|Military of Wellmoore|
|The Wellmoorean Army|
The Ensign of the Wellmoorean Army
|Founded||16 March 2020|
|Current form||16 March 2020|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Defence, Midnight City|
|Commander-in-Chief||King Luke of Wellmoore|
|Prime Minister||Rt. Hon. Lord Axel MP|
|Minister of Defence||None Appointed|
|Chief of the General Staff||None Appointed|
|Military age||16 to Enlist, 18 to Deploy|
|8, age 15–49|
|Ranks||Military Ranks of Wellmoore|
The Wellmoorean Army was formed on the 16th of March 2020 by Royal Decree along with the other Wellmoorean Armed Forces.
- The Wellmoorean Insurgency (30 June 2021 - 2 July 2021)
- War against the Seljuks (4 June 2021 – Present Day)
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|
|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
- Special Tactics Service
- Grenadier Guards
- Coldstream Guards
- Apsion Guards
- Fairwood Guards
- Oxhall Guards
- Royal Corps of Tanks
- Parachute Regiment
- Royal Rifles Regiment
- Royal Recognisance Regiment
- Army Commandos
- Army Aviation Wing
- Army Intelligence Corps
- Army Engineering
- Army Logistics Wing
- Army Medical Corps
- Army Dental Corps
- Royal Wellmoorean Military Police Regiment
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".
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 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.
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.
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 will includes:
- Bearskins - Food Guards
- Peaked Caps - All Regiments (excluding Army Commandos)
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.