Courellian Military

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Courellian Defense Forces
Military
Coat of arms of Courellian Defense Forces
Coat of arms
Establishment
Founded1663 CE
(359 years ago)
 (1663)
Cities & Subdivisions
HeadquartersLeoncavallo, EN
Service branches
Government
Supreme CommanderGov. Elizabeth Clarke
Director of SecurityTBA


The Courellian Defense Forces are the military forces of the Republic of Courelli, and consist of three service branches: the Courellian Army, the Courellian Navy and the Courellian Air Force. The Governor heads the armed forces as established by the Courellian Constitution, and creates military policy in conjunction with the Directorate of Security. However, only the National Assembly has the authority to declare a state of war and vest the necessary military authority in the Government. The Provinces of Courelli are not allowed to maintain armed forces of their own, as the Constitution states that matters of defense fall into the sole responsibility of the national government.

From their inception as volunteer republican revolutionary militias during the War of Democratic Liberation (1660 – 1663), the Courellian Defense Forces have played a decisive role in Courellian history. They helped forge an early sense of national unity and identity through victories against the Royal Army of Courelli in the War of Democratic Liberation,[1] and played a critical role in the mid-18th century Pirate Wars, keeping the Republic secure from the dangers of piracy. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the Courellian Defense Forces fought in colonial engagements in Harndon and Noirmarche, were deployed to Hirematia to put down a fascist coup[2], and fought to defend the Republic in the civil conflict of the early 1980s. Since the turn of the millennium, the Army has seen extensive peacekeeping service in unstable countries, such as Sgáwpîtyàw.[3]

History

Structure

The basic structure of the Courellian Defense Forces is established by the Constitution, whereby the Governor is named as the "Supreme Commander of all Military Forces of the Republic." The Directorate of Security serves as the primary executive Directorate for military affairs. The military chain of command flows from the Governor to the Director of Security, ensuring civilian control of the military. Within the Directorate of Defense, the military departments are civilian-led entities that oversee the coequal military service branches organized within. The military departments and services are responsible for organizing, training, and equipping forces, with the actual chain of command flowing through the four regional Combatant Commands.

Branches

The Courellian Defense Forces are composed of three coequal military service branches.

Army

U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the beach during an amphibious assault demonstration.jpg

The Courellian Army is the land-based component of the Courellian Defense Forces, and is an all-volunteer force of active-duty personnel. The Army's history dates back to the 1660s War of Democratic Liberation, when volunteer republican militias waged a revolution against the Royal Army of Courelli. After the Republic was established, the Courellian Army was officially established by law, and its structure has remained largely unchanged over the centuries.

Organization

Unit name Unit composition Unit leader
Combined Army 10 field armies Governor
Field Army 4 legions General
Legion 4 divisions Commander
Division 4 brigades Senior Captain
Brigade 4 regiments Junior Captain
Regiment 4 battalions Senior Lieutenant
Battalion 4 companies Junior Lieutenant
Company 4 squads Senior Sergeant
Squad 6 soldiers Junior Sergeant

