Klingon Defense Force

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  • Military of the Klingon Empire
  • Officers
    • Officer rank structure, highest to lowest:
      • General
      • Captain
        • Senior commanding officers of a full fleet of vessels granted title of "Fleet Captain" (TNG Novel: A Time to Kill)
      • Commander
      • Lieutenant
  • Enlisted
    • Enlisted rank structure, highest to lowest:
      • Bekk
  • Chief of staff for the Klingon Defense Force holds the title of Fleet Admiral with the rank of General
  • Standard uniform consists of warrior's traditional armor, shoulder-length hair
    • All members required to carry mek'leth, disruptor
    • During their existence, QuchHa' were barred from wearing standard Klingon Defense Force uniform, in order to better distinguish them from HemQuch (ENT Novel: Live by the Code; TOS)
  • Education
    • All officers taught standard fighting techniques (TOS Novel: Errand of Vengeance: The Edge of the Sword)
      • As of 23rd century, this does not include mok'bara (TOS Novel: Errand of Vengeance: The Edge of the Sword)
  • Fleet details
    • All KDF vessels bear individual prefix codes restricting command-and-control access (TNG Novel: A Time to Kill)
      • With vessel prefix code, a vessel can be controlled by outside systems as needed (TNG Novel: A Time to Kill)
      • Code can be configured individually by each commanding officer (TNG Novel: A Time to Kill)
    • Additionally, all vessels have single fixed override code set, used by Klingon High Command (TNG Novel: A Time to Kill)
  • Divisions
  • Engineering
    • Weapons control
      • Senior weapons officer leads division; general equivalent of Starfleet chief tactical officer (TOS Novel: Errand of Vengeance: The Edge of the Sword)
        • Lower-ranked members known as junior weapons officers (TOS Novel: Errand of Vengeance: The Edge of the Sword)
          • Junior weapons officers man firing consoles, coolant controls (TOS Novel: Errand of Vengeance: The Edge of the Sword)
          • Firing consoles considered more significant, indicative of higher status and position (TOS Novel: Errand of Vengeance: The Edge of the Sword)