by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

8

DispatchFactbookMilitary

by The Free Lands of Vancouvia. . 362 reads.

Vancouvian Special Forces - Military Organizational Structure and Stationing



VSF Organizational Hierarchy

The VSF currently has 11,000 active personnel and 32,000 personnel undergoing training

Name

Strength

Units

Leader

Force

9,000

3 Legions

Marshal

Legion

3,000

10 Cohorts

Colonel

Regiment

1,500

5 Cohorts

Lt. Colonel

Millennia

1,000

3 Cohorts

Lt. Colonel

Cohort

300

24 Squads

Major

Century

100

8 Squads

Captain

Platoon

50

4 Squads

Lieutenant

Cluster

25

2 Squads

First/Second Sergeant

Squad

12-16

N/A

Sergeant

Half-Squad

6-8

N/A

Corporal

Quarter-Squad

3-4

N/A

Corporal

Notes:

Each squad, upon induction into active service, is assigned a Greek letter and a number to identify itself. These are granted in order of induction, starting with Alpha 1, and then Beta 1 and so on. Since there are 24 letters in the Greek alphabet and 24 squads in a cohort, each squad can be referred to as a Greek letter, i.e. Alpha. Cohorts, and the squads that make up them, are roughly the same age since they went through the same training class; a cohort can therefore be considered similar to a graduation class.

An individual soldier would only recognize themselves as part of a squad, cohort, and legion. An example would be Sigma 6, 1st Legion.

Squads are rarely broken apart or reorganized following induction. If a squad loses more than four members due to irrecoverable injury, death, desertion, or other permanent factor, they are typically retired or transferred to the VNA, but this is a significantly rare event.

Cohorts are retired as a block, usually through mandatory discharge after 15 years of service. However, some squads from disbanded cohorts are kept active. These squads may serve in assignments anywhere from "dark ops" to protection detail to training instructors.



Ranks

Rank

Notes

Marshal

Chief commander of the VSF

Colonel

Commander of a legion, currently three officers have this rank

Lieutenant Colonel

Officer in charge of legion subdivisions

Major

Officer in charge of cohorts

Captain

Similar to Lieutenant but requires combat experience and superior leadership

Lieutenant

Achieved for five years tenure with exceptional performance, or combat experience

First Sergeant

Commonly achieved for two years tenure with exceptional performance

Second Sergeant

Commonly achieved for one year tenure with exceptional performance

Sergeant

Granted based on superior performance upon induction

Corporal

All cadets are granted at least the rank of Corporal upon induction

Cadet

Military trainees undergoing the 10 year program

Notes:

The VSF does not have the typical separate track for officers and enlisted men; all soldiers achieve rank solely through tenure, performance, and/or combat history. However, the rank of Lieutenant is considered the first officer position. Upon reaching Lieutenant, the officer is referred to as sir or ma'am and saluted by ranks below them. Typically a Lieutenant and Captain will remain in their squads, while Majors and above will serve in an external leadership role. Older squads are therefore significantly more seasoned and may contain multiple Lieutenants, but never more than one Captain.

The Marshal and Colonels of the VSF are appointed by Congress. The current Marshal is Christopher Roberts, the Colonel of the 1st Legion is William Rollings, the Colonel of the 2nd Legion is Andrew Brown and the Colonel of the 3rd Legion is Mark Young.



Cohort Status

Stations in BOLD represent Active War Zones

Cohort

Induction

Station

Notes

1st

2000

Retired

Inducted from members of the VNA

2nd

2001

Retired

Inducted from members of the VNA

3rd

2001

Retired

Inducted from members of the VNA

4th

2002

Retired

First cohort trained from general population

5th

2002

Various

Destroyers cohort

6th

2003

VS Prosperity

VS Prosperity carrier cohort

7th

2004

Mojave

Southern border defense cohort

8th

2005

Various

Roaming and special tasks cohort

9th

2006

CHARBAGNIA

Sustained foreign operations cohort

10th

2007

Base Pehrot, Espersand, Ostehaar

-

11th

2008

Breckenridge

Independence Isle defense cohort

12th

2009

Bastille

Interior defense cohort

13th

2009

Bastille

Interior defense cohort

14th

2010

Coldbrook

Autumn Sound defense cohort

15th

2010

CHARBAGNIA

Sustained foreign operations cohort

16th

2011

Various

Small islands defense cohort

17th

2011

Bastille

Rail system defense cohort

18th

2012

ATHARA MAGARAT

Sustained foreign operations cohort

19th

2012

ATHARA MAGARAT

Sustained foreign operations cohort

20th

2013

Westilla, Illa Isle

Eastern projection cohort

21st

2013

Vesuvius

Capital defense cohort

22nd

2013

Greenview

Four Harbors defense cohort

23rd

2014

North Yorkford

Terrorism rapid response cohort

24th

2014

Vesuvius

Terrorism rapid response cohort

25th

2014

Vesuvius

Terrorism rapid response cohort

26th

2015

Base Hithor, Lövsk, Ostehaar

-

27th

2015

Bastille

Anti-terrorism cohort

28th

2015

Westilla, Illa Isle

Illa Isle defense cohort

29th

2015

Base Flamingo / Base Albatross

Mesder defense cohort

30th

2016

North Yorkford

Sustained foreign operations cohort

31st

2016

Camp Plymouth, I.D.

I.D. defense and anti-terrorism cohort

32nd

2016

ILLA ISLE

Sustained foreign operations cohort

33rd

2016

SAN JAVIER

Sustained foreign operations cohort

34th

2016

SAN JAVIER

Sustained foreign operations cohort

35th

2017

North Yorkford

Attacked at graduation, in stasis until further notice

36th

2017

Camp Plymouth, I.D.

I.D. defense and anti-terrorism cohort

38th

2017

CHARBAGNIA

Sustained foreign operations cohort

39th

2017

CHARBAGNIA

Sustained foreign operations cohort

40th

2017

CHARBAGNIA

Sustained foreign operations cohort

41st

2018

CHARBAGNIA

Sustained foreign operations cohort

42th

2018

CHARBAGNIA

Sustained foreign operations cohort

43rd

2018

Bastille

Interior defense cohort

Notes:

Locations in bold indicate active deployment in a combat area.

North Yorkford serves as the military's primary garrison, training, and naval base. Cohorts stationed at North Yorkford will be the first to be deployed en masse should a military operation require such measure; typically one legion is stationed there. These cohorts also assist in the training of cadets.

Cohort stations are not permanent; cohorts are typically rotated through different stations every two years.



The Free Lands of Vancouvia

RawReport