|Kazulian Armed Forces|
|Commander-in-Chief: Christian Stordalen|
|Minister of Defence: Christoffer Sundby|
|Chief of Defence Staff: General Hallgrim Jacobsen|
|Available for Service: 56,452,741 (Males aged 15-50)|
|Fit for Service: 49,754,125 (Males aged 15-50)|
|Reaching military age annually: 45,000 men; 45,000 women|
|Active Personnel: 232,000|
|Reserve Personnel: 609,000|
|Budget ₴200 Billion|
|Percent of GDP 6.1%|
|National ID Number: 53|
The Kazulian Armed Forces (Kazulianisk: Forsvarskraft literally "Force of Defence") encompasses of the Kazulian Army, the Kazulian Navy,the Kazulian Air Force,the Kazulian Home Guard and the Nasjonalcyberforsvar (National Cyber Security Defence Force). The President commands the armed forces, with the title Commander-in-Chief. The President is the supreme authority for military matters and is the sole official who can order either declaration of war without approval from the Stortinget. The armed forces has, as some of its primary objectives, the defence of national territory, the protection of Kazulian interests abroad, and the maintenance of global stability. They are literally, the defensive and offensive forces of the Federal Republic of Kazulia.
The Kazulian Armed Forces have been deemed as one of the more effective fighting forces due to the large foreign influences on the military. Due to the lack of military tradition the need to train recruits fell to a number of foreign doctrines and tactics have been combined to offer a better defensive and offensive measure which allows more capability to the military. However it's noted by military specialist that the armed forces has begun to adopt some of these tactics and doctrines as their own, namely the Code Resolve Doctrine.
The established active duty strength of the armed forces for the term 4345-4347 was 232,000 service personnel with 609,000 persons in reserve.
Organisation and Command Edit
The Kazulian Armed Forces is a civilian controlled military by which the executive military powers of the president are exercised by civilian representatives during times of war, but are exercised at the discretion of the president during times of war. The president appoints commanding officers of the various arms of the armed forces and has the discretion to promote military officers without Stortinget approval.
The chief body, which exercises the executive powers of the president during peacetime, is the Department of Defence. The Ministry of Defence is responsible for crafting and enforcing defence policy. It has headed by the Minister of Defence, who is primarily charged with handling the administrative needs of the armed forces and formulating policy. During times of peace, he/she exercises the executive powers of the president (as he/she is the defence representative to the Stortinget). During peacetime, he/she must have Stortinget approval before making any defence related moves, especially when it comes to the executive powers bestowed onto said department during peacetime. During wartime the executive powers, once exercised by his department is returned to the president and the minister now acts as a military adviser to the president.
The Defence Staff Committee is the joint military operational authority for Kazulia. It consists of the various Inspector-Generals of the various arms of the armed forces and is in charge of operational planning, strategic planning and providing regular updates to the President and the Stortinget on the status of the military. It is headed by the Sjef for Forsvarsstaben (Chief of the Defence Staff) who is the highest ranking officer (both by rank and seniority) in any of the uniformed services.
Kazulian Army Edit
The Kazulian Army is Kazulia's military land component. While the Kazulian Army is principally a light infantry force, it is currently being reorganised and expanded to enable it to conduct higher-intensity operations such as being able to orient towards a mechanised structure. The army's main combat forces are organised in brigades and superior divisions. Its main convention forces comprise of eight (8) territorial infantry divisions, (4) light/mechanised infantry divisions. (4) armoured divisions and (3) paratrooper divisions in support. Since 4007, the army has adopted a combined arms tactical formation with an emphasis on cooperation and speed.
The army's special forces units are commanded by Special Operations Command. It comprises of the Hæren Spesialkommando (Army Special Commandos), Marinen Spesialkommand (Naval Special Commandos), Spesielle Rekognosering Gruppe (Special Reconnaissance Group), and the 1st Special Operations Brigade (a joint unit of special forces operators from across the armed forces). Through their extensive training and use by the armed forces in large scale operations, the Army Special Commandos are among the world's premier special operations forces units. The entirety of Kazulian Special Forces (KSOF) currently comprises approximately 4,100 personnel.
Kazulian Air Force Edit
The Kazulian Air Force (KAF) is the air force branch of the Kazulian Armed Forces. The KAF is considered to be one of the most effective and capable air forces in the world due to its training, experience and modern equipment. The KAF is commanded by Air-Forces Command.
