Zamastanian Armed Forces

Zamastanian Armed Forces
Z.A.F.
Zamastanian Armed Forces.jpg
Embelm of the Zamastanian Armed Forces
Active1 April 1802 (1802-04-01)
(219 years, 6 months ago)
CountryZamastan
AllegianceGovernment of Zamastan, President of Zamastan
SizeTotal - 2,826,500
Active Duty - 1,671,500
Reserve members - 1,145,000
Engagements
Commanders
President of ZamastanAtticus Moreau
Secretary of DefenseCamille Boffrand
Secretary of the ArmyBradley Price
Secretary of the NavyAntoine Porter
Secretary of the Air ForceDamian Rhodes

The Zamastanian Armed Forces (ZAF), or Zamastanian Forces (ZF), are the unified armed forces of Zamastan. This unified institution consists of three professional service branches: the Zamastanian Navy and Marines (forming the Zamastanian Naval Forces), the Zamastanian Army and the Zamastanian Air Force. The forces are managed by the Department of Defense and controlled by the Secretary of Defense. The Commander-in-Chief is the President of Zamastan, to whom members of the forces swear an oath of allegiance. The Armed Forces are charged with protecting Zamastan and its overseas territories, promoting Zamastan's global security interests and supporting international peacekeeping efforts. They are active and regular participants in the Coalition of Crown Albatross' global peacekeeping missions, and also operate with combined international forces through the Western Euronia Defense Alliance. Current end strength is authorized at 2,826,500, including 1,671,500 Regular Force members, 1,145,000 Reserve Force members and 110,000 civilian employees. The number of filled positions is lower than the authorized strength.

From their inception during the Revolutionary War, the Zamastanian Armed Forces have played a decisive role in the history of Zamastan. They helped forge a sense of national unity and identity through victories in the Parabocan War and played a critical role in defending soveriegnty during multiple conflicts against Gladysynthia. The Home Security Act of 1956, adopted following the World War, created the modern Zamastanian military framework. The Act established the Home Military Establishment, headed by the secretary of defense; and created the Zamastanian Air Force and the Home Security Council. It was amended in 1958, renaming the Home Military Establishment the Department of Defense, and merged the cabinet-level Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, and Department of the Air Force, into the Department of Defense.

The Zamastanian Armed Forces are considered the world's most powerful military, nearly edged by Yuan. The Zamastanian Armed Forces has significant capabilities in both defense and power projection due to its large budget, resulting in advanced and powerful technologies which enables a widespread deployment of the force around the world, including around 140 military bases and deployments outside Zamastan.

History

The history of the ZAF dates back to 1802, when the National Zamastan Liberation Front was formed to fight against the occupying Skithan Empire during the Zamastan War of Independence. Most of the NZLF was composed of freed-slaves and abolitionist colonists, though about six months into the conflict, standardized recruitment methods spread over the colony. The army modernized around 1805 to form a standardized military force similar to most developed nations. The Navy and Army debuted on September 3rd, 1805, and the Air Force debuted on September 21st, 1924 with 10 planes, formalized following the World War. The 1808 adoption of the Constitution of Zamastan gave the Congress the power to "raise and support armies", to "provide and maintain a navy" and to "make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces", as well as the power to declare war. The President of Zamastan is the Armed Forces' commander-in-chief.

Conflicts

(See article: List of wars involving Zamastan)

Conflicts directly involving Zamastanian Armed Forces

No. Conflict Casualties
1 Revolutionary War
  • 5,608 dead
  • 6,094 wounded
  • 403 captured
2 Great Cardoza War
  • 43,332 dead
  • 130,000 wounded
  • 1,060 missing
3 First Danaska War
  • 3,094 dead
  • 9,000 wounded
  • 65 missing
4 The World War
  • 102,392 dead
  • 869,000 wounded
5 Second Danaska War
  • 2,521–2,800 dead
  • 7,250–8,800 wounded
  • 293 captured
6 First War in Vulkaria
  • 8,738 dead
  • 20,902 wounded
7 Second War in Vulkaria
  • 3,246 dead
  • 120,902 wounded
8 Third Danaska War
  • 328 dead
  • 3700 wounded
9 Ossinia War
  • 68 dead
  • 400 wounded

Structure

Combatant commands

Central Command

Zamastanian Central Command (ZAMCENTCOM or CENTCOM) is the geographic combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military operations in Northwest and Southwest Euronia, including Zamastan itself. Central Command is headquartered at Bartlett Army Base, Emerald, Pahl.

East Adula Command

Zamastanian East Adula Command (ZAMEADUCOM or EADUCOM) is the geographic combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military operations in East, Central, and South Adula. East Adula Command is headquartered at Delbour Air Force Base, Vongane, Quetana.

West Adula Command

Zamastanian West Adula Command (ZAMWADUCOM or WADUCOM) is the geographic combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military operations in Cadairi and Somodi Adula. West Adula Command is headquartered at Masterson Air Force Base, Port Talbot, Cadair.

Ausiana Command

Zamastanian Ausiana Command (ZAMAUSCOM or AUSCOM) is the geographic combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military operations in Ausiana. Ausiana Command is dual-headquartered at Atkins Air Force Base, Amstelveen, Vulkaria and at Ninun Air Force Base in Gangkou.

