Amestris State Military

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The Amestris State Military is the main source of military offensive and political power in Amestris. Commanded over by the Fuhrer.


Amestis State Military official seal
Amestis State Military official seal
The Amestris State Military is the main military force in the fictional land of Amestris for the manga/anime series Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) created by Hiromu Arakawa. Being a military state, most of the government, political, and economic power is run by the military. The commander-in-chief title is the Fuhrer, who is not elected by the people.
 
Branches of the Amestris State Military are separated into five separate regions at the four points of the country; Northern, Eastern, Southern, Western, and they are all under the command of the Central Forces based in the capital, Central City. The history of the State Military dates back as far as 1558 and the founding of the nation. It would spread out and conquer more nations into it's fold to create the world power it became. 
 
The Amestris State Military has appeared in both versions of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, but the members vary depending on the series. The 2003 anime has many characters that were made only in that show, and was not based upon the canon of the manga and would change where some of the characters are based. The 2009 anime, Fullmetal: Alchemist Brotherhood, was more closely based on the manga series.

Chain of Command

Central Command

 Central Command in Central City
 Central Command in Central City
The Fuhrer is the main military and government commander of the Amestris nation. The head command of the forces is all based in Central City, at the very center of the nation. The capital building is a fortress surrounded by a giant wall and gates at all four points. The military base commands are put into the regional capital cities, with the exception of Briggs.
 
Other Military Bases:

Corrupt Generals of Central Command
Corrupt Generals of Central Command
The military commanders of Central are headed by the Fehrur and eight other high ranking generals. They are all aware of King Bradley's true identity as a Homunculus and his creator, Father; but they all refer to him as "Good Gentleman". Father has convinced them all that they could obtain immortality by assisting him in creating a giant transmutation circle in the nation. None are concerned that to obtain immortality will also cost the lives of the rest of the nation, and believe it will make the nation stronger in the long run. None are aware that this promise is a false one and would die with everyone else. All the member of Central command have been involved in this plot since the creation of the nation. They are all tempted with the promise of immortality and for what they would pay to obtain it. Any military commander who wont cooperate is reassigned to a more remote position and demoted to avoid them interfering.

Central Commanders
King Bradley
King Bradley
Fuhrer King Bradley
The current Fuhrer throughout all the series is King Bradley. To most of the nation he is seen as a forceful and kind leader. A loving husband to his wife, Mrs. Bradley, and his adopted son, Selim.
 
Unknown to most of the world, his entire history is a fiction created by Father and his loyal followers. It is unknown who his family was. He was left as an infant to a lab that was raising many other children to train them and educate them at the peak of human potential. This was to create the perfect person to hold the station of Furer. He was the only survivor to assimilate the the Philosopher's Stone of Father that created him into the human-based Homunculus, Wrath. The eyepatch he wears cover the mark of the Oroboros on his eye.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Bradley's origin was slightly changed, but was still the commander of the central forces. In this anime was was the Holunuclus know as Pride.

Lt. General Raven
Lt. General Raven
Lt. General Raven
One of the members of the corrupt military cabal of Father, Raven was at one time well known as a kind and generous commander who was promoted to Central command from his position in the Eastern Forces based upon his compassion. At some point during his tenure in Central, he was brought into Father's plot to use the nation as a plan to bring him and the others in the cabal immortality, but at the cost of the lives of most of the nation. He would reach out to others in the military chain of command as a feeler to see if a soldier would be corruptible into their plot. He was murdered by Olivier Milla Armstrong in Briggs and his body buried in cement at the base of Fort Briggs. She would take his place in the cabal under the guise of assisting.

Gardner
Gardner
Lt. General Gardner
A high ranking member of the cabal was Gardner. As another high ranking member of central command, he was complicate in the plot to use the nation's people to gain immortality. When Major-General Armstrong was transferred to Central Command, he brought her to the lower levels to show her the Mannequin Soldiers they had created to be a  new force after they all attained immortality. During the coup de tat of Central, Gardner was shot in the head my Armstrong.

Fox
Fox
Lt. General Fox
A high ranking member of the cabal in Central Forces was Fox. He was a younger member of the commanding generals. During the coup de tat of the Eastern and Briggs forces, he watched over Major-General Olivier Armstrong to prevent her from meeting with her soldiers. She turned on his by stabbing him through the arm with her sword and used him as a hostage to get Central Forces to surrender. He refused to issue those orders, but was crushed to death by the monstrous Homunculus Sloth who was aiming for Armstrong and missed.

