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The People's Army is the military arm of the Socialist Nation. Formed in 2595, the official motto is "Semper Defendemus," Latin for "We are always guarding."
The People's Army was established in 2595. Four years after the founding of the Socialist Nation, a group of Sangheili veterans came to the Socialsit Nation's Congress with an offer- give them a place to stay and pay, and in return, they would train an army. Congress agreed, and in 2596 the first class of four thousand soldiers graduated basic training and began the People's Army. At the beginning, most of the PA officers were Sangheili, but soon more humans began to join their ranks. At the time of the First Battle of Bounteous, the Supreme Commander of the People's Army was a human, Ibn Ramatyi.
Land and Aerial Vehicles
The People's Army had few large vehicles like tanks or artillery. Their military doctrine was based around surgical, quick infantry actions, and this was reflected in their vehicles. Most of the land vehicles they used were light hovercrafts based on older Covenant designs.
The People's Army could be divided into three main branches.
People's Army, Land
The largest part of the PA, this was made up of not only infantry and armored divisions, but also contained the special operations brigades and military police.
Patrolling Socialist space around Bounteous and the few scatted outposts, the navy was the first line of defense against invaders.
The intelligence branch of the PA kept the commander-in-chief informed and updated on the military actions of other nations, as well as monitoring broadcasts from outposts.