Armed Forces of Pontunia

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Armed Forces of Pontunia
Voynaweermag Puntunan
Founded21 February 2020
Service branchesPontunian Army
Pontunian Navy
Ducal Air Force
Knights of the Ducal Residence
HeadquartersDucal Residence
Leadership
UberveildmarshalAndrew I of Pontchartrain-Maurepas
Minister of WarAli Shalam
Manpower
Military age10
ConscriptionNo
Active personnel10
Reserve personnel2
Expenditures
Budget10 Dukaty
Percent of GDP23.6%
Industry
Domestic suppliersFleur-de-lis Arsenal
Related articles
HistoryPontunian Crisis

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..

Structure

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

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:

High Command
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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

Army

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.

Navy

The Navy is responsible for maritime operations. It currently has a single unit, the Bruiser Cruisers, which operates from Pontchartrain Naval Base.

Air Force

The Ducal Air Force is the aerial warfare branch of the military. It currently consists of a two units, Death from Above and the FlingSmash.

Rank insignia

Enlisted

Soldier (Zoldat)

Non-commissioned Officers

Lieutenant Corporal (Lieukorporal)

Corporal (Korporal)

Lieutenant Sergeant (Lieuserge)

Sergeant (Serge)

High Sergeant (Uberserge)

Commissioned officers

Lieutenant (Lieu)

Captain (Kapitain)

Major (Major)

Lieutenant-Colonel (Lieukolon)

Colonel (Kolon)

Lieutenant-General (Leiugeneral)

Major-General (Majorgeneral)

Colonel-General (Kolongeneral)

General (General)

Field Marshal (Veildmarshal)


The Navy of Pontchartrain-Maurepas also exists, though it is mostly ceremonial. The Ranks are as follows:

Enlisted

Seaman (Seaman)

Commissioned officers

Petty Officer (Petten)

Ensign (Ensen)

Lieutenant (Lieu)

Captain (Kapitain)

Lieutenant-Commander (Lieukommander)

Commander (Kommander)

Commodore (Kommodoren)

Rear-Admiral (Reiradmaral)

Vice-Admiral (Viceadmaral)

Admiral (Admaral)

Fleet Admiral (Flottadmaral)


See Also

List of Pontunian Divisions