217th Mechanized Infantry Division
|217th Mechanized Infantry Division|
|Nickname||The Altair Guards|
|Parent Command||LXIV Corps|
The 217th Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.
|Commanding Officers of the 217th Mechanized Infantry Division|
|Major General||William Winslow||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 215
- The Star League, p. 156, "Eighteenth"
- The Star League, p. 133