Keera Naraymis - "Changeling combat doctrine is predicated on surprise. If an enemy doesn’t know you’re there, they can’t react."The Changeling Army specialises in undercover operations and small-scale combat operations, supported by the deployment of individual field agents to interrupt enemy activity and engineer diplomatic solutions.
Due to their generally inquisitive nature, most changelings prefer to volunteer for service in the navy or as information specialists, scouts, and explorers. At the beginning of the Sentinel Rebellion the Changelings did not maintain a standing army and the Consortium's government was seriously challenged by the task of keeping the Sentinels at bay.
It was not until the Assembly stepped in with resources and technical assistance in the prosecution of large-scale warfare that the Changelings managed to put down the rebellion and establish the Home Guard Brigades. The military expansion was enacted as a future safeguard to defend the most important Changeling systems, and at the direct request of the Assembly in order to be able to contribute on the galactic stage.
Due to the Changelings' ability to shapeshift and the inherent risk of internal terrorism, the army established a "sanitization" program for enlisting personnel that would remove any extra DNA patterns a Changeling might carry when entering the army. Individuals are thereafter outfitted with skins relevant for operations, and checked on a quarterly basis for deviations. Most individuals only stay 2-4 years in the army, since the Changelings' life-span is short in comparison to other races. 8 years would be the maximum any one individual could serve.
The Changeling army's doctrines are built around their ability to change appearance, making their forces ideal for guerilla, stealth, and hit & run tactics.
Little is known about the army's large-scale capabilities, as the Changelings keep their Assembly-mandated operations on a very small scale, mostly supplying intel specialists and obs-forces.
|Changeling Home Guard Brigades|
|Due to the Changeling army being so specialized, the HGBs work primarily with small-squad tactics, generally operating on a cell basis.|
|From an intergalactic peace perspective, many factions view these commandos as some of the most dangerous soldiers alive.|
|Changeling Special (Diplomatic) Service|
|Little is known about these agents.They do not engage in direct combat/warfare, and they are often employed by the Consortium on recon and counter-espionage operations. Entry requirements for the service are stringent, and only the best candidates are selected for field duty. The Diplomatic branch is a civilian-controlled division specialising in extra-territorial operations.|
|The ranks of the Changeling army has never been fully disclosed by the Changeling government.|
|Lvl 5 Commander||Unknown||Unknown|
|Lvl 4 Commander||Unknown||Unknown|
|Lvl 3 Commander||Unknown||Handler|
|Lvl 2 Commander||Unknown||Field Agent|
|Lvl 1 Commander||Unknown||Unknown|
|Armies||Acarid Army • Champion Army • Changeling Army • Cyborg Army • Ercinean Army • Farseer Army • Giant Army • Guardian Army • Insectoid Army • Leviathan Army • Marauder Army • Neomorph Army • Phantom Army • Reaver Army • Ronin Army • Sentinel Army • Stalker Army • Templar Army • Terran Army • Wraith Army|
|Navies||Acarid Navy • Champion Navy • Changeling Navy • Cyborg Navy • Ercinean Navy • Farseer Navy • Giant Navy • Guardian Navy • Insectoid Navy • Leviathan Navy • Marauder Navy • Neomorph Navy • Phantom Navy • Reaver Navy • Ronin Navy • Sentinel Navy • Stalker Navy • Templar Navy • Terran Navy • Wraith Navy|