138th Mechanized Infantry Division
|138th Mechanized Infantry Division|
|Nickname||The Chicago Division|
|Parent Command||XLIV Corps|
The 138th Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.
In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the XLIV Corps, Sixteenth Army, to District 3 of the Draconis Combine Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed are of the Periphery by 2765, to take part in the Periphery Uprising. The 138th was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.
|Commanding Officers of the 138th Mechanized Infantry Division|
|Major General||Dick LaSalle||2764|
The Mechanized Infantry Divisions of the Star League were used offensively to exploit gaps in the enemy front created by the BattleMech Divisions. They also bore the brunt of defensive actions.
The Division comprised two Brigades of Mechanized Infantry and a single BattleMech Brigade. Also attached was a Ground Aero Wing.
- Field Manual SLDF, page 195
- The Star League, p. 149, "Sixteenth"
- The Star League, p. 133