Equipment

Pistols
Model Type Cartridge Photo Notes
PS-13 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Example Example
PS-14 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Example Example
PS-15 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Example Example
PS-16 Semi-automatic pistol 9mm Example Example
Machine guns
Model Type Cartridge Photo Notes
MG-12 Submachine gun 9mm Example Example
MG-13 Light machine gun 5.56mm Example Example
MG-14 Six-barreled gatling gun 7.62x51mm Example Example
MG-15 General-purpose machine gun 7.62mm Example Example
MG-16 Submachine gun 4.6×30mm Example Example
MG-17 Heavy machine gun .50 cal Example Example
MG-18 Submachine gun 5.7x28mm Example Example
Rifles
Model Type Cartridge Photo Notes
RF-5 Assault rifle 5.56mm Example Example
RF-6 Sniper rifle 7.62mm Example Example
RF-7 Assault rifle 5.56mm Example Example
RF-8 Battle rifle 7.62mm Example Example
RF-9 Anti-materiel rifle 7.62mm Example Example
RF-10 Assault rifle 5.56mm Example Example
RF-11 Sniper rifle 7.62mm Example Example
RF-12 Assault rifle 5.56mm Example Example
Shotguns
Model Type Cartridge Photo Notes
SG-6 Pump-action shotgun 12-gauge Example Example
SG-7 Semi-automatic shotgun 12-gauge Example Example
Anti-materiel weapons
Model Type Cartridge Photo Notes
AM-6 Anti-tank guided missile 84mm Example Example
AM-7 Anti-tank guided missile 115mm Example Example
AM-8 Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile 127mm Example Example
AM-9 Fire-and-forget anti-tank missile 140mm Example Example
Grenade-based weapons
Model Type Cartridge Photo Notes
GW-1 Fragmentation grenade N/A Example Example
GW-4 Smoke grenade N/A Example Example
GW-6 Flash grenade N/A Example Example
GW-9 Grenade launcher 40mm Example Example
GW-10 Grenade launcher 40mm Example Example
GW-11 Grenade machine gun 40x53mm Example Example
Armored vehicles
Model Type Number Photo Notes
AV-3 Armored car 3,055 Example Example
AV-4 Armored personnel carrier Example Example Example
AV-5 Battle tank 2,707 Example Example
AV-6 Armored recovery vehicle Example Example Example
AV-7 Armored personnel carrier Example Example Example
AV-8 Armored car Example Example Example
AV-9 Armored reconnaissance vehicle Example Example Example
AV-10 Armored personnel carrier Example Example Example
AV-11 Armored recovery vehicle Example Example Example
AV-12 Armored car Example Example Example
AV-13 Armored personnel carrier Example Example Example
Engineering vehicles
Model Type Number Photo Notes
EG-1 Armored engineering vehicle Example Example Example
EG-1 Mine-clearing vehicle Example Example Example
EG-1 Tractor Example Example Example
EG-1 Drilling truck Example Example Example
EG-1 Mobile crane Example Example Example
EG-1 Bulldozer Example Example Example
EG-1 Road-rail excavator Example Example Example
EG-1 Dump truck Example Example Example
EG-1 Ferry truck Example Example Example
EG-1 Mobile bridge Example Example Example
EG-1 Multi-purpose robot Example Example Example
EG-1 Mine-clearing robot Example Example Example
Artillery and air defense
Model Type Number Photo Notes
AL-1 Towed artillery Example Example Example
AL-2 Mortar Example Example Example
AL-3 Anti-aircraft artillery Example Example Example
AL-4 Self-propelled artillery 3,238 Example Example
AL-5 Rocket artillery Example Example Example
AL-6 Self-propelled artillery Example Example Example
Logistics vehicles
Model Type Number Photo Notes
LG-1 Truck Example Example Example
LG-2 Truck Example Example Example
LG-3 Truck Example Example Example
LG-4 Truck Example Example Example
LG-5 Fuel tanker truck Example Example Example
LG-6 Armored fuel tanker truck Example Example Example
LG-7 Airport crash tender Example Example Example
LG-8 Light utility vehicle Example Example Example
LG-9 Light utility vehicle Example Example Example
LG-10 Light utility vehicle Example Example Example
LG-11 Light utility vehicle Example Example Example
LG-12 Light utility vehicle Example Example Example
LG-13 All-terrain vehicle Example Example Example
LG-14 Minibus Example Example Example
LG-15 Van Example Example Example
Aircraft
Model Type Number Photo Notes
AI-7 Transport airplane 166 Example Example
AI-8 Reconnaissance airplane 44 Example Example
AI-9 Transport helicopter 227 Example Example
AI-10 Attack helicopter 56 Example Example
AI-11 Cargo helicopter 109 Example Example
AI-12 Reconnaissance helicopter 32 Example Example
AI-13 Attack helicopter 27 Example Example
AI-14 Transport airplane 55 Example Example
AI-15 Reconnaissance airplane 6 Example Example

Navy

US Navy 090320-N-9928E-304 The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and ships of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are underway in formation with naval vessels from the Republic of Korea.jpg

Organization

The Courellian Navy follows the doctrine of Command of the Sea, and in service of this doctrine, is divided into several operational groupings and divisions with specific assignments.

