The War Office


The War Office is one of the Ministries of State in the Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg and as such is headed by a Minister, known as the Minister of State for the War Office.

ministerwarThe Minister of State oversees the administration and development of the Royal Army, the Royal Navy, (both comprising the Royal Armed Forces) and the Vice-Ministry of Civil Defence. As the third most senior Ministry of State, the Minister chairs the Royal Cabinet in the absence of the Royal Chancellor and the Ministers of State for each of the Home Office and the Foreign Office.

The War Office has played a prominent role in the lives of many Gotzers who have chosen to serve in the Royal Armed Forces. Indeed, military service - along the lines of employment in the Crown Service - is viewed favourably as one of the means of serving King, Country and one's fellow citizens.

For more information on joining the Royal Armed Forces, please visit either the Royal Army or Royal Navy. For more information on each of the armed services and Civil Defence, see the Organizational Structure section below.

The current Minister of State for the War Office is His Royal Majesty, King August Charles II.

Press Secretary Office

The Press Secretary Office is responsible for the development and release of press bulletins as well as responding to inquiries from media publications. The following is a list of recent press releases:

    Organizational Structure

    The War Office consists of three core entities: the Royal Army, the Royal Navy, and the Vice-Ministry of Civil Defence. The Royal Army conducts land- and air-based military operations and serves as the primary security force for the Royal Colonies, while the Royal Navy projects the Royal Kingdom's military prowess on the high seas. The Vice-Ministry of Civil Defence coordinates the response of both military and civilian agencies to national emergencies and disasters.

    For more information on each entity, follow the link below to visit its website.

    Entity Website
    Royal Army Click here to access
    Royal Navy Click here to access
    Vice-Ministry of Civil Defence Click here to access

    History of the Royal Armed Forces

    The original Gotzborg Army was formed from the Army of the Union of Seven Nations in 1703 however it was not officially composed as the Royal Army of Gotzborg until 1795 when all of the Ducal Armies and retainers belonging to the more powerful nobles were ceeded to the King though Royal Decree.  The modern Gotzborg Armed Forces are composed of the Royal Gotzborg Army and Royal Gotzborg Navy.

    Leadership of the Royal Armed Forces

    By history and constituiton, His Royal Majesty the King is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and holds the rank of Field Marshal in the Army and Grand Admiral in the Navy.  HRM is also the Colonel-in-Chief of a number of regiments and units throughout the Armed Forces.  The day-to-day command of the individual branches is entrusted to 2 officers.  Command of the army is vested with the Army General Staff of 5 branch officers led by the Commander-in-Chief, Army.  The Navy is the responsibility of the Commander-in-Chief, Naval Staff.

    The leadership provided by the Armed Forces is paramount to maintaining a highly trained and effective military force that is as professional on the parade square or on review as in the field.  All officer-candidates or Subalterns attend the Royal Military College (RMC) in Lonenberg before being granted commission in their chosen branch of the Armed Forces.  Further training and development of all officers does not stop after graduating from the RMC.  Officers return to the RMC at periods through their careers as well as the select few being chosen to attend the King Charles III War Studies College in Coprieta, Montin.

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