2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre

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2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname Warriors of Skill
Parent Formation College of Martial Sciences Cadet Cadre
Formed Unknown

The Second NAIS Cadet Cadre for many years focused on taking new graduates and providing them with the skills they needed to survive on the battlefield.[1]


The Second NAIS Cadet Cadre specialized in producing medium 'Mech pilots.[2] In 3025 they were stationed on Beten Kaitos.[3]

Civil War[edit]

In 3062 the Second NAIS Training Cadre was attacked by the 8th FedCom RCT as it tried to gain the strategic upper hand over the Kathil CMM on its homeworld Kathil.[4] After being pushed out of place by the Eighth's armor brigade, the Second was absorbed into the Kathil CMM in December 3062. This gave the Kathil CMM a much larger 'Mech force.[5]

After the end of the FedCom Civil War the Second NAIS Cadre was rebuilt on New Avalon.[6] In 3067 they were at 55% of their nominal strength[6], and these units were rebuilding with equipment taken out of storage.[7]


In the early years of the Jihad the Second NAIS Cadre was operating alongside the survivors of the 5th Donegal Guards. Both units were heavily damaged by the Word of Blake's Thirty-first Division. The soldiers who remained were used to fill holes in the 1st Davion Guards, essentially destroying the unit until after the end of the Jihad.[8]

In 3078 Princess-Regent Yvonne Steiner-Davion signed the Academy Appropriations War Powers Act. This act conscripted the Training Cadres of several schools into the AFFS. As a result, the Second Cadre was disbanded in 3078 and integrated into the Davion Brigade of Guards. The future of the Cadre was unknown, but if reconstituted, was considered likely to follow the LCT model.[9]

Post-Jihad Era[edit]

The Second NAIS Cadet Cadre was the first of the NAIS Cadres to enter service after the Jihad, having been reconstituted earlier than originally planned. The focus of the Second Cadre had changed; just as the 1st NAIS Cadet Cadre had become a cavalry formation, the organization and doctrine of the Second had been changed to that of a fire support cadre, dominated by heavy and assault designs. Less than five years old by 3085, the Second had seen combat twice as a result of its posting to the new Periphery March, with several cadets already posted on to command companies within frontline units.[10]

The Second continued the tradition of the NAIS Cadres fielding pre-production equipment developed by the NAIS; intelligence agencies were studying reports in 3085 indicating that the Second was undergoing field testing of a new super-heavy tank named "Destrier" as a part of their deployment in the Periphery March.[10]

Dark Age[edit]

During the Victoria War the Second NAIS and 2nd Syrtis Fusiliers were attacking a position held by Warrior House Kamata. The Warrior House was reinforced by Thompson's August Warriors, who used several Firestarter-M2s to ignite the factory that formed the core of the position. The August Warriors and Warrior House troops withdrew from the factory just as Capellan artillery leveled the building.[11] The Second NAIS was on Victoria, trying to hold the Trellis Electronics factory. The Second was heavily damaged, possibly destroyed, by the Warrior House troops before they left the planet.[12]


As of 3025 the commanding officer was Major General Quentin Drathers.[3]

As of 3050 to 3062 the commanding officer was Leftenant General Helen Sanderson.[13][14][15]

As of 3067 Leftenant General Trish Hokum was the units commanding officer during the start of the Jihad.[16][6]

As the Cadre didn't exist in 3079, there was no commanding officer.[9]

As of 3085 the commanding officer is Leftenant General Otis.[17]


They are mainly equipped with fast medium 'Mechs and Tanks and specialize in surprise attacks as well as other fast cavalry tactics.[15]

Composition History[edit]


2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre (Green/Fanatical)[3]

  • CO: Major General Quentin Drathers


2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre (Green/Fanatical)[18]


2nd NAIS Training Cadre (Green/Questionable)[13][14]

  • CO: Leftenant General Helen Sanderson


2nd NAIS Cadet BattleMech Regiment (1 Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[15]

2nd NAIS Cadet Wing (1 Wing/Green/Fanatical)[15]

2nd NAIS Cadet Cavalry Regiment (1 Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[15]

2nd NAIS Cadet Armored Infantry Battalion (1 Battalion/Green/Fanatical)

  • CO: Major Jane Ariel Tohm


2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre (Elite/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Trish Hokum

2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre Air (Wing/Elite/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Major Abel Crane

2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre Armored Infantry (Battalion/Veteran/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Captain Jerome Augustus Van Helden

2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre Cavalry Regiment (Veteran/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Colonel Adam Al Hashim


The few machines and other equipment held by the Second Cadre were mothballed since there were no cadets to crew it.[9]


2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre (Green/Fanatical)[17]

  • CO: Leftenant General Otis

2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre Air (Wing/Green/Fanatical)[17] CO: Major Meredydd D'cruz

2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre Armored Infantry (Battalion/Regular/Fanatical)[17]

  • CO: Major Tlaloc Rivero

2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre Cavalry Regiment (Green/Fanatical)[17]

  • CO: Colonel Faustino Gaganier


  1. Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 127
  2. House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 147 (pdf version)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 137 (pdf version), "Valexa PDZ"
  4. Flashpoint, pp.??[citation needed]
  5. FedCom Civil War (Sourcebook), p. 25
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Field Manual: Updates, p. 139, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  7. Field Manual: Updates, p. 136
  8. Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon, p. 6
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Field Report: AFFS, p. 19
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 68, "Academy and Training Units"
  11. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, p. 26
  12. Historical: Wars of the Republic Era, p. 54
  13. 13.0 13.1 20 Year Update, p. 21, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Objective Raids, p. 14, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 128, "2nd NAIS Cadet Cadre Unit Profile"
  16. Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon, p. 6, "Combatants"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 73, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  18. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137