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US Space Force: Marine Corps by YNot1989 US Space Force: Marine Corps by YNot1989
The Space Force United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from space, using the orbital supremacy of the United States Space Force to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of eight uniformed services of the United States. Created in 2051, the Space Marine Corps has been a component of the United States Department of the Space Force, and works closely with space forces for training, transportation, and logistics.

Conceived shortly after the establishment of the Space Force to provide space to surface deployments of forces, at the time aimed primarily at lunar combat, the Space Marine Corps consisted largely of US Marine Corps Force Recon operators with extensive experience in space based combat. These operators were to directly engage enemy forces in space as well as deploy to terrestrial targets.

The first operation conducted by the new branch of the military was the defense of the Tycho shipyards. A group of US Force Recon Marines experienced in microgravity operations were transferred over to the Space Force and quickly deployed to secure Tycho from Japanese invasion, retake the city of Armstrong, and wipe out the Japanese military presence on the Moon. 

Following the operations on the Moon, the Space Marine corps spent the remainder of the war deploying from orbit to combat Coalition forces on Earth, most famously at the Battle of Vancouver against Japanese interests in North America, and at the Battle of Beijing. Since the end of the Third World War, the Space Marines' ranks have surged to become the largest single force in the Earth Sphere, deploying globally to secure American interests.
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RogueLeader1000 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Wouldn't it make since to name them something else, so that they wouldn't be confused for the Naval Marines?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah. Space Marines just sounds cool.
DaniOcean Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Currently the US Army Special Force(AIRBORNE) compliment the USAF pretty much the same way the USMC compliments the Navy. Don't you think that, if the Air Force is replaced with a Space Force, the rapid reaction forces will come from the Army, not the Marines?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in this timeline Force Recon Marines were already serving a number of roles in space operations along with a couple divisions of the Airborne Rangers and the SEALS. The USMC of the Space Force is really just an amalgamation of those old units.
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DJDav16 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
What are the other 7 uniformed branches? Sounds like the US has a lot of military might in this story.
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Marine-dude Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Why is the "normal" Marine Corps not also involved in space combat? Especially since this Corps derived directly from force recon Marines? Also are their uniforms/ rank structure the same?
YNot1989 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The requirements of the Marines of the Space Force vs. the Marines of the Navy are so different that a separate command structure just made more sense. The first Space Marines were Force Recon guys, but new recruits were quickly added on top of them. And their dress uniforms are identical, while their combat armor is built for operating in a vacuum and re-entering the atmosphere.
Marine-dude Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Ah I see, still seems kinda strange to ad another branch but I suppose it does make sense. Judging by some of the comments I assume this is from a series of books?
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