TASK FORCE 31 MACO

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Historical Back Ground:

Xindi Conflict (2153 to 2154)
The Xindi Conflict was a series of events lasting nearly a year, involving an attempt made by the Starship Enterprise (NX-01) to save Earth from destruction by the Xindi. It began with a preemptive surprise strike on Earth by the Xindi, who were acting on false intelligence provided to them by the Sphere Builders (a race of trans dimensional beings, and a faction in the Temporal Cold War). At this time, the United Earth Military Assault Command Operations (MACO) served as the United Earth’s armed forces, and were separate from Starfleet. MACOs were assigned to Enterprise to reinforce the Starfleet security personnel, and demonstrated that Starfleet required organic military (Conventional Ground Forces) and Special Operations (MACO) units.

Earth – Romulan War (2156 – 2160)
In the 2150’s, the MACOs fought in the decisive battles at Galorndon Core and Vorkado as well as the Battle of Cheron.

In 2161, the United Earth helped to form the United Federation of Planets and all military forces – including the MACOs – with the majority being incorporated into Starfleet Security, while other where given commands of the newer warp 4 capable ships.

United Federation of Planets

The First Federation – Klingon War (2195 – 2199)
Though any numbers of independent traders had encountered Klingons in Orion ports, the U.F.P. had never taken official notice of this new culture, whereas Klingon military observers had been gathering data about the U.F.P. and Starfleet for years.

In 2151, the Federation made first contact with the Klingon Empire which quickly led to armed conflict. After a long, exhausting war with the Romulans, the Federation was in no shape to get involved in another one so soon with the Klingons. Although the Federation’s military was mostly starship-based at this time with MACOs and a few Federation Ground Forces bolstering the Starfleet’s naval security forces, the Klingons made extensive use of infantry and other ground troops. Klingon squadrons (or sometimes fleets) would batter Federation outposts with orbital bombardment to damage shields and cause confusion before beaming in Klingon infantry, who would easily defeat the poorly trained naval personnel in close combat.

Intel analysis during and after the war determined that heavy, and often unnecessary, losses of manpower and equipment was often caused by limited intelligence of the battlefield and the enemy, the inability to conduct long range reconnaissance, and the inability to conduct precision, specialized infantry-type strikes.

During the early part of the first Federation-Klingon war, Commodore George Alford had a team of Starfleet personnel trained in light infantry raiding tactics, with the idea of disrupting rear-area Klingon forces. One of these units, led by Commander William Rogers and nicknamed “Rogers’ Rangers,” (after the famous historical Rogers’ Rangers) was inserted several light-years behind the front and raided an important Klingon supply base. This caused a significant interruption to Klingon supply lines. The team managed to hold the base for months, before the Klingons re-took the facility. Although Commander Rogers was killed in the counter-attack, his Rangers managed to destroy a significant portion of the base (including almost all of the supplies), and four of the team escaped.

In response to the hard lessons learned during these wars, Starfleet decided that in addition to an enlarged Starfleet Marine Corps, a Special Operations branch organic to Starfleet would be required. This was accomplished by forming the Starfleet Special Operations department in 2298 consisting of three components; the Starfleet Rangers, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence, each with its own specialties.

U.S.S. Akbar Incident
The Federation Ground Forces and the Starfleet Special Operations were capable of dealing with most issues that took place on a planet, ship or at a starbase. But it wasn’t until an Orion Crime syndicate presented a direct threat to Starfleet that a need for something a little more specific was realized. The then president of the Federation was traveling from Earth to Tellar, when the ship he was aboard was attacked. A Saladin Class Destroyer was rendered incapacitated and set adrift shortly after with not a single person left on board. This incident was so bold it even garnered the attention and admiration of the Klingons who began courting the Orions for an alliance as they apparently now had a common enemy in the Federation.

