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The Starfleet Ground Forces is the branch of Starfleet concerned with ground based combat.

The Ground Forces uses a similar departmental structure as Starfleet, with Command, Operations and Sciences. It also has more specialized units apart from the ordinary infantry. It has air, artillery and mechanized units to support the soldier on the ground. It also has electronic warfare units, whose role is to intercept and jam enemy transmissions (including transporters) and to make sure the Ground Forces' own signals can reach their destination. (LUG RPG: The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

The Ground Forces are organised in units of various sizes, from the smallest to the largest they are:

History

Starfleet Ground Forces fought on the surface of Korvat III during the Battle of Korvat. They managed to hold out until reinforcements arrived. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Chariots of Korvat")

Early in the Dominion War, an entire division of Ground Forces was isolated and trapped on Nthony C. By the time the world was liberated in mid-2374 the force had been reduced to a regiment in size. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "For the Federation")

The Starfleet Ground Forces and their equivalents from the other members of the Federation Alliance were the main invasion force during the ground invasion of the Chin'toka system. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "Semper Fidelis")

Two brigades from the Ground Forces took part in the Battle of Gavris Prime. The force managed to repel the Dominion invasion but at a heavy cost with only around 500 soldiers surviving the battle. (Star Trek: Swiftfire: "The Only Thing Necessary")

At the start of the Dominion War the Ground Forces numbered 200,000 personnel, which was rapidly increased to 250,000 after the scope of the war became more apparent. By the end of the war the Ground Forces had lost over 105,000 soldiers but due to decent recruitment through the conflict it still had 174,300 combat personnel in service. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

Rank structure

The Ground Forces rank structure differs from that of Starfleet. The officer ranks in ascending order are: ensign, lieutenant JG, lieutenant, captain, major, colonel, general. The officer that commands the entire Ground forces is given the rank Commanding General. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

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