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NSMC Demolitionist

The marine demolitionist is a highly sought after and skilled role in the NSMC that utilizes all things that generally go boom in the corps. Each demolitions is through specialty training able to utilize a varying degree of explosive ordinance and weapons and often work in concert with engineers, Tech Specialist and even the Nepleslian Star Navy to either clear or outright destroy anything from infrastructure to enemy positions.

The training for NSMC demolition marines is a six-week course following their basic training that covers the familiarization and use of varying types of explosive ordinance and weapons, their use in and out of combat, and strict testing to weed our bad habits that could result in the death of themselves or others.


Marine demolitionists are trained in the basic use and maintenance of their weapons. As such they are trained in the use of the following equipment and may choose one infantry weapon to replace the M3 assault rifle in their loadout1):


Final and foremost the NSMC marine is trained in a variety of skills dependant on the individual marine and their prior training and experiences but the following are a staple to their profession:

==== Communication ====
Marines are familiar with basic operation and procedures of radio and communications equipment and can both make and receive transmissions other DIoN military personnel through headsets, ship communications systems, ground vehicles, power armor, and shuttles both in combat and out of combat with the proper discipline and procedures necessary to make their transmission and intentions known by the receiver. Marines are fluent in Trade. They are able to speak and write both correctly and efficiently to a degree and can write reports, fill forms, issue orders under fire, etc. If a marine is illiterate or incapable of doing such he/she/they are entitled to a personal AI assistant such as a [[technology:nepleslia:savtech_jane|]] or simular market option companion who can do so for them digitally or tutor them in such.  The marine is skilled in field communications and is proficient in all rudimentary forms of communication (hand signals, flashing lights, etc). 

==== Combat ====

Marines are trained to stay fit, to shoot weapons, and to be able to at a moments notice commit extreme and even lethal physical violence without a moment hesitation. To achieve this, marines are trained to devoting at least an hour daily to physical fitness and mental combat training such as drilling or combat exercise

 Marines are trained to fire accurately, and in the same direction as other marines. Marines are training in all available weapons platforms large and small in the operation, maintenance, repair, and function of all DIoN issued weapons in an out of their profession from the smallest handgun to the largest of powered armor based weaponry. Last but most important of all marines are taught the basics of hand to hand combat in the form of self-defense training and each can memorize from muscle and memory alike the information pertained on the [[faction:nepleslia:premier_pyros_pro-tips_to_plucky_pugilism_and_proper_punching]].

All marines are also trained in the use of the basic trio of Nepleslian power armor, the [[faction:nepleslia:equipment:hostile|Hostile]], [[faction:nepleslia:equipment:aggressor|Aggressor]], and [[faction:nepleslia:equipment:m10_raider_light_armor|]]. With ID-SOL and half SOL being given additional training in the [[wip:faction:nepleslia:equipment:cyclops|]]. Any other available Nepleslian powered armors are trained situationally or on request from the [[faction:nepleslia:equipment:void_tactical_armor|]] to the [[faction:nepleslia:equipment:slayer|]] or the ELEMENT series of powered armor.

==== Strategy ====
The basic understanding of following orders, marines learn about combat tactics and the differences between power armor and light infantry operations.  They are also taught about combined arms operations, utilizing [[faction:nepleslia:military:nepleslian_star_navy|Navy]] and Marine airborne assets to support their own operations. They also learn how to plan and execute various non-standard operations such as commando raids, reconnaissance, urban, jungle, desert & artic warfare as well as starship boarding operations.

In basic training a Marine is taught how to wear [[faction:nepleslia:uniforms:ye_30_standard_marine_uniform|their uniform]], How to sleep in and maintain a hammock bed, to not speak unless spoken to when dealing with a superior officer such as saluting and not saluting in combat conditions, and to follow orders without hesitation or speaking back.

==== Survival ====
Nepleslian Marines are trained not only to be able to survive in hostile conditions but to thrive if given the opportunity. Marines are trained to live off the land without resupply through training spent teaching them the skills to recognize edible plants and animals throughout the kikyo sector, to catch and prepare said animals, and how to navigate without electronics or a map. Marines are also taught how to make a fire without any of the usual means as well as to survive in cold weather without a fire.

Before each mission marines are given a pamphlet or dossier on the conditions on their operation zone or those of not only their planet they are on by of those within the system from the local flora and fauna, to easily memorable star charts for navigation or ease of access information such as local friendly DIoN elements, communications channels, or established but otherwise abandoned locations and landmarks. 

====Specialty: Demolitions ====

Marine demolitionists are trained in the use of all common and even uncommon used types of explosives found within the DIoN military as well as those found in other parts of the sector. A marine demolitionist knows how to clear or destroy obstacles and how much explosive material it would take down to the gram. Marines are also trained in the setting and clearing of minefields and other hazardous obstacles. Each demolitionist marine is trained in the art of EOD; Explosive ordinance disposal. 

OOC Notes

Charmaylarg created this article on 2020/07/19 16:50.

🚧 This article is a work-in-progress. Is it not currently approved.

will add more when we get more

faction/nepleslia/military/occupations/demolitionist.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/21 03:36 by wes