Starfleet scoured the space lanes in an attempt to find the crew of the U.S.S. Akbar. They would sweep into a location possibly find the body of a crewman but nothing else. It became imperative that Starfleet find a new way to deal with the issue. The Orions had demanded a list of things and in an attempt to placate them and retrieve some of the prisoners several concessions were made. According to the Orions it was not enough. A single shuttle and crew were returned, all unconscious. It was at this point that a former MACO commander proposed a special team be created to find and return the captives. A secret vote caused a single ship to depart from Earth to begin training a crew of officers and enlisted that had been pulled from a wide cross section of Starfleet and the Federation Ground Forces. These personnel trained and learned everything they could about Orion weapons and Tactics, they learned how to speak the native languages and they learned how to perform highly special techniques like SILO (Space Insertion Low Opening) and high speed nap of the earth shuttle piloting. During their training time the Orions were still returning a single dead body every so often. After the Crew had been in captivity for nearly 2 months the rescue team finally got a break. An encrypted communication tipped them off that a certain ship would be traveling through a sector of space to drop a package. It matched intelligence that told Starfleet they may be able to find a crewman sometime after the shuttle left. The operation was given a green light and an unmarked shuttle that had been appropriated from a Tellaraite left the secret training base.

The shuttle reached the star system ahead of the Orions and as bait they simulated an engine malfunction and sent out an SOS. The Orions took the bait. Swooping in to capture the shuttle they had no idea that the shuttle was carrying a group of special operators. Within minutes of pulling the shuttle into the Orion freighter The Special Ops team had disabled the Orion ship, captured the entire crew and rescued a Starfleet officer that was going to be killed and left on the planet below. They were able to trace the ships stops and courses to figure out where the Orions had been hiding all along. A location that irritated everyone even more when they discovered that the Orions had established a makeshift base on the edge of the Kuiper belt in Earths own star system. Rather than launch a full scale attack the team took the captured Orion ship and headed for the base. As they approached several of the team exited through the ships air locks and using spacesuits and small micro thrusters approached the based in the shadow of the larger ship. As the ship docked they moved to other ports and either captured or disabled other ships that were docked. As soon as the ship had docked the Special Ops team began to take control of the small base and in less than 10 minutes had captured all the Orions present and freed the remaining Federation officers and diplomats including the Federation President. As they left the base a pair of Constitution class ships approached to “collect” anything else they could find before destroying the facility.

Less than a month later the Starfleet Special Operations SEALS was established with the quiet flourish of a grateful Federation President. He had Starfleet reorganize the Military Assault Command Operations branch which would now have four special operations forces components; The Rangers, Reconnaissance, Intelligence and the SEALS.

Cardassian War 2347-2367
The Federation-Cardassian Wars, known in the Federation as the Cardassian Wars or Border Wars, were prolonged conflicts between the Federation and the Cardassian Union, which started as far back as 2347 and lasted into the 2350s. (Smaller skirmishes, not officially considered part of the wars, continued into the 2360s.) The ensuing stalemate by the mid-2360s advantaged neither side in firepower or territory. A 2367 truce enforced an end to hostilities but left key questions unresolved; the finalized treaty, unsigned until 2370, formed a demilitarized zone between the powers, creating a new border and clarifying claims to planets such as Dorvan V.

The wars raged in a series of conflicts of various sizes as the two powers struggled to protect their individual interests. A series of serious incidents and a not entirely unjustified fear of an invasion by the Federation, culminated in a Cardassian Army expedition against the planet of Setlik III in 2347. Mistakenly believing that a secret Special Operations base was on the planet, the Cardassians tortured and killed over one hundred civilians in the raid. When the Cardassian Government, still convinced that the Federation had a base on Setlik III, refused to apologize or make an offer of reparations to victim families, war fever raged in the Federation. Ships and troops were sent, and an undeclared war raged for the next 20 years. The conflict itself was not continuous; it would flare for a few months, die down, only to flare again after halfhearted peace talks failed. The most active part of the war was in 2366, shortly before the truce that ended it was signed.

The Cardassians had planned “Operation Hammer,” a series of naval and ground force engagements designed to force the Federation out of the Badlands once and for all. Unfortunately for the Cardassians, MACO Ranger and Reconnaissance teams along with Federation Ground Forces Special Operations forces called Omega teams had infiltrated most of the planets the Cardassians were using for staging bases. They quickly detected mission preparations, and just twenty four hours before kickoff, these MACO teams and provide critical information that helped additional ground forces to attack the Cardassian supply depots and assembly areas, while Starfleet forces simultaneously attacked the gathering Cardassian fleet. Within weeks, the Cardassians had lost territory they claimed before the war began. When the truce was signed in 2367, the Badlands were firmly in Federation hands.

Much of the fighting went on in the area of space that would later become the DMZ. The Beloti sector was a hot spot during the wars, and in the 2350s, gravity mines were deployed in the sector. The Cardassian Union pushed into Federation space, and Federation systems such as Minos Korva were disputed territory during the wars. In 2369, two years after the established truce, the Cardassians unsuccessfully attempted to take the system. Members of Starfleet further feared that the Cardassians would try to annex the Igo sector in that year.

