Kingdom of Jod Star Ships, Vehicles, and Vessels The following several posts will deal with the Kingdom of Jod's military, culture, and history. All such posts included in this category will be labeled at the top with in red, bold, underline lettering. Information about the Jod Military Forces The Kingdom of Jod's military forces are collectively known as the "Jod Military Forces" or JMF. The JMF defends 3 star systems (only 2 star systems listed on "official" records), 37 planets and moons collectively, and 7 colonies not included in those 3 star systems. On top of defense, the JMF has forces specifically assigned to the Royal Palace for special operations too sensitive for regular JMF channels, these sensitive operations include the House of Royal Intelligence operations; collectively, JMF units under the Royal Palace or the House of Royal Intelligence, are known as Royal Command (RC for short). Royal Command essentially operates separately from the standard chain-of-command of the JMF, but while the RC can borrow JMF units as it sees fit, the RC often assists JMF units often as well. The JMF is overseen, from a military function, by the Office of Command (OOC for short), which reports directly to the Royal Palace and the King and Queen themselves. The Office of Command is a ten member board including the highest ranking military officers from the Kingdom's Navy, King's Army, Starfighter Corps, Medical Wing, and Royal Command (these 5 members hold sole military decision making power within the OOC). The other 5 spots are held by 5 civilian members (each member represents a "Region" for the Kingdom of Jod): 2 from the Royal Court on a 4 year elected cycle, who represents the Nobles and their regions; the other 3 spots are held by 3 four year elected town or city mayors, who are entrusted with representing the "common person" and their regions. While military decisions are held in private by the 5 military members in times of war, the 5 civilian members hold a solid voice within the OOC during times of peace and during times of war, when non-battle decisions have to be made (other non-combat matters during a time of war). The JMF is a interesting military force; created from the legendary heroics and skill of the Red Rock Kingdom Armed Forces, the JMF has amazing officers and enlisted men and women who share that same desire for excellence as their ancestors did in the Red Rock Kingdom. With military service a requirement for all males 18 years or older directly out of school for 2 to 4 years of military service (women enlistment is optional), the JMF never has a recruitment shortage. While recruitment and enlistment seems to be done on a whole other---and not entirely fair---system for the Noble Houses for Entry Officer Positions (EOP) and acceptance automatically into one of the JMF's elite military colleges (whereas non-Nobles have to apply, test, and be accepted into one of the military colleges) that date back to the Red Rock Kingdom's standard of excellence, the recruitment system for both regular enlisted and Noble Houses enlisted nonetheless works and produces a loyal, committed, and well trained military force for the JMF to work with. While some in the regular armed forces will argue that many of the Nobles aren't fit to lead a "Johnny Detail," many of the Nobles in the JMF will argue that much of the "lower" classes would be headless fools on a battlefield without a "gentlemen" to lead them. While both sides of the argument have both ground to stand on and water to sink in, the JMF nonetheless works through the social class differences to make an effective military force. While the "magical" affect on the Planet of Jod (the home world of the Jod) seems to only affect that world in terms of civilian and military appearances and capabilities in technology, the JMF has nonetheless extended those restrictions to all units under its command. While the King's Army and Kingdom's Navy have their major disadvantages against more modern armies and navies, their capabilities handle the local Beast threat within the Kingdom of Jod, maintains the peace within the Kingdom, patrols the Kingdom's holdings on both planets and in space effectively, and can easily handle pirate raids. While the Kingdom of Jod's military forces only face "modern" armies and navies when on special assignment to the "Outside Galaxy" with Royal Command, their forces manage the small encounters they do have. The JMF operates, because of their lack of technology and the fact that most of their front line naval ships have been in service for 20 or more years already and have not been upgraded in terms of weaponry or new ships added to their fleet unless upon destruction of a ship, on a Defensive Military Doctrine (DMD for short) that states, simply: The JMF to date, as of the Jod Civil War in 0 BBY, are under the loyalty of the Royal House. As of 0 BBY, during the Jod Civil War, the JMF's remnants have clustered under the banner of the Royal House and have welcomed into the fold the new and modern Strategic Command Army. With this new additions, all other assets under the JMF's command are being trained and equipped to the new Strategic Command Army standards. This "upgrade" of the King's Army will have the best regiments assigned to Strategic Command Army clone units for training and equipment. In time, all other King's Army units will be updated. The King's Army, as a organization, will continue to function in a defensive function, as a honor guard, and in preparation for the re-taking of their home world of Jod from the traitors in the COR, who forced the Royal House off their home world during the Jod Civil War. Information about the House of Royal Intelligence COMING SOON!!!!!