Packilvanian Expeditionary Force

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Packilvanian Expeditionary Force
luHagan luVekhter aluBakhilfaniya (Packilvanian)
Government agency overview
Formed2001; 22 years ago (2001)
JurisdictionPackilvania
HeadquartersFort Ishak I, Bingol, Packilvania
Motto"Ashamiliya!" ("Assimilate!")
Employees750,000
Annual budget50 billion KRB (6,250 billion PXD)
Minister responsible
Government agency executive
  • General Ravahad Avamid, Chief of the PEF
Parent Government agencyDepartment of Foreign Affairs
Key document
  • Decree 56 of 2001: Packilvanian Expeditionary Force (Dikhta 56 a-2001: LuHagan luVekhter aluBakhilfaniya)
Websiteluhaveba.gov.pax

The Packilvanian Expeditionary Force (Packilvanian: LuHagan luVekhter aluBakhilfaniya, abbreviated PEF or luHAVEBA) is a military wing of the government of Packilvania under the Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for implementing unconventional warfare. Whereas the Packilvanian Armed Forces is responsible for conventional warfare and defence concerns, the PEF is responsible for unconventional warfare.

History

The Packilvanian Expeditionary Force was established in 2001 by Sultan Namdun III via Decree 56. The organisation was formed from the 23rd Expeditionary Regiment of the Packilvanian Armed Forces. However, it grew considerably and its mandate expanded via Decrees 126 of 2003 and Decree 480 of 2007. In 2014, the Yasterian Paxism Liberation Front started an insurgency that led to the 2014 Alleghenian War which was a proxy war between Packilvania and Vekaiyu in Allegheny. It started training and support Al Jaheed financially which led to Al Jaheed starting an Insurgency in Latianburg in 2017. Al Jaheed then proceeded to start a rogue state in what is today known as Hindersville in Sarentria near what was then Kostoria-Obertonia during the Lower Ethalrian Civil War following the disintegration of their relationship with the Opposition Fighters of Yor, a rebel organization in Yor. Secret documents from the Foreign Office of Great Morstaybishlia suggest that supporting Al Jaheed may have been a violation of the d'entente between Packilvania and Great Morstaybishlia to respect their respective spheres of influence and may have represented a watershed in relations between the two powers.

Structure

The Sultan of Packilvania, currently His Imperial Majesty Namdun III has supreme control over all security matters. Nevertheless responsibility for the daily administration of the PEF has been delegated to the Department of Foreign Affairs under Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Yahed a-Eren Bedon. The Chief of the PEF currently General Ravahad Avamid is the highest professional officer. The PEF is organised like a civilian agency instead of a military organisation. It consists of Divisions which consist of Departments which consist of Sections which consist of Units which consist of Teams. Members of the PEF do not have ranks but titles based on the job function that they perform. Because of this structure and its operational mandate, it is not included in Packilvanian military statistics even though in practice it is a strategic force multiplier for Packilvanian strategic interests.

Function

According to the Decree 56 of 2001: Packilvanian Expeditionary Force, the PEF has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • To train, support and arm non-state actors who align with the interests of Packilvania
  • To engage in unconventional warfare for the sake of advancing the interests of Packilvania
  • To infiltrate foreign nations to bring them into alignment with Packilvanian strategic interests.

The purpose of the PEF is to give the PAF the room to engage in conventional warfare with Packilvania's geopolitical rivals namely South Hills, Vekaiyu and Free Pacific States.

Personnel

The PEF has 750,000 total members including technical, medical and combat personnel. They are all career volunteers. Whereas the Packilvanian Armed Forces (PAF) has a large pool of infantry from minority groups, the PEF is dominated by elite soldiers from privileged social groups. Becoming a PEF member requires a two to three year qualification from the Sultan Namdun III University of Military Sciences. Only 12,000 candidates are accepted annually from a pool of 70,000 applicants (many of whom are diverted to the PAF). Education is funded entirely by the PEF Training Scholarship to successful entrants. Training includes rigorous fitness, hand to hand combat, firearms, health and safety, emergency response, foreign languages, study of foreign nations and other skills. The average salary is 10,000 KRB a year, about 20 to 40% higher than the average member of the PAF. The average age is 30 (which is 5 years older than the average of the PAF which is 25). The average career is 15 years with commanding officers being around 50 years on average. The PEF has a retention rate of 89%.

Resources

The PEF has a budget estimated at 50 billion KRB. When added to the 100 billion KRB spent on the Border Police, Military Police and Coast Guard as well as the 210 billion KRB spent on the Packilvanian Armed Forces, Packilvania spends about 360 billion KRB on defence-related activities greatly multiplying its force projection capabilities. The PEF uses military hardware produced largely by Packilvanian manufacturers such as the Packilvanian Armaments Corporation due to sanctions from foreign countries. Through relations cultivated by the PAF, it operates bases in Iphelklori, Nystatiszna, Kalatya, Allegheny and Albanares.

Activities

  • Non-State Combatants Training Program (NSCTP) is in charge of providing combat, administrative and other training to Combatants from non-state actors. These are organisations whom neither Packilvania or most states recognise as independent states, but who aim to either secede from, take control of or change the policies of a recognised state through armed force. The tactics that the PEF encourages relate to espionage, sabotage, ambushes, assassinations, and related activities. Organisations incubated by this program include Al-Jaheed.
  • Non-state Actor Oversight and Management Program (NSAOMP) is responsible for managing communications, relations and liaisons with non-state Combatants, for mitigate the risks that these organizations inherently expose Packilvania to and for putting in place and executing contingencies in case they become threats. It manages the supply of arms and funds.
  • Foreign Enemy Extermination PROGRAM (FEEP) is responsible for assassinating foreign leaders and other threats to Packilvanian security including of rogue organisations.
  • Destruction and Disablement of Enemy Assets Program (DDEAP) is responsible for destroying foreign enemy assets such as infrastructure and military hardware, capturing foreign military technology and assets, ambushing foreign enemy forces, kidnapping and taking foreign enemies hostage, and related activities.

Controversies

The activities of the PEF was a reason cited by some member states of the International Forum as a reason not to allow Packilvania to join that organisation when it applied for entry in 2021. In a vote on allowing Packilvania to enter the IF, the majority of member states who voted chose to exclude Packilvania from that organisation. Other nations believed Packilvania should have been allowed to join so that they could be incorporated into the international system instead of using alternative means such as the PEF to further their foreign policy interests.