March 31st, 2016, as Solarii II
· Supreme Chancellor
Galactic Command Authority
· Supreme Commander
· Grand Admiral
· Special Operations Commander
· Director of Intelligence
· Senior Staff
· Solariian Planetary Ground Forces
· Solariian Galactic Starfleet
· Solariian Special Operations
· Solariian Intelligence Service
· Solariian Military Academy
· Solariian Advanced Weapon Development
Galactic High Command Building,
Astromis, Aureus, Solarii System
The Solariian Galactic Military is the aggregated name of the various branches and services that comprise the Solariian Armed Forces (SAF). The SAF consists of the Solariian Academy, Planetary Ground Forces, Galactic Starfleet, Special Operations Forces, Intelligence Service, and of Advanced Weapon Development Research. The Supreme Chancellor of Solariia is the archetypal Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces who forms military policy with the Supreme Commander and Grand Admiral of the Planetary Forces and Galactic Starfleet respectively.
Since its inception, the Solariian Galactic Military played a decisive role in the history of Solariia. However, it wasn't until September 2018 that the modern Solariian military framework was established. The Solariian Military Revitalization Plan instituted the Solariian Military Academy, Ground Forces, Galactic Starfleet, Special Operations, Intelligence Service, and the Advanced Weapons Development Research Center and also allocated funding to the construction of the Galactic High Command Building in Astromis on Aureus, construction of the first ring-segment around the Auraxii Omicron ring-world frame orbiting Solarii II, development of Aeterniia, a small planetary nation orbiting Solarii II, and the renewal of the Autropolan Aerospace Defense Directorate.
As of January 2019, Solariia spends about ☉9.10 trillion Galactic Standard Credits annually to fund its military forces and Galactic Contingency Operations and another ☉2.3 trillion towards the Autropolan Aerospace Defense Directorate (AADD) totaling ☉11.34 trillion on military expenditure making it the fifth most powerful military in Autropolis. The SAF has significant capabilities in both defense and power projection provided by the AADD due to its advanced and powerful technologies enabling widespread deployment of forces throughout the NationStates Universe, including various bases outside of Autropolis. The Solariian Aerospace Force is the regions fourth largest aerospace force, the Solariian Galactic Navy is the regions largest navy, and the combined Solariian Planetary Forces is the regions eighth largest.
Command over the Solariian Armed Forces is vested in the Supreme Chancellor as Commander-in-Chief. The Supreme Commander oversees the Staff Nexus of the Galactic Command Authority, is a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet, is second in the Solariian Armed Forces chain of command just below the Supreme Chancellor and serves as the principal assistant to the Chancellor in all defense-related matters.
To coordinate military strategy and military-political affairs, the Chancellor, through the Solariian National Council, sets the framework, budget and other administrative roles, known as the Military Mandate, for the Galactic Command Authority.
All of the branches cooperate during operations and joint missions from the Galactic Command Authority (GCA). Each branch assigns a specific command relevant to the area of interest. And then each branch, through the GCA, elects a senior commissioned officer who exercises supreme command over all of the forces, regardless of branch, within their geographical or functional command. The chain of command is: Supreme Chancellor > Supreme Commander > Staff Nexus of the Galactic Command Authority > Ad Rem Regional Command.
The projected active duty end strength in the armed forces for fiscal year 2018 was 328,510,000 servicemembers, with an additional 140,790,000 people in reserve. It is an all-volunteer military, but conscription via the Stratocracy Service Mandate can be enacted at the Supreme Chancellor's request and Solariian National Councils' approval. All citizens aged 16 through 45 who reside in Solariia are required to register with the Service Mandate for a potential future draft.
As is standard elsewhere, members of the Solariian 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. In 2018, two in five persons in Solariia of the proper age meet the moral, academic and physical standards for military service.
Personnel by Service
Planetary Ground Forces
Special Operations Forces
The four major branches of the military are the Planetary Ground Forces, Galactic Starfleet, Special Operations, and the Intelligence Service. The Solariian Military Academy and the Solariian Advanced Weapon Development research team are classified as sub-units of the armed forces. Each of the four major branches cooperate during war and peacetime and are not limited to purely military roles. During domestic or international crises the Solariian Armed Forces can be deployed for disaster recovery operations and relief efforts.
