The Military::


The Command Hierarchy
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The president of the military accepts and follows only the orders of
the national legislature.  Other members of the military can accept
and follow only the orders of members of the national military.

Every member of the military has a formal rank, a single commanding
officer, and any number of members he commands, except that the
president of the military does not have a commanding officer, and
those members of lowest rank do not command any members.  Upon the
recommendation of his commanding officer, a member is promoted by
order of his commanding officer's commanding officer.  This
recommendation and promotion must reflect appropriate demonstration of
and improvement in knowledge, skills, and performance.

Eight distinct major ranks are established, to be named and subdivided
by each branch of the military (Army, Navy, etc.) consonant with
tradition and necessity.  For example, the major ranks of the Army
are, in ascending order, private, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant,
captain, major, colonel, and general.

Command over soldiers of this nation can under no circumstances be
assigned to anyone not a soldier of this nation, except that the
president of the military is commanded by the national legislature.
This must not be construed to preclude entry into a military alliance,
or coordination of military operations with those of another nation.
Soldiers of this nation can be incorporated into a modified combined
multinational command hierarchy provided any soldier of any nation
that participates in the hierarchy has the authority to accept or
reject instructions issued by anyone who is a soldier of another
nation.

The President of the Military
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The president of the military acts in accordance with law, and
according to the dictates of the national legislature, to prepare the
nation for, and protect the nation from, violent aggression by foreign
nations, groups, and individuals.  He is the apex of the command
hierarchy, and commands all the branches of the military.  He has an
encyclopedic and practical knowledge of the strategies, tactics,
logistics, and technologies of defense and war.  He has distinguished
himself with dedication to his craft, devotion to law and the ideals
of his nation, and composed achievement in perilous circumstances.  He
has ascended the command hierarchy to the rank of general, and has
mastered the doctrines and technologies peculiar to each branch of the
military.

Rights, Privileges, and Responsibilities of Soldiers
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An employee of the national defense infrastructure (a soldier)
retains his full array of rights as detailed in this document,
except as follows.

A soldier must follow the orders of his superiors except when those
orders violate law of the nation.

A soldier must not order his inferiors to take actions which violate
law of the nation.

Orders must be justified by the unadorned dictates of national
defense and its concomitant and formalized training procedures,
tactics, and strategies.

A soldier can be demoted, discharged, sentenced to punitive labor,
and/or humanely imprisoned for disobedience.  He cannot otherwise be
disciplined.

Military Salaries
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A full time soldier is paid a starting wage 44% of an average wage,
which payment begins upon entry to initial training.  No soldier
drawing less than an average wage can be expected to purchase any of
the apparel or implements associated with his duties, except those he
loses or destroys through negligence.

For every year of tenure in the military, a soldier's wage is raised
by 3%.  For every increase in major rank, a soldier's wage is raised
by 50%.  Intermediate rank-related pay raises can be regularized, to
reflect increases in minor rank.

Separation of Military from Domestic Law Enforcement
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No soldier can act as a domestic law enforcement officer, or in any
way be made to discharge official duties which involve control over
domestic citizenry, either within the nation or abroad.

No soldier can train domestic law enforcement officers except
voluntarily, while off duty, and without any official involvement by
the military.

No one who has been a soldier can work as a domestic law enforcement
officer within the nation.

On Conscription
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No individual can be forced to work in the military, nor can the
exercise of any right or the granting of any non-military privilege by
predicated upon such work.

Mental Competence of the Soldier
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No one who is mentally incompetent can be a soldier.

On Embargoes
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Except where the immediate military dictates of physical national
defense require it, the state must not engage in embargoes.