The NUGA Armed Forces are the military of NUGA. They consist of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Grand Consul is the overall head of the military, and helps form military policy with the General Assembly, a federal executive council of trusted members, acting as the principal organ by which military policy is carried out. All of the branches work together during operations and joint missions, under the authority of the Grand Consul. From the time of its inception the military played a decisive role in the history of NUGA. The NUGA military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its manpower from a large pool of paid volunteers. The NUGA armed forces as a whole possess large quantities of advanced and powerful equipment, along with widespread placement of forces around the world, giving them significant capabilities in both defense and power projections.