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Minister for Defence
FP Trystan Alexander
The United Prefectures Armed Forces (UPAF) is the armed forces of the United Prefectures of Noronica. The UPAF consists of six service branches: the Noronnican Army (NA), the United Prefectures Navy (UPN), the United Prefectures Marine Corp (UPMC), the United Prefectures Air Force (UPAF), the United Prefectures Strategic Missile Force (UPSDF), and the United Prefectures Domestic Guard (UPDG). The UPAF is one of the Western Isles' oldest and well-funded armed forces, tasked with the defence of the country, promoting Noronica's wider interests, supporting international peacekeeping efforts and providing humanitarian aid. According to statutes concerning a national emergency, the United Prefectures Police Force act as a reserve element of the UPAF.
Civilian control of the UPAF is exercised by the Ministry of National Defence, which is led by the Minister of National Defence. The Ministry currently employs 54,959 civilian employees as of 2018. The Commander-in-chief of the UPAF is the First Prefect of the United Prefectures of Noronica. The UPAF Chief of the Defence Staff is the professional head of the armed forces and is an appointment that can be held by a senior officer of the three branches. The CDS, along with the Permanent Under-Secretary, are the principal advisers to the Minister of National Defence. The six services are led by the following professional chiefs of staff: the First Sea Lord, the Chief of the General Staff, the Chief of the Air Staff, and the Chief of Strategic Defence who heads the UPSDF and UPDG.
In the late summer of 2019 our Commander-in-chief, First Prefect Trystan Alexander, tasked the United Prefectures Armed Forces with the task of becoming a force for peaceful change within the region. To meet this task, we have set a goal for our forces to reach a global standard by 2020, to be able to act anywhere within the region whenever necessary and however dangerous. The region is in a constant state of turmoil, and through the constant effort of ourselves and our allies, we are striving to provide a safer region for future generations to come.
By 2020 we shall have bulked, streamlined, and reorganised our forces to confront both domestic and foreign problems. We shall utilise more unmanned systems so as to protect the lives of our servicemen, and we shall be providing better equipment for those already on the frontline. We shall be putting more investment into overseas efforts to ensure that we are able to reach any zone of the region with speed.
The Ministry of National Defence maintains a number of civilian agencies which play a role of supporting the United Noronnican Armed Forces. Although they are civilian, they play a key role in supporting the Armed Forces.
The Noronnican Fleet Auxiliary (NFA) operates 22 auxiliary vessels which primarily serve to replenish Navy warships at sea, and also aid the Navy's amphibious warfare capabilities through its three Gargantuan-class landing ship dock vessels. It is manned by 2,580 civilian personnel and is funded and run by the Ministry of Defence.
The Department for Defence Equipment and Support (DDES) is a procurement and support organisation within the Ministry of National Defence. As of 2018, it has a civilian and military workforce of approx. 20,000 personnel.
The Noronnican Hydrographic Office (NHO) is an organisation within the government responsible for providing navigational and other hydrographic information.
The Noronnican Special Forces Directorate (NSFD) is a Department for Defence directorate that provides a joint special operations task force headquarters. The NSF is commanded by the Director of Special Forces. The directorate commands the NSF Air Unit (NSFAU), the NSF Maritime Unit (NSFMU), the NSF Special Operations Unit (NSFOU) and the NSF Supporting Unit (NSFSU).
The NSFD was formed in 1997 to draw together the Army's Special Air Force, the Naval Service's Special Maritime Force, and the Special Operations Force, (which were renamed the NSF Air Unit, the NSF Maritime Unit, and the Special Operations Unit) into a unified command, based around the former Director of the NSFAU, who was given the additional title of Director of Special Forces. The directorate has been expanded by the creation of the Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing, the NSF Reconnaissance Unit, and the NSF Signal Unit. These three units are seen as secondary to the three units above due to their supportive nature and are sorted into the 'NSF Supporting Unit'.
NSFD assets undertake a number of roles, with some degree of interaction and overlap: Counter-terrorism, Unconventional Warfare, Covert reconnaissance, Special reconnaissance, Direct action, Close protection, Counter-revolutionary warfare, Reconnaissance of the deep battlespace, Offensive operations in the deep battlespace, Battlespace preparation in transition to war, Infrastructure disruption, Capture of subjects of interest, Human intelligence (HUMINT) collection, Defence diplomacy, and Training of other nations' armed forces.
NSF Air Unit
Airborne special forces
NSF Maritime Unit
Naval special forces
NSF Special Operations Unit
Special operations (POB group)
NSF Supporting Unit
Reconnaissance, aviation and support
Each unit is divided into operational squadrons, with each squadron given a number, (e.g: 1st Air Unit Squadron). Each squadron consists of approximately 100 men commanded by a major, divided into five troops (each troop being commanded by a captain) and a small headquarters section. Troops usually consist of 20 men, and the five patrols within a troop consist of four men, with each man possessing a particular skill e.g. signals, demolition, medic or linguist in addition to basic skills learned during the course of his training. Troops are permanent as new members are given a troop designation before their training, so as to form bonds in the troop as they graduate together.
Noronnican Forces Vancouvia
Under the VACES alliance, all Vancouvian military bases are used by Noronnican forces
Noronnican Forces I.D
The Noronnican garrison is stationed in the Camp Plymouth Noronnican Annex.
Noronnican Forces Altera
Noronnican personnel are stationed across Altera.
Noronnican Gurkhas Station
The Noronnican Army has a small outpost for recruitment to the Brigade of Gurkhas.
Noronnican Forces Arván
Noronnican personnel are stationed in both NAS Vert and NONB Green Harbour.
Noronnican Forces Black Isles
Noronnican personnel are stationed in both NAS Twynith and NONB Heartburgh.
Noronnican Forces Charbagnia
Peacekeeping operations in occupied Charbagnia while reconstruction takes place.
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