Vanguard's Fleet is the shield against loss of ship, asset, and life, and the sword to destroy and undermine those who would do us harm. Our official motto: Semper Fortis, always strong, resilient, ready to hold the line, and strike against threats decisively.
The Fleet is, by its nature, a massively multidisciplinary group. While Security will serve as its small-ship and fighter crews, and a core part of the Navy, our Capital crews will be Joint-Wing operated. We bring together the very best Vanguard has to offer, keeping the skies clear and our enemies at bay.
Vanguard First and Foremost
We are charged with the security and protection of the entire organization. Any hostile action against a fellow org mate should be felt as an affront. We must prevent it at all costs, and dole out quick retribution when we cannot.
Proactive and Decisive action
It is our mandate to identify and engage targets long before they can strike at our members.
Readiness and Professionalism
A delay in action can lead to ruin. Members of the Fleet Group should maintain their equipment and vessels so that they can respond at a moment’s notice when they’re in the ‘verse.
Humility, Respect, and Cooperation
Always respect our org members, whether they’re embedded in our operations as intel or transport specialists, or being protected.
Fleet is divided into three subgroups, each with their own expertise. A Fleet Member’s placement in a subgroup reflects their desire to focus on a specific discipline. While members will often be called to fill different roles across the Fleet, Security, or the organization at large, the following subgroups are dedicated to the mastery of their respective interests.
The Aerospace Squadron includes all small and solo combat vessels, and their crews.
Light and Medium Fighters and Interdictors
Such as Arrow, Hornet, Sabre, Hawk
Small Bombers and Torpedo Vessels
Such as Gladiator, Vanguard Harbinger, Eclipse
Heavy Fighters and Air-To-Surface Craft
Such as Mustang Delta, Vanguard Warden, Hurricane
The Navy group includes command, helm, and gunnery crews for large and capital combat vessels.
Medium and Large Gunships
Such as Constellation, Retaliator, Redeemer, Freelancer MIS, Hercules A2
Combat Corvettes, Frigates, and Destroyers
Such as Polaris, Hammerhead, Javelin, Idris-M
Support and Assault Carriers
Such as Kraken, Idris-P
The Support group includes combat theater pilots and gunners for large and small support vessels, often crewed by other Wings
E-War, C&C, Combat Repair/Refuel, Combat SAR
Such as Vulcan, Vanguard Sentinel, Hornet Tracker, Herald, Terrapin, Cutlass Red
Supply Chain, Intel, and Rear Support
Such as Starfarer Gemini, Caterpillar, Crucible, Apollo, Endeavor Hope
Large and small dropship and troop transport vessels.
Such as Cutlass Black, Vanguard Hoplite, Hercules M2, Prowler, Genesis, Valkyrie
Helmet Defiance (Tactical)
Chest Inquisitor Core
Arms Inquisitor Dark Red
Legs Inquisitor Dark Red
Primary P4-AR Ballistic Rifle
Secondary Custodian SMG
Sidearm LH86 Ballistic Pistol
May substitute primary for rifle of choice, secondary for SMG or Shotgun of choice, and equip pistol of choice.
Pyro RYT Multi-tool
Training and Education
Fleet members should work to improve their skills through both independent and group training. They should also keep themselves apprised of Star Citizen development and mechanics relevant to their roles, and the current game meta.
Organization Membership Restrictions
You may not be a member of any external mercenary or paramilitary organizations, as the potential conflict of interest is too great.
All members of the Fleet should be prepared. This means maintaining their ships, and keeping personal weaponry and uniform at the ready. During boarding actions, or if you need to eject from a damaged vessel, you must be prepared to defend yourself until you can be returned to the operational unit. Ships may be personally owned, or else allocated from the Vanguard Hangar.
Organizational Command Structure
The following is a list of Command positions within the Fleet and expected minimum rank held for the role.
Fleet Group Captain ⟪✦✦✦⟫
The Group Captain is in charge of fighter squadron and naval deployments and logistical coordination, and handles requisition and attachment requests from other groups, escalating them as needed to the Security Wing Leader. They are also the Commander of the standing defense unit.
Commander, Aerospace Group ⟪✦✦⟫
The CAG assists the Fleet Group Captain as XO. They are also in charge of the development of the Aerospace group, and assist the Group Captain in managing long term Aerospace deployments.
Squadron Leaders ⟪✦⟫
Squadron Leaders for are responsible for filling duty rosters, and working with their Ship Captains and Fighter Lance Leaders to outfit, resupply, and repair all vessels owned or operated by security.
Lance Leaders =\∶/=
Lance Leaders will lead groups of pilots and gunners. Whether one fighter pilot in a group of twelve, or the Captain of a small capital vessel, their focus will be to train their claws to work together, and to make sure any needs are communicated upwards.
Claw Leaders =\·/=
Claw Leaders are part of a four person group, and should focus on building team camaraderie and expertise, and the growth of each individual within their claw. Although they command the smallest unit in the fleet, their role is one of the most important.
Operational COMMAND STRUCTURE
Operational Units are semi-transient structures. We will always have a standing Defense Unit, mobile and in close proximity to the hub of our organizational activity, but task forces will often be formed with a particular mission in mind. Additionally, the exact composition and personnel in a given force will change depending on member availability and changing mission parameters. However, the command structure will remain intact.
Aerospace & Support Commands
For sufficiently large groups, Squadron Leaders coordinate multiple lances of fighters, bombers, and frontline support vehicles.
Lance Leaders are the commanding officer for a group of multiple claws of fighters, bombers, or frontline support vehicles.
Claw Leaders are the commanding officer for a single group of fighters, bombers, or frontline support vehicles.
Navy & Support Divisions
Fleet Command Officer
Fleet COs are the appointed head of all Fleet ships within a task force. They are responsible for coordinating all ships, either directly or through their Wing and Group Leaders.
For sufficiently large operational units, Group Leaders coordinate groups of ships with the same mission profile.
The Captain is responsible for coordinating the crew of their entire ship. Ship Captain is a long-term assignment, and during force formation, ship crews will be kept intact unless member availability prohibits it. If multiple crews need to be combined to manage a larger ship, the command structure will be determined during force formation.
Officers are in charge of several crew with the same responsibilities.