Levantine Union Defense Council
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|Formation||1 January 2018|
|Members of the Levantine Union|
The Levantine Union Defense Council is the military alliance and mutual defense component of the Levantine Union as well as a joint command organization for its members.
The Levantine Union Defense Council is comprised of a delegation from each of the member nations, with a single person, dually appointed as the Military Attaché-in-Chief, who serves as the spokesperson on their nation's behalf. The council elects one of these Military Attachés-in-Chief as the Joint Allied Commander (JAC) and another as the Council Executive. The JAC is the commander of the armed forces assigned to the LUDC and holds the rank of General of the Levantine Union, and oversees the Vandarch Sea Guard and the Mobile Land Forces Element (MLFE). The JAC is supported by a headquarters brigade called the Coordinated Command Headquarters (CCHQ). CCHQ consists of a:
- Headquarters battalion: for command and control of all supporting units and functions;
- Central Intelligence Analysis battalion: for combining intelligence from members states, allied states, and field commands, and analyzing it for CCHQ leadership; and
- Central Civil Support battalion: to ensure that the administrative and higheslt level logistical functions are addressed.
Mobile Land Forces Element Structure
The Mobile Land Forces Element (MLFE) is a combined arms division commanded by a Divisional General of the Levantine Union. The MLFE is led by a headquarters battalion, a medical support regiment, an independent logistics battalion, and a battalion each of military police and military intelligence.
The LUDC Combine Arms Land Mobile Forces Division is made up of:
|Unit type||Unit strength||Role||Equipment, if applicable||Notes|
|Divisional headquarters battalion||Battalion||Command and Control||N/A||N/A|
|Field Sustainment battalion||Battalion||Military supply-chain management||N/A||N/A|
|Combat Engineer battalion||Battalion||Combat engineering||Armored engineering and recovery vehicles: M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle and AM 50.||N/A|
|Tank squadron (heavy)||Squadron||Armored-to-armored warfare, Direct fire support||Main battle tanks|
|Armored Car squadron||Squadron||Reconnaissance vehicle, Expeditionary warfare, Skirmishing, Artillery observation, Direct fire support||Armored cars: AMX-10 RCR, and EBRC Jaguar|
|Armored Infantry regiment (x2)||Regiment||Armored||Infantry fighting vehicles: VBMR Griffon|
|Artillery squadron||Squadron||Indirect fire support||Self-propelled artillery: CAESAR self-propelled howitzer|
Vandarch Sea Guard
The Vandarch Sea Guard (VSG) is a task force level surface warfare unit commanded by Rear Admiral of the Levantine Union. It consistes of a flag ship (always a crusier), 5 additional crusiers, 16-18 destroyers, and 36 frigates/coast guard cutters. Patrol vessels are attached in particular circumstances, if they are mission critical. The VSG consists of a pair of cruiser squadrons, each consisting of 3 crusiers, 8-9 destroyers, and 18 frigates/coast guard cutters. These are further divided into 6 cruiser divisions with 1 cruiser, 4/5 destroyers, and 9 frigates/coast guard cutters.
The cruiser squadrons are commanded by a commadore, the cruiser divisions are commanded by a captain. At the coast guard cutter level, an cluster of 4 cutters is additionally overseen by a pod captain.
Task Group Gemini
Task Group Gemini (Burg: Groupe Travaille Gemini (GT Gemini)) is a LUDC standing mine countermeasures immediate reaction force. Its role is to provide LUDC with an immediate operational response capability for active mine sweeping in the southestern Odoneru Ocean, the Sea of Canete, and the northwestern quadrant of the Sea of Istroya. It since 1988, Task Group Gemini as been assigned exclusively to LoNSC Standing Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1 and serves as its backbone.
GT Gemini was formed in 1988 of various naval units who were members of LUDC that were serving in LoNSC Standing Mine Countermeasures Task Group 1. It was decided to second these units to a singular LUDC designated commander to streamline administrate and logistical requirements on behalf of the navies of origin for the participating ships.
GT Gemini currently consists of the following ships:
|Ship||Picture||Navy of Origin||Role/Type||Notes|
|VNB Searcher||Navy of Burgundie||Minehunter||N/A|
|VNB Finder||Navy of Burgundie||Minehunter||N/A|
|VNB Capetaine Lluc-Ache Marrion Bell||Navy of Burgundie||Mine countermeasures vessel||N/A|
|VNB Salarive||Navy of Burgundie||Replenishment oiler||N/A|
Office of Basing Initiative Liaison
Coordinating Office of Dericanian Forces
The Coordinative Office of Dericanian Forces was responsible for organizing the various military forces of the Deric States within the LUDC. It was dissolved in 2030.
Office of the OASIS Clearance Coordinator
Initiatives and branches
Vandarch Sea Guard
The Vandarch Sea Guard is the integrated multinational military unit of the Levantine Union responsible for naval defense, maritime security, search and rescue, and law enforcement within Levantine Union territorial waters of the Vandarch. It is comprised of the naval and maritime security forces of Anglei, Hollona and Diorisia, and Yonderre, as well as a portion of Fiannria's Navy of the Commonwealth.
Mobile Land Forces Element
The Mobile Land Forces Element is a division-sized combined arms unit that is in a state of operational readiness at all times to defend the Levantine Union and its interests. It is also the primary body of soldiers that troops are drawn from to support any commitments to the League of Nations (LoN) for peace-keeping and peace enforcing missions, on behalf of member states of the Levantine Union. In this way member states of the Levantine Union can commit forces, in principle, to a LoN resolution without having to draw down their own forces or reserves. In this eventuality, members of the Army of Burgundie's Reserves usually volunteer.
Foreign Services Element
The Foreign Services Element is an initiative within the Levantine Union Defense Council that allows officers to transfer to serve in the Royal and Confederate Army of New Harren while on active service. The Foreign Services Element is an extremely competitive program, and service in New Harren is considered prestigious and career enhancing.
The collection of missile defense systems across the LUDC nations colloquially called the Barbarian barrier, or the Bar-barrier. It is a central hub of surveillance and targetting data used by Burgundie's Hypaspistai Projectile Defense Network, Fiannria, Urcea, and Yonderre. These four countries collectively cover most of the Deric States who pay additional dues for the maintenance of the system to defend them. The system does not own or operate any missile defense aparatus but is a clearing house for data used by the individual countries. All of the Deric States share information with the Bar-barrier system despite their lack of capability to act on the information in their own right.
The Bar-barrier was proposed by Crown Princess of Burgundie, Princess Amelia as part of her 21st Century Burgoignesc Power Projection Stratagem and adopted in 2028.