Flamaguayan Armed Forces
|Flamaguayan Armed Forces|
Fuerzas Armadas de Flamaguay
Flag of the Armed Forces
|Service branches||National Army|
National Air Force
Corps of Carabineers
|Caudillo of Flamaguay||Ermenegildo Maturín Casonféz|
|Director of National Defense||Eugenia Ábalos|
|Military age||18-45 for combat roles|
|Percent of GDP||5.4%|
|Domestic suppliers||Multiple state entities and companies|
|Foreign suppliers|| Embrea|
The Flamaguayan Armed Forces, (Fuerzas Armadas de Flamaguay, FAF), are the military forces of the Flamaguayan Confederation.
They are composed by the National Army (Ejercito Nacional), the National Navy (Armada Nacional), the National Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Nacional), the Corps of Carabineers, and the Naval Prefecture. Voluntary service is permitted from 18 years of age, front-line service is prohibited from 45 years of age.
The Armed Forces have incorporated female personnel since 1950, due to manpower constraints brought on by the civil war.
The Flamaguayan Armed Forces were founded on 1724, with the creation of the Ejercito Nacional and the Armada Nacional, unifying all pre-existing March forces and disbanding the Ever-Serving Army. Many units in the present armed forces trace their regimental lineage back to independent March forces or the Ever-Serving Army.
The National Defense System of Flamaguay oversees and administers the totality of the institutions and organizations arrayed in the defense of Flamaguay.
In accordance with article 20 of the Flamaguayan Constitution, the commander-in-chief of the entirety of the armed forces, and the entire National Defense System, is the Caudillo of Flamaguay. The Caudillo is empowered by the constitution to lead the administration and management of the armed forces by carrying out the following roles:
- Approves the commissioning and promotion of officers, as proposed by the College of Infantes;
- Directs the assignment of officers, with the agreement of the College of Infantes in the concession of work postings, and independently of any other authority on the battlefield;
- Counts with the service of the totality of the armed forces, including their organization and distribution, according to the necessities of the nation as determined by the Caudillo;
- To declare war and armed reprisals, in conjunction with the approval of the Council of Notables;
- To declare and implement a state of siege in any point of, or across the entirety of, the nation in the case of external aggression;
- To oversee the implementation of a state of siege in any point of, or across the entirety of, the nation in the case of internal unrest at the direction of the Council of Notables;
- To prevent, but if necessary to conduct, war in accordance with the support and advice provided by the Confederate Council of National Defense;
- To conduct military operations in war with the support and advice provided by the Directorate of National Defense, the Chief of the Joint General Staff, and of the chiefs of the General Staff of each of the branches of the armed forces;
- To yearly inform and submit for approval to the Joint Commission of Notables and Infantes on National Defense the state of the organisation of the armed forces and its budgetary details.
Immediately subordinate to the Caudillo is the Confederate Council of National Defense, which directly advises the Caudillo on matters related to the security of the nation. The Council is presided over by the Caudillo, and further counts among its members the Director of National Defense, the Director of Public Hygiene, the chiefs of the national intelligence organisms, the Chief of the Joint General Staff, and the speakers of the College of Notables and the College of Infantes.
The legislative organs intervene in the National Defense System, providing checks and balances through their complementary roles. The College of Infantes is integral to the Armed Forces, as only members of the College of the Infantes, or individuals approved both by the Infantes and the Caudillo, may be commissioned as officers within the armed forces. The Council of Notables must agree on the deployment of military force and the declaration of war, as well as the declaration of martial law during peacetime. In unison, the legislative, through the Joint Commission for the College of Infantes, oversees and approves military budgeting and major organizational changes.
The Directorate of National Defense is the last pillar of the National Defense System. It directs, orders, and coordinates Defense-related activities that are not under the purview of the Caudillo or under the assignment of any other body, organism, or functionary.
The final elements in the hierarchy of the National Defense System are the Armed Forces Joint General Staff (Estado Mayor Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas, EMCFA), and the respective General Staffs of each of the branches of the Armed Forces.
The Armed Forces Joint General Staff leads the FAF.
The National Army (Ejercito Nacional) constitutes the land-warfare branch of the Flamaguayan Armed Forces. Fielding 372,000 personnel, yy land vehicles, and zz aircraft, it is the largest service branch and counts for over sixty percent of active manpower and over seventy-five percent of reserve manpower.
The National Air Force ( Fuerza Aérea Nacional) is the primary air service of the Flamaguayan Armed Forces. Fielding more than 170,000 personnel and 2,000 aircraft, it is a sizable modern force. The backbone of FAN combat capability is provided by the SEPA Ráfaga, which is augmented by a variety of airframes and ground-based weapons system. The FAN operates the national air-defense network, and is responsible for defense of all fixed installations.