The Terran Confederation military is divided into three branches: Navy (starship crew), Space Force (most of the pilots) and Marines. Officers are allowed to transfer between branches, thus explaining Christopher Blair's new rank of Commodore (before, he was a Space Force Colonel). See more
[Discussing the Midway megacarrier
This tub gets holed, what then? They put all their eggs into one little basket with no backup. It doesn't matter, Confed's got their greedy little fingers into everything, what's a few credits here and there?
Well, don't tell that to Commodore Blair, after all the Midway was his idea.
Oh no, not Blair again. For years at the academy all we hear about is Blair this and Blair that, Saviour of the Confederation, most decorated pilot, blah blah blah... What is the...