SMS (Strategic Military Services)
A private military company run by Richard Birla with operations aboard the Macross Frontier fleet. The SMS provides highly trained and experienced civilian paramilitary units operating the most sophisticated modern military hardware to undertake missions for their customers. On board the Macross Frontier fleet, the Frontier Presidency directs the SMS when they require their services. While Strategic Military Services operates much like any other company, SMS employees can be compelled to serve the company under special circumstances via Exception Clause B in the SMS enlistment contract, which states: If the government with whom the SMS has its main contractural obligation should enter a state of war or similar crisis, the right to refuse orders, as well as the freedom for discharge during the specified period, will be forfeit.