East Euronia Command

Zamastanian East Euronia Command (ZAMEUROCOM or EUROCOM) is the geographic combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military operations in Northeast and Southeast Euronia. East Euronia Command is headquartered at Cain Air Force Base, Osmino, North Kandson.

Nortua Command

Zamastanian Nortua Command (ZAMNORCOM or NORCOM) is the geographic combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military operations in Nortua. Nortua Command is dual-headquartered at Bassel Air Force Base, Norasa, Constantio and at Chacich Air Force Base, Allengin, Elbresia.

Functional

Cyber Command

Special Operations

Zamastanian Special Operations Command (ZSOCOM or SOCOM) is the functional combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military special operations. Special Operations Command is headquartered in Patch Air Force Base, Tregueux.

Strategic Operations

Zamastanian Strategic Operations (ZSTRATOP or STRATOP) is the functional combatant command responsible for Zamastanian military nuclear and missile defense operations. Strategic Operations is headquartered in Lorrie Air Force Base, Pahl. Strategic Operations was established on 1 June 1992, replacing the specified command function of Strategic Air Operations.

Awards and decorations

See: Awards and decorations of the Zamastanian Armed Forces

Personnel

The Zamastanian Armed Forces are the world's second largest military by personnel, following Yuan and slightly outpacing Drambenburg, consisting of a current end strength of 2,826,500, including 1,671,500 Regular Force members, 1,145,000 Reserve Force members and 110,000 civilian employees. While the Zamastanian Armed Forces is an all-volunteer military, conscription through a selective conscription program can be enacted at the president's request and Congressional Hall's approval, with all males ages 18 through 30 who are living in Zamastan required to register with the program.

As in most militaries, members of the Zamastanian Armed Forces hold a rank, either that of officer, warrant officer or enlisted, to determine seniority and eligibility for promotion. Those who have served are known as veterans. Rank names may be different between services, but they are matched to each other by their corresponding paygrade. Officers who hold the same rank or paygrade are distinguished by their date of rank to determine seniority, while officers who serve in certain positions of office of importance set by law, outrank all other officers in active duty of the same rank and paygrade, regardless of their date of rank.

Component Military Enlisted Officer Male Female Civilian
Zamastanian Army 1,260,000 876,206 90,785 865,784 369,345 788,644
Zamastanian Naval Forces 296,500 200,092 21,335 181,845 115,551 20,484
Zamastanian Air Force 160,000 98,286 44,114 95,852 65,168 100,293

Locations

Overseas

The Zamastanian Armed Forces has 63 bases overseas outside of Zamastanian territory, including 18 Army, 33 Air Force, and 12 Naval bases. They also are housed in dozens of foreign military bases to provide training and logistics to allied forces.

Army
Air Force
Navy

Domestic

Army
Air Force
Navy
  • ZNB Tofino
  • ZNB Jade Harbor
  • ZNB White Rock
  • ZNB Point Tarin
  • ZNB Alabaster
  • ZNB Fougere
  • ZNB Svalberg
  • ZNB Tregueux
  • ZNB Anchorhead
  • ZNB Alutia
  • ZNB Titania
  • ZNB Auckandia
  • ZNB Gangkou
  • ZNB Holish Islands

Rank structure

Graduation of the class of 2019 at the Zamastan Military Academy at Point Tarin
Air Force graduates at the Alanis Air Force Academy

Rank in the Zamastanian Armed Forces is split into three distinct categories: officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel. Officers are the leadership of the military, holding commissions from the president of Zamastan and confirmed to their rank by the Senate. Warrant officers hold a warrant from the secretaries of the military departments, serving as specialist in certain military technologies and capabilities. Upon promotion to chief warrant officer 2, they gain a commission from the president of Zamastan. Enlisted personnel constitute the majority of the armed forces, serving as specialists and tactical-level leaders until they become senior non-commissioned officers or senior petty officers.

Officers are typically commissioned as second lieutenants or ensigns with a bachelor's degree after several years of training and education or directly commissioning from civilian life into a specific specialty, such as a medical professional, lawyer, chaplain, or cyber specialist. The three primary commissioning routes include:

Zamastanian service academies: Four-year military college that provides academic, military, physical, and leadership training.

Reserve Officer Training Corps: Part time military program at traditional colleges.

Officer candidate school: Shortened military training for civilians or enlisted personnel who already possess a bachelor's degree.

Women in the armed forces

Women have been serving in the Armed Forces since its inception, albeit largely in unofficial or non-combat roles until the Women Armed Forces Act of 1999 allowed all military combat jobs to become available to women. This gave women access to the roughly 10% of military jobs which were previously closed off due to their combat nature. Some military services have exceptions to the rule if they believe that certain jobs, such as machine gunners, should be restricted to men only due in part to prior studies which stated that mixed gender units are less capable in combat. Physical requirements for all jobs remained unchanged. Many women believe this will allow for them to improve their positions in the military, since most high-ranking officers start in combat positions. Since women are now available to work in any position in the military, female entry into the draft has been proposed, but not enacted.

The first women to serve in the military during the War of Independence, when they served as medics and supply runners. During the World War, their roles were greatly expanded to include medical and technician roles, although they still largely remained segregated from the male dominated roles in combat. The Second Vulkaria War saw fully integrated women combat roles in the military. The highest ranking woman in the Zamastanian Armed Forces is Fleet Admiral Rebecca Chaney, who heads the Navy's 5th Fleet.