Nietzschean Defense Force
The Nietzchean Defense Force is divided into two branches, the Argosy (Starship Operations), and the Lancer Corp. (Marine Operations).
The Argosy is responsible for starship operations, starship combat, space travel, and such. The Lancer Corp is resposible for planetary combat, starship security duties, military prison forces, military police, and airborne combat situations.
Both the Argosy and the Lancer Corp wear the same uniforms, but their rank pips are different.
Special Argosy Weapons & Equipment:
The Argosy tend to use weapons
that are smaller in size than their Lancer counterparts, called Force-Lances, as their
standard side-arm. These Force-Lances can extend into a quarterstaff almost two meters
long for melee combat, and at close range can shock anyone into unconsciousness with an
The Force-Lance is a versitile weapon, able to also fire a disruptor beam, act as a cutting tool, and provide a light source. Also, each Force-Lance is keyed to it's owner's particular DNA sequence, and as such, can't be used by anyone else without reprogramming it. It will issue an electrical shock to whomever attempts to use it that is not its owner, rendering that person unconscious for approximately 1/2 an hour.
Special Lancer Weapons & Equipment:
Nietzchean Defense Force Rank Structure:
Following is the rank structure of both of these groups, and their Starfleet equivilants.
Nietzchean Rank Structure - Officers
|Argosy Rank||Starfleet Rank||Lancer Corp. Rank||Starfleet Marine Rank|
|O1 - Ensign||O1 - Second Signifier|
|O2 - Lt. Junior Grade||O2 - First Signifier|
|O3 - Lieutenant||O3 - Brevet Major|
|O4 - Lt. Commander||O4 - Major|
|O5 - Commander||O5 - Lt. Colonel|
|O6 - Captain||O6 - Colonel|
|O7 - Admiral||O7 - Brigadier General|
|O8 - Admiral||O8 - General|
|O9 - Admiral||O9 - General|
|O10 - Admiral||O10 - General|
|O11 - Admiral||O11 - General|
Nietzchean Rank Structure - Enlisted
|Argosy||Starfleet||Lancer Corp.||Starfleet Marines|
|E1 - Spacer||E1 - Lancer|
|E2 - Spacer First Class||E2 - Lancer First Class|
|E3 - Senior Spacer||E3 - Sergeant|
|E4 - Master Spacer||E4 - Staff Sergeant|
|E5 - Petty Officer||E5 - Gunnery Sergeant|
|E6 - Chief Petty Officer||E6 - Master Sergeant|
|E7 - Senior CPO||E7 - First Sergeant|
|E8 - Master CPO||E8 - Sergeant Major|
|E9 - Argosy CPO||E9 - Sergeant Major of the Lancers|
Note: There is no equivilant ranks for Warrant Officer ranks in the Nietzchean Military.