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The Starfleet Marine Corps, or simply the Starfleet Marines, are the infantry forces of the Federation's Starfleet. Unlike the rest of Starfleet's service personnel, who used a naval ranking structure, the Marines use a rank structure based on equivalents of Earth infantry-based militaries, such as the MACOs. One early variant of the SFMC was the Starfleet Ground Attack Marines of the 2160s, a force that was considered inactive by the 24th century.

HistoryEdit

SFMC

The Starfleet Marine logo as used in the late-23rd century

During the Four Years War (c. 2250s), Starfleet Marines landed on Laxala, and constructed plasteel huts for their bases. Marines were regularly sent to Ing in the late 23rd century to mount to flush-out anti-Federation Orion rebels, launch counter-offensives and destroy their bases of operation, but with limited success.

In 2293, the SFMC was slated to take part in Operation Retrieve. They would have landed teams on Rura Penthe and participated in a direct assault on the Klingon prison complex on that planet.

In that film, the SFMC was not spoken of in dialogue, however the Operation Retrieve command briefing did feature them. This marks the only canonical mention of the SFMC.

TrainingEdit

Starfleet Marines were trained at the Starfleet Marine Corps Academy. All Starfleet officers who accepted assignment to Starfleet Intelligence or the Security and Tactical Division of the Starfleet Support Services Section were subjected to an accelerated course of SFMC training in a holographic environmental simulator program called "The Crucible." This program had the effect of subjecting the prospective Starfleet Marine to the equivalent of four long years of SFMC training in the span of only two short weeks. The entire roster of Marine Strike Group No. 791, except for its founding officer-In-Charge, then-Lieutenant FrioDraca, received its training as Starfleet Marines in this manner.

Duty uniformEdit

Starfleet Marines

Standard Starfleet Marine uniforms (2370s)

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Standard Starfleet Marine uniform (2386)

Each member of the Starfleet Marines just as basic Starfleet officers wear a standard division uniform however all Marines do not share either command, science/medical or engineering division colors and instead wear uniforms consisting of a deep kelly green as is standard in Marine tradition.

UnitsEdit

  • Starfleet 2nd Marine Regiment
  • Starfleet 3rd Marine Division
  • Starfleet 4th Marine Regiment
  • 101st Battalion, Starfleet 4th Marine Regiment
  • Starfleet 5th Marine Regiment
  • Starfleet 7th Marine Division
  • Starfleet 8th Marine Regiment
  • Starfleet 12th Marine Regiment
  • Starfleet 13th Marine Regiment

Rank gradesEdit

PersonnelEdit

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