Dating a guy in the coast guard
Both of these involve new military doctrines for use in earth-luna space …
or cis-lunar space, that being the portion of space that exists between the Planet Earth and the orbit of its satellite, the Moon.
Among science fiction stories with space flight, the overwhelming majority are about combat, both between spacecraft and between futuristic ground troops.
Not to mention the occasional starship marine assault trying to board a hostile ship while in flight.
There will be human activity in space connected with each of these.
These facilities will also have commercial value, property value, and even military threat value.
These means of enforcement include the military police organizations.
Specifically for the topic of astromilitiares, you should look over Mr.
Frisbee's essay on Designing Militaries, Future War Stories essay on things that military science fiction are constantly getting wrong, and Thomas Evans' The Problem with Military Science Fiction Part 1 and Part 2 Men, my brothers, men the workers, ever reaping something new: That which they have done but earnest of the things that they shall do: For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be; Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails, Pilots of the purple twilight dropping down with costly bales; Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rain’d a ghastly dew From the nations’ airy navies grappling in the central blue; "Espatier" is a twofer.
The English adaptation would almost certainly end in "yea", because that's what usually happens to French words, but the c sound would likely remain, IMO. A contraction of "ground-pounder", as opposed to sailor. If that was the case Captain Martin Diaz of the United States Astromilitary Corps was a dead man.
The other ships of the line were too distant, traveling on vectors too unlike his own, for their scout boats to come anywhere close.(ed note: This article was written in 1979 and is admittedly a little dated.