Losses during the wars left deep scars on both sides. Post-Cardassian War analyses described Starfleet Security’s performance as front-line ground troops during the war as overall abysmal: They took roughly twice the casualties per capita of any other branch. The Federation Ground Forces took heavy casualties and the Starfleet Special Operations also took on large casualties while also discovering that the need for a more specialized MACO Operational Unit was needed that would incorporate all the skills of the four existing MACO components. In 2372, Starfleet once again reorganized the Starfleet Special Operations, this time adding a fifth component to the previously designated four components. The Starfleet Special Operations Military Assault Command Operations (MACO) was formed.

Dominion War 2373-2375
The Dominion War was a major conflict in the Alpha Quadrant that raged from 2373 to 2375 between the Dominion and the Federation Alliance. The Dominion Axis was comprised of the Dominion, Cardassian Union, and the Breen Confederacy. The Federation Alliance was comprised of the United Federation of Planets, Klingon Empire, and eventually the Romulan Star Empire.

The war included many famous battles such as “Battle of Deep Space Nine”, the two “Battles of Chin’toka”, “Battle of Betazed”, and the “Battle of Cardassia”.

The signing of a treaty of peace with Cardassia did not mean “the end of war in our time” any more than the Khitomer Accords did over 150 years before. At most the major powers of the Alpha and Beta quadrants maintained a delicate balance. So delicate was the balance that one incident could tip the quadrants towards all out war. The entrance of the Dominion into the Alpha quadrant through the Bajoran wormhole was such an incident. With the arrival of the Dominion the Alpha and Beta quadrants destabilized leading not only into all out war, but to multiple alliances of convenience. Alliances between the various powers shifted constantly during this time.

The Dominion war started unlike most wars, that is they did not enter the Alpha quadrant with guns blazing. Instead the Dominion chose to use subterfuge to undermine the already fragile alliances that existed in the Alpha and Beta quadrants. By undermining those alliances the Dominion had hoped to push the more powerful governments into open hostilities with each other, which would in the end weaken them enough so that a Dominion invasion would meet little opposition. The Federation and the Klingons were the first targets of the Dominion. Changelings had infiltrated the Klingon High Command and were feeding false information regarding the recent civilian overthrow of the Cardassian government to Chancellor Gowron.

The infiltrators had Gowron convinced that the Dominion was behind the overthrow and therefore Cardassia must be invaded to stop the Dominion. The Federation disagreed and in the end helped the newly formed Detapa Council escape from the Klingon invasion of Cardassia. The Federation’s willingness to help the Cardassians and their refusal to participate in the invasion led Gowron to withdraw from the Khitomer Accords.

Open hostilities between the Federation and Klingon Empire ensued. During this time the Federation Ground Forces was instrumental in several battles and was used extensively to bolster any planets civilian defense forces. On several occasions forces of the Federation Ground Forces were able to hold the Klingons back thus preventing several planets from falling. Not only did the Federation Ground Forces enjoy the thrill of victory, but the pain of loss. Men and material were being lost at an alarming rate; soon losses from this stage of the war surpassed those that had been suffered during the war with Cardassia. While the war raged on the Federation began to grow concerned that a Changeling had replaced the Klingon Chancellor. A plan was devised to determine whether or not this had actually occurred. While carrying out this plan, a group of Starfleet officers led by Captain Benjamin Sisko discovered that it was not Gowron who had been replaced, but his commanding general, General Martok. This fact was revealed to Gowron in spectacular fashion. Captain Sisko’s team was allowed to leave Klingon space unhindered, and Gowron was able to convince the High Council to call for a cease-fire.

Even though a tenuous cease-fire existed between the Federation and the Klingons, the Klingons were still engaged in a war with the Cardassians. Sometime mid-2373 the Cardassian Union allied with the Dominion. This gave the Dominion a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant and they immediately began sending fleets of warships and supply vessels through the Bajoran wormhole and into Cardassian territory on a weekly basis. The Klingons now found themselves facing a foe that they could not fight alone, and they were forced to withdraw from Cardassian space. War with the Dominion was inevitable and only the combined Federation-Klingon forces stood a chance. With that Gowron resigned the Khitomer Accords, thus officially ending hostilities between the two powers.

