Military branch (also service branch or armed service) is according to common standard a subdivision of the national armed forces of a sovereign nation or state.
|Type||Role||Example (if atypical)|
|Aerospace force||Air and space warfare||French Air and Space Force|
|Airborne forces||Paratrooper operations||Russian Airborne Forces|
|Air defence force||Air and missile defense||Egyptian Air Defense Forces|
|Air force||Aerial warfare|
|Coast guard||Maritime security||United States Coast Guard|
|Cyber force||Cyberwarfare||Norwegian Cyber Defence Force|
|Emergencies service||Disaster relief and emergency management.||Military Emergencies Unit (Spain)|
|Gendarmerie||Military police force||National Gendarmerie (France)|
|Logistics service||Military logistics||Joint Support Service (Germany)|
|Marines||Naval land force||United States Marine Corps|
|Medical service||Medical service||Belgian Medical Component|
|Military police||Military law enforcement agency||Republic of China Military Police|
|Military reserve force||National reserve and auxiliary service||Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Forces|
|Rocket force||Military rocketry||People's Liberation Army Rocket Force (China)|
|Space force||Space warfare||United States Space Force|
|Special forces||Special operations||Special Operations Forces (Russia)|
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 service, or armed service.