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Hansdeltanian Federal Forces

Hansdeltanian Federal Forces
Хансделтанские Федеральные Силы
Hansdeltaniye Federal'nyye Sily


Service seals of the Hansdeltanian Federal Forces' service branches

Founded:

14 June 1753

Service branches:

Federal Union of Hansdeltania

Hansdeltanian Federal Army

Hansdeltanian Federal Navy

Hansdeltanian Federal Air Force

Hansdeltanian Federal Marine Corps

Hansdeltanian Federal Coast Guard

Hansdeltanian Federal Space Force

Headquarters:

Department of Defense, Hansdelta Federal Capital District

Leadership

Commander in Chief:

Kyle Milonved

Secretary of Defense:

Anton Gurevich

Marshal of the Federal Union:

MFU Vitaliy Kalinin, HFN

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Marshal:

Sgt. Maj. Lyle Ikazuchi

Manpower

Military age:

17 with parental consent, 18 for voluntary service

Conscription:

Inactive since 2000, previously active for all citizens

Available for military service:

Approximately 27 million, aged 18–24

Reaching military age annually:

Approximately 4 million

Active personnel:

3,502,944 (ranked 1st)

Reserve personnel:

1,440,088

Deployed personnel:

Approximately 200,000

Inventory

Aircraft:

13,924+ total

8,798+ fixed wing

5,126+ rotary wing

Naval vessels:

404+ total

32 aircraft carriers

22 assault ships

235 surface combatants

90 submarines

20+ auxiliary

243 coast guard cutters

Land vehicles:

221,500+ total

25,154+ armored combat vehicles

196,346+ miscellaneous vehicles

Artillery:

8,265+ total

4,465+ towed

3,800+ self-propelled

Expenditures

Budget:

2020: ђ849.2 billion (ranked 1st)

Percent of GDP:

3.95% (2020)

Engagements

Engagements:

Hansdeltanic Independence War (1750–1753)

Osean War (1895–1910)

Usean War (1904–1905)

Great War of Airemme (1914–1919)

Circum-Pacific War (1939–1947)

Belkan War (1973–1975)

Second Hellene Sea War (2019)

Second Choseonese Conflict (2019)

Neo-Trinityian Civil War (2019)

South German War (2020)

The Hansdeltanian Federal Forces (HFArF) (Russian: Хансделтанские Федеральные Силы, Hansdeltaniye Federal'nyye Sily), also known as the Hansdeltanian Forces and previously known as the Hansdeltanian Federation Forces and the Armed Forces of the New Federation, are the military forces of the Federal Union of Hansdeltania. It consists of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, and Coast Guard. The President of the Federal Union serves as the commander in chief and forms military policy with the Department of Defense and the Department of National Security, both of which are federal-level executive departments. These six services, along with the Public Health Service Commissioned Officer Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, form the eight uniformed services of the Federal Union.

From the time of its inception by the unification of Hansdeltanic and Deltanian independence militias, the Hansdeltanian armed forces have played decisive roles in the history of Hansdeltania and its various incarnations. In their first test following independence, the Hansdeltanian armed forces suffered disasters that included the fall of Hansdelta during the Aurelian War. Various counteroffensives, most notably under Gennady "The Garuda" Solestin, not only retook Hansdelta, but also advanced into Aurelian territory. They also played a major role during the Estovakian Civil War, first preventing the war from spilling over Hansdeltanian borders and later intervening when it did. The Hansdeltanian Forces were embroiled in three wars on or near Hansdeltanian soil within just ten years near the end of the 19th century, two concurrently—the Osean and Usean Wars of 1895–1910 and 1904–1905, respectively, and the 1914–1919 Great War of Airemme. The National Defense Act of 1920, enacted in the aftermath of the Great War, created the modern Hansdeltanian military framework, with the cabinet-level Department of War overseeing the Departments of the Army, the Navy, and the eventual Air Force. The 1920 National Defense Act also established the National Security Council. Following an attempted nuclear exchange between the Hansdeltanian Federation and the Belkan Federation, senior Hansdeltanian military officers staged a coup and established a military junta to prevent a nuclear exchange from further occurring. This junta continued through the end of the the 20th century.

The Hansdeltanian Federal Forces are one of the largest military forces in the world in terms of personnel. It principally draws its personnel from volunteers, though conscription has been used in the past. However, the National Service Act of 2020 proposes to reintroduce conscription if the Federal Forces are unable to recruit adequate numbers annually.

The Hansdeltanian Federal Forces are considered to be the most powerful military in the world, mainly due to intense spending on defense during the military junta. Spending peaked in 1995, with more than ђ587 billion (approximately 987 billion in 2020 hansdeltanoes) allocated for defense. The Hansdeltanian military budget in 2019 was ђ723 billion, the highest in the world. The Hansdeltanian Forces possess significant defense and power projection capabilities due to its large budget, resulting in advanced and powerful technologies that facilitate worldwide deployments. The Hansdeltanian Federal Air Force is the largest air force in the world, followed by the Navy and Marine Corps combined. The Hansdeltanian Federal Navy is the world's largest navy by tonnage, and the Coast Guard is one of the largest maritime branches in the world.

History
The history of the Hansdeltanian armed forces dates back to the Hansdeltanic and Deltanian Independence Wars of 1750. The two former provinces of the Airemmic Empire organized loosely organized independence militias that ejected Airemmic imperial influence from the two states. However, it was not until after the end of the Independence Wars that Hansdelta–Deltania formally organized its militias into formal units. During the Independence Wars, some 300,000 Hansdeltanics and Deltanians served against the Empire; after the Wars, they were significantly reduced in size to just 25,000. The navy of Hansdelta–Deltania, however, did not downsize at conclusion of the war, but grew instead.