Clemin
Clemin
Brigadier-General Clemin 
A high ranking member of the cabal and commander of forces in Central City is Clemin. He distributed orders to forces from the capital building during the coup de tat that threatened their plan. He was captured by the forces of Briggs and was one of the only surviving members to stand trial when guilt of the coup was turned on him and the other cabal survivors.

Edison
Edison
Brigadier-General Edison
A loyal member of Father's cabal is Edison. An older man who was easily tempted to immortality and believed their actions would make the nation stronger and conquer the whole world to bring peace. He was captured by Izumi Curtis and Olivier Milla Armstrong during the coup de tat on Central. She was saved by Izumi from the Mannequin Soldiers that had been let loose and were trying to kill him. He was put on trail when the guilt of the coup was turned on him.

Solf J. Kimblee
Solf J. Kimblee
Solf J. Kimblee
The State Alchemist, Solf J. Kimblee is known as the "Crimson Alchemist". He specializes in explosive alchemy. He has transmutation circles tattooed into his hands that allows him to use his specific form of alchemy. He was elected to use a test philosopher's stone in the Ishval War of Extermination. When he didn't want to return it, he swallowed the stone and killed all of the commanders who knew where it was. He was arrested, but was but eventually released to assist in Father's plot.
 
Though not a general in rank, he is fully aware of Father, the Homunculus, and their plot for the nation. Though, it's unclear if he is aware that his life would also end with it's completion. He assists in this plot because they allow his to kill as he wishes with no consequences.

Central Forces

Central Officers/Employees
 Maes Hughes
 Maes Hughes
Major-General Maes Hughes 
Maes Hughes began as a Lt. Colonel in the Criminal Affairs Office of Central. He's one of Roy Mustang's closest friends and a devoted husband and father, often irritating others by forcing them to look at the latest pictures of his daughter. He fought in the Ishval War of Extermination where he made the promise to support Roy on his goal to become the Fuhrer. He discovered the plot of the nation-wide transmutation circle and tried to warn Roy, but before he could say anything. He was murdered by the Homunculus Envy who was disguised as his wife. For dying in the line of duty, he was promoted two ranks.

 Basque Grand
 Basque Grand
Brigadier-General Basque Grand
The State Alchemist, Basque Grand was known as the "Iron Blood Alchemist" and was the military's expert in close combat. He specialized in creating powerful weapons from his surrounding. He took part in the Ishval War of Extermination He was one of earliest State Alchemists killed by the Ishvalan serial killer known only as Scar.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Basque Grands role was drastically different where he was made to be a Central command officer and assisted King Bradley in his illegal experiments at Lab 5.

Fessler
Fessler
Brigadier General Fessler
Fessler was a sadistic and cruel general during the Ishval War of Extermination. He was willing to throw as many soldiers to their death for his own personal glory. When Major Armstrong refused to kill anymore, he demanded another State Alchemist. Fessler was gun down by Basque Grand and his death was blamed on the enemy.
Gartner
Gartner
Major General Gartner
Gartner was the commanding officer that was sent to Briggs by Central Command to call for Major General Armstrong to report to Central so she could be questioned about the whereabouts of Lt. General Raven. In her absence, he was given full command of Fort Briggs. His role was to assist in creating a crest of blood as part of the nation-wide transmutation circle, but the forces of Briggs' will proved too strong.

 Roy Mustang
 Roy Mustang
Colonel Roy Mustang
The State Alchemist, Roy Mustang is known as the "Flame Alchemist". He specializes in creating powerful flame based attacks. His power and efficiency in the ishval War of Extermination also earned him the name "The Hero of Ishval". He was trained in flame alchemy by Berthold Hawkeye and joined the military to help the people. He uses special gloves made of Ignition Cloth and printed with a transmutation circle that allows him to create fire with just a snap of his fingers. He aims to become the next Fuhrer and change the government to a democracy led by the people.
 
After the murder of Maes Hughes, Roy becomes obsessed with finding the true identity of his killer. After meeting each of the Homunculus, he asks them if they are the killer of Hughes.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Roy Mustang was made the killer of Winry Rockbell's parents, and he never gets revenge for Meas death. He loses the use of his left eye in the fight with King Bradley.

