3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry

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3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry
Unit Information
Active:

27 ABY


Allegiance:

Army of the Iron Throne


Branch:

Army


Type:

Light Infantry


Size:

~750 personnel


Motto:

Ever Onward


Colors:

Black & Gold


Commanders
Commanders:
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3rd Battalion, or 3/502, was an infantry battalion in service to the Army of the Iron Throne. It was one of five standard infantry battalions in the 13th Starborne Division and served under I Legion supported by Task Force 61 as part of Joint Task Force Rancor.


History

502 Infantry in Kraytskin Armor System

The battalion was formed in 27 ABY as part of the Dark Council’s military reformation following the Battle of Antei. Knowing that well-trained infantry formed the backbone of any military, the Grand Master and his agents ensured that the Army of the Iron Throne would be no different in that regard. With countless worlds felled by the Yuuzhan Vong onslaught, the shaken galaxy offered no shortage of fighting beings whose militaries had collapsed and desperately sought survival through employment of their skills.


Unification

In 30 ABY 3rd Battalion was deployed to the Antei System with the rest of the Army of the Iron Throne and tasked with recapturing the Brotherhood seat of power at Antei. One of the battalion’s major objectives in the first few days of the war was to secure the passages of the Shadow Lands, and to keep them open until reinforcements could engage the enemy in the region.

In the subsequent weeks of the war, the battalion was, along with other units from I Legion, assigned to the reclamation of the Dark Hall. To do this, elements of the battalion held key terrain in the Shadow Lands until flanking units could sweep through enemy opposition in the northern mountains of Narmar and work their way back down into the Shadow Lands towards the Dark Hall.

Ultimately, their objective was achieved and made possible the recapture of the Dark Hall and with it, Antei.


Organization

The 3rd Battalion was organized into four companies including a Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), overseeing battalion administration, and three rifle companies. Within each rifle company were three line platoons and one headquarters platoon. Each line platoon consisted of three line squads and one weapons squad.

Squads were the key elements of the rifle company consisting normally of 9-10 soldiers. A rifle squad broke down into two fire teams of four individuals each guided by a Team Leader (TL) overseen by the Squad Leader (SL).

Weapons squad broke down into three gun teams of three individuals overseen by their Gun Team Leader under the Weapons Squad Leader (WSL) who was often the senior enlisted member of the platoon next to the Platoon Sergeant (PSG).

The companies all had similar capabilities, though were sometimes tasked with special responsibilities within the battalion. Each company was commanded by an officer at the rank of Captain (CO) and assisted by an Executive Officer (XO) and First Sergeant (1SG). Platoons were commanded by Platoon Leaders typically at the rank of Lieutenant assisted by a Platoon Sergeant at the rank of Sergeant First-Class.

The battalion itself was overseen by an Officer typically at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel assisted by an Executive Officer and Command Sergeant Major (CSM).




Headquarters & Headquarters Company

Chain of Command

Commanding Officer: Colonel Garm Thrall

Executive Officer: Major Barret Torsin

Command Sergeant Major: Jann Fortinet



HHC
Headquarters
Personnel
Intelligence
Operations
Logistics
Civil Affairs
Communications
Fire Support

Alpha Company

Chain of Command

Commanding Officer: Captain Varan Sepsom

Executive Officer: Lieutenant Jimas Lee

First Sergeant: Padmon Syrus



Alpha Company
1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Headquarters
1st SQD 1st SQD 1st SQD Anti-Tank
2nd SQD 2nd SQD 2nd SQD Fire Support
3rd SQD 3rd SQD 3rd SQD Personnel
Weapons Weapons Weapons Intel
      Communications



Bravo Company

Chain of Command

Commanding Officer: Captain Tarja Star

Executive Officer: Lieutenant Sol Ferral

First Sergeant: Cid Jinno



Bravo Company
1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Headquarters
1st SQD 1st SQD 1st SQD Anti-Tank
2nd SQD 2nd SQD 2nd SQD Fire Support
3rd SQD 3rd SQD 3rd SQD Personnel
Weapons Weapons Weapons Intel
      Communications

Charlie Company

Chain of Command

Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Baraga Kestal

Executive Officer: Lieutenant Corbin Kailrethilrin

First Sergeant: Pacerk Glopio



Charlie Company
1st Platoon 2nd Platoon 3rd Platoon Headquarters
1st SQD 1st SQD 1st SQD Anti-Tank
2nd SQD 2nd SQD 2nd SQD Fire Support
3rd SQD 3rd SQD 3rd SQD Personnel
Weapons Weapons Weapons Intel
      Communications



Legends

As was often the case with elite units, those in them were responsible for incredible acts of bravery, skill, and valor. 3/502 maintained a roll of legendary soldiers whose service embodied the ideal warrior.

Legend: NPC TBD

Legend: NPC TBD




Actions



Equipment

Appropriations budgets were not as high for more conventional forces like 3/502. The 3rd Battalion relied on older, sometimes antiquated, equipment and weapons but nevertheless executed their duties with pride and professionalism. Though some items were dated, they were all kept in top condition and were still as lethal as the day they were made.

The following weapons and equipment were typical of the battalion as well as the other conventional forces under the 13th Starborne Division with some exceptions.

Weapons


Armor


  • Kraytskin™ armor system

Kit


  • Harness or other RACK system
  • Miscellaneous items

Vehicles

The 3rd Battalion could employ several light vehicles in order to supplement its infantry with transportation and mobile firepower. Forward elements of the battalion were often equipped with lightly armored vehicles like the AT-PT or AT-RT in order probe ahead of the main force.


Non-organic units used included:




External Links

Dark Brotherhood Armed Forces Modified Table of Organization & Equipment