Southern Cross High Guard Fleet Organisation
The Southern Cross High Guard is the military arm of the United Systems Commonwealth, made up of the former Systems Guard, it is also the diplomatic corps taking care of diplomatic contact and negotiations for the Commonwealth government. The High Guard’s oath, a solemn and sacred promise sworn before the Commonwealth, offers the lives of the High Guard’s men and women as a literal shield against any threat from the depths of space. The Southern Cross High Guard is charged with the defence and exploration of the Local Sector.
Because of the number of ships, missions, and distance from the bubble, the command organisation behind the Southern Cross High Guard’s fleet organisation is rather flexible, but is still a hierarchical system with definite rank and roles. Since the distance between individual ships can be vast, each commander is given discretion to do what he sees fit in every aspect of his command. Because of the obvious potential for abuse, each commander is rigorously trained and monitored by the Southern Cross High Guard command.
Task Force 250 (TF250): The TF250 is the main body of the fleet, and where the staff officers continue to maintain command responsibilities over all Task Forces and Groups in the fleet. The commander and staff are also responsible for the higher level duties throughout and are responsible for unit-level training, integrated training, and material readiness.
Task Force 250 is made up of three distinct components;
- Battle Strike Group 250.1 (BSG250.1): composed of Battleships, Battlecruisers, Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates and Corvettes. The TF 250 Commander also serves as Commander BSG 250.1
- Carrier Strike Group 250.2 (CSG250.2): Made up of the Fleet Carrier and it’s embarked Carrier Aerospace Group
- Carrier Aerospace Group 250.3 (CAG250.3): The Carrier Aerospace Group is the operational aerospace group composed of nine aerospace craft squadrons with various fighter craft and LAC. Organised, equipped and trained to conduct modern aerospace operations, the various squadrons have different, complementary (and sometimes overlapping) missions, and provide the striking power of the fleet.
- Aerospace Fighter Squadron 30 (AFS30): Colonial Warriors
- Aerospace Fighter Squadron 31 (AFS31):
- Aerospace Fighter Squadron 32 (AFS32):
- Aerospace Fighter Squadron 33 (AFS33): Eagle Squadron
- Aerospace Attack Squadron 34 (AAS34):
- Surveillance Early Warning Squadron 35 (SEWS35):
- Electronic Attack Squadron 36 (EAS36):
- Logistics and Support Squadron 37 (LSS37):
- Anti-stealth Combat Squadron 38 (ACS39):
- Stealth Attack Squadron 39 (SAS39):
Task Force 251 (TF251): Fleet Special Warfare (FSW) units
Task Force 252 (TF252): Search and Rescue/Salvage Operations
Task Force 253 (TF 253): Patrol/Reconnaissance Force is made up of early warning and anti-stealth warfare (ASW) aerospace craft and aerospace-borne surveillance platforms such and reconnaissance aerospace craft operating from stations.
Task Force 254 (TF254): Commander, Fleet Logistics Group composed of supply ships and other fleet support vessels.
Task Force 255 (TF 255): Stealth Force is responsible for stealth ships, planning and coordinating stealth operations within area of operations.
Task Force 256 (TF256): Lancer Expeditionary Force is responsible for the planning and execution of station and planetary operations, EVA Combat, engineering and space construction.
- Task Group 256.1 (TG 256.1): Expeditionary Combat Group (ECG)
- Task Group 256.2 (TG 256.2): Fleet Construction Group
- Task Group 256.3 (TG 256.3): Expeditionary Logistics Support; Provides logistics support for Lancers and cargo movement
- Task Group 256.5 (TG 256.5): Fleet Security; Provides anti-Terrorism/Force Protection of planetary bases/stations/orbitals
Task Force 257 (TF257): Planetary Assault task force responsible for supporting Lancer landing
Task Force 258 (TF258): N/A
Task Force 259 (TF259): Exploration Corps survey and chart the stars and planets in the local sector of space and provides archaeological and research teams for human and non-human sites.