix of Veritech fighters, conventional fighters and attack aircraft, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft and rotary wing assets. Carrier Air Wings were the last to operate the VF-1 Valkyrie, until they type was retired in favor of the navalized variant of the VF-8 Logan. The NAOC was also the only branch to operate the VA-3 Invader.

Other Units

Though part of the uniformed service, the following agencies did not fall under the Ministry of Defense.

Global Military Police AGlobal Military Police (GMP)

The Global Military Police fulfilled more roles than just that of a Military Police Corps. The GMP was also the UEG’s “federal” police agency, falling under the Ministry of Justice rather than the Ministry of Defense. The GMP, therefore, investigated criminal cases as well as cases under the Code of Military Justice. The GMP did not replace the different law enforcement agencies of the member states, such as the US’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Germany’s Bundes Polizie. Nor did it replace local, state or provincial police and sheriff’s departments. Because of this, some areas had an absolutely confounding number of overlapping law enforcement agencies. For example, some one living in New Detroit was subject to the GMP, the FBI, the Michigan State Police, the Monroe County Sherriff’s Department and the New Detroit Metro Police.

Military Intelligence Corps (MI)

The Military Intelligence Corps (MI) fell under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Unlike the GMP, the MI Corps simplified the intelligence world, rather than add yet another level of bureaucracy. The MI Corps replaced all member state intelligence agencies. Furthermore, rather than having different intelligence agencies covering the variety of different types and means of intelligence collection (such as, in the extreme case of the United States, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Energy, the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (OICI), Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI), Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Branch (FBI/NSB) and the Office of National Security Intelligence (DEA/ONSI)) the MI corps was just one agency.

The MI Corps oversaw all intelligence disciplines, to include Human Intelligence Collection (HUMINT), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) and Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) just to name a few. The MI Corps was also responsible for all Counter Intelligence (CI) investigations.

Entry level members of the MI Corps were assigned to units in the UEDF. While assigned, they would wear the same uniform as whatever branch they were sliced out to, and fall under the rules and regulations of that branch. They would not, however, hold military rank in the traditional sense. All members of the MI Corps were instead assigned ratings of Specialist Grade One through Specialist Grade 22, abbreviated SP1 through SP22. They also had a different (i.e.: better) pay scale than their military counterparts. Members of the MI Corps had the option of remaining attached to the UEDF, or moving into higher level intelligence work after they attained the grade of SP8. Promotions were based strictly on performance and potential, therefore it was rare that a mediocre intelligence professional made it out of the UEDF and into the “civilian” side of the Agency.


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (R) is the property of Fuji Television, Artmic Studio and Tatsunoko Production. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized on Robotech Illustrated.

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

UEDF and UEEF Organizational Structure

United Earth Defense Force AUEDF and UEEF Organizational Structure

by Tim Wing


United Earth Government (UEG)

  • Ministry of Defense (MoD)
    • United Earth Defense Forces (UEDF), also known as the Armies of the Treaty of the Southern Cross (ASC) and United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF)

 


 

United Earth Defense Forces

Department of Surface Operations (DoSO)

  • Tactical Corp ATactical Corps (TC)
    • Airborne Divisions
    • Armor Divisions
    • Mechanized Infantry Divisions
    • Light Infantry Divisions
    • Special Purpose Divisions
      • Reconnaissance Division
      • Alpine Division
      • Arctic Division
      • Forest Division
      • Desert Division
      • Marsh Division
      • Jungle Division
  • Tactical Armored Corps (TAC)
  • Civil Defense Unit (CDU)
  • Logistic Corps (LC)
  • Medical Corps (MedC)

Department of Aerospace Operations (DoAO)

  • Tactical Air Force (TAF)
  • Civil Defense Flying Corps (CDFC)
  • Military Airlift Corps (MAC)
  • Tactical Space Corps (TSC)
  • Tactical Armored Space Corps (TASC)
  • Interstellar Transportation Corps (ITC)

Department of Naval Operations (DoNO)

  • Naval Surface Operations Corps (NSOC)
  • Naval Infantry Division
  • Naval Air Operations Corps (NAOC)

Global Military Police (GMP) – fell under the Ministry of Justice

Military Intelligence Corps (MI) – fell under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 


 

United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF), previously known as the Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force (REF)

