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The Military of Yugoslavia, or the Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces, is the national armed forces of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The Armed Forces are headed by the Commander-in-Chief, the King of Yugoslavia, and each of the Armed Forces are then headed by a Field Marshal.
The branches of the Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces that make up the military of Yugoslavia are the Yugoslav Royal Army, the Yugoslav Naval Command, and the Yugoslav Air Defence Forces.
Each branch operates individually, and under the command of a Field Marshal. The Field Marshals report to the Commander of the Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces, who then can organize joint-operations.
Notably, each branch can operate in air, land, and sea, but they all specialize in their specific area. For instance, the Yugoslav royal Army has its own operating navy for deployment and air force for support and airborne missions, but has its primary focus in infantry operations.
- Yugoslav Royal Army - Dedicated to land-combat, conventional warfare, and motorized tactics, the Royal Army is responsible for land invasions and national defense.
- Yugoslav Naval Command - Dedicated to sea-combat, blockade situations, and amphibious landings, the Naval Command is responsible for sea invasions and defense of port cities from an invading navy.
- Yugoslav Air Defence Forces - Dedicated to air-combat, bombing missions, and air-support operations, the Air Defence Forces are responsible for maintaining air superiority over enemy or friendly land.
Chain of CommandThe Chain of Command of the Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces is standardized throughout the entire Armed Forces.
The King of Yugoslavia is the Commander-in-Chief of the Military of Yugoslavia, which includes militia in addition to the official Royal Yugoslav Armed Forces, which is headed by the Commander.
Under the Commader are the three Marshals; the Marshal of the Yugoslav Royal Army, the Marshal of the Yugoslav Naval Command, and the Marshal of the Yugoslav Air Defence Forces.Underneath the Marshal in each of the three branches, the general chain of command is the same. There are about 3 Army Generals underneath the Marshal, and about 2 Division Generals under each Army General. There are then about 2 Brigade Generals under each Division General, then 3 Colonels (who lead battalions) under each Brigade General. After a Colonel comes around 4 Captains (who lead companies), and under each Captain are about 5 Lieutenants (who run a platoon).