Planetary Ground Forces
The Planetary Ground Forces (PGF) is the land warfare service branch of the Solariian Armed Forces and the second most senior branch of the SAF in order of precedence.
The Planetary Ground Forces is represented by Eckhart Weber in the Galactic Command Authority. As a branch of the armed forces, the mission of the PGF is "to fight and win the Region's wars, by providing prompt, sustained, planetary dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of ad rem regional commanders". The branch participates in conflicts throughout NationStates and is the major ground-based offensive and defensive force of Solariia.
The Solariian Galactic Starfleet (SGS) is the aerial and space (aerospace) warfare service branch of the Solariian Armed Forces and the most senior branch of the SAF in order of precedence. Formed as a space research initiative, it became the SGS on 22 November 2016, the date Solariia refounded. The SGS is the third most technologically advanced aerospace force in Autropolis due to its integration with the Autropolan Aerospace Defense Directorate and has the largest manufacturing capability of any Autropolan aerospace forces. In parallel to conducting independent air and space operations, the SGS provides air support for the PGF and aids in the recovery of troops in the field.
The Solariian Galactic Starfleet is represented by Paul Reichmann in the Galactic Command Authority. The SGS articulates its core missions as air and space superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.
Solarii Singularity Superreactor
The Solarii Singularity Superreactor is an immobile defense grid gigastructure located in the Solarii Star System. It measures a length of 24,535 meters, a a maximum width of 8,547 meters and a maximum height of 12, 846 meters. A complement of 15,000 crew is sustained with 6 years of supplies. The defense grid features a Singularity Superreactor capable of temporarily disrupting space-time in a limited area. It also features various long-range weapon systems powered by an onboard supercomputer.
The flagship of Solariia's two primary fleets. Each ship of its class measures a length of 16,786 meters, a maximum width of 1,348 meters and a maximum height of 927 meters. A complement of 9,500 crew is sustained by 4 years of supplies. Each ship features a plethora of armament, most notably is the concentrated stellarite hyper-laser which spans 8,950 meters down the ships center. Additionally, thousands of defensive weapons exists which are managed by the ships internal computer systems. There is a small fleet of 512 fighter/bomber spacecraft.
The primary carrier vessel for the Solariia's fleets. Each ship of its class measures a length of 7,989 meters, a maximum width of 945 meters and a maximum height of 874 meters. A complement of 6,450 crew is sustained by 5 years of supplies. Each ship is armed with an array of defensive weapon systems managed by the on-board computer system. There is a large fleet of 4,096 fighters, bombers and other starships.
Special Operations Forces
The Solariian Special Operations Force (SSOF) is the special operations warfare service branch of the Solariian Armed Forces and the third most senior branch of the SAF in order of precedence.
The Solariian Special Operations Force is represented by Katsunori Kunikatsu in the Galactic Command Authority. The SSOF states its primary operations as conducting unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, and direct action. The first two emphasize language, cultural, and training skills in working with foreign troops. Other duties include combat search and rescue, counter-narcotics, counter-proliferation, hostage rescue, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian demining, information operations, peacekeeping, psychological operations, security assistance, and manhunts; other components of the federal government of Solariia activities may also specialize in these secondary areas.
The Solariian Intelligence Service (SIS) is the intelligence service branch of the Solariian Armed Forces and the fourth most senior branch of the SAF in order of precedence. The SIS comprises of intelligence agencies, military intelligence, and civilian intelligence and analysis offices within federal executive departments. The SIS discloses its findings quad-annually in a collection of reports to the Supreme Chancellor, except in situations where the Chancellor requests a report be compiled or where the SIS considers specific findings as a prompt concern to National Security.
The Solariian Intelligence Service is represented by Sukehiko Kaneda in the Galactic Command Authority. The SIS's quad-annual reports include information regarding foreign and domestic intelligence, foreign military planning, and the conducting of espionage related findings.