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Crown Armed Forces of Mobius
Crest CAFM crest.png
Abbreviation CAFM
Founded 182 years prior to present day
Branches Mobian Army
Royal Mobian Navy
Royal Mobian Air Force
Mobian Marine Corps
Royal Mobian Coast Guard
Royal Mobian Constabulary
Headquarters Ministry of Defense, Emerald City
Commanders-in-Chief King Maximillian Acorn
Queen Alicia Acorn
Minister of Defense Franco Shepherd
Chief of the Defense Staff GA James Rogan
Military age 16 (with parental permission), 17 for voluntary service
Conscription? Only in times of national emergencies (i.e., wars)
Available for military service 17,151,092 males, ages 16-60
17,851,137 females, ages 16-60
Fit for military service 15,043,871 males, ages 16-60
14,793,001 females, ages 16-60
Reaching military age annually 1,389,483 males
1,567,376 females
Active personnel 1,641,862
Reserve personnel 832,457

The Crown Armed Forces of Mobius is the organization tasked with defending the Kingdom of Mobius. It comprises six distinct branches: The Mobian Army, the Royal Mobian Navy, the Royal Mobian Air Force, the Mobian Marine Corps, and the Royal Mobian Coast Guard. The Royal Mobian Constabulary, the nation's premier state police force, is also mobilized in times of war. There is also an Army and Air National Guard, plus local Militia units.

The CAFM has the world's third-largest standing army, surpassed only by the Federal Republic of Columbia and the Roseinian Empire. King Maximillian Acorn and his wife, Queen Alicia Acorn, serve as the Commanders-in-Chief of the CAFM. Parliament maintains the military in times of peace and possesses the power to declare war.

History

Though a form of army had existed since the Roseinian Invasion led by Yurgin IV, it wasn't until the Great Migrations that a unified force had been established under the Royal Defense Act. Initially consisting of an Army and a Navy, other branches came to be added over the years, including an Air Force, a Marine Corps and a Coast Guard. The first significant action of the Crown Armed Forces of Mobius was the War of the Three Spearheads. Although it ended in failure, it only cemented the Forces into the national consciousness, and they began to expand in the following years.

For nearly a century, the CAFM saw no other significant actions. Then, the Roseinian Empire, led by Genrikh Bolshov, invaded, starting the Great War. By this time, the CAFM was one of the more technologically-advanced military forces in the world. However, the sheer size of the Roseinian Armed Forces meant that there were many casualties on the Mobian side. The overall outcome of the war is generally unknown, and to this day, there are conflicting stories about it…

Organization

The King and Queen serve as the Commanders-in-Chief of the CAFM. Second to them is the Minister of Defense. Both parties are advised by the Defense Staff, which includes the heads of each branch plus the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. The Defense Staff is led by the Chairman of the Defense Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Defense Staff.

All branches work together during operations as per the National Defense Code. The Coast Guard is usually administered by the Department of Homeland Security except in times of war, where it is folded under the command of the Navy.


