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Armed Forces of Dorvik
Streitkräfte der Dorvik
ArmedForcesofDorvikGeneralFlag
Flag of the Dorvish Ministry of Defense & General Flag
Service branches Dorvish Army
Dorvish Navy
Dorvish Air Force
Dorvish Special Forces
Dorvish Feldjäger
Headquarters Dorvish General Staff building, Haldor, Kordusia
Leadership
Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ruth Braun
Minister of Defense Hugo Wilhelm von Salzer-Neuhäusser
Inspector-General Friedrich Augustus von Rohr-Mauss
Manpower
Military age 18 - 50 years old
Conscription Yes (3 years)
Available for
military service
69,690,343, age 18 - 50
Active personnel 750,000 (Ages 18 - 50)
Reserve personnel 550,000 (Ages 18 - 50)
Expenditures
Budget 90b DDO
Industry
Domestic suppliers Dorvish defense industry
Related articles
History Rutanen-Dorvik Conflict
2330s North Artanian Crisis
Red Civil War
Ranks Military Ranks of Dorvik
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Dorvish Republic

The Armed Forces of Dorvik (Dundorfian: Streitkräfte der Dorvik, Lorman: Wālinsnas spārtis Dōrviskas) also known as the Dorvish Armed Forces are the unified defensive and offensive forces of the Dorvish Republic. The Armed Forces of Dorvik had it's foundation in the 2000 popular revolution which saw the old royalist military replaced; the Armed Forces of Dorvik is a traditional non-partisan name for the Dorvish military and has survived many political iterations of the Dorvish state. The Armed Forces of Dorvik, despite several periods of neglect and difficultly remain popular with the Dorvish people, from all walks of life. The President of the Dorvish Republic is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Dorvik (Dundorfian: Oberbefehlshaber), a position given to him by state law and continued by the Federal Republic from the days of the Dorvish Republic; this authority was carried over when the Federal Republic of Dorvik was ended in 4166.

The Armed Forces of Dorvik is composed of three primary combat branches: the Dorvish Army (Dundorfian: Dorvische Landwehr), the Dorvish Navy (Dundorfian: Dorvische Marine) and the Dorvish Air Force (Dundorfian: Dorvische Fliegertruppe). The Dorvish Special Forces are formed into the Dorvish Special Forces (Dundorfian: Dorvische Jäger), they are counted as a formal fourth branch but operated independently of the traditional command structure due to their secretive nature. The Dorvish Armed Forces introduced at one point Military Support Services (Dundorfian: Militärische Unterstützung) also known as Military Auxiliaries (Dundorfian: Militärhilfsmittel) which are registered underneath international law as a component of the Dorvish Armed Forces. They are the Dorvish Feldjäger which serves as the Dorvish military police. The military intelligence of the Dorvish Armed Forces is handled by the Military Security Service which operates as a combined civilian-military operation and provides both civilian and military structures with intelligence related to the field of military.

Each of the three primary branches are led by an appointed Inspector with the exception of the Dorvish Special Forces, the Dorvish military police and the Military Intelligence Service. The Dorvish Special Forces are headed by the Commander of the Dorvish Jäger (Dundorfian: Befehlshaber der Dorvische Jäger), known for the fierce title of "Hunt Marshall" (Dundorfian: Jagdmarschall) carried over from the early days of the Kingdom of Dorvik. The Dorvish Feldjäger are headed by the Commander of the Dorvish Feldjäger (Dundorfian: Befehlshaber der Dorvische Feldjäger) also known as the Chief of Army Police (Dundorfian: Heerespolizeichef) or Field Police Chief of the Armed Forces (Dundorfian: Feldpolizeichef der Streitkräfte). The Military Security Service is headed by an appointed General-Director who is appointed by the President of the Dorvish Republic with confirmation by the Minister of Defense and Inspector-General of the Armed Forces of Dorvik.

