The Ministry of Defense comprises all military and paramilitary branches of the Trade Federation. Responsible for both internal and external security it defends Federation territories from invasion in wartime, and keeps law and order in them in peacetime. This ministry also guards Trade Federation building projects, provides escorts for important personnel, and patrols trade routes to and from Trade Federation Space.
The Minister of Defense is the head and chief executive officer of the Ministry of Defense. The Minister of Defense is appointed by the Viceroy with the approval of his Cabinet. Along with the day to day management of the Ministry, the Minister serves as the chief military advisor to the Viceroy and is a voting member of the Trade Federation Cabinet.