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Nomads Crew Manifest

Rank

Name

Position

Pic

E-Mail

Colonel
Commanding Officer
Cade Vaughan
Active Insignia
First Lieutenant
Interim MCO
Roman Szabo
Active Insignia
Second Lieutenant
Avi Richter
Executive Officer
Avi Richter
Active Insignia
Sergeant
Gideon Canowicacke
NCOIC
Gideon Canowicacke
Active Insignia
Coropral
Jack Boudreaux
Explosives Specialist
Jack Boudreaux
Active Insignia
Private
Recon & Infiltration Specialist
Angelina Frost
Active Insignia
Private
Davey Tennant
Recon & Infiltration Specialist
Davey Tennant
Active Insignia
Private
Chris Ecclestone
Reconnaisance
Christ Ecclestone
Active Insignia
Private
John Simm
Reconnaisance
John Simm
Active Insignia
Private
James Fidoe
Communications Specialist
James Fidoe
Active Insignia
Private
Xavier Bonnenfant
Marine
Xavier Bonnenfant
Active Insignia
Open
Marine
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Inactive Insignia
DETATCHMENT NOMAD - STARFLEET MARINE CORPS
Nomads

Marine Detachment Nomad currently consists of a company-sized unit. The normal platoons have been replaced by eight 16-Marine teams and a 16-Marine sized HQ team (total of 144 Marines). The Teams are labelled through the use of the first eight letters of the Greek alphabet and the command team denoted as 'Omega.' The teams are generally led by a Staff Sergeant and seconded by a Sergeant as there are no other officers in the detachment currently besides the CO. The personnel have been assigned to the teams based on their skills.

The Team concept allows the Nomads to be more flexible than a standard platoon or squad and also allows each team to be rapidly broken into 4-Marine fireteams rapidly in case of attack/ambush. The Nomads are currently assigned to Starbase BoB and assist that station and the Border Patrol Squadron in their missions.

NOMADS - Then & Now

The Nomads first appeared on the USS Caledonia early in 2003. Originally brought in to add weight to a mission, the concept quickly took hold and became a permanent feature.

Their clashes with the navy officers were legendary, and the rivalry still exists IC today, to add extra spice to the premise. But over the years, understandings were reached, and now security and marine departments work alongside each other - in harmony on the surface, at least!

The Nomads continue to develop and evolve, and are the focus of many a fascinating plot or sub-plot.

For a more technical overview, read on!

Marine Detachment Nomad was envisioned to be precisely that. A rapid-deployment, highly mobile unit of light infantry detached from the parent division for the dual purposes of first strike/reconnaissance and emergency defensive deployment. The unique missions undertaken by Detachment Nomad were outside of the normal operating parameters of a regular 'leg' infantry battalion. In a practical sense, they were organized and selected along the lines of US Marine Corps Force Recon or Royal Marine Commandoes. In a literary sense, HQ wanted the marines assigned to Nomad to be the bastard children of Obi-Wan Kenobi and John Wayne.

Alpha Dogs

Initially, the unit was called Nomad as there was no intention for the detachment to have a permanent base of operations. This turned into a logistical nightmare as the result was that no brigade or division wanted the random responsibility of having to resupply the unit whenever it showed up on their doorstep. The unit kept the name, but was attached to a parent division with the command structure placed so that Detachment Nomad's CO reported directly to two people: the commander of their current base of operations and the Marine Division S-3 (head of Training and Operations, who reports to the MarDivCom).

As with all noble experiments, the Marine Corps did not end up with a group of Special Operations bad-boys who could deploy in a reconnaissance role or as a rapidly-deployed 'speed bump' that could slow the enemy down until the larger main line units could be brought to bear. Nomad became a dumping ground for Marines that were discipline cases, on the verge of psych discharges, or just plain lazy. It did have a draw for officers with rehabilitationist streaks and those few souls transformed the Nomads into a Last Chance unit. Marine Detachment Nomad is where Marines go to either straighten themselves out and re-enter the Corps or end their short careers in disgrace.

Despite the current make-up, Nomad is still tasked with non-standard mission orders which attracts Marines with death-wishes, hero complexes, and idealists who want to make the galaxy a better place. These Marines inevitably clash with the screw-ups, but they, incredibly, do manage to complete the odd array of missions thrown at them, ranging from reconaissance and infiltration to satellite repair and natural-disaster response. And, of course, they do know how to hold a line against an enemy force. Every Marine is still a rifleman at heart.