Armed Forces of Pontunia
|Armed Forces of Pontunia|
|Founded||21 February 2020|
|Service branches||Pontunian Army |
Ducal Air Force
Knights of the Ducal Residence
|Uberveildmarshal||Andrew I of Pontchartrain-Maurepas|
|Minister of War||Ali Shalam|
|Percent of GDP||23.6%|
|Domestic suppliers||Fleur-de-lis Arsenal|
The Armed Forces of Pontunia is an armed force responsible for protecting Pontunia and asserting its claims. It is comprised of the Pontunian Army, the Pontunian Navy and the Ducal Air Force, as well as including the Pontunian Society of Space Exploration and Exploitation. It is managed by the Department of War. The military became a key political influence in Pontunia when it took part in the Pontunian Crisis, however, participation in conflicts is considered an extremely rare activity. The military generally focuses on ceremonial functions, policing, training, and assisting with civilian projects..
The Military is led by the Grand Marshal (Uberveildmarshal), who is the Duke. The Army is led by the Field Marshal, the Navy is led by the Grand Admiral (Uberflottadmaral), and the Knights of the Ducal Residence is led by the Grandmaster. The Air Force is linked to the Army.
The Military is controlled by the Department of War. The DoW sets general defence policy, can procure equipment, owns the military bases located in provinces, can create sub-units of any of the branches of the Military, and controls the mobilization status of those units.
High Command is the headquarters of the Military, responsible for implementing the defence policies set by the Department of War and planning operations from a military (as opposed to government) perspective. It by default consists of the Duke, the head of each branch, all Generals, Admirals and Air Marshals, and any other staff the Grand Marshal sees fit to appoint. These extra staff currently include the Chief of Staff of each branch, and all Colonels, Vice Admirals and Air Commodores. High Command currently operates on Facebook Messenger.
Current composition of High Command:
|Rank||Commander||Branch||Peace time position||War time position|
|Uberveildmarshal||Andrew I of Pontchartrain-Maurepas||Army||Duke||Commander in Chief|
|Veildmarshal||Leif Olson||Army||Prime Minister||Chief of the General Staff|
|Flottadmaral||Eric of the Floridian March||Navy||Heir Apparent||Chief of the Naval Staff|
|Veildmarshal||Ali Shalam||Army||Senior Enlisted Advisor|
|Grand Master||Jacob Lewis||KOTDR||Governer of The Strip||Grandmaster of the Knights of the Ducal Residence|
The Army is the land warfare branch of the military, and is the largest branch, with 10 members. It currently consists of three divisions made up of various infantry, reconnaisance, medical and logistical regiments: the Bayou Battlers, based in and around The Ducal Residence; the Ragin Cajuns, based in and around New Cathay; and Louisiana’s Pride, an expeditionary group. and Gumbo Jägers units.
The Navy is responsible for maritime operations. It currently has a single unit, the Bruiser Cruisers, which operates from Pontchartrain Naval Base.
Lieutenant Corporal (Lieukorporal)
Lieutenant Sergeant (Lieuserge)
High Sergeant (Uberserge)
Field Marshal (Veildmarshal)
The Navy of Pontchartrain-Maurepas also exists, though it is mostly ceremonial. The Ranks are as follows:
Petty Officer (Petten)
Fleet Admiral (Flottadmaral)