Once the mighty Galactic Alliance Defense Force, vanquishers of the One Sith and guardians of freedom from the Outer Rim to the Deep Core, the Alliance Military is a shell of its former self. Comprised in large part of constituent planetary fleets, many of those pledged to protect the Alliance as a whole either perished or were turned by the Sith Empire during their surprise attack.
Those few elements from the Core Fleet and other scattered elements who survived the gauntlet all the way to the relative safety of the Outer Rim are all that remain, in addition to surviving soldiers from the old regime and whatever new recruits can be mustered on Elrood.
Now reorganized from a galactic peacekeeping force into paramilitary humanitarians, the Military operates both in small resistance cells which provide aid to former Galactic Alliance worlds and strike back at their enemies, as well as in larger numbers defending Remnant space.
The Alliance Navy, also sometimes referred to still as the Defense Fleet or simply the Fleet, is all that remains of the Galactic Alliance's once mighty space faring arm. Precious few larger capital ships survived the desolation of their homeland, and those that remain are treated like the precious resources they are, relegated to defense patrols across Coalition space.
Based out of the Sullust system, the Navy's largest organized armada bears a new title to celebrate their reemergence, the Home Fleet. Commanded by Fleet Admiral Mazik Stazi, the Home Fleet's one and only priority is safeguarding all space surrounding what remains of Alliance leadership on Elrood.
Another large contingent of surviving forces have been divided into modestly sized Expeditionary Groups which serve as a manifestation of the Alliance Remnant's modest influence across the Outer Rim. While it must plan its operations carefully lest they waste what few resources the Navy has left, this fleet operates under the principle that they are duty bound to assist the Underground and take the fight to the enemy.
Last but not least are the Alliance's Sector Forces. Some are small space based task forces known as Roving Lines, composed of no more than a cruiser or two and smaller support elements. Others are organized into Resistance Cells such as the well organized Phoenix Cell which operates both in space and planetside.
[SIZE=12pt]Alliance Starfighter Corps[/SIZE]
Retaining its autonomy much in the way it had within the Defense Force, the Starfighter Corps is a distinct entity that nonetheless operates alongside practically all branches of the military. Ranks are generally the same as in the Army, but Alliance pilots are just as common a sight in Navy hangars as they are on surface outposts.
Stationed everywhere from D'Qar Base to Elrood, the Starfighter Corps often coordinates alongside Ordnance and Supply by protecting supply routes and escorting transport fleets to their destination. Even though they are not starfighters Alliance GR-90E transports are a common sight in starfighter task forces and on missions, serving as long-range fuel tankers and depots.
The bulk of the Alliance Remnant's remaining loyalist ground troops are now concentrated in the Elrood Sector, although the Army also has oversight over the majority of Special Forces as well. Several battalions are stationed on D'Qar and more are scattered throughout Outer Rim Coalition space operating out of hidden outposts on remote worlds for defensive purposes.
Most are garrisoned on Sullust and Elrood, but a few elite units such as the famous Twilight Company are still operating on the front lines.
While often coordinating with the Army, Special Forces is technically its own separate branch. Alliance Pathfinders often train and fight alongside Army troopers, and yet there is the notable exception of the SpaceOps Marines who fall under the Navy's operational oversight.