Ranks

Army Navy Air Force Marine Corps Coast Guard Royal Mobian Constabulary
General of the Army (GA) Fleet Admiral (FAdm) General of the Air Force (GAF) Captain General (CGen) Fleet Admiral (FA) Commissioner of the RMC
General (GEN) Admiral (Adm) General (GEN) General (Gen) Admiral (A) Chief
Lieutenant General (LTG) Vice Admiral (VAdm) Lieutenant General (GEN) Lieutenant General (LtGen) Vice Admiral (VA) Deputy Chief
Major General (MJG) First Rear Admiral (RAdm) Major General (MG) Major General (MajGen) Rear Admiral (RA) Inspector
Brigadier General (BDG) Second Rear Admiral (RDml) Brigadier General (BG) Brigadier General (BGen) Junior Rear Admiral (JRA) Deputy Inspector
Colonel (COL) Captain (Capt) Colonel (COL) Colonel (Col) Captain (CPT) Major
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Commander (Cdr) Lieutenant Colonel (LC) Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol) Commander (CDR) Commander
Major (MAJ) Lieutenant Commander (LCdr) Major (MAJ) Major (Maj) Lieutenant Commander (LCR) Captain II
Captain (CPT) Lieutenant (LT) Captain (CPT) Captain (Cpt) Lieutenant (LT) Captain I
1st Lieutenant (1LT) Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) 1st Lieutenant (1LT) 1st Lieutenant (1stLt) Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Lieutenant II
2nd Lieutenant (2LT) Ensign (Ens) 2nd Lieutenant (2LT) 2nd Lieutenant (2ndLt) Ensign (ENS) Lieutenant I
Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Sergeant Major of the Air Force (SMF) Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SgtMajMC) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOG) Sergeant Major III
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Command Master Chief Petty Officer (CMCPO) Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Sergeant Major (SgtMaj) Command Master Chief Petty Officer (CMCPO) Sergeant Major II
Sergeant Major (SGM) Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) Sergeant Major (SGM) Master Gunnery Sergeant (MGySgt) Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) Sergeant Major I
First Sergeant (1SG) Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO) Senior Master Sergeant (SMS) First Sergeant (1stSgt) Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO) Sergeant III
Master Sergeant (MSG) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Master Sergeant (MS) Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Sergeant II
Staff Sergeant (SSG) Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Technical Sergeant (TSG) Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1) Sergeant I
Sergeant (SGT) Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Staff Sergeant (SSG) Sergeant (Sgt) Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2) Corporal II
Corporal (CPL) Petty Officer 3rd Class (PO3) Senior Airman (SAM) Corporal (Cpl) Petty Officer 3rd Class (PO3) Corporal
Private First Class (PFC) Seaman (Smn) Airman First Class (AFC) Lance Corporal (LCpl) Seaman (SMN) Constable II
Private (PV2) Seaman Apprentice (Spr) Airman (AMN) Private First Class (Pfc) Seaman Apprentice (SPR) Constable
Private (PVT) Seaman Recruit (Src) Airman Basic (ABC) Private (Pvt) Seaman Recruit (SRC) Probationer

*NOTE: RMC ranks are split according to grades, so the rank of "Corporal II" would be pronounced "Corporal Second Grade" for example.

Branches

Mobian Army

The Mobian Army is the primary ground force of the CAFM, and perhaps the oldest branch. It consists of the regular Army, the Army National Guard and – to a lesser extent – various Zone Militia units. Its primary mission is not only to overcome enemy forces, but also to maintain peace and security in the Kingdom of Mobius.

Royal Mobian Navy

The Royal Mobian Navy is the seafaring component of the CAFM. A blue-water navy, it was originally operated on an irregular basis until the War of the Three Spearheads. Its mission is to ensure freedom of the seas not only for the citizens of Mobius, but for its allies.

Royal Mobian Air Force

The Royal Mobian Air Force is the aviation component of the CAFM. Originally part of the Mobian Army, it separated into its own in the early stages of the Great War, and consists of the regular Air Force and Air National Guard. In recent years, it has also become responsible for security in space and on computer networks such as the Internet.

Mobian Marine Corps

The Mobian Marine Corps is a combined-arms force of the CAFM, and one of the more recent branches, working in tandem with the Navy. The concept was borrowed from the Columbian Military, and like its counterpart, the MMC has a reputation of producing some of the toughest warriors in the world.

Royal Mobian Coast Guard

The Royal Mobian Coast Guard is a maritime defense force. It provides law enforcement, customs enforcement and search-and-rescue capabilities, among other responsibilities.

Royal Mobian Constabulary

The premier state police force of the Kingdom of Mobius. Roughly equivalent to the real world 22nd SAS Regiment, Carabinieri and Rhode Island State Police. Not only does it provide domestic security, law enforcement and investigative services to the Kingdom, but it also serves as a Special Forces unit in times of war.

Training

Though requirements vary between branches, applicants must be at least physically fit to perform the essential duties at hand. The length of training varies as well, from eight weeks for Navy recruit training, to twenty-nine weeks for RMC selection. In particular, the Marines and RMC have a reputation for having the toughest training programs in the world, and people have actually died during RMC selection.