Unit name Unit composition Unit leader
Navy 4 fleets Governor
Fleet 4 squadrons, centered on an aircraft carrier Admiral
Squadron Individual ships, centered on a destroyer Vice Admiral
Fleets
Central Fleet
Assignment Home ports Vessels Squadrons

Rhumasae Ocean
Serachicha Ocean
Asawagi Ocean

Leoncavallo, EN, Courelli
Cilea, HI, Courelli
TBA, Etsuast, Ramelia
TBA, Erynia and Draconia

  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 1 HC-4 Ricardo class helicopter carrier
    • 25 aircraft
  • 4 destroyers
  • 6 frigates
  • 9 corvettes
  • 6 attack submarines
  • 1 ballistic missile submarine
  • 17 patrol craft
Squadron Assignment Home port Vessels
C1 Central Fleet Sector 1 Leoncavallo, EN, Courelli TBA
C2 Central Fleet Sector 2 Cilea, LR, Courelli TBA
C3 Central Fleet Sector 3 TBA, Etsuast, Ramelia TBA
C4 Central Fleet Sector 4 TBA, Erynia and Draconia TBA
Northern Fleet
Assignment Home ports Vessels Squadrons

Serkasyia Ocean
Orosstani Ocean

Zarashium, Ramelia

TBA

Squadron Assignment Home port Vessels
N1 Northern Fleet Sector 1 TBA TBA
N2 Northern Fleet Sector 2 TBA TBA
N3 Northern Fleet Sector 3 TBA TBA
N4 Northern Fleet Sector 4 TBA TBA
Southern Fleet
Assignment Home ports Vessels Squadrons

Meireidour Ocean
Tamias Ocean
Goncaran Ocean

Jacob-Martin, Goncar

TBA

Squadron Assignment Home port Vessels
S1 Southern Fleet Sector 1 TBA TBA
S2 Southern Fleet Sector 2 TBA TBA
S3 Southern Fleet Sector 3 TBA TBA
S4 Southern Fleet Sector 4 TBA TBA
Western Fleet
Assignment Home ports Vessels Squadrons

Dreki Ocean
Brjysjuc Ocean

TBD, Dai Kujang

TBA

Squadron Assignment Home port Vessels
W1 Western Fleet Sector 1 TBA TBA
W2 Western Fleet Sector 2 TBA TBA
W3 Western Fleet Sector 3 TBA TBA
W4 Western Fleet Sector 4 TBA TBA
Fleet Assignment Home port(s) Vessels
Northern
  • Serkasyia Ocean
  • Orosstani Ocean
  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 4 destroyers
  • 5 frigates
  • 8 corvettes
  • 5 attack submarines
  • 17 patrol craft
Southern
  • Meireidour Ocean
  • Tamias Ocean
  • Goncaran Ocean
  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 4 destroyers
  • 6 frigates
  • 9 corvettes
  • 6 attack submarines
  • 1 ballistic missile submarine
  • 17 patrol craft
Western
  • Dreki Ocean
  • Brjysjuc Ocean
  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 4 destroyers
  • 5 frigates
  • 9 corvettes
  • 5 attack submarines
  • 17 patrol craft
Squadrons
Central Fleet Squadrons
Squadron Vessels
C1
  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 1 destroyer
  • 2 frigate
  • 3 corvettes
  • 2 attack submarine
  • 1 ballistic missile submarine
  • 5 patrol craft
C2
  • 1 HC-4 Ricardo class helicopter carrier
    • 25 aircraft
  • 1 destroyer
  • 2 frigates
  • 2 corvettes
  • 2 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
C3
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
C4
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
Northern Fleet Squadrons
Squadron Vessels
N1
  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 1 destroyer
  • 2 frigates
  • 2 corvettes
  • 2 attack submarines
  • 5 patrol craft
N2
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
N3
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
N4
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
Southern Fleet Squadrons
Squadron Vessels
S1
  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 1 destroyer
  • 2 frigates
  • 3 corvettes
  • 2 attack submarines
  • 1 ballistic missile submarine
  • 5 patrol craft
S2
  • 1 destroyer
  • 2 frigates
  • 2 corvettes
  • 2 attack submarines
  • 4 patrol craft
S3
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
S4
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
Western Fleet Squadrons
Squadron Vessels
W1
  • 1 AC-2 Domenico class aircraft carrier
    • 50 aircraft
  • 1 destroyer
  • 2 frigates
  • 3 corvettes
  • 2 attack submarines
  • 5 patrol craft
W2
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
W3
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft
W4
  • 1 destroyer
  • 1 frigate
  • 2 corvettes
  • 1 attack submarine
  • 4 patrol craft

