First Division

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First "Nightstalkers" Division
Headquarters: Central Control, Sanctuary, Arc System
Size: 22,400 Personnel
Parent Unit: Ground Forces Command, Central Command
Established: February 5th, 2020CE
Preceded By: Initiative Expeditionary Forces
Status: Active

First Division, also referred to as the "Nightstalkers", is a combined arms unit of the Ground Forces Command.

History

Established in February of 2020, just prior to the outset of the War of Secession, First Division was established to reinforce landing parties as well as to capture and hold territories against local forces attempting to disrupt activities in the area. Over time, First Division became known as the "Nightstalkers" for their nighttime raids on enemy shipyards and anti-orbital sites.

Organization

First Division is a combined arms division, with a focus on mechanized and mobile infantry. Despite this, however, First Division maintains two tank regiments, and an artillery battalion, as well as integral logistics and medical detachments to allow the division to operate without outside support in an emergency. Many of the subordinate units also include attached medics.

Subordinate Units

First Armored Regiment

Personnel: 644 Officers & Enlisted
Tanks: 136 (128 Mark I Main Battle Tanks, 8 M1a Command Tank) + Additional Ammunition Haulers and Personnel Transports

The First Armored Regiment was raised on Sanctuary during the War of Secession, to support First Division during ground operations. Originally operating captured vehicles with a mix of recently constructed Mark I Main Battle Tanks (MIMBT), the regiment was converted to operating solely Initiative-built tanks before the end of the war. Following the end of the war, the First Armored Regiment primarily became used for garrison duty.

Second Armored Regiment

Personnel: 644 Officers & Enlisted
Tanks: 136 (128 Mark I Main Battle Tanks, 8 M1a Command Tank) + Additional Ammunition Haulers and Personnel Transports

The Second Armored Regiment was added to First Division almost at the end of the War of Secession, as the need for further armored units on the battlefield became apparent. The Second Armored Regiment was used to support the division during some of the final battles of the war, relieving the fatigued First Armored Regiment and smashing through enemy units.

First Mechanized Infantry Regiment

Personnel: 2,800
Vehicles: (250 Mark I Armored Personnel Carriers, 10 Mark I Command Carriers) + APC Recovery Vehicles, Ammunition Transports, Light Vehicles, Ambulances

First Mechanized Infantry Regiment is divided into twenty infantry companies of one-hundred soldiers each, not including the drivers. The First Mechanized Infantry Regiment was established just prior to the War of Secession, in order to create a rapid, well-armed force capable of rapid movement in the face of superior enemy forces, either for responding to emergencies or retreating. Following the end of the war, the First Mechanized Infantry Regiment was tasked with garrison duties, used to police worlds known for unrest, as well as being rotated to less problematic worlds for training and rest.

Second Mechanized Infantry Regiment

Personnel: 2,800
Vehicles: (250 Mark I Armored Personnel Carriers, 10 Mark I Command Carriers) + APC Recovery Vehicles, Ammunition Transports, Light Vehicles, Ambulances

First Mobile Infantry Regiment

Personnel: 2,400

The First Mobile Infantry Regiment is comprised of twenty-four companies of one-hundred soldiers each. The First Mobile Infantry Regiment was established just prior to the War of Secession, and was intended to be mobilized using shuttles and drop-pods to reach their destinations, rather than ground vehicles.

Second Mobile Infantry Regiment

Personnel: 2,400

The Second Mobile Infantry Regiment is comprised of twenty-four companies of one-hundred soldiers each. The First Mobile Infantry Regiment was established just prior to the War of Secession, and was intended to be mobilized using shuttles and drop-pods to reach their destinations, rather than ground vehicles.

Third Mobile Infantry Regiment

Personnel: 2,400

The Third Mobile Infantry Regiment is comprised of twenty-four companies of one-hundred soldiers each. The First Mobile Infantry Regiment was raised during the War of Secession, and was intended to be mobilized using shuttles and drop-pods to reach their destinations, rather than ground vehicles.

Fourth Mobile Infantry Regiment

Personnel: 2,400

The Fourth Mobile Infantry Regiment is comprised of twenty-four companies of one-hundred soldiers each. The First Mobile Infantry Regiment was raised during the War of Secession, and was intended to be mobilized using shuttles and drop-pods to reach their destinations, rather than ground vehicles.

First Artillery Regiment

Personnel: 2,100
Artillery Platforms: 144 Mark I Mobile Artillery Platforms

The First Artillery Regiment was raised just prior to the War of Secession, initially using artillery copied from older artillery. During the war, the regiment transitioned to using captured artillery, and then the Initiative-built Mark I Mobile Artillery Platforms. Following the end of the war, the Regiment's size was decreased to twelve batteries of of twelve guns each.

First Combat Engineer Battalion

Personnel: 1,000

The First Combat Engineer Battalion is responsible for handling the Division's construction and demolition needs.

First Division Headquarters Battalion

Personnel: 1,000

The First Division Headquarters Battalion was activated with the Division just prior to the War of Secession. It maintains the headquarter's light reconnaissance units, and integral unmanned aerial reconnaissance craft. Additionally, the headquarters battalion contains the Division's integral medical detachment, lead logistics detachment, and other needed detachments.

Notable Personnel

  • Jacobs, Kota - Lieutenant
    • Executive Officer - 1st Company, 1st Mechanized Infantry Regiment
  • Maruki, Alem - Corporal
    • Vehicle Crew, 1st Company, 1st Mechanized Infantry Regiment