 Frank Archer
 Frank Archer
Lt. Colonel Frank Archer
Frank Archer is a character who is exclusive to the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime. He was the replacement for Maes Hughes after this murder. His aim toward public recognition found him becoming aware of the Homunculus and their secrets. He suffered severe injuries to half his body. He was saved, but half his body was replaced with automail and a heavy artillery cannon for his left arm. After his bodily repairs, he became loyal to the orders of King Bradley.

 Alex Louis Armstrong
 Alex Louis Armstrong
Major Alex Louis Armstrong
The State Alchemist, Alex Louis Armstrong is known as the "Strong Arm Alchemist". He specializes in powerful close quarters combat. Using specialized guantles, Alex Armstrong can create simple rubble into powerful projectiles with impacts that rival a cannon. He deserted his position during the Ishval War of Extermination. He was far too guilt ridden over the death of so many innocent men women and children. He's a flamboyant and muscular man who is very kind and emotional. He seems to take any chance he can to strip off his shirt and hug people tightly to the point of unintentional injuries.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Alex Armstrong is the oldest child of the family, but in the manga he is the fourth born child. Having three older sisters and one younger.

Giolio Comanche
Giolio Comanche
Major Giolio Comanche
The State Alchemist, Giolio Comanche was known as the "Silver Alchemist". He specialized in creating weapons from metal. Similar to Kimblee, Giolio has tattoos on his hands that assist in his alchemy in combat. His leg was injured during the Ishval War of Extermination and had to have it amputated. Several years later in Central City, he clashed with the Ishvalan serial killer of State Alchemsits, Scar.

Storch
Storch
Captain Storch
Storch was the original personal assistant to the Fuhrer King Bradley. After Roy Mustang's first attempt to unseat King Bradley failed, Storch handed reassignment orders to all of Mustang's men. His position of Fuhrer's assistant was taken by Riza Hawkeye.
 
His role during the coup de tat at the finale of the anime was replaced by another offcier named Gamelan.

Yakovlev
Yakovlev
Captain Yakolev
Yakovlev is an officer in the Personnel Bureau Office in Central City. After Roy Mustang's first attempt to unseat King Bradley failed, Storch handed reassignment orders to all of Mustang's men with the former Fuhrer's assistant Storch.
Gamelan
Gamelan
Captain Gamelan
Gamelan is an officer in Central City and head of the Sovereign Battalion. During the coup de tat, Gamelan commanded forces that were loyal to King Bradley and attempted to storm Central Commands fortress, but him and all hismen were defeated by the Xingese warrior named Fu. A smoke screen was used to blind him and the soldiers but were only knocked out.
 
In the canon Fullmetal Alchemist manga, Storch was the character who played the role taken by Gamelan.
 
Focker
Focker
Captain Focker
Focker is an officer from the records department of Central City under the command of Maes Hughes. After Hughes' murder, he guided Roy Mustang around to the points of interest into the crime.
 
The Homunculus, Envy disguised himself as Focker in order to gain information on Mustang's investigation out of Sheska.
Riza Hawkeye
Riza Hawkeye
1st Lt. Riza Hawkeye
Riza Hawkeye is the daughter of Berthold Hawkeye who trained Roy Mustang in alchemy. She was tattooed on her back with the fruits of her father's greatest research in flame alchemy. She shared this with Roy Mustang to create the ignition gloves he uses. After her father's death, she joined the Amestris State Military with the goal of helping people. As a skilled sniper and weapons expert, her first mission was during the Ishval War of Extermination and earned the nickname of "Hawk Eyes". It was there she met Roy once more and joined his goal to create a new government. Riza is the one he chose to watch is back, but not only for protection. If she ever saw his stray from the path they have all chosen she had orders to kill him. She is normally very stoic had hardly shows any emotion, but has broken down in tears when she thought Roy had been killed, and Roy refers to her as his queen.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Riza never shows any real emotion until the very last episode when she believe Roy has been murdered. The two were shown to be enjoying a relationship, but it apparently ended some time before the events of the movie sequel Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa(2005).

 Jean Havoc
 Jean Havoc
2nd Lt. Jean Havoc
Jean Havoc is one of Roy Mustang's loyal soldiers who began under his command at East City and moved with him to Central. Jean is a chain smoker and an expert in covert special ops missions. In a battle with the Homunculus, Jean is seriously injured by Lust. Though he survived, he was paralyzed from the waist down and was forced to retire. He moved back eat to work in a store owned by his family, but was still able to assist Mustang. jean was the one who provided arms and other weapons to Roy Mustang's coup de tat mission in Central.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Jean didn't suffer these near fatal wounds that put him in a wheelchair.

