- The Confederate Soldiers' Oath(src)
|Confederate Armed Forces|
|De facto leader|
Disbanded (parts joined the Terran Dominion, a few remnants remain(ed))
The Confederate Armed Forces, also known as the Confederate Military was the military arm of the Terran Confederacy. While not as corrupt as other Confederate institutions like the Council or Senate, the military was generally regarded as unreliable when it came to defending the colonies. It was willing to engage in morally questionable acts to satisfy its political masters. It hads its own code of justice.
The armed forces were engaged regularly by the time of the Guild Wars. Victory in the Guild Wars secured Terran Confederate hegemony of the Koprulu Sector. The forces suppressed the Rebellion of Korhal by bombarding Korhal with nuclear weapons; full-scale use of nuclear weapons on habitable worlds was subsequently banned. The forces continued to engage regularly with other colonial powers and pirate militias right up to the end of the 25th century.
The zerg invasion of the sector was initially met with very little resistance. Conductive to prevailing political needs the military was dispatched to suppress knowledge of the aliens, notably on Chau Sara and Mar Sara. The arrival of the protoss Koprulu Expeditionary Force took the Confederacy aback; while the protoss were interested only in fighting the zerg, they were automatically regarded as hostile by the Confederacy and fired upon.
Following the loss of the Sara System, Confederate forces converged on Antiga Prime and laid siege to an uprising instigated by the Sons of Korhal. The rebels used psi-emitters to draw zerg to the planet and onto Confederate positions; while the Confederates were occupied the rebels broke out. Surviving Confederate forces evacuated to Halcyon as the protoss arrived to "purify" the planet. The military focused on the zerg, leaving them vulenrable to the Sons' next course of action...
The Confederate military's last known stand was the defense of Tarsonis against the Sons of Korhal, zerg, and protoss. As on Antiga Prime, the Sons of Korhal unleashed zerg on the Confederates via psi-emitters. The defenders were overwhelmed as the zerg arrived in their billions. The Confederates fought rebels, zerg, and protoss across the planet. As resistance collapsed units began deserting and defecting to the rebels.
With the end of the Confederacy, the surviving armed forces joined or were conscripted into the Dominion Armed Forces, while others set up resistance organizations, or joined Raynor's Raiders after being saved by Jim Raynor and Michael Liberty following the Battle of New Gettysburg.
Confederate ground units, despite their different fields of expertise, all followed a similar set of doctrines. Among them was the need to keep their bases tight and efficient, the ingrained doctrine being that the smaller the area, the less terrain one has to guard. The result was often a crowded series of structures, with just enough room so that personnel and vehicles could move between them, the visual result akin to an anthill.
Known ground units include;
- Colonial Militia (numerous sub branches as per planet)
- Confederate Army
- Confederate Armored Vehicle Corps (possibly non-canon)
- Confederate Marine Corps
The Confederacy maintained a number of special forces units, including:
- 321st Colonial Rangers Battalion
- Cerberus Program
- Ghost Program
- War Pigs
- Center for State Security
- Confederate Intelligence Corps
- Confederate Research and Development Division
The Confederacy featured a number of military wings called Squadrons. Squadrons were combined armed formations, integrating ground and space assets into a single unit, that enjoyed greater autonomy under the Confederate command structure. They were subordinate to the other branches and many had a specialized role. After the fall of the Confederacy, some of these Squadrons were absorbed into the Terran Dominion. Some of the Squadrons' fate have not be revealed since the downfall of the Confederacy.
Known Squadrons and roles include:
- Alpha Squadron (advanced tactical strike operations)
- Delta Squadron
- Epsilon Squadron (border surveillance, armored corps)
- Gamma Squadron
- Nova Squadron (black ops/espionage)
- Omega Squadron (heavy assault)
- Confederate Resistance Forces
- Internal Security Division
- Hammer Strike Force
|Former Confederacy Military Units|