Equipment

Submarine vessels
Model Type Number Photo Notes
SB-4 Attack submarine 17 Example Example
SB-5 Ballistic missile submarine 2 Example Example
SB-6 Attack submarine 5 Example Example
Combat vessels
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Aircraft carrier 4 Example Example
Example Helicopter carrier 1 Example Example
Example Air-defense destroyer 5 Example Example
Example Air-defense destroyer 4 Example Example
Example Anti-submarine destroyer 7 Example Example
Example General-purpose frigate 11 Example Example
Example General-purpose frigate 7 Example Example
Example Surveillance frigate 4 Example Example
Example General-purpose corvette 24 Example Example
Example Surveillance corvette 11 Example Example
Support vessels
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Fuel tanker Example Example Example
Example Cargo freighter Example Example Example
Example Hospital ship Example Example Example
Example Crane ship Example Example Example
Example Mine countermeasures ship Example Example Example
Example Clearance diving Example Example Example
Patrol vessels
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Coastal patrol vessel 46 Example Example
Example Oceangoing patrol vessel 22 Example Example
Example Harbor tugboat Example Example Example
Example Oceangoing tugboat Example Example Example
Example Rescue ship Example Example Example
Intelligence and research vessels
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Instrumentation ship Example Example Example
Example Signal intelligence ship Example Example Example
Example Sonar-towing ship Example Example Example
Example Laboratory ship Example Example Example
Example Survey ship Example Example Example

Air Force

Two F-22 Raptor in column flight(2).JPG

Organization

Equipment

Combat aircraft
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Example Example Example Example
Reconnaissance aircraft
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Example Example Example Example
Support aircraft
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Example Example Example Example
Helicopters
Model Type Number Photo Notes
Example Example Example Example Example
OLD TABLE
Type of Unit Number of Units Description Model(s) Cost per Unit
Air Superiority 298 Specialised heavy platforms with airframes built for and dedicated to air to air combat. High end and costly aircraft.
  • AS-15 Standard
  • AS-16 Heavy
  • AS-17 Interceptor
  • AS-18 Night
  • AS-19 Stealth
$430 million
Attack 330 Unspecialised lighter platforms with lower acquisition and operational costs. Capable of fulfilling air-to-ground and air-to-air roles.
  • AT-21
  • AT-22
  • AT-23
  • AT-24
$270 million
Strike 424 Medium-weight fighters which specialize in an air-to-ground role, while retaining limited air-to-air combat capabilities. Capable of carrying bombs and missiles which are used to strike targets from high altitudes. Very often well armored, and making heavy use of weapons such as short-range anti-tank missiles and rotary cannons.
  • ST-17
  • ST-18
  • ST-19
$180 million
Bomber 82 The largest, heaviest and longest ranged combat aircraft in service. Traditionally designed to deliver conventional payloads to far off enemy targets - often on other continents. Modern bombers have often been equipped with long range cruise missiles to reduce vulnerability to enemy air defences.
  • BM-8
  • BM-9
  • BM-10
$930 million

Combatant Commands

Combatant Commands are the primary structure for military operations and chain of command, consisting of forces from all three military service branches. The chain of command flows from the Governor, to the Directorate of Defense, and then to the Combatant Commands.

Each service branch organizes, trains, and equips forces that are then presented to the Combatant Commands.

Central Command

Headquarters: Leoncavallo, EN, Courelli

Northern Command

Headquarters: Zarashium, Ramelia

Southern Command

Headquarters: TBA

Eastern Command

Headquarters: TBA

Budget

Personnel

The Courellian Defense Forces is one of the world's largest militaries by active personnel, consisting of TBA active duty servicemembers with an additional TBA reserve servicemembers as of 1 January 2020.

