People's Armed Defence Forces of Kirkland
|People's Armed Defence Forces|
|Established||2 November 2011|
|Country||Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland|
|Branches||People's Revolutionary Army |
People's Air Defence Force
People's Naval Defence Force
|Sub-branches||Office of Political Commissars|
|Chief of the General Staff||Stephen Landes|
|People's Commissar for Defence||Nathaniel Yates|
|Standard weapon||Mosin-Nagant Model 1891/30|
The People's Armed Defence Forces (PADF) are the armed forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland. They are divided into three branches; the People's Revolutionary Army, the People's Air Defence Force, and the People's Naval Defence Force.
People's Revolutionary Army
The People's Revolutionary Army (PRA) is the ground forces branch of the PADF. It is tasked with defending the land territory of the DPRoK. The PRA is led by the Marshal of the People's Revolutionary Army. The current Marshal is Stephen Landes.
People's Air Defence Force
The People's Air Defence Force (PAF) is the air defence branch of the PADF. It is tasked with defending the skies above the DPRoK. The PAF is led by the Marshal of the People's Air Defence Force. The current Marshal is Stephen Landes.
The People's Naval Defence Force (PNDF) is the naval branch of the PADF. It is tasked with defending the waters in and around the DPRoK. The PNDF is led by the Admiral of the Fleet. The current Admiral is Stephen Landes.
Office of Political Commissars
The Office of Political Commissars (OPC) is responsible for the ideological integrity of the PADF. They assign political officers and political commissars to the formations of the PADF. The OPC is also responsible for educating all military personnel on communist ideology. The OPC is led by the Chief Political Commissar. The current Chief Political Commissar is Nathaniel Yates.
The PADF is led collectively by the leaders of each branch and the Office of Political Commissars. This collective body is called the General Staff. While each individual branch is permitted to form its own internal policy, overall policy for the PADF is made by the General Staff. The General Staff is led by the Chief of the General Staff who is appointed by the People's Commissar for Defence. Decisions in the General Staff are made by a vote of all the members with a measure passing with a simple majority. However, if the representative from the Office of Political Commissars deems the measure to be counter-Revolutionary then they hold the power to automatically veto any measure.
Communist Party influence
The Communist Party exerts extensive influence on the PADF. First, the General Staff is appointed by the People's Commissar for Defence, who must be a member of the CPK. Second, all officers above the rank of Captain are required to be members of the CPK. Third, the Political Commissar on the General Staff, a CPK appointee, has automatic veto power over that body. Fourth, every formation in the PADF above the size of a company is required to have a political commissar assigned to it to ensure the ideological integrity of the unit and could countermand the unit commander's orders if deemed necessary. All of these ensure that the CPK exerts almost total influence over the PADF.