  • UEEFExpeditionary Navy
    • Expeditionary Fleet Combatants (UEEF FC)
    • Expeditionary Naval Intelligence (UEEF NI)
    • Expeditionary Tactical Naval Corps (UEEF TNC)
    • Fleet Space Defense
    • Fleet Medical
  • Expeditionary Marine Corps (UEEF MC)
    • Reentry Infantry
    • Reentry Close Air Support
  • Expeditionary Tactical Corps (UEEF-TC)
    • Armor
    • Mechanized Infantry
    • Space-borne Infantry
  • Expeditionary Tactical Air Corps (UEEF-TAC)
  • Expeditionary Maintenance and Regeneration Corps (UEEF-MRC)
  • Expeditionary Transportation and Support Corps (UEEF TSC)

 


 

 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (R) is the property of Fuji Television, Artmic Studio and Tatsunoko Production. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono.

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized on Robotech Illustrated. 

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

The United Earth Government

Capital
The United Earth Government

by Tim wing

The United Earth Government (UEG) was the world governing body that arose in the wake of the Zentraedi’s decimation of the Earth’s surface. Based somewhat on the structure of its predecessor, the United Nations of Earth Government (UN), the UEG governed most of the Earth’s population from 2012 till 2031. Unlike the UN, the UEG only had direct authority over (approximately) three quarters of the Earth’s surface. During the reconstruction era, many countries and city states chose to opt out of the UEG. Most notable of these countries was a coalition of the former Warsaw Pac countries, the Eastern Block of Soviet Independent States (EBSIS).

History

After the 1st Robotech War, approximately 70% of the Earth’s land surface had been wiped clean of any trace of man’s civilization. Immediately following defold operations, the intelligence officers of Dolza’s Grand Fleet started creating a target list of the Earth’s population centers. The list was based on a standard targeting algorithm for attacking a planetoid with a large population. By starting with the most densely populated regions and working downwards, and by adjusting for minimum overlap of effects by the fleet’s reflex cannons, the Grand Fleet was able to kill somewhere in the region of 99% of the Earth’s population.

With a surviving population of around one million survivors (estimates for the actual figure vary wildly, from a low of 70,000 to a high of 14 million) the Earth was very nearly plunged into a new dark age. The UN Spacy forces aboard the UES Macross (SDF-1) may very well be thanked for averting this catastrophe. These forces provided security in the short term for reconstruction efforts in North and South America, Europe and most of the Pacific Rim. Had it not been for their hard work, these regions may very well have slipped into total anarchy.

In January of 2012, the United Earth Government was formally established in New Macross City. In its original form, the UEG was made up of representatives sent by the surviving population centers of the planet. The First General Assembly, convened in March of 2012, was made up of representatives sent by a somewhat small fraction of the Earth’s surviving population. This was mostly North American and Western European representation, with smaller contingents from what was left of South America, the Soviet Union and Japan. No representatives from Africa or South-East Asia were present during the First General Assembly.

Before these representatives could take their seats at the General Assembly, they first had to pass review by the UN Spacy, as they were the ones hosting the new government. This amounted to a check to insure that the representatives were actually who they claimed to be, were duly appointed by their appropriate regional authority and had no history of human rights violations. This check was performed by a board selected by Admiral Henry Gloval.

From this beginning, the general structure of the UEG did arise. By 2014, the UEG had created a working Charter. This Charter was fully ratified by all member states and territories in 2017 at the Treaty Convention of the Southern Cross, in Australia. This charter granted full governing authority to the UEG over all countries, cities and territories organized underneath it for the specific purpose of:

The UEG was granted the authority to tax all member states. Taxes owed to the UEG were calculated yearly by assessing each member state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). A portion of this calculated GDP would then be owed the UEG by the member state.

The UEG was responsible for organizing all international reconstruction efforts. This included allocation of funds to poorer member states and territories from the overall tax base, setting up and regulating Natural Recovery Areas (NRAs) and improvement of infrastructure between the fare flung countries and city states.

The UEG was given full control over re-cloning of Earth’s limited population. This was done so that the resulting clones could be distributed in such a way as to effect maximum genetic diversification of the Earth’s population. The UEG was also in charge of providing incentives for larger families.

United Earth Defense Force AWith the Treaty of the Southern Cross, all member states granted a monopoly on force to the UEG. All member state militaries were consolidated under the United Earth Defense Force (UEDF).

