The military command is a territorial form of organization in Austria's armed forces . There is a military command for each federal state . They are led by officers with the rank of general (1980–2002: division general ; since 2002 brigadier ). The command is currently limited to five years, but can be extended.
Existing military command
In detail these are:
- Burgenland Military Command (Command Area 1)
- Carinthia military command (command area 7)
- Military Command Lower Austria (Command Area 3)
- Military Command Upper Austria (Command Area 4)
- Military Command Salzburg (Command Area 8)
- Military Command of Styria (Command Area 5)
- Military Command Tyrol (Command Area 6)
- Military Command Vorarlberg (Command Area 9)
- Military Command Vienna (Command Area 2)
A military command is responsible, among other things, for the registration and position of conscripts in its state. Furthermore, it is responsible for the leadership of the subordinate units, commanders and agencies in peace as well as for the tactical leadership of the units in an operation.
The military commanders are particularly responsible for the following tasks:
- Tasks that serve to relieve operational forces.
- Surveillance of secondary threat areas and rear areas.
- Protection of militarily relevant objects and traffic routes.
- Host Nation Support (territorial support for authorized foreign forces).
The military commanders are assigned expert staffs (can be mobilized) and a light hunter battalion (can be mobilized) and a pioneer company (can be mobilized), in Vienna two light hunter battalions (can be mobilized) and the guard battalion .
All forces in their area of command are subordinate to the military commanders to provide assistance in the event of acts of God and accidents ( assistance ).