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Military of Adammia
|Military of Adammia|
|Founded||21 April 2013|
|Service branches||Adammic Army |
Adammic Air Force
|Grand Marshal||Emperor Adam I|
|Minister of Defence||Lord Gilmour|
|Budget||£26 (FY 2014-15)|
|Percent of GDP||20.6%|
|History||Skirmish of Tytannia |
Astley Meadow Insurgency
The Military of Adammia is an armed force responsible for protecting the Empire of Adammia and asserting its claims. It is comprised of the Adammic Army, the Adammic Navy and the Adammic Air Force. It is managed by the Ministry of Defence. The military became prominent in Adammia when it took part in the Astley Meadow Insurgency, however, participation in conflicts is considered an extremely rare activity. The military generally focuses on ceremonial functions, training, and assisting with civilian projects. The military is fairly large by micronational standards, with 20 servicemen and 4 reserves, most of whom are in the Army.
The Military of Adammia was originally created by Emperor Adam I on 21 April 2013 with Decree I. When it was first founded, its only branch was the Adammic Army. It very quickly reached three recruits in the Army. On 5 May 2013, the Army was involved in the Skirmish of Tytannia (an ultimately inconsequential event). After this, the Military fell into inactivity for several months until the Emperor revisited it on 6 August 2013 with Decree XI, which reformed the internal procedures, and also created the Adammic Navy and Air Force.
October 2013 saw the arrival of the first Air Force unit, the 1st Paper Air Group. In January 2014, there was a surge in recruitment levels to the Army. The military was mobilised around this time when the Jagstonian Plains and Astley Meadow were claimed by the Empire, followed by the Astley Meadow Insurgency, the only notable conflict that the military has taken part in to date.
Though the armed forces still grew with the addition of troops from Borealia forming a new 2nd Infantry Division in July 2014 (at which point the size of the armed forces peaked at 16 members), the military remained largely inactive throughout the rest of the year. Whilst the Air Force was given its own remote-controlled quadcopter by the Ministry of Defence in November 2014, the Army faced drastic cuts, with almost half of its troops being fired, due to the fact that they were no longer needed as the Astley Meadow Insurgency had ended and communication between them and High Command was proving difficult.
The military sat largely dormant for much of 2015, although a couple of new recruits were obtained throughout the year, including Commodore Sir Dan Pettinger who helped set up the Air Force headquarters at AAF Dearneland and became the Air Force chief-of-staff. The Emperor and his military advisor, General Sir Will McCracken, focused on improving the military's structure in order to prepare for future recruitment drives. This resulted in the Defence Act 2015, which formally established the roles of the Ministry of Defence and the Military High Command. The Defence Act was intended to be accompanied by a Military General Manual, which set out further procedures for the internal management of the military; however, this document was delayed, and was eventually published in September 2016.
In 2016, new recruits were obtained when El Grandens and Kappania joined the Empire, but this was offset by the loss several months later of Borealia following the Borealian Independence Referendum. The claiming of Alluria led to another increase in troop numbers in late 2016 and early 2017, and the size of the military surpassed its 2014 record, reaching 17, when Pererria joined the Empire in June 2017. Pererria provided the first naval unit, but it was only a titular unit with no real vessels. It was only in June 2018, when Myway acquired a canoe and the naval base commissioned there was finally established, that the Navy became a functioning part of the military. It was also at this time that the 1st Ranger Regiment, the military's first reconnaisance unit, was set up.
The Military is led by the Grand Marshal, who is automatically the Monarch. The Adammic Army is led by the Field Marshal, the Adammic Navy is led by the Grand Admiral, and the Air Force is led by the Air Chief Marshal. All of these postions are currently occupied by the Emperor.
The Military is controlled by the Ministry of Defence. The MoD sets general defence policy, can procure equipment, owns the military bases located in Adammic provinces, can create sub-units of any of the branches of the Military, and controls the mobilisation status of those units.