Uniforms

The CAFM has a wide variety of uniforms for battle, work and dress. The basic combat uniform for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines is the olive green BDU, which is being replaced by ERDL camouflage BDUs in frontline service. The M1 steel helmet is the standard combat helmet. Black leather combat boots are worn as standard with BDUs. The standard flight suit is the CWU-27/P in olive green. Coast Guardsmen wear navy blue utility uniforms.

RMC Constables have six different operational uniforms. The first is a "Patrol" uniform which consists of a navy blue peaked cap, a black Sam Browne belt, a navy blue Bedford cord long-sleeve shirt, navy blue clip-on necktie, navy blue Bedford cord Jodhpur pants with silver/black stripes down the sides, and black Dehner leather boots for the Winter version. The Summer version still has the peaked cap, but substitutes a navy blue polyester/cotton short-sleeve shirt with short sleeves, regular navy blue polyester/cotton pants with white stripes down the sides and regular black leather dress shoes, in addition to lacking a necktie. The third is a "Deployment" uniform, which consists of navy blue BDUs, a black balaclava, an M17 gas mask, a ballistic tactical vest, black ballistic kneepads and elbow pads, and black leather combat boots. The fourth is a variant of the Winter Patrol uniform with a Vanson Motor Officer leather jacket for colder temperatures. The fifth is a Utility uniform for Constables in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Squad and K-9 Squad, which consists of an olive green BDU and a Marine-style eight-point cover, plus a webbed pistol belt and black leather combat boots. The sixth uniform is a snowsuit with an Obermeyer Density jacket and Obermeyer Orion pants, a black ushanka, webbed pistol belt and black leather combat boots.

As for dress uniforms, the Army wears green, the Navy wears white, the Air Force wears blue, the Marines wear dark blue with white caps, the Coast Guard wears white or blue, and the RMC wears a uniform similar to the "Patrol" uniform, but with a blue reefer coat and white gauntlets.

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Weapons

The standard-issue service rifle of the CAFM is the M16A1, although Militia and some National Guard units still use the M14. The Colt M1911A1 is the standard sidearm, although officers can also purchase their own sidearms. Special Forces units generally use carbines such as the XM177 "Commando" or submachine guns such as the Uzi and MP5. Snipers get to choose between the M21 and the Remington 700. Shotguns are also used for certain roles, the most common being the Ithaca 37.

The CAFM makes use of a variety of heavy weapons as well. Machine guns include the FN Minimi at the squad level, the M60 as a general-purpose machine gun and the Browning M2 as a heavy machine gun. For anti-personnel use, there is the M41 "China Lake" grenade launcher, the M203 grenade launcher attachment and the M29 mortar. The main weapon for anti-armor use is the M47 Dragon, although reserve stocks of M72 LAWs and M20 Super Bazookas still exist. As for anti-air use, the Oerlikon 20mm and Bofors 40mm cannons are still in use, in addition to the FIM-92 Stinger missile launcher.

Vehicles

For a general-purpose four-wheel-drive, the CAFM uses the Humvee, although CUCVs are still quite common. Transport trucks include the M35 "Deuce-and-a-half", the M809 five-ton and the Mack M123 tank transporter. Armored transport is provided by the M113 APC, but the M2 Bradley is starting to take precedence in this role. The main battle tank is the M60 Patton, which is also being replaced by the M1 Abrams. The CAFM used to use M103 heavy tanks, but these were retired towards the middle of the Great War. All ground vehicles are painted in MERDC camouflage.

As for aircraft, there are many. The standard transport/light attack chopper is the UH-1 Huey. Heavy lifting is provided by the CH-47 Chinook and the CH-53E Super Stallion. The main attack chopper is the AH-64 Apache. Fixed-wing aircraft are primarily left to the Air Force and Marines. The main fighter jet is the F-15 Eagle, which is being supplanted by the F-22 Raptor. The main ground attack jet is the F-16 Falcon. The F-18 Hornet is the main carrier-based jet. B-52 bombers and AC-130 "Spookies" are used for ground attack operations. Among others, C-130s and C-5 Galaxies are used for cargo and troop transport duties. F-106 Delta Darts and F-105 Thunderchiefs are used as interceptor and bomber aircraft.

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