Talk:United Earth Space Corps

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Possible meaning[edit]

From what we have gathered, Avery Johnson grew up on Earth and joined the marines through this organization - I believe that there could only be two explanations for this.

  1. The UESC is the official name of the UNSC's Marine Corps.
  2. The UESC is the official name of Earth's marine corps; other major colonies may have their own independent corps - eg. Reach Space Corps.-- Forerunner 18:35, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
The second point makes the most sense to me, especially considering that every colony seems to have a Head of Foreign Affairs and Security, which, as Tony suggests here, would suggest that each world under human control has its own militia, possibly to the extent of having a fully tooled-up military.--The All-knowing Sith'ari 18:39, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
Unlike the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps has no state or territorial service to a governor. There may be reserve units that fall within a regional command, however, they cannot be called up by the Governor to assist in state emergencies. I doubt this has changed much in 540 years, and it's likely that the "United Earth Space Corps" was just an error in the script as "UNSC Marine Corps" has been used since 2001. And Sith'ari, I was only mentioning a federal militia akin to the U.S. Army National Guard, Canadian Army Primary Reserve, or British Territorial Army, which vary in-size from area to area. There's no reason to have an individual planetary Marine Corps as it's mission is expeditionary in-nature and goes wherever the Navy does. User:CommanderTony/Sig
True, though both Sol and Epsilon eridani held their own fleets defending the numerous colonies within them - I doubt that the Home Fleet, for example, would send ships and marines to a far-off star system (though the names and roles of known fleets may suggest that numbered fleets move from system to system to support others). Back to the point - Reach's and Earth's marines are at least different enough to use different uniform and armour systems (while we could have passed the 1-2 transition as a retcon, Reach counters it).-- Forerunner 18:55, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
Both the United States and British Empire had Atlantic and Pacific fleets with numerous numbered fleets within those commands, therefore, they would each have a corresponding Fleet Marine Force. Oh, and equipment isn't an important factor, looking at deployed Marines in Afghanistan and those in CONUS, you may see differences due to unit importance and other factors. User:CommanderTony/Sig
In which case, what if UESC simply refers to Earth's militia, and not an independent marine corps? Though you're right: More than likely, it was an error in the script.--The All-knowing Sith'ari 18:49, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
Earth wouldn't have a militia - it already established more complex military branches (National Guard, Territorial Army, etc.) by the 20th century.-- Forerunner 18:55, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
The U.S. Army National Guard and equivalent forces from different countries are organized federal militia, we've been through this before. User:CommanderTony/Sig