The Cardassian Union and Dominion meanwhile, continued to fortify their positions and secure nonaggression treaties with the Miradorn, Tholians, Bajorans, and most notably the Romulans. Dominion intentions were becoming clearer with each treaty they made. The Federation was forced to act, but a preemptive strike was out of the question, there simply was not enough men and material for such a strike to succeed. Instead it was decided that mining the Bajoran wormhole to prevent further Dominion reinforcements from arriving would be sufficient. The mining of the wormhole provoked the Dominion into acting. Even while apparently reaching an agreement with the Federation to allow limited medical and economic supplies through to help rebuild Cardassia, the Dominion secretly planned an attack on DS9. The Dominion plan was to attack and take the station before the Federation had time to complete and activate the minefield. However the Klingons were able to send word to DS9 that a large Cardassian and Dominion fleet was inbound. With this knowledge DS9 was able to prepare its defenses and work toward bringing the minefield on line. Even though the Dominion arrived too late to prevent the successful activation of the minefield they began their assault on the station. No Federation reinforcements were available and in light of the overwhelming force that DS9 faced, Captain Benjamin Sisko was forced to order all Federation personnel to evacuate the station. This would not be the last time that DS9 changed hands during the war. After the evacuation the reason for the lack of reinforcements was made known. While the Dominion was busy attacking DS9 a combined Federation-Klingon task force had attacked Dominion shipyards at Torros III. That assault had required all available vessels.

The opening months of 2374 saw a string of allied defeats, both in space and planet side. Starfleet saw most of its losses through massive space battles involving huge fleets while the Starfleet Marine Corps saw most of its losses in large tactical engagements on various planets. However the Federation Ground Forces also suffered horrendous losses in space engagements, especially in planetary invasions. Troop carriers were favorite targets of Cardassian and Dominion forces. Each troop carrier destroyed meant the loss of hundreds if not thousands of Federation Ground Forces. With losses mounting morale was at an all time low. However the tides of fortune would change in favor of the Allies in the second quarter of that year. That quarter saw the successful implementation of Operation Return, the objective of which was to retake DS9 and the Bajoran Wormhole.

Operation Return was a risky and bold move that only succeeded due in part to the surprise appearance of a huge Klingon attack force. The USS Defiant was able to break through the lines and head toward the Bajoran Wormhole. As the USS Defiant arrived at DS9 the Dominion was able to successfully destroy the minefield placed months earlier by Starfleet. The way was now open for Dominion reinforcements from the Gamma Quadrant. However the Dominion had not taken into account the non-corporeal aliens that dwelt in the Bajoran Wormhole. As the Dominion fleet was en route and in the wormhole Captain Benjamin Sisko was able to convince the aliens to destroy the Dominion reinforcements. From that point on no further Dominion ships would make it through the wormhole. With their reinforcements gone and Allied forces breaking through their lines, the Dominion was forced to withdraw from DS9. This was the first major allied victory. Federation Ground Forces losses during this engagement were light in comparison to other engagements and most were due to the actual space battle.

With the retaking of DS9 and the wormhole, the war entered a temporary lull. The Dominion had retreated within Cardassian space and engagements along the Cardassian border were rare. Marines soon found themselves with lots of time on their hands, which is a not necessarily a good thing. However they soon found themselves performing daily drills and weapons training. In their off hours marines tried to stave of boredom any way that they could. Some formed musical groups and sang various songs that they found in the cultural databases. Martin and the Brigadiers was one such group. An impromptu group formed by several general staff officers one evening only recorded one song, ‘You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling”, which they found in the Earth’s cultural database. The song soon became the favorite of Aerospace Pilots in bars throughout the Federation. Aside from 20th century Earth songs, Klingon warrior songs were almost as equally well received.

While the Federation Ground Forces did their best to keep themselves occupied, the Dominion vied for peace, going so far as to offer to withdraw from large portions of territory that had been occupied in the onset of the war. Further analysis of the situation by a special Federation think-tank showed that this was a ploy to obtain the Kabrel system, which would allow the Dominion to produce ketracel-white in the Alpha Quadrant. Since the Dominion was no longer receiving shipments through the wormhole they faced a supply shortage that threatened their position in the war. The Federation did not accept the peace proposal and weeks later the fighting resumed.

