United Communes Army
|United Communes Army|
Ul'ussi Erida (Mavibi)
|Size||4.2 million active duty personnel|
2.1 million Home Guard and reserve personnel
|Motto(s)||Semleretar, Memkasetar (Monbana for "Always advancing, never retreating")|
|Supreme Commander||Paron Vakat|
|Chairman of the Army Board||FM Shansa Tyaran|
|First Vice Chair of the Army Board||GEN Fordan at'Asdar|
|Second Vice Chair of the Army Board||GEN Ganha Klanem|
The United Communes Army (Mavibi: Ul'ussi Erida) is the principal military land force of the United Communes. It is the largest division of the United Communes Defence Force, followed by the United Communes Navy and United Communes Marine Corps. As of 544 TE, the Army comprises over 4.2 million active duty personnel and around 2.1 million reserve personnel. The United Communes Army is almost entirely staffed by personnel specially bred for military service through the Military Personnel Training Department.
Like the other branches of the Defence Force, the United Communes Army was formed in 493 TE with the assistance of the Eteno in the aftermath of the Union Civil War, in which the United Communes provided financial and other non-combatant aid to its various belligerent factions. The United Communes' remilitarisation was spearheaded by the MPTD, begun in 496 TE. As a result, the United Communes rapidly became a regional military power, strengthening its ability to project its influence throughout the Central Far North Arm and beyond.
As with all other branches of the Defence Force, the United Communes Army has a hierarchical command structure, which is unlike societal organisation in the civilian UP. It is administratively managed by the Army Board, a council composed of officers elected by the Army's personnel. The Board itself is subordinate to the Vashkurum, which is headed by the similarly elected Chairman of the Vashkurum.
The Army also operates an air arm, known as the United Communes Army Fighter Corps (Ulussi Erida Avcisela). The Fighter Corps is responsible for all Army aircraft operations.