Dreskan Armed Forces

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Dreskan Armed Forces
Battle Flag Dreska 24.png

Motto
"Divided we fall"
Anthem
National anthem of Example
United States
Short name Dreskan Military
- General White
- General Coughlin
- Lt. General Sanchez
Established 3493
Population 9 (as of 2016 census)
Time zone EST

The Dreskan Armed Forces (the official divisions, brigades, battalions, and all other subsequent groups) are what makeup the Dreskan Military as a whole. The military's date of creation coalesces with Dreska's foundation on 5 July 2016.

Uniforms

Spring/Summer Uniform (warm weather): Steel Helmet (of the soldier's choosing), Olive Drab Fatigue Shirt, Blank Black t-shirt (of the soldier's choosing), 2 Pronged Black Leather Belt (of the soldier's choosing), Pistol Belt, Proper BDU Olive Drab pants, mid-calf boot socks (of the soldier's choosing), black combat boots (of the soldier's choosing), and any other uniform pieces a soldier sees fit after acquiring the aforementioned.

Fall/Winter Uniform (cold weather): Steel Helmet (of the soldier's choosing), Black Ribbed Watch Cap (of the soldier's choosing), M-65 Field Jacket, V-Neck NATO Security Sweater, Olive Drab Fatigue Shirt, Blank Black t-shirt (of the soldier's choosing), GI. Leather Trigger Finger Mittens, Scarf, 2 Pronged Black Leather Belt (of the soldier's choosing), Pistol Belt, Proper BDU Olive Drab Pants, mid-calf boot socks (of the soldier's choosing), black combat boots (of the soldier's choosing), and any other uniform pieces a soldier sees fit after acquiring the aforementioned.

Interior Guard uniform Black Beret, Blank Black t-shirt (of the soldier's choosing), 2 Pronged Black Leather Belt (of the soldier's choosing), Pistol Belt, Proper BDU Black Pants, mid-calf boot socks (of the soldier's choosing), black combat boots (of the soldier's choosing), and any other uniform pieces a soldier sees fit after acquiring the aforementioned.

Equipment: Holster (of the soldier's choosing), Stainless Steel Canteen/Canteen Cup (of the soldier's choosing). Entrenching Tool, Black 4-Cell D Flashlight, Wool Blanket, Haversack (of the soldier's choosing), and any other equipment a soldier sees fit after acquiring the aforementioned.

Weaponry: Ka-Bar Knife, Sidearm (of the soldier's choosing), Rifle (of the soldier's choosing), and any other weaponry a soldier sees fit after acquiring the aforementioned.

Infantry

The infantry is the branch of the military that fights on foot. As the troops who are intended to engage, fight, and defeat the enemy in face-to-face combat, they bear the brunt of warfare. Historically, as the oldest branch of the Armed Forces, the infantry are the tip of the spear of the Dreskan military, and continually undergo training that is more physically stressful and psychologically demanding than that of any other branch of the Armed Forces.

Infantry can enter and maneuver in terrain that is inaccessible to military vehicles, and employ infantry weapons (small arms) that provide greater and more sustained firepower. The transport and delivery techniques of Dreskan infantrymen to engage in battle include marching, mechanised transport

First Infantry Division

The First Infantry Division is the largest branch of the Dreskan Military in terms of personnel.

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First Ranger Detatchment

The First Ranger Detachment are an elite outfit of the Dreskan Armed Forces The Rangers are a volunteer special force renowned for their cunning reconnaissance capabilities as their bravery and combat prowess. The Rangers are recruited from the best of the Dreskan military, and the training of the Rangers is much more rigorous and demanding than that of basic infantrymen. This training is not restricted to the male gender as women can be Rangers too, though there are no female Rangers at this point in time. Those that complete their training are awarded their ranger patch as well as the "Ranger Medal". Their superior training and superior weaponry allows them to tip battles in Dreska's favor. The Rangers in times of national emergency will operate under Dreska's Rules of Ranging.

