The Starfleet Marine Corps (SFMC) is the modern descendant of the naval infantry of the 20th and 21st century. The SFMC is modelled on the British Royal Marines and United States Marine Corps, borrowing elements from both services as well as other marine, naval infantry and army infantry forces from many Federation member planets.
The primary role of the Marines within the fleet is to maintain a well armed offensive & defensive force for rapid deployment anywhere within Federation and outlying space. Marine detachments are stationed aboard starships and bases where they assist the crew in battles, board enemy ships and conduct planetary actions as well as assist in the protection of starports and bases. They also serve as a landing force; securing an area for transporter or shuttle landing. Unlike security Marines do not walk a patrol, investigate crime or administer the brig and, unlike tactical, Marines do not operate the ship's weaponry.
As a result of their mixed land and space role, Marine forces are mainly specialized in amphibious (figuratively 'of two worlds') assaults using infantry as well as air and spacecraft. They train for many combat scenarios including hostage recovery, rescue of federation citizens caught in the midst of civil war as well as full ground based combat. By 20th Century standards the average SFMC Rifleman is the equivalent of a United States Naval SEAL or a Royal Marine Commando of Great Britain. However, covert intelligent or "black operations" missions are forbidden and no such units exists despite their occurrence in popular entertainment.
Like all other areas of Starfleet, the Marine Corps has different specialisations, from snipers and fighter pilots to the liaison officers.
Currently, the Marine Corps have a permanent base on the planet Aleron.
All enquires should be addressed to .
Ninth Marine Division
The Ninth Marine Division was assigned to the Obsidian Fleet in 2376. It consists of four Marine Expeditionary Units comprised of light infantry with aerospace support from I Marine Aerospace Group (I MAG) and II Marine Aerospace Group (II MAG). The Headquarters Support and Service Battalion is stationed at Obsidian Colony under the command of Major General Darnell Rawls while day-to-day operations are overseen by the S1, Lieutenant Colonel Maggie Osborne.
Nickname: The Borderline Nine
Motto: Pauci Astiti Cunctus (Few Defend All)
- Combat Tactics
- SFMC Structure
- Promotion Requirements, Enlisted
- Promotion Requirements, Officers
- Marine Ranks
- Marine Training
- Marine Uniforms
- Marine Uniform Accouterments
- Marine Units, Aerospace
- Marine Units, Light Infantry
- Marine Unit Roles
- SFMC Equipment
- Rules of Conduct of the Marine Corps
Marine Positions and Occupations
The following are Marine positions, divided into both infantry and aerospace, as well as the Marine occupations. Marines can hold a combination of the two. For example, a the position of Marine Wing Commander also has the occupation of Marine Pilot.