HistoryEdit

The Armed Forces of Dorvik under the Federal Republic of Dorvik was administratively controlled by the Dorvish Ministry of Defense, the Minister of Defense serves as the civilian operator of the Armed Forces of Dorvik. The Ministry of Defense is charged with managing the civil policy of the Armed Forces. The Supreme General Staff was succeeded by the Tripartisan Supreme Command and underneath the 4198 military reforms by Regismund Dietmar von Rohr-Mauss the Tripartisan Supreme Command was transformed into the Federal General Inspectorate. The Federal General Inspectorate is charged with the same duties as the Tripartisan Supreme Command but more similar to the Supreme General Staff. The Inspector-General of the Federal General Inspectorate serves as the Chief of Staff of the armed forces and the Federal General Inspectorate. The Federal General Inspectorate is situated out of the Dorvish General Staff building formerly known as the Dorvish General Staff Headquarters.

43rd CenturyEdit

The Dorvish Armed Forces experienced another massive re-organization following the end of the Federal Republic of Dorvik, the Dorvish Armed Forces shifted back to the Dorvish Republic-era organization. In October 4243 Friedrich Augustus von Rohr-Mauss was appointed as the Inspector-General of the Supreme General Staff and began a comprehensive review of the Dorvish Armed Forces. Underneath the leadership of Inspector-General von Rohr-Mauss, Kazulia and Dorvik signed an Dorvish-Kazulia Arms Deal (4245) and re-built military diplomatic relations with Hutori and Kazulia. Units of the Dorvish Armed Forces were also dispatched to Aldegar to aide in state-building efforts in October, 4245.

Underneath the auspices of State Chancellor Visimar zu Völksau (t. November 4248 - December 4252) the Pravnova Naval Installation, renamed after Tanus von Desidier, was opened in Kafuristan in December, 4249. This was the first Dorvish base opened overseas in decades, it permitted Dorvik to have projection power once again, especially in Majatra, where Dorvik was seeking to rebuild its interntional standing. In January 4261 Generaladmiral Hans-Georg von Schleskau was appointed as the Inspector of the Dorvish Navy and followed through on a promise made by Minister of Defense Hugo Wilhelm von Salzer-Neuhäusser to expand and modernize the Dorvish Navy. Generaladmiral von Schleskau, a member of the Lorman nobility that resided in Schleskau in Aloria during the Dundorfian Reich, worked to re-organize the Dorvish Navy and for the first time since Admiral Alban Gass and Admiral Fabian von Fölker the Dorvish Navy underwent a radical overhaul.

On the outbreak of the Hulstro-Kazulian War, the Dorvish Navy dispatched the Czimnetz-class fleet service ship DMS Czimnetz (from the South Ocean Fleet) and the Czimnetz-class fleet service ship DMS Bingen (from the Lievenian Sea Fleet) alongside support ships to monitor the situation. The Dorvish government also reached out to Ostland and cooperated with the Ostland Landwehr to use their air bases for intelligence flights over the combat areas to monitor and watch for human rights violations. Prior to the outbreak of the Hulstro-Kazulian War, Inspector-General von Rohr-Mauss announced an expansion of the Dorvish Air Force with the purchase of state of the art F-35 aircraft from Zardugal and the addition of another fighter wing of aircraft from Artanian Defense Group. The Inspector-General also noted that the Dorvish Air Force would be expanding their airborne units, adding another division of Fallschirmjäger.

Command and controlEdit

The Armed Forces of Dorvik are commanded by the Supreme General Staff (Dundorfian: Oberste Generalstab) which is headed by the Inspector-General of the Dorvish Armed Forces (Dundorfian: Generalinspekteur der Dorvische Streitkräfte). The Supreme General Staff is charged with the overall day to day administration, logistics and planning of the Armed Forces of Dorvik. The Dorvish Ministry of Defense is the civilian-side of management of the Armed Forces of Dorvik. The two work in cooperation to make policy and carry out the wishes of the people of the Dorvish state. The Supreme General Staff, also known as the Dorvish General Staff works closely with the Dorvish government to create and craft policy for the government. It includes various departments and branches which manage the vast military of Dorvik, it includes the commands of the Dorvish Army, the Dorvish Air Force, the Dorvish Navy, the Dorvish Jäger Command and Military Intelligence Service.

