United Galaxies Council.
United Galaxies Council.
UGC Army.
United Galaxies Council.
United Galaxies Council.
The United Galaxies Army (UGA) is the third largest branch of the Armed Forces of the UGC. The Army is mainly focused on large-scale/long-term ground operations, generally in defensive roles, though a critical element is long-term offensive operations.
The UGC traces its linages back to the Armies Of The United Nations (The United Earth Government Army of the Global Civil War Era), the Carbannaran G'Hendand'arae, the Tiresian Mercantile Republic (the Robotech Masters) remnant forces, and the various armies of the Sentinel Alliance. To this has been added the armies of the various empires that the UGC has annexed. The "declared" birthday of the UGA is listed as 2005, but informally traces back to 1660 when the British Army was founded. (Consideration of "informal founding" under the Tiresian Empire are generally dismissed, as the Tiresian Empire had ceased to exist at the time of Tirol's annexation, and no hardware of that organization remains in service.)
The UGA is headed by the Chief of Staff of the Army who reports to the Chief Of Galactic Security and serves at the pleasure of the Chairman, United Galaxies Council. Currently manpower of the UGA is 60 million men strong, with about three times this in the Defense Forces.
Structure.
The Army is made up of three components: The Regular Active Duty Component, or the "Regular Army;" of about 20 million; And two reserve components, the Army Reserve of about 40 million men, and the Defense Forces of about 180 million. Regional forces, called the Home or National Guard on Terra, can number significantly more. The reserve components are composed of part-time soldiers who train three days a month and for two weeks (continuous) once a year. Any or all of the Defense Forces can federalized by order of the Chairman and against the regional government's wishes; The National Guards can only be federalized with the local government's approval, but 'usually' requests of this type are approved.
The Army is led by the Chief Of Staff, who has the statutory authority to conduct all the affairs of the army; S/He reports to the Chief Of Galactic Security. The Chief of Staff (the highest-ranked officer who wears the uniform of the Army) also sits on the Joint Chiefs Of Staff (JCS), which also has a member of other four branches.
The Army is divided into Corps, each built of a variable number of Divisions; Each division is made of 10 Battalions of 10 Company of 5 Platoons of 5 Squads of 5 men each; A variation of the Division is the Brigade, where Armor, Infantry, Cavalry, Dragoon, and Artillery are fully integrated into one unit, rather than several Infantry battalions, 2-3 Armored battalions, and an Artillery Company embedded in Command Battalion.
Equipment.
Weapons.
Individual Weapons.
The army employs various individual weapons to provide light firepower at short ranges. The most common weapon used by the army is the Gallant H-90, though other weapons are available as well.
Crew Served Weapons.
The army employs various crew-served weapons to provide heavy firepower at ranges exceeding that of individual weapons; These including the M-2, PB-22a Shoulder Particle Beam Cannon, and M-550d Heavy Particle Beam Cannon. There are no current plans to develop a medium infantry support weapon.
For fire support, the Army generally depends upon rail launchers, though there are plans to develop a lighter mortar-type weapons.
Vehicles.
Ground Vehicles.
The army's most common vehicle is the M-610 Gareth Supply Vehicle, which is capable of serving in any role not requiring armor; Next in line is the M-611 Perceval Armored Logistics Vehicle, as it is armored, but also more expensive.
After that, in order of general numbers, are M-406 Turaladri'e AIFV, M-221 Grant Main Battle Tank, M-18 Armadillo Anti-Aircraft Vehicle, E-664 Badger Engineering Vehicle, and M-602 Anarissa Self-Propelled Artillery/Tank Killer. The M-553 Lancelot Reconnaissance Tank and M-558 Galahad Command Tank are actually going out of service; There is consideration to develop a Brigade Fighting Vehicle, similar to La L├ęgion's L-500 Alsatian VPCI.
Army Aviation.
The Army mainly operates helicopters, but also a few fixed-wing aircraft.
The Army uses thousands of Sky Master, HH-60 Blackhawk, and Comancherro helicopters.
The majority of the Army's fixed-wing fleet is the Hunter Aero-Tech FJ-21 and 22 Fan Jet and, CivCraft-1 & -2, which are used for executive transport and artillery spotting. Ground-based artillery spotters are generally inserted by XA-11 Skyhawk Attacker, while massed infantry can be inserted by Low Altitude Assault Transport and more so GS-8 Neopolis; In fact, all Army infantry inserted by GS-8's are under Army ownership (as most GS-8's ferrying Marine infantry are owned by the Marine). Almost all forward bases have XTNDER II Observation Pods; In fact, the XTNDER was developed for the Army, even though they ended up with the other branches as well.
Dress Uniform.
Uniforms.
All five branches have the same uniform in all regards except in color.
