The Hierarchy's military forces are divided between the Navy, Army, and Special Forces. It is led by the Council of Masters, a three body command consisting of the Imperial Admiral, Imperial General, and Arbiter. Navy is in charge of space operations, and generally the lead branch in all operations. Army is in charge of surface operations and fleet security. Meanwhile, Special Operations small-scale, high-priority high-risk operations against specific points of interest. All together they form one of the largest military forces in the Galaxy, despite their primitive ways and short time in galactic affairs. They have shown a shocking amount of adaptation to modern warfare over an extremely short period of time, and in previous combat, despite outdated technology, challenged the Republic's forces in a conflict known among their people as the First Contact War.