Bajoran Defense Force
|Bajoran Defense Force|
|Chief of the Bajoran Defense Force||Admiral Alenis Jardon, BDFN|
|(OOC) Current Org Wizard:||Cochrane|
|(OOC) Current Org Royals:||All Royals|
The Bajoran Defense Force was founded in 2405 to function as the military arm of the Democratic Republic of Bajor. The Defense Force is composed of two different branches of service: the Bajoran Navy, which ensures the safety of the Bajoran system and conducts interstellar missions on behalf of Bajor, and the Bajoran Militia, which consists of ground forces and domestic law enforcement. Further, there is the Bajoran Defense Force Reserves, which serves as the reserve component to the Bajoran Defense Force Navy and Militia.
When the Democratic Republic of Bajor was formed in 2405, it was clear that a military force was needed to protect the Bajoran systems. By order of the Council of Ministers, the Defense Force was founded in 2405. In 2406, the Democratic Republic of Bajor and Galaxy Alliance governments agreed upon a co-administration for Deep Space Nine. Over the next few decades, Defense Force Officers served on Starfleet vessels as part of the Mutual Defense Treaty. Additionally, Rihannsu Stelam Shiar's Galae officers served on Defense Force assets as part of the Mutual Defense Treaty.
After thirty-three years of mutual defense, the Bajoran government ordered Starfleet assets off all Bajoran installations; shortly thereafter, they ended the mutual defense treaty. Deep Space Nine was name changed to Starbase Chandali. Soon after, the Mutual Defense Treaty, along with the exchange program was halted with the Rihannsu Stelam Shiar when the Rihannsu Stelam Shiar signed a Non-Aggression treaty with the Dominion.
Bajor and Cardassia signed a mutual defense treaty. The treaty called upon the Defense Force assets to provide protection and border patrolling for the Cardassian Union. This treaty was briefly halted when the Cardassian Union signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion. It was reinstated after Bajoran government signed a non-aggression pact with the Dominion.
For the first time in Bajoran history, the Defense Force was fully in charge of all military installations and starships.
Defense Force Command
General oversight and command of the agencies and departments of the Defense Force is provided by Flag and Company Grade Officers assigned to Defense Force Command. The highest levels of command include the Chief of the Defense Force and the Deputy Chiefs of the Defense Force. Each department commander reports to the agency commander. Each agency commander reports to the Deputy Chiefs.
See also: Defense Force Command
Bajoran Navy ensures the safety of the Bajoran system and conducts interstellar missions on behalf of Bajor.
Defense Force Militia
the Bajoran Militia, which consists of ground forces and domestic law enforcement.
The military forces of the Democratic Republic of Bajor act at the behest of the Bajoran First Minister and the Council of Ministers (see: Bajoran Government). However, neither provide direct oversight or supervision of the armed forces. Direct supervision of the armed forces is the responsibility of the Minister of Defense, who serves on the Council of Ministers and as a senior level advisor to the First Minister.
The Defense Force is divided into seven agencies. Each agency oversees a Defense Department.
See also: Defense Agencies
Navy and Militia personnel serve in seven departments. Each department reports to a Defense Agency.
see also: Defense Departments
Bajoran Defense Force Ranks and Promotions
The Bajoran Defense Force is made up of two branches; Navy and Militia. Both branches consist of Commissioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers. A complete list of ranks and promotions can be found here: Bajoran Defense Force Ranks.
The naval officer's standard duty uniform is comprised of a navy blue jacket over a white-colored knit turtlenecked shirt. The neckline of the jacket sits in a square below the neckline, almost in a vest-like fashion. The jacket is fastened along the left-hand seam right under the emblem of the Bajoran Defense Force. Colored shoulder boards denote the department of service. Upon the shoulder boards and cuffs of the arms are rank insignia. Space black trousers and boots round out the uniform.
The militia officer's standard duty uniform is comprised of a space black jacket over a white-colored knit turtlenecked shirt. The neckline of the jacket sits in a square below the neckline, almost in a vest-like fashion. The jacket is fastened along the left-hand seam right under the emblem of the Bajoran Defense Force. Colored epaulets denote the department of service. Upon the epaulets are rank insignia. Space black trousers and boots round out the uniform.
Medals and Awards
DRB Medals and Awards are worn on the dress uniform variants of both the Navy and Militia uniforms.
Bases and Installations
See also: Defense Force Installations
The vessels initially utilized by the Bajoran Navy were acquired from the Galaxy Alliance and Starfleet as part of the secession negotiation. Additional vessels were obtained from an agreement with the Romulan government.
See also: Defense Force Starships
Organizations of Where No One Has Gone Before
|PC||Alliance (SF) - Bajor (BDF) - Beeraxi - Independents - Romulans (Galae)|
|NPC||Breen - Cardassia - Dominion - First Federation - Gorn - Kzinti - Talar - Tholians|
|OOC||Administration - Continuum|