In my story, I have an Empire, established on Earth and ruling across the few dozen nearest star systeme to it. This needs to have a fleet of ships manned by an armed service for law enforcement, quelling of resistance, combatting of enemies, etc. But how would this service be structured? In a way similar to the Army, seeing as much of their combat would occur on the ground? In a way similar to the Navy, seeing as starships could be equivocated to waterships, and a lot of the combat would also take place in space? In a way similar to the Air Force, seeing as starships can also be equivocated to airplanes, and some of their uses would far more resemble planes than ships? Or would it arise as a kind of combination of all three, or even something completely different? I ask this mainly for reasons of what the ranks would be called, what their commands would be, and generally for the aesthetics of the organisation.
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