Military of Paquador
|Commander-in-Chief||Waldo Gustavo Prat|
|Chief of the National Guard||Juan Carlos Carrillo Schlenker|
|Ranks||Military ranks of Paquador|
The National Guard (Spanish: Guardia Nacional, otherwise known as la Guardia, GN) is a militia and a gendarmerie. It acts as both the armed forces and police force of Paquador which gives it huge influence in society. It is notorious for human rights abuses and corruption. It regular interferes in politics. It consists of 25,000 officers and enlisted men and consists of 5 branches; army, navy, air force, special forces and national police.
The Guardia has a bloated top command apparatus meaning it has a large amount of general-grade officers compared to other ranks. The Guardia motto is: "Honor, Patria, Disciplina"
The majority of its weaponry consists of US-made surplus 'hand-me-downs' from both world wars, Korea and Vietnam, partially supplemented by more modern equipment either donated or sold by Israel, Spain, Argentina and South Africa.
The Guardia fields a small armoured corps of which the inventory consists mostly of World War II-vintage American vehicles acquired in the 1950s – ten ex-Philippine Army M4A3 E8 (76) and M4A3E8 (105) Sherman tanks, four M3A1 Stuart light tanks, forty-five T17E1 M6 Staghound armoured cars of Israeli origin (some had their turrets removed and replaced by a 30. or 50. cal Browning HMG mount instead). And fifty M9 half-tracks.
The main rifle is the M16 rifle.
12,500 belong to the Army
The National Guard Navy (Marina de Guerra de la Guardia Nacional, MG-GN) has about 1,000 sailors and ratings who man ten Israeli Dabur-1 class patrol boats. It also consists of 1000 marines.
The Air Force of the National Guard (Fuerza Aérea de La Guardia Nacional, FAGN) is comprised of 1,500 Officers and enlisted men.
- combat squadron ( Escuadrón de Combate )
- helicopter squadron ( Escuadrón de Ala Rotatoria )
- transport squadron ( Escuadrón de Transporte )
- training squadron of the Air Force School
The National Police of the National Guard (Policia Nacional – Guardia Nacional, PNGN) is a municipal constabulary numbering some 9,000–10,000 male and female uniformed constables. Most of its lightly-armed personnel are concentrated in the main urban centres on police duties, or assigned to the Brigadas Especiales contra Actos de Terrorismo (BECAT, Special Counter-insurgency Brigades).
BECAT is an urban rapid-reaction, anti-terrorist unit closely modeled on SWAT, whose members use special camouflage uniforms and Israeli helmets and flak vests, being armed with Uzi SMGs, M-16s, pump-action shotguns and sniper rifles. Recognizable by their M38A1 MD Jeeps equipped with vehicular beacons, sirens and wire cutters installed on the front bumper, and painted in blue-and-white National Police markings, BECAT teams are frequently employed in raids in urban slums in search for hidden guerrillas, and quickly earned an unenviable reputation for brutality.
The Basic Infantry Training School (Spanish: Escuela Entrenamiento Básico De Infantería, EEBI) fields some 2,000–2,500 elite counter-insurgency troops, comprising Commandos (a.k.a. the "Black Berets")
- Military Academy of Paquador (Academia Militar de Paquador, AMP ) - opened on November 9, 1939
- Basic Infantry Training School (Escuela de Entrenamiento Basico de Infanteria, EEBI )
- Air Force School (Escuela del Aire)
- Police Academy National Guard
Different rank insignia are used by officers of the Army, Navy and Air Force respectively.
|NATO code||OF-10||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||OF(D) and Student officer|
|General de Ejército||Teniente General||Mayor General||General de Brigada||Coronel||Teniente Coronel||Mayor||Capitán||Teniente||Subteniente||Cadete|
|Almirante||Vicealmirante||Contralmirante||Comodoro de Marina||Capitán de Navío||Capitán de Fragata||Capitán de Corbeta||Teniente de Navio||Teniente de Fragata||Alférez||Guardiamarina|
|General de Fuerza Aerea||Teniente General||Mayor General||General de Brigada||Coronel||Teniente Coronel||Mayor||Capitán||Teniente||Subteniente||Cadete|
The rank insignia for enlisted personnel for the army, navy and air force respectively.
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|Sargento mayor de brigada||Sargento mayor primero||Sargento mayor||Sargento de primera||Sargento||Subsargento||Cabo||Dragoneante||Soldado|
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