Dress Uniform.
The Earth Robotech Expeditionary Forces (the 'original' REF) had a very complicated uniform that drew upon the T'sentraedi and Terran uniforms. However, they design was complicated, and to simplify supply was changed (officially) in 2192 to an older design.
Combat Uniform.
There is no "one" combat uniform scheme, since there are too many types of environments for one scheme to even generally work; White and green stand out in the desert, white and brown in a forest, brown and green in a tundra, and none of the three even generally help in an urban environment.
As such, wide discretion is given to the scheme to mission commanders, who rarely have as many options as they would like.
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General Information:
Name: UGC Army
Director: Chief of Staff of the UGC Army.
Size and Orientation: Large Mercenary Army (500)
Features:
A: Sponsorship: Government (UGC). The Council fully funds the service, down to the last credit.
B: Outfits: Open Wardrobe (10); Basic uniform with some specialty outfits, but nothing real special. There are nice uniforms (see Uniform Manual for more information), but not exactly whatever you want.
C: Equipment: Unlimited Equipment (50). For the most part what they want, they get. There are some limits.
D: Vehicles: Specialty Vehicles (30)
E: Weapons: Maximum Firepower (60)
F: Communications: Deluxe Communications Network (25).
G: Internal Security: Paranoid (40)
H: Permanent Bases: Fortified Headquarters (20); The Army has it's own space station, Fort Lron.
I: Intelligence Resources:
  • Scout Detachment (5)
  • Special Military Operatives (10)
  • Psionic and Magic Operatives (20)
  • D-Bee Specialists (20)
    J: Special Budget: Large Loans (25)
    K: General Alignment: Scrupulous and Principled (8). Not every single member of the organization is so upright and moral, but the entity itself seeks to maintain its overall high character. Those that can not or will not conform find themselves out on their ass- Without money, rights, or even citizenship.
    L: Criminal Activity: None (0). No criminal activity is officially permitted, and very little unofficially permitted.
    M: Reputation/Credentials: Famous (50)
    N: Salary: Good Salary (10)
    Personnel:
    Service Commander: Army Chief Of Staff (O-11).
    Vice Commander: Assistant Army Chief Of Staff (senior most O-10).
    Field Supervisors:Corps Commanders (O-10 General) wield a wide latitude of control over their Corps; The only thing they can't do is leave their designated home planet ("garrison") without authorization. Subordinate officers wield proportionally less authority.
    Other Key Staff (R&D specialists, secretaries, etc):
  • Director, Army Labs; Overall head of all Army research.
  • Director, Army Judge Advocate General; The Army's highest ranking lawyer.
  • Director, Army Medical Corps; Theoretically the Director, Army Medical Corps is responsible for every soldier or other service personnel that pass through an Army Hospital; Realistically they are responsible for training and standards. If an army hospital's standards drop to UnSat (un satisfactory condition), the Director, Army Medical Corps is responsible to get it FIXED;
  • Commandant, Training Directorate; Responsible for ensuring all Army training is uniform.
  • UCG ARMY.
    Emblem of the United Galaxies Army.
    UGC Clariont Flag.
    Clariont Battle Ensign; Wartime use
    only,and NEVER with yellow trim.
    Agency Information.
    Active:
    January 2005.
    Empire:
    United Galaxies Coucil.
    Allegiance:
    Charter Of The United Galaxies Council.
    Type:
    Army.
    Role:
    Ground-based militry warfare.
    Size:
  • Regular Army: About 20 million;
  • Army Reserve: About 40 million;
  • Defense Forces: About 180 million.
    251 million total.
    Regional Forces (Home/National Guard, etc.): About 20 billion.
  • Structure:
  • Divisions;
  • Of 10 Battalions;
  • Of 10 Company;
  • Of 5 Platoons;
  • Of 5 Squads;
  • Of 5 men each.
    Brigade (Armor, Infantry, Cavalry, Dragoon, and Artillery fully integrated into one unit).
  • Part Of:
    Department of War.
    Motto:
    "This We'll Defend."
    Colors:
    Black, Gold
    March:
    "The Army Goes Rolling Along."
    Anniversaries:
    Army Day (14 June).
    Engagements:
  • First Robotech War;
  • Second Robotech War;
  • Third Robotech War;
  • Invid War;
  • Unification War;
  • FBX 21555320;
  • Many more.
  • Commanders:
  • Chief Of Staff;
  • Vice Chief Of Staff.
  • Key Staff:
  • Director, Army Labs;
  • Director, Army Judge Advocate General;
  • Director, Army Medical Corps;
  • Commandant, Training Directorate.
  • Insignia:
    Flag of the United Galaxies Army.
    FBX 21555320 Service Ribbon.