Polity: Compact of Humanity in Assembly
Area of Specialty: Ground and aerial combat, orbital close combat
Headquarters: Nicaragua, Earth
The Compact Marine Corps served as the primary ground forces of the Compact. It was analogous to similar organizations, most notably the US Marine Corps and Royal Marines, as well as land armies, of pre-Interstellar Eras.
Marines did depend on the Navy for transportation and often provided security for Naval vessels. Additionally, Naval tradition saw Marine NCOs assigned as NCOIC’s for Navy Special Forces units.
Troops traveled to combat zones on a fleet of troop carriers set aside specifically for them. However, one notable division gained fame for diving from orbit, usually from an OA-22 Falcon, into combat zones. The Corps provided the primary combat troops for any engagement involving hand-to-hand combat and worked in tandem with the Border Guard afterward.
The Compact frequently elevated the planetary guards of various core worlds, most notably the Household Guards of Bonaparte, to Marine Corps status. On Amargosa, all Colonial Guard personnel and volunteers were considered Marines and subject to Compact rules and regulations.
Private First Class
Sergeant Major of the Corps
Chief Warrant Officer
Master Warrant Office
Master Warrant Officer of the Corps
Commander in Chief:
Commandant of the Marine Corps