53rd Jump Infantry Division

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53rd Jump Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname The Cyclones of Castle Rock
Parent Formation Star League Defense Force
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The Fifty-third Jump Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was stationed on Lackland[1], assigned as a part of the LXIX Corps, Third Army, to District 2 of the Federated Suns Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery.[2] The unit's nickname of "The Cyclones of Castle Rock" more than likely originates from the unit using their jump packs during the powerful storms on Lackland's capital island of Castle Rock.[3]

The 53rd was destroyed during the Periphery Uprising in 2765.[2]

Officers[edit]

The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Nirmala Wruck.[4]

Composition[edit]

As an SLDF Jump Infantry division the 53rd would have been formed from two brigades of Jump Troops, one brigade of 'Mech regiments and two Ground Aero Wings.[5]

2764[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 151, "Third"
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 65, "53rd Jump Infantry Division"
  4. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 65, "53rd Jump Infantry Division"
  5. The Star League, p. 133
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 65

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