Service branch Total Enlisted Officers Graph
Army 1,034,208 879,077 155,131







Navy 344,736 284,525 60,211







Air Force 197,507 167,881 29,626







Total active 1,576,451 TBA TBA CHART
Army Reserve 517,104 Example Example
Navy Reserve 114,912 Example Example
Air Force Reserve 55,834 Example Example
Total reserve TBA TBA TBA CHART

Locations

Courellian military deployment by continent

The military of the Republic of Courelli is deployed in a large number of countries around the world, with approximately TBA of its active-duty personnel stationed outside the Republic. Outside of active combat, Courellian personnel are typically deployed as part of peacekeeping missions, military attachés, or are part of embassy and consulate security. Roughly TBA are assigned to classified missions in locations that the Courellian government refuses to disclose.

As of 1 January 2020, a total of TBA personnel were on active duty within the Republic of Courelli and its territorial waters. The vast majority (TBA personnel) were stationed at bases within the mainland, with an additional TBA in Avanua.

As of 1 January 2021, Courellian Defense Forces troops were stationed in 47 countries. Some of the largest deployments are:

However, these numbers change frequently due to the regular recall and deployment of units.

Erede

Jurisdiction Total Courellian Army Courellian Navy Courellian Air Force
Courelli Flag.svg Courelli
(excl. Avanua)
873,039 AR NV AF
Courelli Flag.svg Avanua 159,852 AR NV AF
Vacant Flag.png Sgáwpîtyàw 61,482 AR NV AF
Ainland Flag.svg El Dreq 49,185 AR NV AF
Goncar Flag.svg Goncar
(excl. Aroko)
36,889 AR NV AF
Hirematia Flag.svg Hirematia 24,593 AR NV AF
Erynia Flag.svg Erynia and Draconia 18,444 AR NV AF
others 6,148 AR NV AF
Total 1,229,632 AR NV AF

Aspah

Jurisdiction Total Courellian Army Courellian Navy Courellian Air Force
Ramelia Flag.svg Etsuast
(Ramelia)
34,051 AR NV AF
Goncar Flag.svg Aroko
(Goncar)
19,863 AR NV AF
Anaaxes Flag.svg Anaaxes 10,405 AR NV AF
others 30,268 AR NV AF
Total 94,587 AR NV AF

Extrea

Jurisdiction Total Courellian Army Courellian Navy Courellian Air Force
Austerain Flag.svg Austerain 31,653 AR NV AF
Be'Thalia Flag.png Be'Thalia 18,992 AR NV AF
others 28,488 AR NV AF
Total 79,133 AR NV AF

Medja

Jurisdiction Total Courellian Army Courellian Navy Courellian Air Force
25px Imuneco 26,694 AR NV AF
25px Chameliya 24,339 AR NV AF
Millyland Flag.svg Millyland 21,199 AR NV AF
others 6,281 AR NV AF
Total 78,513 AR NV AF

Skian

Jurisdiction Total Courellian Army Courellian Navy Courellian Air Force
Ramelia Flag.svg Ramelia
(excl. Etsuast)
29,637 AR NV AF
Dai Kujang Flag.png Dai Kujang 24,593 AR NV AF
others 8,828 AR NV AF
Total 63,058 AR NV AF

Ikeela

Jurisdiction Total Courellian Army Courellian Navy Courellian Air Force
Burnhelm Flag.png Burnhelm TOTAL AR NV AF
25px Iglosa TOTAL AR NV AF
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Flag.svg Saint Peter and Saint Paul TOTAL AR NV AF
others TOTAL AR NV AF
Total 31,529 AR NV AF

Abyssa

Jurisdiction Total Courellian Army Courellian Navy Courellian Air Force
Burnhelm Flag.png Burnhelm 11,981 AR NV AF
25px Iglosa 9,143 AR NV AF
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Flag.svg Saint Peter and Saint Paul 4,414 AR NV AF
others 5,991 AR NV AF
Total 31,529 AR NV AF

Rank structure

As in most militaries, members of the Courellian Defense Forces hold a rank to determine seniority and eligibility for promotion. 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 importance outrank all other officers in active duty of the same rank and paygrade, regardless of their date of rank.