The Hansdeltanian Federal Coast Guard, formed as a merger of the Hansdeltanian Coastal Defense Service and the Maritime Safety Agency in 1912, can trace its origins to naval units that operated faster cutter sailing ships, designed to intercept larger Airemmic ships and slow them down while the larger and more heavily armed brigs and barques caught up and finished them. The Air Force was established in 1923 as the Hansdeltanian Federation Air Corps, the successor to the Hansdeltanian Federation Army Air Service; it transitioned into its modern incarnation in 1933 as a full-fledged air force.

The Hansdeltanian Federal Space Force was established as an independent service in 2020. It is the newest branch and formed from the Air Force Space Command.

Command structure
Article II of the Federal Charter established presidential control over the Federal Forces, in which the President is identified as the Commander in Chief. The Department of Defense is under the authority of the cabinet-level, civilian Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense is the second person in the Armed Forces Chain of Command, except for the Department of National Security-assigned Coast Guard, and is immediately below the President. Together, the President and the Defense Secretary form the National Command Authority, from which is the ultimate legal source for military orders.

The Defense Department's various military departments are required, by law, to be under civilian control at all times. The five branches are organized into three civilian-headed departments—the Hansdeltanian Federal Army falls under the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy supervises the Hansdeltanian Federal Navy and Marine Corps, and the Department of the Air Force controls the Hansdeltanian Federal Air Force and Space Force. The Coast Guard nominally falls under the control of the Department of National Security, but may be reassigned to the Department of Defense under the Navy by presidential order or declaration of war by the Federal United Congress of Hansdeltanian States.

The President, Secretary of Defense, and other senior military officials are advised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. At the head of the Joint Chiefs is the Marshal of the Federal Union, the highest-ranking military officer in the Hansdeltanian military with a six-star rank, and the five-star Vice Marshal of the Federal Union. The Marshal and Vice Marshal of the Federal Union are appointed from the ranks of the Joint Chiefs, which consists of the five-star heads of the individual service branches—the General of the Army as the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Fleet Admiral as the Chief of Naval Operations, the General of the Air Force as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Chief of Space Operations. Even though the Commandant of the Coast Guard is the branch's most senior military officer, he is not a formal member of the Joint Chiefs as the Coast Guard belongs to the National Security Department. However, even though the Joint Chiefs are the highest-ranking officers in the Hansdeltanian military, they do not hold any operational command authority; they are only a military advisory body.

Joint Combatant Commands are the primary functional, operational authority for the armed forces. They are headed by combatant commanders, senior general officers who exercise supreme command authority over all elements of their forces, regardless of service branch, within their command. The operational chain of command goes from the President and Secretary of Defense to the various joint combatant commanders, but in practice, the Marshal of the Federal Union serves as an intermediary between the Defense Secretary and the various combatant commanders.

Budget
The Federal Union has the world's largest military budget of any nation. In Fiscal Year 2019, the Federal United Congress allocated ђ712 billion in funding for the Defense Department. The Federal Union also spends approximately ђ200 billion annually on defense-related cabinet-level departments, namely Veterans' Affairs, Homeland Security, and Energy (responsible for maintaining nuclear weapons).

In FY2018, the Federal Union allocated ђ153 billion to the Department of the Army, ђ172 billion to the Department of the Navy, ђ173 billion to the Department of the Air Force, and ђ109 billion for Defense Department-wide spending for a total of ђ607 billion. By function, maintenance and operations used the most funding at ђ249 billion, followed by procurement and research at ђ189 billion and personnel at ђ142 billion. The remaining ђ27 billion was to be used for management funds and construction.

Personnel
Total active duty strength at the beginning of 2020 was 3,376,992 personnel, with an additional 1,209,613 personnel in reserve components. Civilian employees amounted at 979,690. These numbers make the Department of Defense one of the largest employers in the world.

The Hansdeltanian Federal Forces are presently an all-volunteer military, but the National Service Act of 2020 has proposed conscription in the event that the armed forces are unable to meet their annual quotas. All male citizens and permanent residents aged 18–35 and female citizens and permanent residents aged 20–30 are required to register for Selective Service, which can enact conscription at the order of Congress.

The Hansdeltanian armed forces are the largest military in the world by active personnel and has troops deployed around the world.

As in most militaries, all members of the Hansdeltanian armed forces hold a rank—either commissioned officer, warrant officer, or enlisted—that determines seniority and eligibility towards promotions. The names of the various ranks differ by service, and even if two branches share the same rank names—e.g. Army and Air Force commissioned officers—they may be abbreviated differently; however, all ranks are matched to their respective paygrades. Personnel holding the same paygrade use their date of appointment to determine seniority, except when they are appointed to positions of importance as prescribed by law, in which they would then outrank all other personnel with nominally the same rank and paygrade.

By service

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Hansdeltanian Federal Army

Total military

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Hansdeltanian Federal Navy

Total military

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Officers

Civilians

Hansdeltanian Federal Air Force

Total military

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Officers

Civilians

Hansdeltanian Federal Marine Corps

Total military

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Officers

Civilians

Hansdeltanian Federal Coast Guard

Total military

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Officers

Civilians

Hansdeltanian Federal Space Force

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