Wellmoorean Army

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The Wellmoorean Army is the principal land warfare force of The Kingdom of Wellmoore, a part of The Armed Forces of Wellmoore.

Military of Wellmoore
The Wellmoorean Army
Exército Wellmoorean
Wellmoorean Army Ensign.jpg
The Ensign of the Wellmoorean Army
Founded16 March 2020
Current form16 March 2020
HeadquartersMinistry of Defence, Midnight City
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefKing Luke of Wellmoore
Prime MinisterRt. Hon. Lord Axel MP
Minister of DefenceNone Appointed
Chief of the General StaffNone Appointed
Manpower
Military age16 to Enlist, 18 to Deploy
Fit for
military service
8, age 15–49
Active personnel0
Reserve personnel0
Deployed personnel0
Related articles
RanksMilitary Ranks of Wellmoore

History

Formation

The Wellmoorean Army was formed on the 16th of March 2020 by Royal Decree along with the other Wellmoorean Armed Forces.

Modern Army

Conflicts

Structure

The command structure is hierarchical, with overall command residing with the Chief of the General Staff (CGS), who is immediately subordinate to The Chief of Defence Staff, the head of The Armed Forces of Wellmoore. The CGS is supported by the Deputy Chief of the General Staff. Army Headquarters is further organised into two subordinate commands, Field Army and Home Command, each commanded by a Lieutenant General. These two Commands serve distinct purposes and are divided into a structure of divisions and brigades, which themselves consist of a complex mix of smaller units such as Battalions. Wellmoorean Army units are either full-time Regular units, or part-time Army Reserve units.

Levels of Command

Type of Unit Division Brigade Battlegroup Battalion, Regiment Company, Squadron, Battery Platoon or Troop Section Fire Team
Contains 3 Brigades 3–5 Battalions (Battlegroups) Combined Arms Unit 4–6 Companies 3 Platoons 3 Sections 2 Fire Teams 4 Individuals
Personnel 10,000 5,000 700–1,000 720 120 30 8–10 4
Commanded by Maj-Gen Brig Lt Col Maj Lt or 2nd Lt Cpl LCpl

Whilst many units are organised as Battalions or Regiments administratively, the most common fighting unit is the combined arms unit known as a Battlegroup. This is formed around a combat unit and supported by units (or sub-units) from other capabilities. An example of a battlegroup would be two companies of armoured infantry.

Regiments of the Wellmoorean Army

Infantry Regiments

Support Regiments

Recruitment

The Wellmoorean Army recruits from within the Kingdom of Wellmoore. Applicants for the Regular Army must be a minimum age of 16, although soldiers under 18 May not serve in operations, and the maximum age is 36. Applicants for the Army Reserve must be a minimum of 17 years and 9 months, and a maximum age of 43. Different age limits apply for Officers and those in some specialist roles. Applicants must also meet several other requirements, notably regarding medical health, physical fitness, past-criminal convictions, education, and regarding any tattoos and piercings.

To Commission as an Officer Wellmoorean Citizenship is required, to enlist only Permanent Residency is required.

Soldiers & Officers in the Regular Army now enlist for an initial period of 12 years, with options to extend if they meet certain requirements. Soldiers & Officers are normally required to serve for a minimum of 4 years from date of enlistment and must give 12 months' notice before leaving.

Oath of Allegiance

All soldiers and commissioned officers must take an oath of allegiance upon joining the Army, a process known as attestation. Those who wish to swear by God use the following words:

I, [Soldier's or Commissioned Officer's name], swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Luke of Wellmoore, his heirs and successors and that I will as in duty bound honestly and faithfully defend His Majesty, his heirs and successors in person, crown and dignity against all enemies and will observe and obey all orders of His Majesty, his heirs, and successors and of the generals and officers set over me.

Others replace the words "swear by Almighty God" with "solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm".

Training

Candidates for the Army undergo common training, beginning with initial military training, to bring all personnel to a similar standard in basic military skills, which is known as Phase 1 Training. They then undertake further specialist trade-training for their specific Regiment or Corps, known as Phase 2 Training. After completing Phase 1 Training a soldier is counted against the Army's trained strength, and upon completion of Phase 2 are counted against the Army's fully trained trade strength.

Ranks

Ranks fall into different categories in the Wellmoorean Army.

  • Recruit & Private are considered Enlisted Ranks,
  • Lance Corporal & Corporal are Junior Non-Commissioned Officers (JNCOs),
  • Sergeant - Warrant Officer Class 1 (Regimental Sergeant Major) are Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (SNCOs),
  • Second Lieutenant - Colonel are Commissioned Officers,
  • Brigadier - Field Marshal are General Officers.

Officer Ranks

Wellmoorean Army Officer Insignia.png

Other Ranks

Wellmoorean Army Other Ranks.png


Uniforms

The Wellmoorean Army uniform has sixteen categories, ranging from ceremonial uniforms to combat dress to evening wear. No. 8 Dress, the day-to-day uniform, is known as "Personal Clothing System – Combat Uniform" (PCS-CU) and consists of a Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) windproof smock, a lightweight jacket and trousers with ancillary items such as thermals and waterproofs. The army has introduced tactical recognition flashes (TRFs); worn on the right arm of a combat uniform, the insignia denotes the wearer's regiment or corps. In addition to working dress, the army has a number of parade uniforms for ceremonial and non-ceremonial occasions. The most-commonly-seen uniforms are No.1 Dress (full ceremonial, seen at formal occasions such as at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace) and No.2 Dress (Service Dress), a brown khaki uniform worn for non-ceremonial parades.

Headdress

Working Headdress

Working headdress is typically a beret, whose colour indicates its wearer's type of regiment. Some beret colours are:

  • Khaki — Foot Guards
  • Light Grey — Army Medical Corps
  • Black — Royal Tank Regiment
  • Dark (Rifle) Green — The Rifles
  • Maroon — Parachute Regiment
  • Sky Blue — Army Aviation Wing
  • Cypress Green — Intelligence Corps
  • Scarlet — Royal Wellmoorean Military Police
  • Green — Army Commandos

Other Headdress

Other headdress will includes:

  • Bearskins - Food Guards
  • Peaked Caps - All Regiments (excluding Army Commandos)

Traditions

Pace Sticking Competition

All Senior Non-Commissioned Officers in all regiments of the Wellmoorean Army are invited to an Annual Pace Sticking Competition. This is an Army Wide drill competition using Pace Sticks. The individual who wins earns the title of Army Pace Sticking Champion.

See also