|Armed Forces of Aldegar|
War Ensign of Aldegar
|Service branches||Aldegarian Land Forces|
Aldegarian Air and Air Defense Forces
Imperial Guard Corps
|Headquarters||Aldegaria, Kemoku, Aldegar|
|Minister of Defense||Gen. Taghi Arabnia|
|Commander||Gen. Taghi Arabnia|
|Military age||18 - 66 years old|
|1,299,400, age 18 - 66|
|Percent of GDP||3.8%|
The Armed Forces of Aldegar (Aldegarian: Nīrūhā-ye Mojahhaz-e Aldegār) is comprised of the three primary branches of the Aldegarian military: the Aldegarian Army, the Aldegarian Navy and the Aldegarian Air Force. The three branches are supported by a number of smaller branches, notably including the Aldegarian Air Defence Force and the Aldegarian Republican Guard.
The commander-in-chief of the wider armed forces is the Shewra but this power is exercised by the President of Aldegar by convention. The Aldegarian Republican Guard however is under the direct control of the President, the institution has its history in the Imperial Guard that was historically the personal armed force of the Shah of Aldegar.
Command and control personnel
All personnel were appointed in February, 4483.
- Commander (and Chief of Staff) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Aldegar - Gen. Taghi Arabnia (Imperial Guard/Aldegarian Army)
- Deputy Commander (and Deputy Chief of Staff) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Aldegar - Lt. Gen. Amir Reza Ershadi (Aldegarian Air and Air Defense Forces)
- Commander of the Aldegarian Army - Maj. Gen. Nozar Jabarzadeh
- Commander of the Aldegarian Air and Air Defense Forces - Maj. Gen. Sohrab Mehrnia
- Commander of the Aldegarian Navy - Rear Adm. Omid Gankhaki
- Commander of the Imperial Guard Corps - Lt. Gen. Majid Bagherzadeh
- Commander of the Aldegarian Kozak Brigade - Maj. Gen. Vahid Rastkar Volkov
- Commander of the Javidan (Immortal) Force - Maj. Gen. Sadeq Nassirian
- Commander of the Basij - Brig. Gen. Mehran Bagherzadeh
- Chairman of the Military Intelligence Organization - Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Ghaffari (Aldegarian Army)
The Armed Forces of Aldegar are commanded overall by the Shah who is the "Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Aldegar" making the Shah the penultimate power within Aldegar in relation to armed forces matters. The Ministry of Defense is responsible for the command and control over the military and unlike systems such as the Dorvish Ministry of Defense where the Ministry of Defense plays a limited role, the Ministry of Defense in Aldegar plays an integral role in the overall command and control over the armed forces and the General Staff of the Armed Forces is a ministry component.
The day-to-day and operation control over the Armed Forces of Aldegar is the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Aldegar. The Commander (also entitled as the Chief of Staff) of the General Staff is the overall combatant commander of the Aldegarian Armed Forces; they are assisted by a Deputy Commander. The Commander and Deputy Commander are both appointed by the Shah and serve at their discretion. The General Staff is comprised of several dozen departments that all have a specific function and serve to better and manage the Armed Forces of Aldegar.
Beneath the General Staff are the commanders of the individual branches, they are as follows: Commander of the Aldegarian Ground Forces, Commander of the Aldegarian Air and Air Defense Forces and Commander of the Aldegarian Navy. Each of these officers is appointed by the Commander of the General Staff and approved directly by the Shah. The Imperial Guard is entirely separate and functions as its own armed forces directly underneath the command of the Shah. The Commander of the Imperial Guard is responsible to the Shah directly in place of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff. The Imperial Guard function effectively as a praetorian guard for the Shah and the Imperial family.
The Military Intelligence Organization is a component of the General Staff however due to its nature acts autonomously for the most part.
In early February 4483 the Armed Forces of Aldegar held a 5 day military parade to show off domestically produced hardware that had been held in stock due to budget cuts and corruption within the armed forces. This ceremony was overseen by Minister of Defense and Commander of the General Staff General Taghi Arabnia.
Specialized forces and special forces
The Aldegarian Armed Forces maintain several specialized and special units that fall outside the normal chain of command. For instance, the Imperial Guard maintains the Aldegarian Kozak Brigade which is organized in traditional Kozak fashion and is due to an influx of Kozaks that ended up in northern Aldegar in the Province of Amuro. The Commander of the Aldegarian Kozak Brigade operates semi-independently of the Imperial Guard but is considered a component of it and operates as a special forces component of the Imperial Guard. The Kozak and Aldegarians have continued mutual friendships and cultural exchanges due to the presence of the unit.
The Imperial Guard Corps also maintains the "Mobilization Resistance Forces" (Aldegarian: Niruyeh Moghavemat Basij) commonly known as the Basij which is a paramilitary volunteer force underneath direct command of the Shah and the Imperial family meant as a means to bring loyal citizens into the fold and indoctrinate them, though this is not public knowledge. While the Shah would like to think that the force is entirely loyal to him the Basij are also notably religious in nature of are often extremist in both their loyalty to the Yazdist faith and the Mobedan Mobed.
Perhaps the most secretive and elusive of the Imperial Guard Corps are the Immortals, titled after ancient Aldegarian warriors that struck a fierce sense of terror into their enemies, the Immortals are the elite special operations force of Aldegar. The Immortals, known as the Javidan Guard or the Javidan Force are responsible for the protection of the Shah, the Imperial family, all royal facilities and protection for top tier officials and visitors to Aldegar.
Composition of forces
The Aldegarian Armed Forces borrowed a standard style Trigunian motor rifle (mechanized) brigade which forms the basis for the Aldegarian Armed Forces; though it is a little bit modified and changed due to the self-imposed reliance on domestic arms production.
References and sources
- http://forum.particracy.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1852&p=142417#p142407 Aldegarian President calls for new bloc to "...counter Northern Council aggression."
|History||Kemokian Empire • Varigosian Kingdom • Phraatid Dynasty • Mu-Tze Khanate • Rostamid Dynasty • Shahnazid Dynasty • War of Luthori Succession|
|Geography||Aldegar Canal • Seleya|
|Satrapies||Somasi • Hikirena • Amuro • Kemoku • Polran|
|Demographics||Ethnicities: Aldegarians • Mu-Tze • Bihezis • Kharajis • Dudmanis • Majatrans • Canrillaise|
Religions: Yazdism • Hosianism • Aldegarian Apostolic Church • Daenism • Rowshanism • Hamekhodaism
|Government & Politics||Monarch of Aldegar|
|Notable People & Families||Shapur • Kurosh Shah • Shahriar • Bahram Bidar • St. Aladdin • House of Savārāni • Ardeshīr Savārāni • Mihryazd• Abu Bakr Omar Ibrahim Morsi|
|Armed Forces||Armed Forces of Aldegar|