Black Band Legion
|262nd BattleMech Division|
|Nickname||The Chief Joseph Division|
|Parent Command||LVII Corps|
|Black Band Legion|
The 262nd BattleMech Division or the Chief Joseph Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.
One regiment of the unit remained behind in Aleksandr Kerensky's Operation EXODUS and would become the mercenary Black Band Legion.
The 262nd formed a part of LVII Corps, Sixth Army, and in 2764 was stationed in District 2 of the Capellan Confederation Military Region. Following the New Vandenberg Uprising and subsequent Periphery uprising the 262nd was deployed into an undisclosed area of the Periphery.
The 262nd suffered heavy losses in the Periphery in 2765 and the division was disbanded as a result; some elements of the division joined the rebels.
These remaining elements eventually formed the Black Band Legion in 2774
|Commanding Officers of the 262nd BattleMech Division|
|Major General||Milos Petrusovych||2764|
|Commanding Officers of Black Band Legion|
As an SLDF BattleMech division the 262nd would have been formed from two brigades of BattleMech regiments and a brigade of mechanized infantry regiments.
- 2621st Brigade
- 2622nd Brigade
- 2623rd Brigade
2774 (Black Band Legion)
- Reduced to 1 regiment.