military follows the same structure as the government in
many aspects. The overall command structure provides a
general strategy or a set of specific goals. The sector
commander then refines the goals as he sees fit and
issues them to the fleet or ship commander. This
commander then determines how to make it actually
happen. There is a great deal of freedom at each level
and results are in most case more important than
by taking a look at the Gorn military training methods.
Most races have an Academy, to train their officers. The
Gorn have 4 such academies. The training begins when the
Gorn enlists. He will undergo three days of intensive
testing. Then he will undergo another 2 days of
physiological evaluation. Once this is done the Gorn is
assigned to the particular training area best suited for
Enlisted School is the training facility for the
everyday crewmen of the Gorn space forces. These are
skilled laborers that showed no special talents or
skills. They will never advance high in rank but their
efforts are always treated with respect for without them
the Navy would not exist. Their ranks include, Recruit,
Junior Crewman, Senior Crewman and Exemplary Crewman.
School is where the security forces and ground force for
the Gorn are taught. As with the enlisted these Gorn
will become nothing more than what they are but there
are highly respected for the dangerous job they perform.
Ranks include: Private, Corporal, Junior Sergeant,
Senior Sergeant, and Master Sergeant.
school is the Support Academy. These Officers are
trained to run certain departments on a starship. These
include navigation, sciences, medical and engineering.
These officers can obtain the following ranks: Ensign,
Junior Lieutenant, Senior Lieutenant, and Exemplary
school is Command School. These Gorn have shown
excellent leadership skills and excel in the areas of
command. They are trained with a base knowledge of all
aspects of a ships operations but do not have the
in-depth skills of the others schools. Ranks include:
Junior Commander, Senior Commander, Junior Captain, and
listed are Human translations and approximations.
echelon of Gorn Space Command are made up of Gorn that
have begun to reach older ages and so felt it was time
to retire from the field. They then bring their skills
to the administrative level. When a Gorn chooses this
direction he is promoted to higher ranks over his area
of expertise. These ranks include Commodore, Rear
Admiral, and Vice Admiral. The Gorn Assembly, based on
recommendations from the Gorn High Command, appoints the
position of Fleet Admiral.
what this means is that a Gorn knows where he is going
in his career when he starts down the path. It is VERY
rare that an Engineer ever receive command training. Or
that an enlisted man ever advances to officer ranks.
fleet command is divided along traditional lines. The
Gorn 2nd fleet is assigned to the Federation border, it
provides defense against possible federation aggression
as well as watches for traders seeking to violate the
trade laws of the Gorn. The 3rd fleet is charged with
protecting the Romulan border and is the most active
fleet in Gorn Space Command. It is considered an honor
to be assigned to the 3rd fleet. The 4th fleet was
assigned to help assist with Romulan defense and do
exploration. However the discovery of a new race in this
area have turned them more defensive. The 6th fleet
currently is assigned for deep space exploration. Their
task is to seek out new worlds for the Gorn to colonize.
Home Fleet is actually made up of the 1st and 5th fleet.
This large group of ships provides anti-piracy patrols
as well as defense of the Gorn home worlds. It also is
set to be a rapid response unit to either the federation
or Romulan border as needed.
This is the oldest military
group in Gorn service. The Guardians can trace their
ancestry back to the Iron Age of the Ghdar. At that
time the Guardians were formed by a group of nobles
that felt the weak should be protected. So this group
wandered Ghdar, defending the weak and fighting those
that would hurt others. When Ghdar was eventually
united under one King, the Guardians where the elite
force that helped this to come about.
The Guardians continued in this capacity for most of
Gorn history, serving as an elite force that protects
Gorn from all enemies. However their allegiance
shifted from the King during the unification. When the
Ghdar began to subjugate the other two Gorn races the
Guardians felt it was a crime and broke from their
Royal charter. Within weeks of this happening the Gorn
learned that the Ghdar where not the parent race of
the Gorn, just another transplanted group. Many feel
that the Guardians position was a swaying factor in
the formation of the Confederate Assembly.
To this date the Guardians serve as the special forces
of the Assembly. However there are secrets within the
Guardians that most Gorn do not know. The Guardians
are more than the special forces of the assembly; they
are also their intelligence agency. The Guardians have
made pacts with various Orion clans, providing weapons
and personnel, in return for intelligence about their
neighbors. Since it would not be possible for a Gorn
spy to appear on, say a Romulan world, this was a
logical choice. The Guardians apparent close tie with
some Orions has led many to believe they are
mercenaries. They have done little to dissuade this
thinking since it helps provide cover for their other
In truth the Guardians Errant continue their tradition
as noble defenders of the Gorn. They have pledged
their lives to defend the Gorn from all enemies,
without or within. They fight for love of their people
and pride of their heritage. Since they often have to
fight alone, the Guardians tend to have larger ships
than the Kingís Guard. However while the Kings Guard
operates in small squadrons the Guardians tends to
operate alone. Shadow Guardians: This
organization is almost unheard of and is actually a
subsection of the Guardians Errant.
Shadow Guardians are an elite force of Gorn
Marines. Even more elite than the Gorn Vanguard teams.
This team has a certain limitation that makes it work
so well. All itís members have an active chameleon
gene. Totaling about 100, this team is used on
only the most vital missions. When not being deployed
they are usually assigned a security chiefs on various
Guardian Errant ships.
This united was formed
about 50 years after the planate Ghdar was united. The
Guardians Errant, while a strong a loyal unit, where
not loyal to the King but rather the people. This
bothers those in royalty so they formed an elite guard
to protect their interest. This guard is loyal to the
royals first and then the Gorn people. Members of the
Kings Guard are chosen from the ranks of the Gorn
Space Command and then sent to special training. They
are truly elite warriors with skills that are
The Kings Guard operate in small squadrons, usually
with Destroyers and Light Cruisers. Due to the nature
of their operations they are incredible small unit and
fleet action fighters but in solo combat they are not
usually as skilled.
This group is less a
military force and more a group of religious fanatics.
While they do follow the normal chain of command, they
also feel they must answer to a higher power, the
Mistress of Fertility. This religious order works with
concert to the goals of the nobility. In fact they
promote the use of various methods to produce a larger
percentage of Blue-Yellow scaled Gorn. While the
Assembly does not favor it, the nobility has allowed
the Mistress to recruit a small fleet of Gorn ships to
her cause. They provide a body guard to the Mistress
as well as ferry her priest to various functions.
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