Serving as the United Arshan Federation's primary navy, Delta Squadron houses the majority of the military's combat fleets.
Attention all ships. Yellow alert. Another Solus fleet has entered the Valley of Death. Show them the might of our navy.
Descending from the original Federal Arshan Navy, Delta Squadron fields a large array of combat and military logistical fleets for the entirety of the Federation's military. Anyone wearing an orange-accented Delta uniform is guaranteed to be a ship's or station's crewman, working a variety of fields from command to medical, engineering, security, and whatever other tasks may be required by a ship underway.
Following a similar structure as all other Arshan military branches, Delta Squadron's chain of command consists of an upper and lower level commands. Like all other branches, the upper level includes the Squadron Command Group and their associated staff. However, unlike other squadrons that have dedicated divisions, Delta's lower command consists of the Orange Shield Command Group and a number of additional personnel responsible for delegating information between the upper command and the fleet commanders they've been assigned to.
Structure within the fleets themselves follows a Fleet > Ship > Division/Deck > Shift structure, as detailed to the right. This system allows orders and reports to be delegated between the fleet and ship commanders and the individual teams working in various sections of each ship. Orange Shield's structure is designed to follow a similar pattern, with a Ship > Platoon > Squad structure.
Chain of Command
Tier 5 Admiral
- Squadron Command Group
Tier 4 Colonel
- Orange Shield Command Group
- Fleet Command Groups
Tier 3 Major
- Ship Command Groups
- Station Command Groups
Tier 2 Lieutenant
- Division Command Groups
- Deck Commanders
- Shield Platoon Commanders
Tier 1 Sergeant
- Shift Commanders
- Shield Squad Commanders
Delta Command, as it's commonly referred to, is currently lead by Vice Admiral Vanya Traviss. Beneath him are his sub-commander, senior advisor, and command aides in the upper level. Filling the lower level is the current Orange Shield Commander and designated command personnel placed in charge of groups of fleets to aid in delegation and filtering of inbound reports.
Delta Squadron's districts are primarily fleet based, though the branch does have on specialist infantry division dedicated to internal ship security: Orange Shield.
Outside of Orange Shield, the branch's internal ship security units, Delta Squadron fields no infantry or strike wings divisions of its own. Boarding and landing parties are filled by Foxtrot Squadron, while all strike and transport wings are fielded by Tango Squadron.
INF-DEF "ORANGE SHIELD" Internal Vessel Defense Forces
Main article: Orange Shield Division
As the Federation's primary navy, Delta Squadron fields more star fleets than Zulu, Echo, and Alpha squadrons combined. Many Arshans feel that Delta's fleets represent the true power of the Federation's military prowess. Delta fleets handle a variety of objectives ranging from border patrol and defense, front line combat, and long-range transportation of infantry, armor, and aero-star craft.
Some of Delta's more notable fleets are listed below:
FLT-BPT "CARDIGAN" Border Patrol Fleet
Main article: Cardigan Fleet
FLT-BPT "GERALD HART" Border Patrol Fleet
Main article: Gerald Hart Fleet
Regional districts do not exist for Delta Squadron. In the event a fleet needs to operate in tandem with a regional command, the fleet is provided as an asset available to the existing region.
A branch of the United Arshan Federation's military. Alpha Squadron began as the Arshan Federal Marine Corps, and evolved into the force of elite units and specialists the Squadron's white-trim wearing personnel are known for now.