Ships patrolling the Cardassian border were frequently engaged and destroyed. Many ships just vanished never to be seen or heard from again. During this time marines dreaded being sent to the border as either a detachment on board ship or as part of a recon element. Any unit sent on either of those missions rarely returned. Soon after fighting resumed MACO and Starfleet Intelligence was able to ascertain that the Dominion had started breeding Jem’Hadar in the Alpha Quadrant negating the need for reinforcements from the Gamma Quadrant.

Later in 2374 the Federation Ground Forces was dealt its largest defeat yet in the war, the fall and subsequent occupation of Betazed. Tens of thousands of ground forces fought valiantly to hold the planet, but the Dominion was able to bring an overwhelming force to bear and was successful in routing the defenders. Very few combat ready units escaped the fall of Betazed. Ground Forces casualties for that one particular engagement were 75%. Those units that were unable to withdraw from Betazed and that were not completely destroyed were able to escape to the surrounding countryside.

Those units formed the basis of an organized armed resistance that would continue operating until the end of the war. In order to keep the resistance going the MACO was able to insert several teams to the planet to conduct reconnaissance and gather critical intel while the MACOs would make high-speed transporter drops to various parts of the planet. This was usually accomplished through specially outfitted transports that were capable of transferring cargo at high warp speeds as the passed by the planet. The heavy losses were deemed acceptable though because of the strategic value of Betazed and that the resistance was able to successfully disrupt many of the Dominion’s activities.

At the opening of 2375 the Federation and her allies found themselves suffering a severe shortage of manpower, ships and equipment. While the Federation and her allies found themselves struggling to rebuild their shipyards and replace the men and material that had been lost, the Dominion was producing ships and Jem’Hadar warriors at an astounding rate. Worse that the shortage of manpower and material the Federation now faced was the fact that with the loss of Betazed, the core Federation worlds of Vulcan, Andor, Tellar, and Alpha Centauri were vulnerable to invasion from Dominion forces. With the core worlds of the Federation facing imminent invasion, the ground forces began to ship any available reserves to those core worlds that were deemed most vulnerable to invasion.

The outcome of the war looked grim for the Federation and her allies. It was determined that in order to have any chance of winning the Romulans would need to brought into the conflict as an ally. This was easier said than done considering that the Romulans had declared themselves neutral in the conflict. However this neutrality was called into question, as they would allow safe passage for Dominion ships traversing their space. No matter how hard the Federation pushed diplomatically to have the Romulans join the conflict as an ally the Romulans refused to do so.

However evidence of a Dominion assassination plot against a high-ranking Romulan senator was uncovered. This evidence caused the Romulans to enter the conflict as part of the Federation Alliance. Within hours of joining the alliance the Romulans attacked 15 bases along the Cardassian-Romulan border. Shortly after the Romulans initial attack a combined Federation-Klingon-Romulan fleet was able to penetrate Cardassian space and successfully captured the Chin’toka system. Again the MACO and Federation Ground Forces took heavy losses in the operation, mostly from the automated weapons platforms that had been dispersed throughout the system by the Cardassians. Once the weapons platforms were neutralized, the Federation Ground Forces along with Klingon and Romulan Ground Forces were able to take and hold the planets in the system. Ground fighting was fierce and brutal, many of the battles fought were resolved in bloody hand-to-hand combat. Federation Ground Forces losses from both the initial invasion of the system and then the two inhabited worlds were 38%. Losses in the Chin’toka system were the highest ever sustained in a single combat action.

While the allies had established a beachhead in Cardassian space, they soon found themselves bottled up in the Chin’toka system. Any push to carry the invasion forward was stopped by the combined Cardassian-Dominion forces that had encircled the Chin’toka system. By the end of 2375 the war had become a stalemate. During the stalemate of 2375 one notable and infamous battle took place, The Battle of the Joe’s. It was during this battle that the USS Cupajoe NX-98134, a Percolator-class assault ship, from the 99th BDE used the Federation Ground Forces famous conflict resolution system, RPS, to defuse a particularly difficult situation that resulted in the parties enjoined in the battle reaching an amicable resolution. Each side searched for a way to break the stalemate and move the war forward. The Dominion was able to break the stalemate after enlisting the help of the Breen. When the combined Dominion fleet entered the Chin’toka system they used a Breen energy draining weapon and were able to decimate the Allied forces. Federation and Romulan ships easily fell victim to the Breen weapons, Klingon ships however were somehow immune. The Second Battle of Chin’toka again saw the MACO and Federation Ground Forces taking heavy losses in both space and on the ground. Most of the ground casualties resulted from the orbital bombardment that commenced after the Allied fleet was swept aside. Many Federation Ground Forces units and MACO Teams were left behind, some were able to successfully elude capture and were recovered after the end of the war, some were taken as prisoners of war, and others have not been seen since.