The Ministry of Defense is a nominally controlled by a civilian, however within the past several decades the Dorvish Ministry of Defense has had a senior member of the Dorvish Supreme General Staff appointed as its commander. Bonifaz Voll, a Social Nationalist Party politician re-created this trend after decades of civilian leadership when he was appointed as a General Field Marshal of the Dorvish Army. Voll worked closely with the Inspector General Colonel-General Freimut von Strassmair to reform the entire Supreme General Staff, the two were able to work out a much more effective, cost reducing model and it enabled the Dorvish military to save on personnel cost.

The President of the Dorvish Republic as well as the State Chancellor meets daily with the State Security and Defense Council (Dundorfian: Staatssicherheit und Verteidigungsrat) this council serves as the national defense and security advisory council to the executive branch of the Dorvish government or others it is instructed to inform. The State Security and Defense Council is headed by a State Secretary for the State Security and Defense Council (equivalent to a deputy minister or junior minister in other governments) who acts as the de facto chairman of the council.

Nuclear, biological and chemical weaponsEdit

Dorvik has developed the ability to possess, develop and research nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. At present, Dorvish military policy requires written permission from the President of the Dorvish Republic, the State Chancellor of the Dorvish Republic, the Minister of Defense and the Inspector-General of the Supreme General Staff in order to use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. Information regarding the Dorvish Armed Forces' nuclear, chemical and biological weapon stockpile is limited but it is known that the Dorvish military does possess a number of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

BranchesEdit

The Armed Forces of Dorvik are divided into three primary branches:

  • Dorvish Army (Dundorfian: Dorvische Landwehr) - Inspector of the Dorvish Army (Dundorfian: Inspekteur der Dorvische Landwehr) and the Inspectorate of the Dorvish Army (Dundorfian: Inspektion der Dorvische Landwehr)
  • Dorvish Navy (Dundorfian: Dorvische Marine) - Inspector of the Dorvish Navy (Dundorfian: Inspekteur der Dorvische Marine) and the Inspectorate of the Dorvish Navy (Dundorfian: Inspektion der Dorvische Marine)
  • Dorvish Air Force (Dundorfian: Dorvische Fliegertruppe) - Inspector of the Dorvish Air Force (Dundorfian: Inspekteur der Dorvische Fliegertruppe) and the Inspectorate of the Dorvish Air Force (Dundorfian: Inspektion der Dorvische Fliegertruppe)

These are the primary commands and branches of the Armed Forces of Dorvik. Underneath the Supreme General Staff there are several other "branches" which are not full independent branches such as the Dorvish Army, Navy and Air Force but considered to be major integral components of the Armed Forces of Dorvik. These are the Dorvish Jäger Command (Dundorfian: Dorvische Jägerkommando) (special forces), the Military Security Service (Dundorfian: Militärische Sicherheitsdienst) (military intelligence) and the the Dorvish Feldjäger Command (Dundorfian: Dorvische Feldjägerkommando) (military police).

PersonnelEdit

Conscription (Dundorfian: Wehrpflicht) in Dorvik is currently legal, after the Dorvish Social Nationalist Party restored it. Conscription is in effect for 3 years for every male and female from starting from 18. In each of the districts in Dorvik there exists a parallel structure known as a military district (Dundorfian: Wehrkreis) where officers from the Head Troop Office (Dundorfian: Haupttruppenamt) are charged with recruiting, enlisting, directing and managing recruits into the Dorvish military. Newly enlisted soldiers are entered into Replacement Battalions (Dundorfian: Ersatzabteilung) and are assigned to rotate between various units within the Dorvish military. The Dorvish Army, Navy and Air Force all maintain similar replacement battalions throughout the country. The overall head of the Head Troop Office is the Quartermaster General (Dundorfian: Generalquartiermeister) who is charged with all issues involving personnel. Conscripts are placed into Replacement Battalions for the Dorvish Army, Navy and Air Force with professional soldiers being allowed to enter into the Feldjäger or attempt to make the cut for the Dorvish Special Forces.