Integration of Zentraedi. Continuing integration of Zentraedi was handled by the UEG, which included the authority to force member states to accept portions of the overall Zentraedi population. This was done so that the Zentraedi population could be spread out more evenly across the UEG, thus speeding up cultural assimilation.

International trade. The UEG regulated all trade between member states and was the approval authority on tariffs for such trade.

Resource allocation. All natural resources, unless specifically claimed by member states prior to the 2017 treaty, became the public property of the UEG. The UEG also had the authority to ration all food, water and energy in times of shortage.

The UEG was in charge of organizing all efforts at both local group and deep space colonization efforts.

All Member States and independent cities with the UEG Administrative Sectors retained the following sovereign rights:

Local government. All member states had the right to choose whatever form of government they saw fit. A broad range of democracies, autocracies (dictatorships) and monarchies existed under the UEG.

Election of UEG representatives. All member states had the right to set their own method of choosing their UEG representatives, whether it be by general election or appointment by the local government.

Control of immigration. Each member state retained control over its own population. Individuals could not immigrate out of their home country without specific approval from the local authorities. Approval was rare of course, as human resources were the most precious of all in the post war world. This was done as a way to keep the Earth’s population from massing in just a few major mega-cities. The end result, however, was that the individual was effectively a serf: tied to the land in which he found himself and unable to leave.

Tax collection. Each member state had the authority to levy and collect taxes however they saw fit. From this tax base, yearly UEG dues were paid.

Allotment of manpower to the UEDF. In order to make sure the UEDF was a reflection of the people it protected, the UEG mandated that the uniformed service be made up of a representative proportion of the government’s member states. Service requirements included an understanding of the English language, since that was the official language of the UEDF. Additionally, all applicants had to meet certain mental, physical, psychological and educational requirements. Past that, each member state was free to choose how it met its quota. Meeting the quota was hardly a difficult task, as the military was pretty good option in the harsh conditions of post war Earth. As such, well over 90% of the UEDF was made up of volunteers. Only a very few member states, such as the Scandinavian countries, had to resort to a draft.

Structure

The UEG has been described by some historians as nothing more than a “sock-puppet” of the UEDF. While the UEDF certainly did have some major influence on the UEG, to say that it was a puppet government is over simplifying the. The UEDF had two major ways in which it influenced the government: the Global Military Police’s (GMP) role in conducting back ground checks and granting security clearances to all UEG candidates, and the UEDF Command Group’s right to veto any individual’s appointment to the Supreme Council by the General Assembly.

Any candidate wishing to run for election or seeking appointment to the General Assembly had to submit a complete GF46 (Government Form 46) to the GMP Directorate of Investigations no later than six months prior to the formation of the next General Assembly. The GF46 required discloser of previous residences, employers, personal contacts, etc. Officially, this would allow the GMP to investigate the candidate for criminal activity, contacts with foreign governments, drug and alcohol abuse, corruption, etc. This did allow the GMP to weed out any candidate that they determined to be hostile to the military, even if this was not the stated purpose of the background investigation. It is unknown, however, how often the GMP abused this power. Charges were brought against the GMP Directorate of Investigations to this effect, once in 2019 and again in 2027.

The real power of the UEDF was in their ability to veto any appointment to the Supreme Council. The Supreme Council was the executive branch of the UEG. As such, it set all foreign and interstellar policy. For this reason, it was determined by the framers of the UEG Charter (most of whom were former or current military officers) that the UEDF should at least have some say in who sent it into battle. While this sentiment seems absurd today, one has to remember that on post war Earth a great deal more trust was placed in the military than in people’s own elected, or in many cases unelected, leaders. In practice, the UEDF Command Group only vetoed three appointments throughout the history of the UEG. On the surface, this looks like remarkable restraint. In practice, however, all candidates for appointment to the Supreme Council were screened through the UEDF Command Group first, to avoid the embarrassment of a veto.

Once appointed to the Supreme Council by the General Assembly, the Senator was immune to any individual censor at the hands of the UEDF. The Prime Minister of the Supreme Council was the commander and chief of the UEDF and had full authority over the UEDF Command Group. If the UEDF Command Group decided that they no longer had faith in the Prime Minister or the Supreme Council in general, they could call for a vote of no-confidence in the General Assembly. If this vote was passed by a simple majority, the Supreme Council would be dissolved and a new one would be voted on. This power was never directly exercised by the UEDF, since it was easier to act through a friendly proxy in the General Assembly.

