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Star Army Recruiting

Star Army Recruiting is a daughter organization to Star Army Personnel Command that is responsible for finding and enlisting people to fight for the Yamatai Star Empire.

The Star Army of Yamatai gets its soldiers from two sources: it produces soldiers and it recruits citizens as volunteers.

Do you have what it takes to be a soldier in the galaxy's greatest military?

Why Join?

There are many great reasons to join the Star Army of Yamatai.

  1. Protect your home, the Yamatai Star Empire, from its enemies!
  2. The Star Army offers a stable career with pay and benefits, free food, and accommodations.
  3. Opportunity to see and travel the universe.
  4. Quality education and skill training puts you in a better position to get a civilian job.
  5. Become part of a respected community of veterans.

The Recruiting Process

The flow of the recruiting process goes like this:

  1. Visit a recruiting center and get examined.
  2. Sign the Star Army Enlistment Contract and recite the oath.
  3. Attend training (See: Star Army Training Methods and Times).
  4. Get assigned to a unit, ship or base. See Star Army of Yamatai

Eligibility Requirements

In order to join the Star Army of Yamatai, applicants must be an adult legal citizen or permanent immigrant of the Yamatai Star Empire. They must be adults in good physical and mental health and able to speak Yamataigo (邪馬台語) and/or Trade (language) fluently.


Age of adulthood may vary by species.

For most species, including humans, this is 21 Yamataian Calendar years (18.1 Earth years)1).

Synthetic species such as Nekovalkyrja that are artificially produced as full adults (both mentally and physically) may join immediately.

Accepted Species

The Star Army of Yamatai is currently accepting applicants of the following species:

  1. Synths (certain types only)

Other species, Anthros, and random aliens may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, with the requirements of:

  1. Humanoid overall body shape and size
  2. Hands capable of proficiently using standard Star Army weapons and equipment
  3. Human-equivalent intelligence or higher

Disqualifying Factors

The Star Army does not recruit persons who are:

  1. currently employed by a foreign government or military.
  2. not fit for military service due to kinds of
    1. Physical disabilities2)
    2. Mental illness
    3. Behavioral issues
    4. Substance abuse/addiction issues (including nicotine)
  3. likely to misuse their training when they leave the Star Army.
    1. low loyalty to Yamatai
    2. low morality and ethics
  4. financially questionable
    1. history of failing to meet obligations
    2. Severe debt that the applicant cannot or won't pay off
    3. Unexplained or excessive affluence

Criminal Behavior

The Star Army does not recruit people who are involved in crime. The Star Army will not recruit anyone with pending or current charges or trial, or who has been convicted of a crime in the last ten years. Certain severe crimes, such as rape, may permanently bar applicants from enlistment.

Serving in the Star Army is an honor, not a punishment. Anyone attempting to join the Star Army as a punishment or sentence for a crime will be rejected even if a court has ordered the person to join the Star Army.

The Star Army doesn't recruit members of criminal street gangs.


The Star Army doesn't recruit people who have a history of participation in radical political or religious groups such as Nairan or Children Of The Aether within the last 10 years.

Term of Commitment

Nekovalkyrja, when they are born, are signed up automatically by the Star Army for three years of service. Non-Neko citizens of the Empire can also have tours of duty as short as three years. See: Star Army Enlistment Contract.

Recruiting Centers

OOC Notes

Wes wrote this page.

Previously this was 20 (17 1/4 Earth years) and people could join and train as long as they would be adults by the time they served, but it changed in 4月 YE 41/May 2019 to reduce confusion over the requirement
A waiver is available for cyborgs whose cybernetic parts are adequate substitutes for their missing body parts

stararmy/recruiting.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/30 07:13 by wes