Non-standard squadrons, designated as "elite", may be periodically commissioned.
Each fills its own special role within the Empire, and each has its own
operational policies and privileges.
Pilots wishing to apply for positions in elite squadrons need fulfil certain
minimum requirements, and are subject to further personal review. It should
also be noted that Elite Squadrons are designed for those who are intent on remaining
pilots, as is the case with many officers. Members of these squadrons will not
generally be promoted to a position outside of the squadron without making a
Pilots in 'standard' squadrons are asked to give recognition to those in the
'elite' variant, as those in the latter must show the utmost of
dedication to their activity, conduct, and combat skills to retain their
ALL. Scimitar's pilots can expertly handle all Imperial starfighters, and
are therefore afforded use of any available craft (typically in the most
high-end configuration available) based on their mission.
The supreme fighting force of the Empire's fleet, Scimitar Squadron is
composed of the finest pilots, fulfilling the primary duty of serving
the Empire as its protectors, and the secondary duty of conducting highly
critical missions at the order of the Commander of the Navy and the
In addition, Scimitar is the Imperial Navy's front lines in all space-sim
competitions, and is the only unit which may officially compete
for The Galactic Empire at will. (In most organised
competition events, all Navy pilots will be able to freely attend and
compete, however the pilots of Scimitar have the option of declaring any and
all of their online engagements with members of other factions to be officially
representative of the GE without prior arrangement.)
Scimitar Squadron uses a nonstandard organizational structure. Rather than
organization into flights, the slots are simply numbers. However, there
are thirteen fighters assigned to the squadron. The
thirteenth slot is the addition of TIE Defender Bane, the rarely-used personal
Fleet Admiral Tiberius Fel.(It should
be noted that since his appointment to Captaincy
has not entered into battle with his fighter, and his
unexplained reasons for keeping one on standby have generated much
Under additional, rare circumstances, Scimitar may be joined by the personal
fighter of the Commander of the Navy. Such
circumstances are almost never battle and are much more commonly ceremonial or
Scimitar pilots hold their position on a "part-time" basis, while they hold a
regular position in the Empire; both Naval and non-Naval candidates are
eligible to join the squadron.
Pilots in this squadron are assigned a brevet rank appropriate to their level of
skill and seniority. Their brevet rank carries force only when in competition
with other factions, and does not have any direct bearing on position within
the Empire. However, owing to the elite nature of the squadron, when two
officers hold the same rank, the member in Scimitar is given seniority.
Scimitar Squadron does not report in via the standard manner. Its pilots are
indeed subordinate or superior to other officers based on their rank (as with
all other officers of the GE), however only the
Commander of the Navy or the Supreme Commander may
order its launch. Scimitar reports are filed directly to the Commander of the
Scimitar admits members based on their standing as an officer, a pilot, and
their loyalty to the Empire. The merit of an officer for Scimitar is assessed
by Scimitar Leader and/or the Commander of the Navy. Scimitar maintains its
requirements at its holonet domain.
Needless to say, the requirements are very stringent...