Dlarit Military Units

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This article contains details of common units in use by the Dlarit Security Force and Dlarit Special Operations Group. Information on common unit size, assignments and command structure can be found here.

Symbol Name No. of personnel No. of subordinate units Unit leader
XX division 10000–20000 2-4 brigades or regiments colonel to general
X brigade 3000–5000 2+ regiments or 3–6 battalions colonel or lieutenant colonel
III regiment 2000–3000 2+ battalions lieutenant colonel
II battalion 300–1000 2–6 companies major and sergeant major
I company 70–250 2–8 platoons captain and first sergeant
••• platoon 25–60 2+ squads, lances, or vehicles lieutenant and master sergeant
•• squad 8–12 2+ fireteams corporal to staff sergeant
lance or commando squad 4–5 1+ fireteams corporal to staff sergeant
Ø fireteam 4–5 n/a lance corporal to sergeant
Symbol Name No. of personnel No. of subordinate units Unit leader
XX task group Varies 2+ commands captain to admiral
X command 50–40000 2+ departments lieutenant to captain
II department 10–1000 2+ divisions or teams ensign to commander and chief to master chief
••• division 5–50 2+ teams petty officer third class to first class
•• team 2–10 n/a petty officer third class to first class
Symbol Name No. of personnel No. of starfighters No. of subordinate units Unit leader
XX group or station 1000-5000 72-192 2+ wings lieutenant colonel or colonel
III wing 300-1000 36-96 3-4 squadrons major or lieutenant colonel
II squadron 100-300 12-24 3-4 flights captain or major
••• flight 20-100 4-6 2-3 wing pairs plus maintenance and support crew lieutenant
•• wing pair 2-4 2-3 n/a lieutenant

Army and Special Operations Units

Fireteam

A fire-team is a small unit of infantry. Fire-teams generally consist of four or fewer soldiers and are usually grouped by two teams into a squad. Fire-teams are usually led by a lance corporal or corporal.

Lance

A lance is a specialized scout unit similar to a squad. A lance will normally consist of one or two fire-teams at most and is usually led by a sergeant. Individual lances are normally attached to larger units for reconnaissance purposes.

Commando Squad

A commando squad is a specialized commando unit within D-SOG. A commando squad consists of four commandos led by a sergeant and operates independently of other units but may be attached to a larger unit such as a company or a battalion.

Squad

A squad is a small unit of infantry usually consisting of two or three fire-teams and led by a sergeant. Squads form the main backbone of most army or special operations units.

Platoon

A platoon consists of two or more squads and is led by a lieutenant who is assisted by a master sergeant.

Company

A company consists of two to eight platoons and is led by a captain who is assisted by a first sergeant. Companies vary widely in size depending on the nature of the assignment. Companies are the smallest unit usually assigned to any particular guard duty other than on capital ships.

Battalion

Battalions form the core of much of the army and D-SOG. A battalion is usually led by a major who is assisted by a sergeant major in addition to a number of other support personnel. The size of battalions can vary depending on the number of constituent companies.

Regiment

A regiment is made up of several battalions and led by a lieutenant colonel who is assisted by a number of support officers and other personnel. Regiments can vary significantly in size and are often the largest unit formation on a particular world.

Brigade

Brigades parallel regiments in many ways and are led by a colonel or lieutenant colonel depending on size. Brigades can be made up either of two or three regiments or a larger number of independent battalions. Regiments are normally used where they are the largest unit formation required, whereas brigades, being more flexible, are usually preferred when required as part of a larger division or battlegroup.

Division

A division is the largest individual unit formation utilized by the army or D-SOG. Divisions are made up or two or more brigades or regiments and are commanded by a colonel.

Navy Units

Team

A team is the smallest independent recognized unit within the navy and consists of two to ten crewmen under a petty officer. Teams operate as part of a wider division or department depending on ship size. In rare circumstances on small transports and corvettes with limited crew teams may operate alone.

Division

A division is made up of a number of teams and can vary from five to fifty crewmen or more. Divisions are usually found only on larger ships where it is necessary to break large departments up into smaller units.

Department

Departments form the backbone of the organizational structure on most capital ships. Apart from the smallest corvettes and transports where a single team manages the entire ship's needs, on larger ships crew are split into departments depending on assignment. Most ships have operations, engineering, deck, weapons and medical departments. Departments are normally assigned an officer to oversee them, this will be an ensign on small ships and can be as high as a commander on large destroyers.

Command

Ship commands make up the backbone of the navy. The nature of an individual ship commands depends entirely on the class of ship. Ships are normally commanded by lieutenant commanders to captains but exceptionally small ships may be commanded by a lieutenant and large Star Destroyers may be commanded by admirals.

Task Group

Task groups come in many shapes and sizes, often masquerading under more specialized names. Task groups consist of more than one ship and are usually commanded by a captain or an admiral.

Starfighter Corps Units

Wing Pair

A wing pair is the smallest grouping of individual starfighters in the starfighter corps. It consists of two craft and is led by the senior lieutenant of the two.

Flight

A flight consists of two or three wing pairs and is led by the senior pilot out of the pairs.

Squadron

A squadron consists of three to four flights and varies between twelve and twenty-four craft in size. Squadrons form the main backbone of the starfighter corps and are normally led by captains or majors depending on experience and the nature of the squadron. Distinguished squadron leaders may occasionally reach colonel. In addition to the actual pilots squadrons typically require a support staff of between one to three hundred people to keep the ships in working order.

Wing

Wings are made up of multiple squadrons and can vary quite significantly in size. The smallest wing is only thirty-six craft in size compared to the largest at ninety-six. Wings require a support crew of anywhere from three hundred to a thousand personnel depending on the size of the wing and the type of ships being utilized. A wing is led by a major or a lieutenant colonel.

Group

A group is made up of multiple wings and can vary widely in size. There is no upper limit to group sizes but in practice no more than two wings are normally assigned to the same ship. A group is always led by a colonel of some level.

Station

A station is a number of starfighter wings permanently assigned to a particular base or facility. Stations are practically identical to groups but for their assignment to fixed locations as opposed to onboard capital ships.