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First Recon Detachment

The First Recon Detachment is in charge of the scouting/exploration of the battlefield in order to provide valuable intelligence that will then be used to determine things such as troop movement and fortification for example.

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Practitioner Corps

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Cavalry

Cavalry (from French cavalerie, cf. cheval 'horse') or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback. Cavalry were historically the most mobile of the combat arms. An individual soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations such as cavalryman, horseman, dragoon, or trooper.

The designation of cavalry was not usually given to any military force that used other animals, such as camels, mules or elephants. Infantry who moved on horseback, but dismounted to fight on foot, were known in the 17th and early 18th centuries as dragoons, a class of mounted infantry which later evolved into cavalry proper while retaining their historic title.

From earliest times cavalry had the advantage of improved mobility, and a man fighting from horseback also had the advantages of greater height, speed, and inertial mass over an opponent on foot. Another element of horse mounted warfare is the psychological impact a mounted soldier can inflict on an opponent.

The speed, mobility and shock value of the cavalry was greatly appreciated and exploited in armed forces in the Ancient and Middle Ages; some forces were mostly cavalry, particularly in nomadic societies of Asia, notably the Mongol armies. In Europe cavalry became increasingly armoured (heavy), and eventually became known for the mounted knights. During the 17th century cavalry in Europe lost most of its armor, ineffective against the muskets and cannon which were coming into use, and by the mid-19th century armor had mainly fallen into disuse, although some regiments retained a small thickened cuirass that offered protection against lances and sabres and some protection against shot.

In the period between the World Wars, many cavalry units were converted into motorized infantry and mechanized infantry units, or reformed as tank troops. However, some cavalry still served during World War II, notably in the Red Army, the Mongolian People's Army, the Royal Italian Army, the Romanian Army and the Polish Land Forces. Most cavalry units that are horse-mounted in modern armies serve in purely ceremonial roles, or as mounted infantry in difficult terrain such as mountains or heavily forested areas. Modern usage of the term generally refers to specialist units equipped with tanks ("armored cavalry") or aircraft ("air cavalry").

First Mounted Division

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Regimental Flags

In military organizations, the practice of carrying colours, standards, or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander, is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt about 5,000 years ago. The Roman Empire also made battle standards a part of their vast armies. It was formalized in the armies of Europe in the High Middle Ages, with standards being emblazoned with the commander's coat of arms.

"Colors" or unit standards have historically served as a means of identifying units of the battlefield. During the Civil War, men were trained to follow their colors in battle, to "rally" around them, and generally to use them to maintain unit cohesiveness. Unit colors were a great source of pride, and victories or defeats were often expressed in terms of colors being captured from or lost to the enemy. During the Civil War, many awards of the Medal of Honor were made for the capture or defense of colors. Even then, however units which lost their colors remained intact and continued to fight.

Dreskan regimental flags are largely symbolic, but when employed on the battlefield whichever way the colors are to move, as in advancing or retreating, so too will the regiment. Regimental flags also serve to maintain order on the battlefield to lessen

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Ribbons/Medals

Dreskan Medals/Orders/Honors
Order of the Dove
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Awarded to officials working in foreign affairs who have distinguished themselves as great diplomats and greatly improved Dreska's diplomatic presence.
Service Medal
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Awarded to service members who serve honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" has been declared during a time of war or conflict. It may also be issued to active military members for any other period that the General Heads of State deem appropriate.
Ranger Medal
Dreskan Ranger Medal.png
Awarded to members of the military who complete Ranger training.
Good Conduct Medals
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Awarded to any active-duty member of the Dreskan Armed Forces who completes 1 year of "honorable and faithful service" for the first medal (left), 2 years for the second medal (center), 3+ years for the third medal (right).
Medal of Valor
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Awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. The medal is awarded by the General Heads of State.

Law and order

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