Karno-Ruthenian Army

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Imperial and Royal Army
I&RKRArmyFlag.png
Flag of the Imperial and Royal Army and of the Armed Forces
Active 2014 as Royal Army of Ruthenia
Country Karniarutheniaflag.png Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
Role Protecting the Karno-Ruthenian Empire and its interests by using ground forces.
Motto Patrie et Discipline
Anniversaries 26 November
Engagements Lundener Civil War
Commanders
Field Marshal Emperor-King Oscar
Notable
commanders
Nicholas, Duke of Bradamante
Christian I, Grand Duke of Letzembourg


The Imperial and Royal Army of Karnia-Ruthenia is the unified land forces of Karnia-Ruthenia and their administration and procurement authorities. Its origins date back to the Royal Army of Ruthenia, founded in 2014 and it is one of the branches of the Imperial and Royal Armed Forces of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. As of 24 April 2019, the Karno-Ruthenian Army has a strength of 10 active soldiers and 3 reserve personnel and is organized into twelve inspectorates. All the twelve field armies are relegated to defensive and occupation duties within the Karno-Ruthenian territory. Military service is voluntary, though conscription may occur in some special cases.

Backround[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

Cerimonial Banner for the Imperial and Royal Army.

The Imperial and Royal Army was founded on 26 November 2014 as the Royal Army of Ruthenia, few days after the foundation of the Kingdom of Ruthenia. The army was originally, and still have very much of its primary function, intended to be a defensive force to protect the micronation. During this period, Ruthenia avoided major conflicts between 2014 and 2015 but engaged in a number of minor actions supported by the military, for example the 2015 Ruthenian coup d'état attempt and the Overthrow of the Badakistani monarchy.

Reorganization[edit | edit source]

Following the signature of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the armed forces were readapted and entire hierarchy, nomenclature and training program were reconsidered. They use the Austro-Hungarian model to make patents and the army hierarchy. With the formation of a better organized General Staff of the Armed Forces, there was also a profound change in the attitude of the military, who have adopted a more interventionist attitude towards the military policies of the Empire. The best example of this was intervention in the Lundener Civil War.

Rank and structure[edit | edit source]

Senior Officers of the Imperial and Royal Army
Field Marshal
(Commander-in-Chief)
FME
Colonel General
CG
Lieutenant General
LG
Field Marshal Lieutenant
FML
Major General
MG
O-18 O-17 O-16 O-15 O-14
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Officers of the Imperial and Royal Army
Colonel
COL
Lieutenant Colonel
LT COL
Major
MAJ
Captain
CPT
First Lieutenant
1LT
Lieutenant
LT
O-13 O-12 O-11 O-10 O-9 O-8
13 Colonel.jpg 12 Lieutenant Colonel.jpg 11 Major.jpg 10 Captain.jpg 09 First Lieutenant.jpg 08 Lieutenant.jpg
Junior Enlisted Ranks of the Imperial and Royal Army
Chief Warrant Officer
CWO
Warrant Officer
WO
Master-Sergeant
MS
Sergeant
S
Corporal
C
Lance Corporal
LC
Private
PVT
E-7 E-6 E-5 E-4 E-3 E-2 E-1
07 Cadet Warrant Officer.jpg 06 Warrant Officer.jpg 05 Master-Sergeant.jpg 04 Sergeant.jpg 03 Corporal.jpg 02 Lance Corporal.jpg 01 Private.jpg

Army inspectorate[edit | edit source]

Karnia-Ruthenia is divided into army inspectorates, each of which oversaw a territorial army once the states which made up the Empire contributed their armies and is responsible for maintaining certain units to be put at the disposal of the Empire in case of conflict. The member states subordinate their armies to the Imperial and Royal Army in time of war, giving total control over them.