Goshen War College Training Battalion

Goshen War College Training Battalion
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname
Parent Formation Goshen War College
Formed unknown

The Goshen War College Training Battalion is unique among the training battalions of the AFFS as graduates of the academy are not required to join. Instead a graduate requests permission to join the unit for additional training before moving on to an AFFS unit.[1]

Another interesting aspect of the Goshen Training Battalion is the fact that its composition changes with every graduating class. In 3062 the unit had enough equipment to field two battalions of BattleMechs and two wings of fighters. At the same time, the Battalion had twenty-three MechWarriors and five AeroSpace Pilots.[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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4th Succession War[edit]

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War of 3039[edit]

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Clan Invasion[edit]

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Operation Guerrero[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Civil War[edit]

The Goshen Training Battalion wasn't involved in the FedCom Civil War.[2]

Jihad[edit]

The Goshen Training Battalion was stationed throughout the Federated Suns during the Jihad. They saw more action during the decade long fighting than they had in the previous four decades.[3] After the Jihad ended, the AFFS authorized the Goshen Battalion to copy the training battalion formation pioneered by the Sakhara Academy Training Battalion. The battalion was off to a good start, fielding two companies of 'Mechs, and a company each of tanks and battle armor.[4]

Dark Age[edit]

During the Draconis Combine invasion the Goshen War College Training Cadre was transferred to the Draconis March. Despite their status as a training unit they were treated like a front-line command. At this time they consisted of a battalion of air mobile battle armor, a battalion of 'Mechs, and a battalion of combat vehicles. Despite their posting on the Kuritan front, by 3145 they had seen no action and grew frustrated.[5] The unit was stationed on Avawatz in 3145.[6]

Officers[edit]

As of 3050 to 3067 the commanding officer was Kommandant Archibald Enoch, the War College's Commandant of Cadets and Director of the Training Battalion, he becomes later a Leftenant General, and promoted in 3067 to an Major General.[7][8][9][10]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Major General Karsten McCarron.[11]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Leftenant General Eustace Enoch.[6]

Tactics[edit]

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Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

Goshen War College Training Battalion (Green/Reliable)[12]

3050 to 3054[edit]

Goshen War College Training Battalion (Green/Reliable)[7][8]

  • CO: Kommandant Archibald Enoch

3062[edit]

Goshen War College Training Battalion (1 Reinforced Battalion/Green/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Leftenant General Archibald Enoch

3067[edit]

Goshen War College Training Battalion (Green/Fanatical)[10]

  • CO: Major General Archibald Enoch

3085[edit]

Goshen War College Training Battalion (Green/Fanatical)[11]

  • CO: Major General Karsten McCarron

3145[edit]

Goshen War College Training Cadre (Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Eustace Enoch

Goshen War College Aerospace Wing (Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Colonel Hanna Coker

Goshen War College Armor Brigade (Green/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Octavia Lundy

Goshen War College Infantry Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Leftenant General Dennis Shinn

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 131
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 136
  3. Field Report: AFFS, p. 19
  4. Field Manual: 3085, p. 68
  5. Field Manual: 3145, p. 87
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 90, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns"
  7. 7.0 7.1 20 Year Update, p. 21, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Objective Raids, p. 15, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 131, "Goshen War College Training Battalion Unit Profile"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Field Manual: Update, p. 137, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 69, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  12. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137

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