So, yes, the UEDF had a great deal of influence in the UEG. Certainly the military had far more influence than what would ever be deemed acceptable in a pre Robotech War Western Democracy. But to say that the UEDF controlled the UEG is a bit of a stretch. A more accurate portrayal would be to say that the UEG, the UEDF and the GMP each acted like separate branches of government, providing checks and balances on each other. When one branch of this “government” became to powerful, the other two could act against it, thus checking its authority. So, in effect, the military did not control the government… but nor did the government control the military.

Branches of Government

Supreme Council

Capital (detail)The Supreme Council was the executive branch of the UEG. It was a (number? Need to check episode) member council, with each Senator elected for a term of four years by the General Assembly. No two Senators originating from the same member state could sit on the Supreme Council at the same time. The head of the Supreme Council, and the senior executive of the UEG, was the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was elected by the Supreme Council. The Prime Minister acted as the Commander and Chief of the UEDF. The Supreme Council had no legislative authority, other than the ability to author legislation and veto any bill passed by the General Assembly. It had no ability to vote on any bill while it made its way through the General Assembly.

General Assembly

The General Assembly was the legislative branch of the UEG. Each Representative was either elected or appointed by their member state or administrative sector. No party affiliation was officially recognized by the UEG and there were no requirements for a ruling coalition. Legislation was floored, debated and voted upon by a simple majority. Any changes to the UEG Charter had to be passed by a two thirds super majority and then ratified by the member states.

International High Court

The International High Court was the UEG’s judicial branch. It acted as the highest court in the UEG. It mitigated disputes between member states, reviewed all laws to ensure they did not violate the UEG Charter and acted as an appeals court for member state judicial systems.

Councils

In addition to the three main branches of government, the UEG was made up of various councils that over saw specific functions of government. All councils were made up of appointees from the General Assembly. Among the major councils, the – most important were:

Defense Council

The Defense Council was a seven member board, headed by the UEDF Supreme Commander, that set funding, basing and policy within the UEDF. Though headed by the UEDF Supreme Commander, the other six members were appointed by the General Assembly. Like the Supreme Council, the UEDF Command Group retained veto power over the appointment of Defense Council members. The Defense Council also granted licenses to all non-state owned defense contractors.

Trusteeship Council

The UEG Trusteeship Council was established to help ensure that Territorial Sectors were administered in the best interests of their inhabitants and of international peace and security.

The Economic Council

The UEG Economic Council (EC) oversaw monetary policy, distribution of state controlled natural resources, administration of all state owned enterprises and oversaw international trade. The EC also oversaw the International Reconstruction Bank (IRB). The IRB was instrumental in the Earths reconstruction, as it was in charge of giving grants and low interest loans to developing sectors.

Other bodies within the UEG included the Department of Refugee Affairs (DRA), Department of Human Rights (DHR), Department of Trade and Development (DTD), Department of Environmental Restoration (DER), Department of Human Colonization (DOHCOL), Office of Drugs and Crime (ODC), UEG Re-Population Commission (URPC) and UEG Food Commission (UFC).

UEG Member States

Though some nations were able to reorganize and re-establish themselves as sovereign entities in the post Zentraedi Holocaust era (the United States, Brazil and the Scandinavian Countries most notably), most pre-war countries ceased to exist. In their place were collections of independent City States with no regional authority over them, other than that provided by the UEG. These city states were organized by the UEG into Administrative Sectors that often (but not always) mirrored former national boundaries. In addition to the Administrative Sectors were the un-organized Territorial Sectors. Territorial Sectors were usually wastelands with populations that were too small to effectively self-govern.

Member State

A UEG Member State was a fully functioning and self governing nation. These nations were usually the re-constituted descendents of pre-Robotech War nations. The existence of these nations were usually the exception and not the rule, as Earth’s population was too decimated to support much in the way of large national entities. Those nations did arise were able to vote for or choose their UEG Representatives, and had full territorial integrity. They were also responsible for much of their own city to city infrastructure a policing. The national government had the authority grant or deny immigration through its national borders, and could grant full freedom of movement within its borders, if it so desired.

