Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Kirkland

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His Majesty's Kirkish Armed Forces
Established February 16th, 2011
Country Kirkland
Branches His Majesty's Army
His Majesty's Navy
His Majesty's Air Force
His Majesty's Border Guard
His Majesty's Imperial Guard
Sub-branches His Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service
Previous Engagements Freedomian-Legendstrees War (victory)
Leadership
Chief of the Defence Staff Emperor Brayden I
Secretary of Defence The Right Honorable Thomas Henderson, Earl Fenton
General information
Headquarters Kirk House, Alovia
Standard weapon Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30
Assault weapon StG 44

His Majesty's Armed Forces are the military of the Kirkland. They are constitutionally mandated by Article Five of the Kirkish Constitution.

Command Structure

The Emperor is officially the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces but administrative work is delegated to the Chiefs of Staff Committee. The Chiefs of Staff Committee is comprised of the highest ranking officials from each of the branches of the Armed Forces, the appointed Chief of the Defence Staff, and the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff.

The civilian administration of the Armed Forces is carried out by the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence has administrative oversight of the Armed Forces and as such determines spending and other directives.

Chiefs of Staff Committee

Position Name Since
Chief of the Defence Staff The Right Honorable Thomas Henderson, Earl Fenton May 2011
Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff His Grace, Stephen Landes, Grand Duke of Balromia February 2011
Chief of the General Staff HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I February 2011
First Lord of the Admiralty HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I February 2011
Chief of the Air Staff HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I February 2011
Chief of the Border Staff HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I February 2011
Commandant of the Imperial Guard His Grace, Stephen Landes, Grand Duke of Balromia March 2011

Army

The Army is the main ground force of the Armed Forces. It's main base is in the province of Balromia. The Army's highest officer is the Chief of the General Staff, currently HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I.

Order of Units of His Majesty's Army

Navy

The Navy is the naval force of Kirkland. Currently the Kirkish Navy is comprised of one speedboat and one small fishing boat. The Navy's highest officer is the First Lord of the Admiralty, currently HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I.

Order of Vessels of His Majesty's Navy

  • 1. HMS Dauntless - Captain
  • 2. HMS Cuddlefish - Lieutenant

Air Force

The Air Force is the primary aeronautic force of Kirkland. This branch is currently in the R&D stage and as such has no aircraft. The highest officer in the Air Force is the Chief of the Air Staff, currently HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I.

Order of Units of His Majesty's Air Force

  • His Majesty's 1st Imperial Air Wing - Lieutenant-Colonel Ben McKinlay

Border Guard

The Border Guard is the force that provides border security for Kirkland. It ensures that no unauthorised persons or items enter Kirkland. The highest officer of the Border Guard is the Chief of the Border Staff, currently HI&MSM Emperor Brayden I.

Order of Units of His Majesty's Border Guard

  • His Majesty's 1st Border Guard Regiment - Colonel Mark II

Imperial Guard

The Imperial Guard has the primary duty of protecting the Emperor. This branch is directly overseen by the Emperor and is not subject to the checks on the other branches. The Imperial Guard is also the smallest branch of the Armed Forces and has more stringent entrance requirements than the other branches.

The Imperial Guard has a secondary purpose as a ceremonial branch. In this capacity the Imperial Guard parades in full dress uniform for state events.

The highest officer in the Imperial Guard is the Commandant of the Imperial Guard, currently His Grace Stephen Landes, Grand Duke of Balromia.

Order of Units of His Majesty's Imperial Guard

  • His Majesty's 1st Guard Rifles - Captain Stephen Landes
  • His Majesty's 2nd Guard Rifles - Captain Thomas Henderson

Ceremonial Duties

One of the major duties of the Armed Forces is to occasionally parade in a grand procession to "display the power of the Kirkish Armed Forces." In these grand parades the units march in time down a road or on a parade ground and pass by the Emperor. The units are ordered based on the Order of Precedence with the unit at the front (or the far right depending on the parade) being highest in the Order of Precedence. Imperial Guard units are always above Army units which are above Border Guard units.

The Navy and Air force do not take part in the parades that the land forces take part. However, both the Navy and Air Force have independent parades for their branches. The Navy does much the same as the Army but on the water with the Emperor watching from land as individual boats or squadrons pass by in Order of Precedence (in the same manner as the land forces). The Air Force "parade" involves the planes of the Air Force passing overhead in Order of Precedence in the same manner as land units.