Sovereign Ameristralian Defence Forces

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Sovereign Ameristralian Defence Forces
Seal of the Defence Forces
Ensign of the Defence Forces
Founded 15 August 2021
Current form 1 January 2022
Service branches
Commander-in-Chief Sovereign Prince of the Sovereign Municipality of Ameristralia
Minister of Defence Vacant
Chief of the General Staff Vacant
Reserve personnel 3

The Sovereign Ameristralian Defence Forces, commonly referred to as the "Ameristralian Military" or "Defence Forces", is the non-standing military force of the municipality, administered by the Ministry of Defence. The Ameristralian Military consists of two service branches at all times, with a third branch added during times of conflict. The Sovereign Ameristralian Army is the land defence force and is responsible for the defence of land claims. The Sovereign Ameristralian Navy is the maritime force and is responsible for the defence of territory with water borders. The Ameristralian Border Security Agency coordinates with the Ministry of Defence to provide border security and protection during times of war.

The Sovereign Prince is the Commander-in-Chief of the Ameristralian Military and holds the highest rank of Field Marshal while in army uniform and Admiral of the Fleet in naval uniform. The Sovereign Prince does not hold a rank within the Ameristralian Border Security Agency.

General information

The Ameristralian Army and Navy formed on 15 August 2021, two days after the municipality was founded. The name was later changed to Royal Ameristralian Defence Forces following a change of government style to constitutional monarchy. On 1 January 2022, the Ameristralian Military rebranded again to the Sovereign Ameristralian Defence Forces. The change was cited to align with the name of the state.

Ameristralian Army and Navy (15 August 2021 - 3 September 2021)

The Ameristralian Army and Navy were established on 15 August 2021, two days following the foundation of Ameristralia. The Army, as the land-based defence force was originally responsible as a first responder and border security agency. The Ameristralian Navy was redundant, due to Ameristralia not having marine borders at the time. Equipment for the military was created out of paper by The Right Honourable Lord Hillover. The Australian Ships (AS) Bob and AS Squid were A-class destroyers that sunk during initial water tests. The Navy no longer has equipment. Ameristralian Army equipment consisted of two A-10 paper tanks. During field testing, the tanks did not hold up and the Ameristralian Ministry of Defence cancelled the supply contract.

The first Minister of Defence was The Right Honourable Lord Hillover, who was removed from the ministry upon elections in January 2022 and given the rank of Admiral, as the commander of the Royal Ameristralian Navy.

Royal Ameristralian Defence Force (3 September 2021 - 1 January 2022)

The Royal Ameristralian Defence Force was created from the Ameristralian Army and Navy upon the Act of the People to Self Govern on 3 September 2021. Ameristralia declared independence and officially became a constitutional monarchy, changing the style of the military. Defence Forces was used instead of Army and Navy for a more professional-sounding name.

The Sovereign Prince was still the Commander-in-Chief and given the ranks of Field Marshal of the Army and Admiral of the Fleet of the Navy. His Sovereign Highness David appointed The Right Honourable Lord Hillover to the position of Admiral as commander of the Royal Ameristralian Navy and Sir Kevin Doan, Bt to the position of General as commander of the Royal Ameristralian Army. New rank insignias were created to reflect the changing of the defence forces and align with the new Coat of arms, which was created to illustrate the nation had become a constitutional monarchy. During this period, the navy had two Admirals of the Fleet, although the rank was ceremonial for the Sovereign Prince, the sovereign may appoint a military officer to the rank during wartime. Lord Hillover was given the rank of Admiral of the Fleet for his initial work for the Ameristralian Army and Navy.

The Royal Ameristralian Defence Force, without equipment and uniforms, is considered largely ceremonious. The military participates in state functions as an honour guard for ceremonies and national celebrations, visits with foreign heads of state, and acts as border security. The defence force has not yet participated in foreign military academies, training exercises, or domestic and foreign conflicts. During the Civil War of the Empire of Lurdentania in October 2021, His Sovereign Highness David was an advisor to the Emperor, Rory I to assist in quelling the rebel invasion. The conflict ended after the rebels surrendered and terms of peace were agreed to. The Royal Ameristralia Defence Force commissioned the Defence of the Empire of Lurdentania Medal. HSH David is the only recipient of the award. It was decommissioned in December 2021.

Sovereign Ameristralian Defence Forces (1 January 2022 - Present)

Former Seal of the Sovereign Ameristralian Defence Forces from January 2022 - 1 January 2024

On 1 January 2022, His Sovereign Highness David, issued changes to the name of the military, deciding to follow the naming convention of Ameristralia and use sovereign rather than royal. Ranks and structure have remained unchanged although the emblems, ensigns, insignia, and seals were replaced to better reflect the name change. The current Ensigns and Coats of arms were commissioned on 1 January 2024. On 5 March 2022, the Military and Police Act was promulgated by His Sovereign Highness David, formally creating the foundations of the Ameristralian military [1]


  1. His Sovereign Highness David (5 March 2022). "Library of the Assembly". Ameristralia Government. Library of the Assembly. Retrieved 11 June 2022.

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