What are Auxiliaries?
Auxiliaries are non regular support units that work with, and to a certain degree, under the control of the regular Military.
There have always been Auxiliary units in Colonial service. The Colonial Militias were a common Auxiliary group in the pre Cymtar period. Military units from non Colonial worlds that worked with the Colonial Fleet were listed as Auxiliary Forces. Private security firms that were contracted by corporations for site security were, in many cases, authorized Auxiliary Units.
During the organizational period of the Fugitive Fleet, several needs of the Fleet were best answered by instituting Auxiliary services. The three most pressing needs were for a Civil Police Force, a method of organizing the civilian crews on the hundreds of non military ships that were part of the Fleet, and ensuring proper medical care to the thousands of sick an injured in the Fleet.