Not every Member State fell into the category of multi-city territory. Some member states were nations in name only. Japan was one such example. Though it asserted sovereignty over all of its pre-war territory, in reality its entire (and substantial) population resided in Neo Tokyo. Some countries existed merely out of a sense of nationalism, not because of any significant population. The United Kingdom was one such example of this. Its population after the First Robotech War could be measured in the thousands. These few survivors, however, still insisted on retaining their national identity, even though the country was nothing more than nearly lifeless wasteland.

Administrative Sector

The majority of places on the UEG’s map were Administrative Sectors. These were areas with multiple self governing cities and municipalities, but no regional governments. Each city elected or appointed a representative (or representatives depending on the size of the city) to the UEG General Assembly and had the same powers of self governance afforded to a UEG Member State. Each city also had the authority to control immigration into and out of its municipal boundaries. The sector itself was administered by a UEG appointed Governor. The Governor had no direct power over the individual cites, but rather was in charge of regulating sector commerce and infrastructure.

Territorial Sector

A Territorial Sector was an area that had no significant population centers. Usually, these were vast wastelands left over from the Zentraedi bombardment. The populations of these sectors had no elected representation within the UEG. They did have the option of sending representatives to sit on the Trusteeship Council, though this right was rarely exercised due to the small populations involved. Most settlements within the Territorial Sectors amounted to nothing more than small villages dependant on UEG aid and bands of outlaws and nomads. Settlements within the Territorial Sectors did have the right to petition the UEG for representation once they reached a minimum population requirement, but since that requirement was a percentage of the UEG’s population and not a fixed number, none ever achieved this required metric. This was because the population in non-wasteland areas was increasing at a far faster rate than those within the desolation on the Territorial Sectors.

The UEG did provide these sectors with plenty of aid in the form of food and money for reconstruction. Additionally, the UEDF did its best to provide some semblance of law and order, though this was an uphill battle considering the vast distances and barren wildernesses involved.

 


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. Megazone 23 (R) is the property of A.D. Vision and studios AIC, Artland & Tatsunoko. Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (R) is the property of Fuji Television, Artmic Studio and Tatsunoko Production. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono.

Acknowledgement is also extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized on Robotech Illustrated. 

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1st UN Spacy Marine Expeditionary Regiment

5 MBR-04-Mk VI Tomahawk 16a1st UN Spacy Marine Expeditionary Regiment

By Tim Wing

The 1st UN Spacy Marine Expeditionary Regiment (MER) was stationed on the UES Daedalus during the 1st Robotech War. When the SDF-1 made its first and only (ill-fated) fold, the 1st MER found itself in the middle of an inter-stellar war. Because of this, the 1st MER (and her successor, the UEDF’s 1st Naval Infantry Regiment) became the most decorated unit of the Robotech Era.

The 1st MER was a combined arms infantry regiment made up of Destroids and conventional infantry. Though the unit had not received all of its equipment at the time of the SDF-1’s launch and its subsequent sojourn into space, it normally would have been made up of three combined arms battalions with a mix of Destroids and Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicle (MAAV) mounted infantry, and one infantry battalion equipped with MAAVs. The MAAV was not yet in full production at the time of the SDF-1’s launch and the infantrymen of the 1st MER found themselves operating in the role of light infantry. Once the MAAV entered service, the plan was to deactivate the 6th Battalion aboard the Daedalus, to make room for the 120 or so vehicles that would equip the other three battalions.

Attached to the 1st MER was the 1st UN Spacy Marine Aviation Group (MAG). The 1st MAG was equipped with a mix of attack and cargo helicopters, which were to support the 1st MER in land based combat operations. The pilots and ground crew of the 1st MAG, as well as the infantrymen of the 1st MER, were mostly transitioned to Destroid companies and Veritech squadrons during the 1st Robotech War.

The 10th Space Defense Battalion (Provisional) was stood up and added to the 1st MER’s rolls during the SDF-1’s return trip home. This unit was equipped with the newly developed SDR-04 Phalanx and Armored Valkyrie. After the war, the 10th Battalion was disbanded and the SDR-04 was integrated into the rest of the regiment’s battalions.

After the destruction of the SDF-1 during the Battle of Macross City, the unit was reassigned to Ft. Sibley, near Monument City, Minnesota. After the signing of the Treaty of the Southern Cross, the unit was reflagged as the UEDF Naval Division’s 1st Naval Infantry Regiment (NIR). In 2019 the unit was transferred to its final home at Nunavut Base in Nunavut, Canada. From this base, the unit embarked on rotations aboard the UES Achilles, a duty it shared with its sister unit in the Tactical Corps.

