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The United States Military Forces (USMF, also known as the United States armed forces) were the armed services tasked with defending the United States of America from foreign and domestic enemies, and carrying out military objectives of the United States government.

The USMF was comprised of several different branches. Included were the;

The United States National Guard was a part of the Military Forces. The National Guard, which had both Army and Air Force units, was based in each of the member states that made up the United States. They were primarily a reserve force that normally operated under the authority of the Governor of the state they were based in, unless called to Federal service.

The commander in chief of the US military was the President of the United States.



Rank insignia

rank insignia notable recipients
General of the Armies of the United States (or Admiral of the Navy) no insignia
general of the Army (or fleet admiral) Insignia image.
general (or admiral) Insignia image.
lieutenant general (or vice admiral) Insignia image.
major general (or rear admiral) Insignia image.
brigadier general (or rear admiral lower half, formerly commodore or flag officer) Insignia image.
colonel (or navy captain) Insignia image.
lieutenant colonel (or commander) Insignia image.
major (or lieutenant commander) Insignia image.
captain (or naval lieutenant) Insignia image.
first lieutenant (or lieutenant junior grade) Insignia image.
second lieutenant (or ensign) Insignia image.


The title "United States Military Forces" is not a 'real-life' appellation, but was devised as a fictional name by Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual.

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The United States armed forces were the military services of the United States of America, on Earth. The commander in chief of the US armed forces was the President of the United States.


US Navy

The US Navy was the seagoing service of the United States. The Navy also became responsible for aviation duties conducted from aircraft carriers.

Upon hearing the name "USS Enterprise", John Christopher mistook the ship for being a Navy vessel, before James Kirk corrected him, stating that UESPA was a "combined service." (TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday")

In 1986, the aircraft carrier Enterprise was docked at the Alameda Naval Base in San Francisco. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

US Marine Corps


The USMC was a branch of military service, a military corps reporting to the US Department of the Navy (contrary to popular belief, it did not fall under the authority of the uniformed branch of the Navy). The Marines were used as naval infantry, specializing in fighting on ships and conducting amphibious assaults, and coordinated air/land/sea assaults.

In 2364, the Q-entity took the form of a 1980s Marine captain to lecture Jean-Luc Picard on the barbarity of Human history. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

Q's rank insignia were visible on his jacket, which appeared to be modern to the time the episode was filmed, in 1987.

US Army

The US Army was deployed on several fronts when the Allies invaded Nazi-occupied France during World War II. (VOY: "The Killing Game", "The Killing Game, Part II")

See also

  • US 29th Infantry Division
  • US 5th Armored Infantry
  • US 7th Cavalry Regiment

US Army Air Corps

Shield of the US Army Air Corps

The US Army Air Corps was an aviation division of the US Army in the early 20th century. As atmospheric flight became more advanced, this became a separate service, the US Air Force. (DS9: "Little Green Men")

Union Army

Q as a Union Army Colonel

The Union Army was the army of the United States of America during the American Civil War.

The Union Army utilized observation balloons that were tendered at around six hundred feet high. (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")

Union soldiers

See also

  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Battle of Pine Mountain

US Air Force

The US Air Force was a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for deploying aircraft, satellites and missiles for purposes of defense, assualt, and surveillance. The Air Force consisted chiefly of aircraft, their aircrews, and personnel to maintain and support them. The Air Force did not comprise the bulk of the US's combat aviators however, since the innovation of the aircraft carrier left much of that country's tactical aviation in the hands of the US Navy. Strategic deterrant was most visibly the province of the Air Force, which maintained a bomber fleet in the air around the clock during nearly the entire Cold War, and intercontinental ballistic missiles (one of which would eventually be converted to a launcher for the prototype warpship Phoenix).


In 2267, an accident catapulted the USS Enterprise back three centuries to 1969. Its appearance in that year, in the airspace over a military base, caused alarm. An Air Force pilot, Captain John Christopher attempted to intercept the Enterprise. In one version of history, his plane was destroyed and he was taken aboard the ship; in the version "recreated" by Spock's slingshot method of returning to the future, the ship vanished before he could reach it, and he returned to his base, unaware of what he had seen. (TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday")

In an illustration he did for the Incredible Tales magazine, Roy Ritterhouse drew a space station that was operated by the US Air Force. The illustration later became part of the Deep Space 9 novella. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars")

US Air Force Air Police

The USAF Air Police was the branch of the USAF responsible for defending airbases and facilities at the time when Captain John Christopher was taken aboard the Enterprise. (TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday")

See also

  • Police

American military personnel

  • See: United States armed forces personnel

Background information

Another branch of the armed forces was the United States Coast Guard, who were credited for assisting in the making of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. However, they were never mentioned on Star Trek.

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