Nautical Force Command

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Nautical Force Command (NFC) is the Imperial Army's planetary sea forces arm, colloquially called the "Wet Navy". NFC personnel are commonly known as "Sailors".

Please see the following articles for related information:

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Nautical Force Command or Wet Navy is a waterbourne, militarized planetary surface force.

The Wet Navy tends to be the smallest branch of the Imperial Army, as it is primarily employed in the Planetary Defense Forces of worlds in the TL:5-9 range with significant hydrographics, and even on those worlds, it only sees action when the region concerned is on, under or near water.

It is often regarded as the junior force in the Imperial (and any other) Army force structure - something of an anachronism that's been eclipsed by hard-charging ground force units and the glamorous heroes of COACC. However, the modern Wet Navy has a role in the defense of a world and sometimes provides final insurance against an invading force.

Mission (Goals)[edit]

No information yet available.

Doctrine & Strategy (Operations)[edit]

No information yet available.

Rank & Grade (Hierarchy)[edit]

Imperial Army Nautical Force Command ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O8 » Sea Admiral (various grades)
O7 » Sea Commodore
O6 » Sea Captain
O5 » Commander
O4 » Lieutenant Commander
O3 » Lieutenant
O2 » Sub-Lieutenant
O1 » Ensign
O0 » Officer Cadet (Sea Cadet) / Midshipman
E9 » Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
E8 » Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
E7 » Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
E6 » Petty Officer First Class (PO1)
E5 » Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)
E4 » Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
E3 » Able Sailor (AS)
E2 » Sailor (SO)
E1 » Sailor Apprentice (SA)
E0 » Sailor Recruit (SR)

Some of the organizational ranks and grades used by this force are included in the table to the right.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

No information yet available.

TO&E (Organization)[edit]

No information yet available.

Imperial Naval Infantry[edit]

This is the term the Imperial Army uses for ship's troops in the "wet" Navy. They are used as military police, security, boarding parties, and amphibious troops. The term "Naval Infantry" is used to make sure they are not confused with the Imperial Marines, which is a spacefaring organization. Unlike the Imperial Marines, they use Navy ranks rather than Marine Ranks.

Sea Squadron (SEARON)[edit]

The Sea Squadron is the basic building block of Nautical Forces.

Unique Ranks[edit]

No information yet available.


The Chief NCO of a ship's security force. Through that function the M.A. has supervision over the armory and any small arms and small arms munitions on-board.

Sea Command Chief Petty Officer (SCCPO)[edit]

The NCO assistant to the commander of a Nautical Force Command post ship or sea base. It is considered an E9 paygrade superior to Master Chief Petty Officer.

Sea Fleet Chief Petty Officer (SF1CPO)[edit]

The NCO chief of staff to the Admiral of a Nautical Force Command Fleet. It is considered an E9 paygrade superior to Sea Command Chief Petty Officer.

Sea Force Chief Petty Officer (SF2CPO)[edit]

The NCO chief of staff to the commander of all planetary Nautical Force Command units. It is considered an E9 paygrade superior to Sea Fleet Chief Petty Officer.

Nautical Force Chief Petty Officer (NFCPO)[edit]

The NCO chief of staff to the commander of all Nautical Forces in the Unified Armies.

Force Composition[edit]

No information yet available.

Selected Vehicle & Ship Classes[edit]

Some vehicle and ship classes widely used within the systems and worlds of the Solomani Space include:

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This force primarily operates in the following areas:
Charted Space:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

This force is known to regularly operate within the following systems and worlds:

No world articles for Nautical Force Command

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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