|Kommando System Self-Defense Force|
|Country||Unified Imperial State|
|Role|| Military self-defense|
|Part of||Kommando High Command|
|Motto|| Semper Paratus|
|Equipment||Mechanized Combat Carriers|
|Engagements|| Empire-Republic War of South Africa|
Frontier Wars of the Pride Empire
The Kommando System Self-Defense Force or Kommando for short, is a militia of conscripted men and women who fall as a military reserve self-defense force during times of war and act as a civilian policing body during peacetime.
The first self-defense policy adopted is the Kommando System which was an officiated militia created since by the Pride Colony in lieu of a standing army which was negatively associated by the Boers with the British Army. Mandatory conscription for military training and service is still being implemented for all citizens starting from 18 years of age until 60. The Kommando System is largely independent from other military commands and can only be called for mobilization by the local government units. The Kommando System can only be fully activated in times of war or when a state of emergency has been declared to assist in maintaining peace and security. Semi-active status can be called for in assisting disaster relief, search and rescue operations, limiting civil unrest, or, rarely, in the promotion of civil order; most municipalities have their respective Kommandos in permanent semi-active status. Kommandos are given 6 months of formal military training however most educational institutions already have elements of military training as part of secondary education curricula. A Kommando would immediately serve for 3 years, only going back to semi-civilian life after the age of 21, and then be expected for mobilizations and further training exercises until 60. Those physically or mentally handicapped from performing military service can opt instead to perform civil service. Exemptions then are rarely given unless truly fitting. Recently, after the Freedom Revolution, the Kommando system has been reformed so that individuals can instead choose between military service or civil service.
The Kommando System is basically commanded by local government units. To prevent abuse, the Kommando High Command deploys its Kommissars to each Kommando Unit to maintain professionalism and integrity. Kommissars can also cancel out orders and have command be replaced from the conventional structure.
All civilians above the age of 21 serve as a Kommando for two years and can be called for military or civil reservist responsibilities until the mandatory age of retirement which is currently set at 56.