1920 - Foundation
The First Decades
Humanitarian Mission of the SDF to Kupandukira (1965-1975)
The Tense Peace
Niochan Army Reforms
In response to the catastrophic losses of the SDF in the Battle of Marley Bay, primarily a naval engagement, the SDF realized, that their notions of fighting were outdated, so a series of reforms was worked out and implemented in 2017 - the Niochan Army Reforms, named after their initiator and Head of SDF-Army General Command, Lieutenant General Finn Nióchan of the Tribe of Cork.
Command and Organization
Commanded by SDF-Command are both branches of the SDF, as well as SDF-Intelligence, the Military Police (the Blue Berets), the Council Guard Regiment and several other, smaller institutions. Political leadership of the SDF is provided by a department of the SDF-Command's Staff.
- Structure of the SDF-Army.
- Structure of the SDF-Navy.
- Structure of an SDF-Cavalry Regiment in 1921.
- Structure of the SDF prior to the Niochan Army Reforms.
Ranks and Rank Structure
|Rank, SDF-Army||Rank, SDF-Navy||NATO-Code||Notes|
|Officer-Cadet||Officer-Cadet||OF(D)||Not to be confused with the Cadets of the Naval School.|
|Chief Master Sergeant||Master Chief Petty Officer||OR-8||A.k.a. Master Chief.|
|Master Sergeant||Chief Petty Officer||OR-7|
|Chief Corporal||Chief Master Seaman||OR-4|
As usual per Selkie-custom, women are included in all positions and occupations of the SDF, as neither sword, nor plow, and least of all rifle care, if the hand touching them is strong or soft. This had been the case since the foundation of the SDF and even before.
The SDF, officers and men alike, salute by balling their fists, tapping their chests twice where their heart is.