When soldiers are near the end of their contract they are provided three choices, they can renew their contract, they can retire or they can enter into the reserves. Those who choose to renew their contract naturally re-enter immediately service again. Those who retire are permitted to use their rank for purposes of identification but are mandate to add im Ruhestand (or i.Ru for short) after their rank. For example, a retired Major General of the Federal Army would be Generalmajor i.Ru. Those soldiers that choose to enter into the reserves can be called into active service at any time, like actively enlisted soldiers they sign a contract regarding their reserve status. Most often soldiers who enter into the reserves do so to serve in another career field, soldiers who do enter into the reserves are required to attend a training for 1 weekend per month. Soldiers who are in the reserves attach der Reserven to their rank, for instance a Lieutenant in the reserves would be Leutnant d. R.

Branch of Service Estimated professional personnel Estimated reserve (conscripted) personnel
Ministry of Defense 5,000 0
Dorvish Army 450,000 400,000
Dorvish Air Force 175,000 25,000
Dorvish Navy 150,000 125,000
Dorvish Feldjäger 65,000 0
Dorvish Special Forces ~5,000 0

Military academiesEdit

When Bonifaz Voll assumed the mantle of Defense Minister he set out to close a number of military academies and lower the cost of the operating nearly 50 military academies throughout Dorvik, this drew some attention from critics especially older officers who had been educated at these institutes. Voll, however, as Minister of Defense and newly appointed General Field Marshal had the authority and the rank do so, he also had the backing of most heads of the Supreme General Staff. This system continued under the reforms into the Federal Armed Forces.

The academies were folded into several academies, the primary being the Dorvish War Academy (Dundorfian: Dorvische Kriegsakademie) located at Ordernsburg Wolfsfeld in the Wolfsfeld forest which is where all officers are trained for all branches of the Dorvish Armed Forces, with the exception of the Dorvish Navy. The Dorvish Navy runs its own academy at the Dorvish Naval Academy (Dundorfian: Dorvische Marineschule). The Dorvish kept a single police academy for the newly reformed Dorvish Police known as the Dorvish Police Academy (Dundorfian: Dorvische Polizeiakademie) where both the civilian and military police attend the same academy though go through vastly different training.

All newly enlisted and non-commissioned officers undergo training at three separate schools. The Dorvish Army trains at the Army School (Dundorfian: Armeeschule), the Dorvish Navy trains at the Navy School (Dundorfian: Marineschule) and the Dorvish Air Force trains at the Air Force School (Dundorfian: Fliegertruppeschule). These schools are located on the massive grounds of Ordernsburg Kerkeneik, located outside Haldor and serves as a reserve to the Haldorian law enforcement in the event of a national emergency.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Dorvish Armed Forces is a bastion of conservative and traditional ideals for both Dorvish and Lorman citizens, the Dorvish Armed Forces has a close relationship with the Dorvish people and pride themselves on being protectors of the Dorvish constitution and Dorvish homeland. The Dorvish Armed Forces is a very nationalistic force and from such nationalistic ideals, they are considered to have high morale as they see that they are doing a duty for the Fatherland (Dundorfian: Vaterland), this relates back to the concept of the Dundorfian Empire as the progenitor of the Dundorfic tribes and Dundorfian people as a whole. The Dorvish Armed Forces would go on to believe in Sacred Dorvik (Dundorfian: Heilige Dorvik), this concept was similar to that of the the fatherland. Dorvik at the time of the Dundorfian Empire committed thousands of troops and some of the leading military strategist to the General Staff of the Reichsheer and the Dorvish troops became incredibly important, the Dundorfian Emperor Augustus I stated that the "...Dorvish troops uphold their duty to their sacred homeland and their Emperor."

The Dorvish Armed Forces has always emphasized a war of movement, where Dorvish troops are flanking the enemy or attacking the rear. This concept has developed as the modern strategy of the Dorvish Armed Forces and applies to all branches, but namely the Dorvish Army where the tactics are the most applicable. The concepts of a war of movement have permitted the Dorvish to develop what was called mission-type tactics, where commanders will issue overall objectives and the field commanders will have the ability to complete the objective how they see fit. Dorvish NCOs and field officers are taught this in their military academy training. This concept has produced highly effective officers in the field, allowing them to operate on their feet and adopt to rapidly changing situations. The concept of a war of movement drove the Dorvish to develop a strong intelligence and logistics structure to support rapid movements, the Dorvish only recently developed their intelligence and logistics capabilities as they were defeat several times throughout their history because of their lack of intelligence and logistics.