In 2031, the 1st NIR went missing along with the UES Achilles. No survivors of the unit are known to exist, and all hands are presumed dead. The 1st MER/NIR remains inactivated to this day.

Force structure, 2010

1st UN Spacy Marine Expeditionary Regiment

  • 3rd Combined Arms Battalion
    • A Company
      • 1st Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 2nd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 3rd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
    • B Company
      • 4th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 5th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 6th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
    • 5 MBR-04-Mk VI Tomahawk 5
      Tomohawk assigned to 7th Plt, Delta Co, 3rd CA BN

      C Company

      • 1st Mechanized Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 2nd Armor Platoon: 5x Spartans
      • 3rd ADA Platoon: 4x Defenders
      • 4th Armor Platoon: 5x Tomahawks
    • D Company
      • 5th Mechanized Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 6th ADA Platoon: 4x Defenders
      • 7th Armor Platoon: 5x Tomahawks (14)
      • 8th Armor Platoon: 5x Spartans
  • 5th Combined Arms Battalion
    • E Company
      • 1st Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 2nd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 3rd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
    • ADR-04 Mk X 1
      Deffender assigned to 3rd ADA Plt, Golf Co, 5th CA BN

      F Company

      • 4th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 5th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 6th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
    • G Company
      • 1st Mechanized Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 2nd Armor Platoon: 5x Spartans
      • 3rd ADA Platoon: 4x Defenders (5)
      • 4th Armor Platoon: 5x Tomahawks
    • H Company
      • 5th Mechanized Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 6th ADA Platoon: 4x Defenders
      • 7th Armor Platoon: 5x Tomahawks
      • 8th Armor Platoon: 5x Spartans
  • 6th Infantry Battalion
    • I Company
      • 1st Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 2nd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 3rd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 4th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
    • J Company
      • 5th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 6th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 7th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 8th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
    • K Company
      • 9th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 10th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 11th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 12th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
    • L Company
      • 13th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 14th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 15th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
      • 16th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, no vehicles
  • 7th Combined Arms Battalion
    • E Company
      • 1st Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 2nd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 3rd Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
    • MBR-07-Mk II Spartan 1
      Spartan assigned to 2nd Plt, Oscar Co, 7th CA BN

      F Company

      • 4th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 5th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 6th Light Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
    • O Company
      • 1st Mechanized Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 2nd Armor Platoon: 5x Spartans (18)
      • 3rd Platoon: 4x Defenders
      • 4th Platoon: 5x Tomahawks
    • P Company
      • 5th Mechanized Infantry Platoon: 44 Marines, 5x MAAVs (Projected)
      • 6th ADA Platoon: 4x Defenders
      • 7th Armor Platoon: 5x Tomahawks
      • 8th Armor Platoon: 5x Spartans
  • SDR-04-Mk XII Phalanx 1
    Phalanx assigned to 7th Battery, Sierra Co, 10th SD BN (p)

    10th Space Defense Battalion (Provisional)

    • Q Company
      • 1st Battery: 4x Phalanxes
      • 2nd Battery: 4x Phalanxes
      • 3rd Battery: 4x Armored Valkyries
    • R Company
      • 4th Battery: 4x Phalanxes
      • 5th Battery: 4x Phalanxes
      • 6th Battery: 4x Armored Valkyries
    • S Company
      • 7th Battery: 4x Phalanxes (22)
      • 8th Battery: 4x Phalanxes
      • 9th Battery: 2x Monsters (Attached)

1st Marine Aviation Group

  • HMA-11 Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron: 12x AH-68 Privateers
  • HMA-12 Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron: 12x AH-68 Privateers
  • HMA-13 Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron: 12x AH-68 Privateers
  • HMA-14 Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron: 12x AH-68 Privateers
  • HS-6 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron: 12x SH-62 Sea Sergeants (Attached)
  • HMM-15 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron: 12x HH-62 Supply Sergeants
  • HMM-16 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron: 12x HH-62 Supply Sergeants
  • HMR-17 Marine Reconnaissance Helicopter Squadron: 12x ARH-34 Snoops
  • MALS-1 Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron
  • MGSS-1 Group Support Squadron
UH-303
HMM-16 Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron HH-62 Supply Sergeant

 


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin.

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing