Guàrdia di Stado

Guàrdia di Stado
MontecaraCoA.png
Active1831–present
Country Montecara
TypeGround forces
SizeActive: 3,216
Reserve: 45,543
Garrison/HQCastèl Gerò
Standard of the GuàrdiaGuardia-flag.png
Websiteguardia.go.mc
Commanders
Commander-in-chiefColegio
Secretary of Defense and SecurityTulio Brucàt
Captain-GeneralErmàn Manfrìn

The Guàrdia di Stado (Montecaran, Guard of the State) is the land forces component of the Military of Montecara.

History

The Montecaran military was long dominated by its navy. Land forces were often an afterthought and dominated by mercenaries hired from abroad.

Manpower

The Guàrdia is the only component of the Montecaran military that practices conscription. Conscripts serve for a term of two years, usually beginning at age 17. Once a conscript's two-year service is complete, he or she is considered a qualified soldier and remains on the reserve list until reaching the age of 40 (for other ranks) or 45 (for officers).

Upon reaching service age, new recruits report to Castèl Gerò and take a battery of physical and academic tests. Based on their results, they may be assigned to a remedial physical fitness course or move directly on to recruit training. The basic training course lasts 12 weeks, during which recruits learn the rudiments of military skills and discipline.

Organization

The Guàrdia is organized primarily as a militia force. It is under civilian control, with the Colegio as collective commander in chief. The secretary responsible for the Guàrdia is the Secretary of Defense and Security, Tulio Brucàt. The highest rank, Captain-General, is a singular appointment for the top military officer in command.

With approximately 3,000 active-duty soldiers, the Guàrdia is roughly equivalent to a brigade in size.

Equipment

Vehicles

Name Image Origin Role Note
Utility vehicles
Éclair Ascension Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen Norwegian military fq.jpg  Ainin Light utility vehicle
Éclair M 150 GBC180 001.JPG  Ainin Heavy cargo truck
Armored fighting vehicles
Général BC 40 T VBM Freccia visto frontalmente.JPG  Ainin Infantry fighting vehicle
Fonan E2 Mowag Eagle V.jpg  Ainin Light armored car

Artillery

Name Image Origin Role Note
Mortars
Mortier Tr. 51 M30 mortar at the War Remnants Museum.jpg Ainin Ainin 107 mm mortar
Mortier Tr. 78 60mm mortar round being launch (crop).jpg Ainin Ainin 60 mm mortar
Coastal artillery
Autotorexìn m.70
(12cm Kystkanon)
Landsort ERSTA 2011a.jpg  Sjealand Coastal artillery 5 in service. Acquired 1970-1988.
Towed artillery
Obusier Tr. 75 Royal Artillery Firing 105mm Light Guns MOD 45155621.jpg Ainin Ainin 105 mm howitzer 6 in service.
Obusier Tr. 205 Australian soldiers from the 8-12 Field Regiment firing a M777 155mm howitzer.jpg Ainin Ainin 155 mm howitzer 4 in service.

Small arms

Model Image Origin Type Caliber Notes
Handgun
ARL P16
FN5701.jpg  Ainin Pistol 5.7×28mm Standard-issue pistol
Rifles
ARL C2
FNC IMG 1527.jpg  Ainin Assault rifle 5.56×45mm Standard-issue rifle
ARL F9 TIR
SLRL1A1.jpg  Ainin Battle rifle 7.62×51mm Former standard-issue rifle, many still in stock
ARS-STORM
Scar L Standard.jpg  Sjealand Assault rifle 5.56×45mm In use by select units
Machine guns
ARS LMG-40
Madsen-saetter-lmg.jpg  Sjealand General-purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm
ARS TMG-50
Madsen-saetter-hmg.jpg  Sjealand Heavy machine gun 12.7×99mm Used on vehicles and emplacements
Sniper rifle
ARS SSV-05
CheyTacIntervention.jpg  Sjealand Sniper rifle 8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm
Anti-tank and air weapons
NVF PVV-19
AT-4Launcher.jpeg  Sjealand Anti-tank weapon 84 mm
MACP-3
FIM-92 Stinger USMC.JPG  Ainin Surface-to-air missile Man-portable air-defense system

Ranks

Officers

Aspirant
Aspirànt
Sub-lieutenant
Subtenènt
Lieutenant
Tenènt
Captain
Captàn
Major
Maxòr
Lieutenant-Colonel
Coronèl-tenènt
Colonel
Coronèl
Captain-General
Captàn-xenera
No equivalent
O-(D) O-1 O-2 O-3 O-4 O-5 O-6 O-7 O-8 O-9 O-10
Carabinieri-OF-1b.svg Carabinieri-OF-1a.svg Carabinieri-OF-2.svg Carabinieri-OF-3.svg Carabinieri-OF-4.svg Carabinieri-OF-5.svg Carabinieri-OF-6.svg No equivalent

Enlisted

Recruit
Novelìn
Private
Soldàt
Corporal
Caporàl
Chosen corporal
Caporàl xelto
Sergeant
Sergènt
Chosen sergeant
Sergènt xelto
Master sergeant
Sergènt màstro
No equivalent
E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-6 E-7 E-8 E-9
No insignia No insignia MC-OR-3.png MC-OR-4.png MC-OR-5.png MC-OR-6.png MC-OR-7.png No equivalent