The Artanian historian Mathias Hornbostel stated "Whereas some states possess an army, the Dorvish army possess a state."

The Dorvish place great emphasis on the development of their non-comissioned and junior officers as capable individuals. Most Dorvish military failure has been on the strategic scale with fewer defeats or failures coming on a tactical scale, the emphasis on mission-type tactics as well as allowing non-commissioned and junior officers greater authority and autonomy has allowed for platoon, company, battalion and regiment commanders to be highly successful without the rigid oversight of other armies.

Notable personnelEdit

Dorvish ArmyEdit

  • Generalfeldmarschall Bonifaz Voll - Credited with overhauling and radically re-organizing the Armed Forces of Dorvik
  • Generaloberst Regismund Dietmar von Rohr-Mauss - Rebuilt failing Armed Forces of Dorvik during the Federal Republic of Dorvik, also served as the Chief of Staff of the Dundorfian Reichsheer (4189 - 4192)

Dorvish NavyEdit

  • Großadmiral Ludwig Matern - Commander of the Artanian Union Force in Ibutho, also a major role in destroying the Ahmadist state in Cildania and the Cildanian Civil War.
  • Vizeadmiral Matthäus von Weinsedorf - Commander of the South Ocean Fleet, commanded "Operation Maharbaal" during the Cildanian Civil War.
  • Kapitän zur See Gregor Sperl - Commanded 1st U-Boat Flotilla, pioneer in modern Dorvish submarine warfare, commanded Dorvish U-boat forces in the Cildanian Civil War.
  • Konteradmiral Thaddäus Rosenhain - Commanded 1st Marine Infantry Division during Operation Marharbaal.
  • Bootsmann Stephan Albrecht - Took command of his squad following death of his NCO, also took great efforts to shield Al-Badaran citizens from Ahmadi insurgents.

Dorvish Air ForceEdit

  • Leutnant Karlis Wandel - Dorvish-Dundorfian War hero who crippled Dundorfian enemy leadership while leading 17. Fallschirmjäger-Batallion of the 17. Fallschirmjäger-Regiment.

SpecialtyEdit

  • General der Feldjäger Erwin Florian von Auspitz-Topol - Commanded Feldjäger forces during unrest in Haldor, served as Chief of Army Police

Current deploymentsEdit

KafuristanEdit

The Pravnova Naval Installation, now named the Tanus von Desidier Naval Installation is home to the 1st Marine Division, which is charged with all operations of the Dorvish base in Kafuristan.

Group of Forces in StatricaEdit

The Group of Forces in Statrica (Dundorfian: Gruppe der Truppen in Statrikien) was the name of the Dorvish military forces in Statrica, they were responsible for training and re-building the Statrican forces, namely the Statrican Volunteer Guard. The once enemies found themselves on the same side during a series of conflicts throughout the world in the late 3500s. The precise composition of units was kept secret but it is known that the Federal Security Service and the Dorvish Stability and Security Group were there. The Chief of the Group of Forces in Statrica was appointed by the Chief of Staff of the Dorvish General Staff and was responsible for the overall management of the group in Statrica.

Armed Forces of Dorvik topics
Leadership President of the Dorvish Republic - Supreme General Staff - Ministry of War - State Security and Defense Council - Dorvish General Staff building
Branches Dorvish Landwehr (Army) - Dorvish Marine (Navy) - Dorvish Fliegertruppe (Air force) - Dorvish Jäger (Special forces) - Dorvish Feldjäger (Military police) - Military Security Service (Military intelligence)
General Order of battle of the Armed Forces of Dorvik - Military equipment of the Dorvish Armed Forces - Dorvish defense industry (Artanian Defense Group, Ebner AG) - Dorvish Defense Export - Rank, insignia and uniforms of Dorvik
History Reichsheer - Collapse of the Dundorfian Reich - Dorvish-Vanuku Arms Deal
Awards and decorations Counter-Insurgency Badge - Iron Cross (2nd Class & 1st Class) - Dorvish Cross (with Oak Leaves, with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds and with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds)

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