Dec 21, 16 / Cap 20, 00 01:01 UTC
Organization & Objective ¶
I would like to open a topic about the organizational structure & objectives of any type of force that the Asgardian people choose to create.
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A National Defense Policy would be out of scope of this particular topic, but perhaps its direction could be found in this very thread.
So what do you think would be the reason for Asgardia to create any such force?
Preferably I would like to see Asgardia remain free from any form of Militarization and focus more on the development of the community and the ability to live in Space as a space based nation should. But, because it is the way of the world, it is prudent to deter threats, which are ideally what armies are used for. However in the event a threat escalates to conflict, Asgardia would have to defend itself.
Defend – that is a word that should guide the objective of any Asgardian Military or Civil Security policy.
As the nation develops here on Earth obviously in the eyes of many existing sovereign states Asgardian forces would be deemed ‘paramilitaries’ rather than a credible and actual deterrent. But future prosperity in space and on other worlds, it would not. But back to now, the development of the Asgardian nation should not be posed as a threat to any existing state – and that is why in my belief Asgardian policy should dictate that any such force be used only for the defense of its people, and not to progress or expand its ideology or other goals. (Think the Japanese defense force).
In creating any such objective of Defense policy, a Defense initiative clause could perhaps be entertained? Which would basically mean that in effort to uphold the principles of Asgardian life, the government has the ability to assess threats and take opportunity to act or take charge before others harm Asgardian citizens – or others.
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This refers to the structure of the armed forces of the nation, so that it has the military capability to deter and respond to threats as dictated by the National Defense Policy. Like traditional military organization, it would be hierarchical system. This system has been used since the Roman times and would undoubtedly be implemented within Asgardian Military organisation, with executive control being provided to the leader of the nation. Management and administration would then fall to the Ministry of Safety & Security (MoSaS).
Example – suggestive informal structure/positions (0 = Highest Rank -> 10 = Lowest Rank)
- - - - - Nation Leader - - - - -
- - - - - Ministry of Safety & Security - - - - -
- Minister of Safety & Security
0A. Head of Defense Forces
0B. Head of Security
0C. Head of Civil Defense
- - - - - Asgardian Defense Force - - - - - Asgardian Security - - - - -
- Equivalent of Field Marshall Head of the Defense Force ALL
1A. Equivalent of Vice Field Marshall Army Group Leader 2+ Armies
- Equivalent of General Army Leader 2+ Divisions
2A. Equivalent of Lieutenant General Regiment Leader 3-6 Battalions
Equivalent of Colonel Battalion Leader 2-6 Companies
Equivalent of Major Company Leader 2-8 Platoons
Equivalent to Lieutenant Platoon Leader 4+ Squads
Equivalent to Sergeant. Section Leader 1-2+ Squads
Equivalent to Corporal Squad Leader 2-3 Fire teams
7A. Equivalent to Lance Corporal Fire-team Leader 4 person team
- Equivalent to Private Make up Fire/Manoeuvre Teams
Would this be what you foresee the organizational structure to be like?
To be different, what names would you give the positions within the Asgardian Defense or Security forces?
E.G. Private – Trooper …. Field Marshall = Space Marshall …. (Had to be done)
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