“The division commanded by Captain M'Quve was responsible for mining mineral resources and transporting them to the homeland. It landed on the northern shore of the Caspian Sea on March 4, U.C. 0079, capturing mining facilities in every area and taking charge of their operation. This division was made up mainly of engineering and technical units, and had few combat units.

This corps also reported directly to Rear Admiral Kycilia and wasn’t included in the Earth Attack Force command structure. The fact that there were two separate chains of command on Earth was a grave mistake by the Zeon forces, and was to have a major effect on the later war situation.”

-Mobile Suit Variation Volume 2