Rank in the Courellian Defense Forces is split into two distinct corps: the Officer Corps and the Enlisted Corps. Officers are the leadership of the military, holding commissions from the Governor and confirmed to their rank by the National Assembly. Enlisted personnel constitute the majority of the armed forces, serving as infantry, specialists, and tactical-level leaders.

Officer corps

Pay grade Army Navy Air Force
O-8 General Admiral General
O-7 Vice General Vice Admiral Vice General
O-6 Commander Commander Commander
O-5 Vice Commander Vice Commander Vice Commander
O-4 Captain Captain Captain
O-3 Vice Captain Vice Captain Vice Captain
O-2 Lieutenant Lieutenant Lieutenant
O-1 Vice Lieutenant Vice Lieutenant Vice Lieutenant

Officers represent the top 15% of the armed forces, serving in leadership and command roles. Officers are divided into three categories:

  • O-1 to O-2: Company-grade officers
  • O-3 to O-6: Field-grade officers
  • O-7 to O-9: General officers

Officers are typically commissioned as Vice Lieutenants 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:

  • Service Academies: Four-year military colleges that provide academic, military, physical, and leadership training to military recruits.
  • University Officer Training Programs: Part-time military programs for civilians at traditional universities.
  • Officer Recruitment Corps: Provides shortened military training for civilians who already possess a bachelor's degree.

Enlisted corps

Pay grade Army Navy Air Force
E-6 Senior Sergeant Senior Petty Officer Senior Sergeant
E-5 Sergeant Petty Officer Sergeant
E-4 Senior Corporal Senior Quartermaster Senior Corporal
E-3 Corporal Quartermaster Corporal
E-2 Senior Private Senior Sailor Senior Airman
E-1 Private Sailor Airman

Enlisted personnel consist of 85% of the armed forces, serving as infantry, specialists, and tactical leaders. Enlisted personnel are divided into three categories:

  • E-1 to E-2: Junior enlisted personnel, usually in initial training or at their first assignment.
  • E-3 to E-4: Senior enlisted personnel.
  • E-5 to E-6: Non-commissioned officers, who serve as tactical leaders and enlisted advisors to officers.

Prior to entering their service, enlisted personnel must their service's Initial Training. After completing Initial Training, recruits then go to Advanced Specialty Training for their military occupational specialty.

International stance

Peacekeeping and policing

Courellian soldiers on a peacekeeping mission.

Courelli has joined in many Social Liberal Union (SLU) and Alliance of Eredean States (AES) military operations, and participates in various other international cooperative efforts, such as peacekeeping in Sgáwpîtyàw and combating human trafficking, piracy, and terrorism across the globe.

Nuclear weapons use and development

Courellian Strategic Arms Agency
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Nuclear program start date7 January 1937
First nuclear weapon test29 March 1941
Last nuclear test8 October 1979
Largest yield test3.9 Mt
Total tests192
Peak stockpile276 (in 1969)
Current stockpile0

Space exploration

Courellian Space Exploration Agency
Deep Impact Launch.jpg
Formed12 August 1949
Primary spaceportRevello-Peralta National Space Exploration Center
Lurano, FR
Successes67
Failures5
Partial failures2

Strategy

The Centralized Military Strategy for Defense and Peace[4] is Courelli's primary military strategy and doctrine. Originally adopted in July 2009, this strategy explains the comprehensive role of the armed forces, and particularly the navy, in an era marked by increasing globalization and technological innovation.

Generally, this strategy makes a case for the value of military power in maintaining safe civilian operations, such as trade, exploration, and research, across the globe. It acknowledges that there is a global system of connected societies which depend on the freedom of movement; as such, shocks to the system caused by regional conflicts, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and war all have potential global impact. The strategy states that Courellian interests are best served by having forward-positioned military forces around the globe, postured in a way to prevent, deter, limit, and localize conflicts, wars, and disruptions to the global system that all rely upon. International from beginning to end, the strategy describes the necessity to forge global partnerships to establish a resilient peace.

