AFFS - Academies
- 1 Overview
- 1.1 Albion Military Academy
- 1.2 Armstrong Flight Academy
- 1.3 Filtvelt Military Academy
- 1.4 Kilbourne Academy
- 1.5 New Avalon Institute of Science: College of Military Sciences
- 1.6 Point Barrow Military Academy
- 1.7 Robinson Battle Academy
- 1.8 Sakhara Academy
- 1.9 The War College of Goshen
- 1.10 The Warrior's Hall
- 2 References
- 3 Bibliography
Albion Military Academy
Located on the capital of New Avalon, built in the 2400s. Albion was one of three Star League Military Academies located outside of the Terran Hegemony. After the collapse of the Star League, the Federated Suns took over full administration of the institution. Albion is known for its highly-skilled graduates and boasts a well-known alumni that includes Prince Hanse Davion.
Armstrong Flight Academy
The AFA is located on Galax, home of Federated-Boeing Interstellar. Both F-BI and AFA benefit from the relationship that has started.
Filtvelt Military Academy
One of the newest additions to the Department of Military Education, Filtvelt is located near the Periphery. Given its location, many graduates serve with nearby units.
While the Kilbourne Academy trains MechWarriors, it is better known for its technicians. Since it is located near the Periphery, it is one of the few centers of learning in the area. Accordingly, non-cadets may attend non-military classes.
New Avalon Institute of Science: College of Military Sciences
Arguably the most prestigious military academy in the Inner Sphere, CMS turns out high-quality cadets in all military specialties. CMS used to be called NAMA, the New Avalon Military Academy. NAMA was founded during the Star League years after the League took over Albion Military Academy. After NAIS was built around NAMA and far eclipsed it in prestige, however, the institutions were reorganized and NAMA was placed under the jurisdiction of the NAIS. Home to some of the most advanced training equipment in the Inner Sphere, CMS benefits from its close relationship with the NAIS, which seems to rediscover lost technology on a daily basis.
Point Barrow Military Academy
Point Barrow is known for quality technicians and engineers.
Robinson Battle Academy
Located on Robinson, RBA is the principal training academy of the Draconis March. Its graduates are known for their loyalty to the Sandoval family and their hatred of the Draconis Combine and all things Japanese.
Most scions of the Sandoval family attend the Battle Academy, so it enjoys strong support from them.
Sakhara is one of a handful of private military academies in the Federated Suns. The small school is known for good cadets who form lasting bonds, making it a sort of fraternity.
The War College of Goshen
Based on Goshen, the War College was originally founded by a pair of retired Generals from the Capellan Front, the WCG began its life as the Goshen BattleMech Academy. Within a decade, the College had expanded its curriculum to cover all areas of combat from infantry to aerospace and was renamed the War College of Goshen. Renowned both for is philosophical approach and its hands on method to teaching, the WCG produces well-balanced cadets who exhibit a keen understanding of their combat equipment and environment. This is partly due to the fact that all cadets—save infantry—routinely participate in live-fire training exercises.
Additionally, students are noted for their deep roots in academic studies of philosophies of war and peace. No cadet graduates without a comprehensive understanding of the history of warfare, the development of tactics throughout that history, and a complete education on the governance of the Federated Suns both in wartime and peacetime.
The Warrior's Hall
Located on New Syrtis, The Warrior's Hall is the principal training academy of the Capellan March. Its graduates are known for their loyalty to the Hasek family and hatred of the Capellan Confederation.
Most scions of the Hasek family attend the Hall, so it enjoys strong support from them.