Officer-Cadet by Rick Shelly (Dirigent Mercenary Corps 1)

Lon Nolan have just graduated as an Officer-Cadet in the Dirigent Mercenary Corps. To graduate to officer he has to do a combat tour.7th Battalion get a contract to stop a rebellion and train local troups in preventing rebelions on the planet Nordbank.

Military science-fiction wise the story isn’t very much. The soldiers have slightly better weapons and travel with shuttles down to the planet. Otherwise it is much the same. The enemy rebels and the allied are really one dimensional and you don’t learn much what motivate the rebels except that they are Divinists, whatever that is.

Military life wise it is belivable.