The Star Army of Yamatai began training investigators in YE 31 in response to the leadership's need for making sure proper procedures were being followed on Star Army ships. They wear navy blue uniforms with a red shoulder brassard labeled “MP” for military police. While there is a visible presence of these soldiers on many ships, soldiers with additional specialties can be put into undercover roles using these other skills as cover. They also garrison and guard bases and gates to Star Army Facilities.
The Star Army of Yamatai began training close support specialists in YE 39 after several cases of ranking officers' security being put at risk in unforeseen circumstances. They are exceptionally well trained in VIP defence of all forms and reading potential situations.
CPS officers are picked from the ranks of experienced soldiers across the Star Army for their incredible dedication to the Star Army of Yamatai and their respect of the chain of command. To qualify as a Close Protection Specialist, one must first be NCO grade or higher then attend the necessary course. Any blemish on an official record immediately rules out the candidate.
Close Protection Specialists are assigned as personal security for officers Chusa or higher as bodyguards and security advisers. As they are also experienced NCOs or COs, they can offer general advise as well to the officer given their experience. They wear navy blue uniforms with a red shoulder brassard labeled “MP” for military police.
To become an Overseer1) and be ultimately responsible for 30 CPS and their assigned officers, you must have earned a medal for valor. This is due to the rarity and aptitude required for the position as it is essentially 30 times rarer than Captains and Admiralty. Hence, if you are being protected by a CPS Overseer it is the highest of honour guards.
The Star Army of Yamatai began training special investigators in YE 39 in response to the realization that standard investigators were not capable of dealing with extreme high-level breaches of regulation. Prior to their formation regular Investigators performed the duties of special investigators on an ad-hoc basis based on their ability but it soon came to light they were simply not trained to handle matters in a manner professionally equivalent to the Yamatai Department of Justice. This is therefore the most elite section of the Star Army Military Police.
They perform the highest level of investigation if called upon including but not limited to corruption, serious war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, massacres, spies and mutiny. They wear navy blue uniforms with a red shoulder brassard labeled “MP” for military police. In addition, to distinguish them from standard investigators, their collars and badges are colored matte black. They have earned the title “Harbingers” as their presence normally hints that something sinister is afoot.
These soldiers have a reputation of being slightly unhinged due to what they see and experience in their line of work, though they undergo psychological evaluation after each assignment.
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