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The United Commonwealth Directorate of the Army

The United Commonwealth Directorate of the Army is one of the three military Directorates under the United Commonwealth Directorate-General of Defence, and is headed by the Director of Army Affairs.   The Directorate operates underneath the Directorate-General of Defence, alongside the Directorate of the Admiralty and the Directorate of the Air Force, and exercises day to day control of Army affairs, sets and carries out limited policy relating to the Army, and oversees administrative control of the United Commonwealth Army, in adherence with policies set by the Director-General of Defence, and subject to the Director-General's and the Chair of the Armed forces Council approval.  

The Director of the Army


The Director is nominated by the Council of Nations, made up of the elected leaders of member states within the United Commonwealth, and the Armed Forces Council, made up of member states ministers of defence, and is subject to the approval of the U.C. Parliament.   The Director can advise the members of the two councils on Army matters pertaining to administration, procurement, and spending, but their word carries less weight in matters with regards to military operations and strategy, and the deployment of troops.  

The Chief of the General Staff


Military aspects of the United Commonwealth Army fall under the control of the Chief of the General Staff, who is the professional head of the Army, the highest ranking officer within the Army, and is typically ranked as Field Marshal.   The Chief of the General Staff is also a member of the United Commonwealth Chiefs of Staff committee, where they, alongside the Chief of the Admiralty Staff, ranking Admiral of the Fleet, and the Chief of the Air Staff, ranking Air Marshal, advise the Armed Forces Council and the Council of Nations on matters related to the military, ranging from procurement of weaponry to deployment of troops.

Structure

The Directorate of the Army is broken up into two portions, the Office of the Director, made up of the civilian leadership, and the General Staff, made up of the military leadership.  

Office of the Director of the Army


The Office of the Director of the Army is the civilian organisation at the end off the Army. It is headed by the Director of the Army, who is assisted by the Permanent Secretary of Army Affairs.   The Office is divided into five major departments, four of which headed by a Deputy Director of the Army . These are the Deputy Directors for: the Budget, Personnel, Procurement, Material and Technology, and Installations. The fifth is is headed by the Army General Counsel.   These six individuals are nominated by the Council of Nations and the Armed Forces Council, and approved by Parliament.  

The General Staff


The United Commonwealth General Staff is the professional body at the head of the United Commonwealth Army, consisting of a number of Departments, Agencies and Directorates, all under the control of the Chief of the General Staff, the highest ranking officer in the Army, a member of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, and ranks Field Marshal, and who is assisted by the Vice Chief of the General Staff, who is a full General.   Under the C.G.S., the three largest branches of the General Staff are organised under three Deputy Chiefs of the General Staff, who are respectively, the Deputy Directors for Operations and Training, Personnel and Administration, and Material and Supply. The last two are often referred to as the Adjudant- and Quartermaster-General respectively.   Within and alongside these main branches are a series of smaller agencies and services. These include:
  • the Army Medical Department
  • the Military Police Department
  • the Army Legal Affairs Department
  • the Army Intelligence Directorate
  • the Army Planning and Strategy Directorate
  • the Army Human Resources Directorate
  • the Army Veterans Affairs Directorate
  • the Army Career Management Directorate
  • the Army Financial Control Directorate
  • the Army Supply Train Directorate
  • the Army Research and Development Directorate
, and many, many others. These agencies divide up the immense task of controlling as large as the Army, and allow the Chief of the General Staff, the Director of Army Affairs, the Director General of Defence, and the members of the Armed Forces Council and the Council of Nations to exercise control over the Army and it's parts, and to enact changes within it.

The Shield of the Commonwealth

Founding Date
70 A.S.
Type
Military, Army
Alternative Names
The Office of War
Power Structure
Transnational government
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4 Dec, 2021 09:48

Very detailed, very organized. If I had any suggestion, it would be to perhaps add some personalities to the article, something that gives it some voice and character. Famous people, mascots, current leaders, so on :)   Great work :D


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4 Dec, 2021 09:59

Thanks for commenting! And thank you for the compliment. I've been developing this organisation in my head for quite some time, so it's good to get it out in writing. I also created another article related to the Army, if you don't mind checking it out too. Both of these articles could still use some work, but I think they're pretty alright.

4 Dec, 2021 09:59

Here's the other Article, the 18th Corp. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-12-worlds-thearchmagos/a/the-18th-corps--sand-vipers--formation