The Imperial Guard is a security organization charged with the task of protecting the Members and Houses of Parliament from potential assailants. It is set apart from the regular AH.com Armed Forces and is answerable only to Parliament, rather than either the President or the Ministry of War & Defense. The Imperial Guard's anthem is the Imperial March from Star Wars.
Through AH.com's Political history, His Administratorness' Government has dealt with occasional attempts to overthrow it. During the 2008 - 2009 session of Parliament, however, the government faced two separate coup attempts: the Crisis of 2008 and the AH.com People's Funny Hat Revolution. Following the defeat of the Funny Hat movement and the restoration of democratic government, a number of bills were introduced to Parliament to address the aftermath of the situation. One of those bills was the Parliament Security Act, which proposed the establishment of a security force to protect Parliament from future rebels.
On May 21, 2009, MP Susano (FFF) nominated TheDarkServant to be the first Princeps Militantes. He also nominated maverick, big tex, euio, and colonelgoth to be Praefects. These nominations were seconded by MPs TheDarkServant (FFBF), Prime Minister LordInsane (E), Pkmatrix (YSP), maverick (E), 09camaro (E). With no dissent, the appointments are considered confirmed.
The organization of the Imperial Guard is outlined in Articles III and IV of the Parliament Security Act.
The Imperial Guard is led by a Princeps Militantes. Under his command are three groups:
From amongst the officers of the Imperial Guard, a Magistrus Gladium (or, Sword Master) is chosen for the responsibility of fighting duels in the name of the Imperial Guard.
According to the Parliament Security Act, the Imperial Guard is responsible for protecting the Members and Houses of Parliament. To accomplish this, Imperial Guard Officers have been granted a number of powers:
The Imperial Guard is limited in several areas:
According to the Parliament Security Act:
Upon retiring and leaving service, each member of the Imperial Guard shall be given a boar as sign of gratitude of the Imperial Republic.
List of Princeps Militantae
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List of Maximus Gladii
List of current Praefects, Tribunes, and Other Officers