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PostSubject: Military and Government errata   Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:49 pm

Due to the strong presence of the military and government in the setting, this thread will contain errata pertaining to them. Association with them brings added prestige, privilege, and social standing. But it carries with it a heavy responsibility.
As such, and with the shift of the campaign to more general stories rather than specifically MSF, this section is largely optional. It provides more character options for those in military and government occupations.


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PostSubject: Re: Military and Government errata   Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:56 pm

We will start with ranks and promotion while within these organisations.
These following tables show the various ranks in the branches of armed service, in the State Security service, and in the usual Civil Service.
In gameplay, this is will be a guide as to who technically outranks who, and a guide to the Requisition bonuses afforded to each rank. when it comes to such characters.
Additionally, a person is afforded a one-time Wealth award upon leaving service.

Promotion to a higher rank requires a Promotion Check, 1d20 + Charisma modifier + 1⁄2 Level + miscellaneous bonuses. The DC of the Promotion is equal to 10 + Rank's requisition bonus. A Promotion Check may usually only be done once per level.

Enlisted ranks constitute the bulk of personnel in armed and civil service. In the military, they are the average soldier and their sergeants, the boots on the ground at the front lines. In the civil service, they are the people doing the grunt work in the field or in offices, keeping the machinery of state running.
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Commissioned Officers are the leaders of men and women. There are two methods for promotion to Officer ranks: a superior officer may recommend that the character be commissioned in the field. They will spend time as at pay grade O-0 but hold the duties and authority of an officer of the rank they are being promoted to. Or, a character must attend an Officer Candidate school or a Public Administration school; during their time at school, they will hold the rank of O-0.
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General Officers are the chiefmost officers. In the military, they form the leadership of entire brigades, corps, army groups, and at their highest echelons, they form the General Staff--the professional head of the military establishment. In the civil service (paid according to the Executive Schedule), they serve as the advisory staff for the largest regional or administrative divisions, and at their highest echelons include departmental or ministerial command.
Appointment requires a great amount of demonstrated skill in leadership and organisation, and a commendation from a superior officer. Before even attempting a check to become a General Officer, a character must have 10 ranks in their relevant Knowledge skill.
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PostSubject: Re: Military and Government errata   Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:39 am

Military Occupational Specialties are specific career tracks within the armed and uniformed services. They are 'branches within the branches' so to speak, providing special training and education in the direction of a specific jobs.
An MOS is not a feat, but they do have prerequisites like feats. An MOS is not a Starting Occupation, but it does provide skill benefits and usually allows one bonus feat to be taken from a specific list like starting occupations do.
For characters employed in armed and uniformed service, at the start of one's career, select an MOS from the following list as if you would select a Starting Occupation. This is not strictly limited to persons in the Armed Forces, despite the nomenclature, and is applicable to many other agencies that have a law enforcement responsibility. This includes all State Security personnel and local police under State Sec oversight, as well as personnel of the National Park Service, the Fish and Game Service, the Customs Enforcement Administration, the Financial Crimes Investigation Service, the Central Galactic Post Office, Interstellar Transit Authority, the Public Railway Administration, and the Air Traffic Control Administration. The Public Health Corps, a uniformed wing of the Public Health Service, is not technically an armed service in and of itself, but many of its top leadership are, by statute, active-duty Naval officers and so they also have implicit access to the benefits of an MOS.

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Medals are awards given by the military-government institution. As characters gain skill and perform heroic deeds, they will be granted medals, commendations, and badges to recognize their service. Medals in the unified Human military extend have a long history reaching back to Earth's nations. Some of them are continuations of these ancient awards. This includes military decorations, police decorations, civil service decorations, and state-recognised orders of knighthood--whether state-issued or house orders.
Medals are gained via a Medal Check. Similar to a promotion check, a Medal check is made whenever a character meets the minimum criteria for a medal. Unlike Promotion checks, which may only be made once per level under normal circumstances, it is possible for a character to qualify for a dozen medal checks from one minute of combat. Other medals area awarded for prestigious service to the state while acting under civilian, bureaucratic, or peacetime military auspices. A medal check is rolled as 1d20 + Charisma modifier + any specific criteria listed under the medal itself. A Natural 20 is not an automatic success.
In cases where multiple medals may be awarded under the same medal check, a character receives all the medals he or she qualifies for but only the benefits of the highest one.

Service and Qualification Medals

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Combat Service Awards
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Meritorious Service Awards
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Awards for Valour
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Medals for Leadership
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Civil Service Decorations
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Civil Awards
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Orders of Knighthood
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PostSubject: Re: Military and Government errata   Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:04 pm

Per the rules for Unit Combat these are some sample units that can be readily used in massed combat scenarios.

212th Marine Regiment
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112th Tank Battalion
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99th Air Rocket Artillery Squadron
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7th Air Cavalry Squadron
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605th Motor Rifle Battalion
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503rd Field Artillery Battalion
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Mechanized Walker Company
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Rifle Platoon
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Special Forces Team
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