The KAF has 25 combat wings each with various tasks and roles such as airborne Early Warning & Control, pure combat, transportation, reconnaissance and in some cases search and rescue (although this is usually the task of the Home Guard Air Component.
The Kazulia Navy (KAN) is the naval branch of the Kazulian Armed Forces. The KAN operates around 93 commissioned warships including, frigates, submarines, amphibious assault ships and aircraft carriers. In addition it maintains a modern fleet of combat and logistical aircraft. The KAN is the most modern and technologically sophisticated navy in Dovani and the greater eastern hemisphere and is responsible for defending Kazulia's waters and undertaking operations in distant locations. The KAN is commanded by Naval Command.
|Category||Kazulian Army||Kazulian Navy||Kazulian Air-Force|
|General (General)||Admiral (Admiral)||General (General)|
|Lieutenant Colonel (Oberstløytnant)||Captain Commander (Kommandørkaptein)||Lieutenant Colonel (Oberstløytnant)|
|Major (Major)||Commander (Orlogskaptein)||Major (Major)|
|Captain (Kaptein)||Lieutenant Commander (Kapteinløytnant)||Captain (Kaptein)|
|Lieutenant (Løytnant)||Lieutenant (Løytnant)||Lieutenant (Løytnant)|
|Ensign (Fenrik)||Ensign (Fenrik)||Ensign (Fenrik)|
|Sergeant (Sersjant)||Petty Officer (Kvartermester)||Sergeant (Sersjant)|
|Corporal (Korporal)||Leading Seaman (Konstabel)||Corporal (Korporal)|
|Master Lance Corporal (Visekorporal 1. Klasse)||No equivalent||Senior Aircraftman (Vingsoldat 1. Klasse)|
|Lance Corporal (Visekorporal)||Seaman (Visekonstabel)||Leading Aircraftman (Vingsoldat)|
|Private (Menig)||Junior Seaman (Menig)||Aircraftman (Flysoldat)|
National Service Edit
Conscription exists in the Federal Republic of Kazulia and has for more than two hundred (200) years. According to the Mass Conscription Act of 3836: All adults upon completion of schooling must serve either a term in the military or a lesser paid term of civilian national service, at their option. Both men and women will serve two years and three months (27 months) in the armed forces. Throughout the conscription process designated recruits are selected to be trained in order to eventually become members of the Kazulian Armed Forces's special forces units including Hæren Spesialkommando (HSK) and the Mariners. Many conscripts choose to serve in the Home Guard as the branches have become more friendly to conscripts with respect to liberties. Conscripted soldiers are paid an average 1,200 KKR monthly, considerably small to the 34,000 KKR monthly obtained by career soldiers. Around 45,000 persons are registered for military service annually.
Civilian National Service Edit
According to the Mass Conscription Act, adults have the option to either serve a term in the armed forces or a lesser paid term of civilian national service, at their option. For civilian national service, there includes a three year term as a "volunteer" in the local and federal fire brigades. Volunteers usually undergo basic medical training where upon completion they shadow senior rescue personnel, responding to emergencies throughout the nation. Although it is not a designated option, conscripts transfer from the Fire and Rescue Service into the Civil Defence Service as volunteers, training to respond to disasters and national emergencies.
Other may choose volunteer in the ambulance services. With each Stat having its own regional health council, the option to join a specific regional health council's ambulance service is open to the public, however most adults upon selecting medical services as their service to the nation, tend to volunteer under the Skalm Ambulance Service (the nation's largest and most professional ambulance service). If it necessary, in times of conflict persons registered under Civilian National Service can be called up to assist in emergency and disaster relief efforts. According to statistics around 110,000 people are registered for Civilian National Service.
Conscientious objector Edit
Until 4007 conscription was mandatory to all-able bodied men and women. However, due to a shift in military policy and political policy, the concept of conscientious objection has been a promoted principle throughout military service and could be attributed to the few conscription numbers. According to national law, Conscientious objectors are exempted from military service on the grounds of proper reasoning. For an individual to avoid military service he/she must stand before a military court where his/her case for conscientious objection shall be reviewed by a panel of judges mainly consisting of the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and 3 subordinate military officers from each branch of the armed forces (Land Forces, Air-force and Naval Forces).