 Heymans Breda
 Heymans Breda
2nd. Lt. Heymans Breda
Heymans Breda is one of Roy Mustang's loyal troops who began under his command at East City and moved with him to Central. Breda is a heavy eater and skilled with information and strategy. During the coup de tat, Breda stayed at the radio station where they were holding Mrs. Bradley and would strategically give out information that would put Mustang in the best light.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Breda plays a small role and effects no part of the plot.

 Maria Ross
 Maria Ross
2nd Lt. Maria Ross
Maria Ross is one of the officers under the command of Alex Louis Armstrong and often has to deal with his personality. She, along with her partner Denny Brosh, was assigned to guard Edward Elric and his brother, Al, when they were being hunted by the State Alchemist serial killer, Scar. Maria was framed for the murder of Maes Hughes by Envy and others in Central Command. The goal was to give Mustang a target for his fury, but he used this chance to help her escape and fake her death. She was sent away to the land of Xing, but returned with Xing weapons to help Mustang's coup.
 
In the non-canon 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Maria was also framed for Hughes murder and escaped prosecution with the help of Roy Mustang, but there she ran to was different. She didn't go out of country, but ran to Resembool.

 Kain Fuery
 Kain Fuery
Sgt. Major Kain Fuery
Kain Fuery is one of Roy Mustang's loyal troops who began under his command at East City and moved with him to Central. He is an expert in communications. He created a system at one of Mustang's hideouts that would allow them to scan all communications and give out false reports to control where unfriendly forces would be.
 
After they were separated, Kain returned to help in Roy Mustang's coup.

Denny Brosh
Denny Brosh
Sergent. Denny Brosh
Denny Brosh is one of the officers under the command of Alex Louis Armstrong and often has to deal with his personality. He, along with his partner Maria Ross, was assigned to guard Edward Elric and his brother, Al, when they were being hunted by the State Alchemist serial killer, Scar. After Maria Ross was framed for Maes Hughes murder, he tried to confirm her whereabouts at the time of the crime, but all the commanding officers refused to hear his testimony. He was kept out of the loop that the death of Maria Ross had been faked. He wouldn't know the truth until Mustang's coup and heard her voice over the radio.

Henry Dougals
Henry Dougals
Provost Marshal Henry Douglas 
Henry Douglas is the cheif investigator of the military police stationed in Central City. She was the primary investigator into the murder of Meas Hughes and unjustly implicated Maria Ross for the crime. Upon her escape, he issued orders to kill her is she resisted. An order that Roy Mustang used to his advantage when he faked Maria's death.
 
It's unknown how involved Henry Douglas is into the plot of the King Bradley and Father. Though, he was ignoring any exculpatory evidence that could of cleared maria Ross.
 Skeska
 Skeska
Sheska
Sheska is not an official member of the Amestris State Military but is an employee of the Criminal Affairs department in the records keeping offices. She used to be a librarian who spent all her work time reading. Some time after she was fired. the Central Library, where the Criminal Affairs department kept much of it's back log of records, was the victim of an arson. it burned down with all the books and records. Maes Hughes would hire Sheska once he learned of her photographic memory from reading all the important records before she was fired.
Dr. Kocks
 

Northern Forces

Briggs Forces
Major-General Olivier Milla Armstrong
Major Miles
Captain Buccaneer
2nd Lt. Henschel
2nd Lt. Vato Falman
Karley
Mick
Liam
Smith
Briggs Doctor
Neil
Bobby
 

Eastern Forces

Eastern Officers
Lt.-General Grumman
Major General Hakuro
2nd Lt. Rebecca Catalina
Charlie
Damiano
 

Former Members

Deserters
Darius
Heinkel
Gerso
Zampano
Martel
Roa
Dolcetto
Bido
Bald
Shou Tucker
Isaac MacDougal

FMA (2003) Anime Difference

General Information Edit
Concept Name Amestris State Military
Japanese Name: アメストリス国家軍事的
Romaji Name: amesutorisu kokka gunjiteki
Aliases State Military
Amestrian State Military
1st manga book: Fullmetal Alchemist #1
1st anime episode: Fullmetal Alchemist #1
1st anime movie: Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa
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