Founded during the first Succession War, the 33rd Cavalry has been at the forefront of all new war zones in the Capellan Marche, although their primary garrison is on New Avalon. With most of the current warfare based around the Battlemech, the 33rd Cavalry has an unusual amount of Infantry and Tank support. Their current commander, Col. Miller, is a distinguished Battlemech pilot from New Avalon, and graduated with honors from the New Avalon Institute of Science ( which happens to be the Federated Suns premier military academy ). His family owns a small tract of land close to Earth providing them with a small, but modest income. Col. Miller is the current heir to a baron title. His family can also trace their history back to General Patton of Earths WWII.
The 33rd Cavalry has served in all 3 Succession Wars with minimal losses. It is thought that the majority of their success is due to the warship that is attached to the unit. It is one of the old Cameron class Battle cruisers. There are only a small handful (most houses dont even have a Warship fleet to speak of, let alone an old battle cruiser) of these relics from long ago. On more than one occasion, members of the 33rd Cavalry have received the Medal of Honor.