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[Armed Forces of the Commonwealth] Commonwealth Defence Force and Equipment

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Commonwealth Coat of Arms: 

The Commonwealth Defence Forces  

Founded 1521; 500 years ago

Current form 1975; 46 years ago

Service Branches:

Commonwealth Army

Commonwealth Air Force

Commonwealth Navy

Headquarters: Arkos 

Commander-in-chief: Government (Chancellor Nyanta Akamura)

Minister of Defence:  James Hurst 

Field Marshal:  General Tin Wobec 

Director General: Winfrid Warfield

Chief of Defence Staff: Commodore  Dina Violet

Domestic suppliers: Commonwealth Armament 

Military Age: 16-70

Conscription: Active

Available for
military service: 1 Million 

Active personnel: 100.000
Reserve personnel: 50.000
Budget:  ~ 9.5 USB
Percent of GDP: 5% 

Army Equipment:
Main Battle Rifle FN SCAR and Variants
Main Sidearm: Beretta M9

Bayonet: M-9 Multipurpose Bayonet

Shotguns: L128A1

Long range rifle: L118A1 and variants

Machine gun´s:  M2 Browning, Rheinmetall MG3
Grenades and grenade launchers: DM51, MK 13, M18A1 Anti-Personnel Mine, Smokes, Flashbangs 

Indirect fire weapons: L16A2

Anti-tank weapons: Carl Gustav, L1A2, L2A1

Utility vehicles: Ptgb 5, BvS 10

Armoured personnel carriers: Bv 206 (50), MOWAG Piranha (30)

Infantry fighting vehicles: Puma
Logistics:  LSV (100),LRBA (20), Close support Tanker (15),HETS (20)

Artillery: Bofors 40 mm (40), MIM-23 Hawk(15), L118 light gun (40)

Anti air: S-300  Planned to Expaind

Aircraft Carriers: Nimitz (Planned)
Naval Airforce: Planned with Getting a Carrier

Amphibious assault ships: Wasp Class (2) (Planned to get to 10)
Amphibious Command Ships: Blue Ridge Class (Planned)

Landing Crafts: 20 

Cruisers: Ticonderoga Class (Planned)
Corvettes:  Stockholm class (1)

Destroyers: Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (3)


Minesweepers: Styrsö class (1)
Patrol boats: Trapper class (5)

Hospital Ships: 4

Submarines: Ohio Class (planned)


Combat aircraft: F-16C (20), JAS 39C (20), Su-30 (20)

Recon: Grumman S-2 Tracker (2), Lockheed U-2 (Planned)
AWACS: Boeing E-3 (1)

Close Air Support: A-10 Thunderbolt (5) ,Su-25 (10), Lockheed AC-130 (Planned) 

Transport:  C-130 (6)

Helicopters: MV-22B (12)  , A UH-1N (30), HH-60G(5),AH-1Z Viper (7) and UH-1Y Venom (5)

Trainers: 20


Ranks Soldiers:
On completion of Basic Training, all new soldiers start as Privates although the title may be Trooper, Gunner, Signaller, Sapper, Guardsman, Rifleman  depending on the Corps of Regiment in which they are serving.
Lance Corporal

Promotion to Lance Corporal may follow after Initial Trade Training, or after about 4 years as a Private.

Lance Corporals are required to supervise a small team of up to four soldiers called a section.

They also have opportunities to specialise and undertake specialist military training.


After 6 to 8 years, and depending on ability to lead, promotion to Corporal typically follows.

In this rank, additional trade and instructor qualifications can be gained.

Corporals are given command of more soldiers and equipment - such as tanks and guns.


Sergeant is a senior role of responsibility, promotion to which typically takes place after 12 years of service, depending on ability.

Sergeants typically are second in command of a troop or platoon of up to 35 soldiers, with the important responsibility for advising and assisting junior officers

Staff Sergeant

After a few years as a Sergeant promotion to either Staff or Colour Sergeant may follow.

This is a senior role combining man and resource management of around 120 soldiers, or even command of a platoon or troop.

Warrant Officer Class 2

This is a senior management role focussing on the training, welfare and discipline of a company, squadron or battery of up to 120 soldiers.

WO2s act as the senior advisors to the Major in command of the sub-unit and may also be selected for a commission as an Officer.

Warrant Officer Class 1

The most senior soldier rank in the British Army, typically reached after 18 years of outstanding service. WO1 are the senior advisors of their unit's Commanding Officer, with leadership, discipline and welfare responsibilities of up to 650 officers and soldiers and equipment.


Officer Cadet

This is the rank held during initial officer training at the Military Academy Arkos or in the University Officers' Training Corps

Second Lieutenant

This is the rank held on commissioning from the  Military Academy Arkos.

It is normally held for 1 to 2 years.

During their time as a Second Lieutenant, Officers complete special to arms training relevant to their Corps.

After training is complete, they are responsible for leading up to 30 soldiers in a platoon or troop, both in training and on operations.


The rank of Lieutenant is typically held for 2 to 3 years.

They normally command a platoon or troop of around 30 soldiers, with increased responsibilities from being a Second Lieutenant.

They also have the opportunity to gain specialised skills outside their unit.


The rank of Captain is typically held for 5 - 10 years.

Captains are normally made second-in-command of a sub-unit of up to 120 soldiers.

They are key players in the planning and decision-making process, with tactical responsibility for operations on the ground as well as equipment maintenance, logistic support and personnel.


Typically a Major will be given command of a sub-unit of up to 120 officers and soldiers with responsibility for their training, welfare and administration both in camp and op operations, as well as the management of their equipment.

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonels typically command units of up to 650 soldiers, containing four or five sub-units - known as the Commanding Officer.

They are responsible for the overall operational effectiveness of their unit in terms of military capability, welfare and general discipline.

Commanding Officer is typically a two-year appointment.


Colonels are not usually field commanders (except in the  Army Medical Corps).

Typically they serve as staff officers between field commands at battalion/brigade level.

It is the lowest of the staff ranks and they are the principal advisors to senior officers.

Brigadier (aka 1 star)

Brigadier is not considered to be a General officer rank by the Commonwealth Army but rather a Field officer rank.

Brigadiers can command a brigade or be a director of operational capability groups such as a director of staff.

Major General (aka 2 star)

Major Generals command formations of division size and the  Military Academy Arkos, and hold senior staff appointments in the Ministry of Defence and other headquarters.

Lieutenant General (aka 3 star)

Lieutenant Generals command formations of Corps size and other commands in the Commonwealth and overseas.

They also hold very senior staff appointments in the Ministry of Defence and other headquarters.

General (aka 4 star)

Generals hold the most senior appointments - such as Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of the general Staff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander , and Commander in Chief Land Forces.

Field Marshal

The highest rank in the Commonwealth  Army since 1875.

The rank of Field Marshal has become an honorary rank.


Officer Ranks:
Admiral of the Fleet


Vice Admiral

Rear admiral




Lieutenant commander




Officer Cadet



 Leading Aircraftman

Senior Aircraftman

 Senior Aircraftman (Technican)

 Lance Corporal CAF Regiment



 Chief Technican

Flight Sergeant 

 Warrant Officer 


 Pilot Officer 

 Flying Officer 

 Flight Lieutenant 

Squadron Leader 

Wing commander 

 Group Captain 

 Air Commodore 

 Air Vice-Marshal

 Air Marshal

 Air Chief Marshal 

 Marshal of the Commonwealth Air Force 







Edited by Nyanta (see edit history)
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