Highton is a large mega-city which serves one purpose: the defence or maintained order of Earth. The whole city is essentially one large military operation that police the planet. Highton’s army maintains order while also dealing with out-of-line factions and supervillains. All who are born here must serve Highton in one capacity or another, or leave.
While most of Highton’s people are born within its walls, many apply for citizenship to become part of the city. Rigorous mental and physical tests must be passed to become a citizen.
Most in Highton serve the military. However, citizens can serve in the form of administration, medicine, science and even culinary (people have to eat still right?). Any businesses or places of work must pertain to the stability and advancement of the Highton army.
Functioning as both a large city and a military, the hierarchy of Highton is strange in that in reflects both political and military style leadership roles. At the top of the hierarchy are the Mayor, Assistant Mayor, Supreme Commander and Master Director. Together, these roles make up Highton’s leadership bloc.
The Mayor leads Highton and answers directly to the President. They need to be both a well-trained and highly commended soldier while also having the communication skills of a politician. The Mayor is usually decided by a city election and stays in the role until they resign, pass away or Highton’s leadership bloc force a new election.
Serving as a helper to the Mayor, the Assistant Mayor oversees more administrative functions and interpersonal conflicts amongst the various departments of Highton.
The Supreme Commander oversees the entire military function of the city. They coordinate all Commanders, Corporals and other military leadership roles. They are in constant contact with the Mayor and Assistant Mayor to pass down orders.
The Master Director oversees the entire non-military faction of the city. They coordinate directly with Service Directors who oversee specific teams within the city e.g. medical teams, culinary teams, education teams. The Master Director is in casual contact with the Mayor or Assistant Mayor to pass down orders.
Being the overall defence of Earth, Highton has countless military departments in its ranks to carry out all the required tasks needed to maintain order of an entire planet. Often new departments will be created and retired as required. The most important or well-known departments include:
The most basic Highton military unit with basic training. Most military personnel begin their careers here, and some remain a Trooper their entire lives.
A group of personnel dedicated solely to the defence of Highton and all its assets. Usually a boring position, it spices up when the city has visitors or new external recruits.
A general non-combat role (though they have combat training) which can be in an office or in the field. An Intelligence Operative gathers information through hacking, eavesdropping, contacts etc.
Soldiers who are equipped with heavy armour and weapons to run headfirst into intense combat situations.
Jump Troopers are equipped and trained for maximum mobility in battle. They move quickly around targets and through enemy buildings by equipping a jetpack and wearing lighter armour.
Essentially the opposite of Shock Troopers, Stealth Units have cloaking technology and can be in and out of a facility without being detected.
An agent who infiltrates organisations, factions, zones etc. They basically become what they are infiltrating and report back information they find out to Highton as they are able to.
They generally pilot basic Hover Transports. They have enhanced aerial capabilities to avoid enemy fire but little experience using ship weaponry.
Advanced Aerial Combat (AAC) Unit
A pilot specially trained to use combat vehicles such as Hover Fighters.
Dog Soldier Division (DSD) Unit
Dogs with enhanced intelligence that serve as equipped soldiers in battle.
Undercover Animal (UA) Unit
Teams of covert enhanced animals, such as birds or mice, who gather intel like an Intelligence Officer. They are able to get into more places and gather more details as they can act like normal animals around targets.
Special Operations (Spec Ops) Unit
Agents who are tasked with very specific and important missions across Earth that require extensive combat and stealth knowledge. They often operate alone and are the best of the best in combat.
Command Special Tasks (CST) Unit
CST is unique in that it answers directly to the Mayor alone. CST Agents and Squads are elite forces that often act in secrecy, even from other members of the town.