While the Allies reeled from the loss of the Chin’toka system, there came news that the Breen had successfully penetrated Sol space and attacked Starfleet Headquarters on Earth. It was a clear signal that the tides of war had once again shifted, this time in favor of the Dominion. Since Federation and Romulan ships were vulnerable to the Breen weapon the Klingons had to hold the front lines themselves until a countermeasure could be developed. While the Dominion and its allies continued to win battle after battle, an internal struggle was beginning. Sensing that they were no longer in favor the Dominion, the Cardassians began to organize a rebellion. The Federation wanting to take advantage of an internal rebellion sent Special Operations Forces in to help instruct and organize the rebellion.

While ultimately the rebellion itself was betrayed from within, they were able to capture a Jem’Hadar fighter outfitted with the Breen energy weapon and return it to Federation space. Before the rebellion was crushed it was also able to inflict significant damage to various Dominion infrastructures on Cardassia. With a countermeasure developed and the Dominion trying to rebuild some of its infrastructure on Cardassia, the Allies determined the time was right for a three pronged attack. Federation, Klingon, and Romulan forces would simultaneously attack Cardassia on three fronts.

The Battle of Cardassia has been called the single greatest space battle in recorded galactic history. The start of which saw the Allies taking heavy losses. For a time it looked like the invasion would fail. However the civilian populous on Cardassia haven been emboldened by the actions of the failed rebellion, were able to destroy the main communication complex on Cardassia. This caused a complete breakdown in communications between the Dominion commanders on Cardassia and their forces in space. In retaliation the Dominion ordered the destruction of Lakarian City hoping it would deter further acts of rebellion. It did not have the desired effect. Upon hearing the news of Lakarian City, the Cardassian forces that had been fighting alongside the Dominion suddenly began to fire on Breen and Dominion ships. With the Cardassians changing sides the Breen and Dominion were caught off balance the Federation was able to capitalize on the situation and broke through the Dominion lines. With communications re-established the Dominion ordered all ships back to Cardassian space and ordered the complete annihilation of the population of Cardassia Prime. However this would not come to pass as the Cardassian rebellion was able to capture the Changeling, thus ending the battle.

The war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Bajor. Shortly thereafter all Dominion forces retreated to the Gamma Quadrant, however the Changeling remained to stand trial for war crimes. The cost of the Dominion war is staggering, billions dead, whole planets reduced to rubble, and thousands of ships destroyed. It will take decades to repair the damage wrought by this war and in some cases there may be no recovery. The Federation Ground Forces suffered its greatest losses in its entire history during the Dominion war, as of the last tally it was 50%, with 35% of those being lost to space combat. The MACO suffered its greatest losses in its short history during the Dominion war, as it was 35%, with 90% of those lost to ground combat.

Again, Starfleet decided to reorganize the Special Operations by taking the Ranger, SEALS and Recon units and re-designating them as Hazard Teams. This move would reduce the sub-command level from three to one, and allowing the three separate training schools to become one.

Starfleet also wanted to bring all Special Operations units under the command and control to the Starfleet Special Operations Command, but strong resistance from the SFMC Special Operations component eventually led to Starfleet renaming the Starfleet Special Operations to the Military Assault Command Operations thus allowing the SFMC to retain there Special Operations component.

24th century and beyond
As an Operative of the Military Assault Command Operations, you are expected to be able to operate in Space Environments, In the Air, on Land and under the Sea, MACO Operatives are the masters of every weapon they touch, they are tacticians, they are Linguists, and finally they are some of Starfleet’s best officers. A MACO Operatives whether officer or enlisted can come from Fleet, the Med Corps, The Federation Ground Forces or any other group.

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119th MACO Motto: “To Protect The Future, We Must Protect The Past”

The 119th MACOs are organized into several teams spanned across several chapters located in Southeastern North Carolina; HQ and Team A-USS Helen Pawlowski.

The 119th MACO Bravo Team has now become the 230th MACO aboard the USS George Washington.

The 119th MACO Charlie Team has now become the 150th MACO aboard the USS Bellerophon.

The 119th MACO Delta Team has now become the 120th MACO aboard the USS Liberty.

The 119th MACO Echo Team has now become the 252nd MACO aboard the USS Freedom.

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