High Command is the headquarters of the Military, responsible for implementing the defence policies set by the Ministry of Defence and planning operations from a military (as opposed to government) perspective. Under the Defence Act 2015, it by default consists of the Grand Marshal, 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:
- Lord Gilmour - Minister of Defence
- HIM Emperor Adam I - Grand Marshal, Field Marshal, Grand Admiral and Air Chief Marshal
- Lord General Crossland - General of the 1st Infantry Division (Yorkshire and Humber)
- General Sir Luca Panconi - General of the 2nd Infantry Division (West Midlands)
- General Sir Alex Read - Army Chief of Staff and General of the 3rd Infantry Division (Expeditionary)
- Colonel Sir Will McCracken - Colonel of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Loughborough)
- Commodore Sir Joe Daniels - Air Force Chief of Staff and Commodore of the 2nd Imperial Air Group
- Colonel Sir Zak Maguire - Colonel of the 5th Infantry Regiment (South Adammia)
- Colonel Madam Emily Huffer - Colonel of the 1st Medical Regiment
- Lady Simpson - Head of the AIS
- Lieutenant Sir Jack Sykes - Head of Special Operations
- Lord Colonel Bond - Colonel of the 1st Armoured Regiment
- Colonel Sir Sam Boardman - Colonel of the 2nd Medical Regiment
- Colonel Joseph McColl - Colonel of the 1st Logistics Regiment
- Commodore Sam Baker - Commodore of the 1st Imperial Air Group
The Adammic Army is the land warfare branch of the military, and is the largest branch, with 19 members. It currently consists of three divisions made up of various infantry, reconnaisance, medical and logistical regiments: the 1st Division, based in and around Adammia's Yorkshire territories; the 2nd Division, based in and around the Birmingham territories; and the 3rd Division, an expeditionary group. There is also the elite Imperial Guard and Special Operations units.
Adammic Air Force
|Grand Admiral||Admiral||Vice Admiral||Rear Admiral||Captain||Commander||Lieutenant||Petty Officer||Able Seaman|
|Adammic Air Force|
|Air Chief Marshal||Air Marshal||Commodore||Wing Commander||Squadron Leader||Lieutenant||Sergeant||Corporal||Airman|
|Tytannia Army Base||The Highlands, Tytannia Major, Tytannia||Ministry of Defence||Adammic Army||1st Ranger Regiment, Imperial Guard||9 January 2014||The oldest base in existence. Former Army headquarters, also used for training.|
|Myway Docks Naval Base||Myway||Ministry of Defence||Adammic Navy||1st Imperial Fleet||9 January 2014||Contains the Admiralty complex, Navy headquarters.|
|AAF Jagstonia||Jagstonian Plains||Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (administered by the Ministry of Defence)||Adammic Air Force||None||14 February 2015||Leased to the Adammic Imperial Space Agency for model rocket launches.|
|Watertopia Barracks||Attenborough, Watertopia||Ministry of Defence||Adammic Army||Western Regiment||28 February 2015|
|Midgard Army Base||Midgard||Loughborough University||Adammic Army||3rd Infantry Regiment||5 January 2018|
|Fort Alluria||Selly Oak||Ministry of Defence||Adammic Army, Adammic Air Force (joint)||2nd Division, 2nd Imperial Air Group, Special Operations||5 January 2018||Air Force headquarters.|
|Fort Metchley||Harborne||Unknown||Adammic Army||3rd Division||17 February 2020||Army headquarters.|
|Maths Stairs Airbase||A school in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom||Adammic Air Force / Adammic Army||1st Paper Air Group, Imperial Airbourne, Special Operations||9 January 2014||23 May 2014||Base of operations for High Command during the Astley Meadow Insurgency.|
|Fort Marie||Saundersfoot, Wales, UK||Adammic Army||N/A||28 July 2014||28 July 2014||A temporary encampment built on the beach during the Imperial Family's holiday to Wales. A stone there has the words "IMPERIVM ADAMMIAE MMXIV" scratched onto it.|
|Spoliarium Magna Army Base||Spoliarium Magna, Borealia||Adammic Army||3rd Infantry Regiment||5 November 2014||1 August 2016||Contained "The Bunker", arguably Adammia's most developed military site. Handed over to the Mohawk Empire following the Borealian Independence Referendum.|
|AAF Dearneland||Dearneland||Adammic Air Force||1st Imperial Air Group||14 February 2015||5 January 2018||Former Air Force headquarters.|
|Pererria Naval Base||Pererria||Adammic Navy||1st Imperial Fleet||20 June 2017||17 February 2020||Originally located in Poole, relocated in January 2018. Former Navy headquarters.|