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Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard the subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation or state.
Types of branches
|Air force||Conducts aerial warfare.|
|Army||Conducts land warfare.|
|Border guard||Polices a nation's land borders||Military branch in nations such as Armenia|
|Coast guard||Defending a nation's maritime security.|
|Cyber force||Conducts cyberwarfare and cybersecurity operations.||A distinct branch in countries such as Norway and Germany.|
|Gendarmerie||Provides internal security for a nation serving as police forces, or as military police.||Exist primarily in France and other Francophone countries.|
|Marines||Naval land force that provides support for naval warfare.|
|Military police||Law enforcement agencies connected to or part of a state's military.|
|Navy||Conducts naval warfare.|
|Space force||Conducts space warfare.|
The Canadian Armed Forces is the unified armed forces of Canada. While it has three environmental commands - namely the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force - it remains a single military service.
Branch of service (also branch of military service or branch of armed service) refers, according to NATO standards, to a branch, employment of combined forces or parts of a service, below the level of service, military serviced or armed service.
- MILITÄRISCHES STUDIENGLOSSAR ENGLISCH Teil I, A – K, Bundessprachenamt (Stand Januar 2001), page 226, definition: branch of service.