I've started to develop my own IP/setting, but I don't see why it can't be rolled into or modified to fit with the growing Artemis lore. As with most things humans tend to do we have created a name for our sub-command within the TSN that flows right along with the paradoxical name/nature of the Defense Department, a department which says defense, but seems pretty engaged in expeditionary adventures. The name of our force element is the Expeditionary Defense Force and more specifically we operate as Task Force 42, a collection of assets whose mission is to engage in colonial defense in the furthest reaches of space. Many of the worlds we are tasked with protecting are colonies within their first days to years of establishment which means engaging hostile alien races and providing emergency response to terrestrial natural disasters. Hence the Expeditionary and Defensive nature of our force's namesake.
United Space Command mirrors the 21st century US military in its Unified Combatant Command structure. While our assets fall under the TSN we also belong to the umbrella command that combines several other services in one joint structure.
Our Task Force's patch is a rattlesnake head with the motto "Honor First and Always." Our crew members wear the occupational badge of Operational Space Officer on their nametags. The crew also wears the Silver Sun flag specifically for our ship, the TSNS Argento (Terran Stellar Naval Ship).
In addition I've included a chart illustrating the ranks we wear on our uniforms.
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