Cybercommand was the intelligence and cyberwarfare arm of the Compact. While its functions paralleled older Earth organizations such as the American Central Intelligence Agency and Britain’s MI6, it’s was modeled on Russia’s Federal Security Bureau and its Soviet predecessor, the KGB, to bring it in line with the rest of the military hierarchy. Unlike the other services, Cybercommand eschewed traditional army and navy ranks in favor of generic grade designations. For instance, an ensign in the Navy or first lieutenant in the Marines would be an O-1.
The G-5 served as the five-star officer in charge of Cybercommand. The service was noted for its nearly featureless uniforms, using rank and service insignia only when personnel served on Navy vessels or in Border Guard or Marines Corps units.
Cybercommand personnel wore black uniforms with no insignia, preferring to palm tattoos for identification and rank and division display.
Field agents were known to abduct targets for interrogation. While following a strict protocol forbidding torture, their tactics could fall into the realm of “enhanced interrogation.” Captain Hideki Okada endured hours in a white room deprived of his clothes while agents questioned him.
Such was the secrecy around Cybercommand that even Navy personnel assigned to its vessels did not know the nomenclature or even the appearance of the ships. Non-Cybercommand passengers are also kept from seeing the ships.