Core Capabilities

The Centralized Military Strategy for Defense and Peace requires that Courellian forces be able to operate across the full spectrum of operations, with an equal focus on war prevention and combat. The strategy establishes the following five Core Capabilities for Courellian military forces across all branches, to achieve a balance of peacetime operations and wartime readiness:

1. Forward presence
Military forces operate with forward presence to shape the security environment, signal resolve, protect Courellian interests, and promote global prosperity. By expanding our network of allies and partners and improving our ability to operate alongside them, Courellian forces promote stability, deter conflict, respond to aggression, and foster the secure environment essential to a peaceful global community. During crises, forward forces provide immediate options to defend our interests, de-escalate hostilities, and keep conflict far from our shores.
2. Deterrence
Deterrence is achieved by convincing potential enemies that they cannot win, or that the cost of aggression would be unacceptable.
Strategic deterrence is guaranteed by global naval patrols which provide Courelli with the information necessary to make military decisions rapidly and effectively. Always at sea, these patrols remain in continuous communication with Naval command, and guarantee immediate response to any hostile action. As the most secure and survivable element of our armed forces, it is imperative that our sea-based rapid-response forces be maintained at peak readiness.
Conventional deterrence is provided through the overwhelming combat power of our four Naval Fleets with embarked airwings and their strategic positioning at our global network of naval bases. Central Fleet patrol craft maintain a continuous presence in our ports, internal waterways, along our coasts, and offshore, providing an additional layer of defense against domestic maritime threats. Together, these naval forces offer a wide range of credible deterrent options that are agile, flexible, and scalable.
3. Sea control
Sea control allows naval forces to establish maritime superiority while denying an adversary that same ability. Forward naval forces employ a full spectrum of layered capabilities for the destruction of enemy naval forces, suppression of enemy sea commerce, and protection of vital sea lanes, which enables strategic sealift and facilitates the arrival of follow-on forces.
The essential elements of sea control are:
  • surface warfare
  • undersea warfare
  • strike warfare
  • mine warfare
  • air and missile defense
  • maritime domain awareness
  • intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
4. Power projection
In a broad sense, power projection is the ability of a nation to apply all or some of its elements of national power — diplomatic, informational, military, or economic — to respond to crises, contribute to deterrence, and enhance regional stability.
Power projection includes conventional strikes against targets, raids on critical infrastructure, and all forms of military operations, from reconnaissance to peacekeeping. Navy strike forces led by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines provide long-range, sea-based strike capabilities, and are key to project power deep inland to disrupt the enemy, destroy enemy forces, and seize terrain in support of a joint military campaign.
Power projection capabilities also facilitate other elements of “smart power” missions, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Positioned to respond rapidly to disasters in key regions, forward naval forces working with allies and partners are ready to save lives, provide immediate relief, and set the conditions for effective civilian response without relying on damaged or inaccessible ports or airfields ashore.
5. Security
Security protects Courellian sovereignty and resources, supports free and open commerce, and counters weapons proliferation, terrorism, transnational crime, and piracy.
Courellian naval forces provide maritime security in Courellian territorial waters, and and maintains internationally recognized search and rescue responsibility in the open seas around the globe. Operating in and beyond our territorial waters, the Navy is the forward edge of Courelli's layered defense, developing maritime domain awareness and establishing effective maritime governance. We conduct maritime security operations by locating and monitoring vessels suspected of carrying illicit cargo or persons. If required, we intercept and board these vessels in support of Courellian law or international sanctions. Operating with the Navy’s unique legal authorities, naval forces combat the illegal drug trade, human trafficking, and the unlawful exploitation of natural resources. Courelli is dedicated to upholding the laws, rules, and norms that govern standards of behavior in the open seas for transit, trade, and the pursuit of natural resources.
Because all nations share in the collective benefits of global security, it is a promising area for expanded cooperation with our allies and partners. Through multinational exercises and training, we will conduct security force assistance to combat transnational organized crime, protect civilians, and promote commerce.

References

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