The Ministry of Defense (MoD) serves as the military branch of the Trade Federation. This all-important aspect of the Trade Federation 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 MoD was once divided into two departments, the Department of the Navy and the Department of the Army, but now remains under a single heading.
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.
Tovakinpi Toshikhan is the 13th Minister of Defense of the Trade Federation. Appointed on Year 17 Day 196 by Viceroy Jacob Jansen and the Trade Federation Cabinet.
The Federation Security Service (FSS) acts as the law enforcement agency of the Trade Federation and public liaison for all Trade Federation security matters. The department manages shield access for all Trade Federation territory as well as external access to Federation property. Additionally FSS assists the Navy by commanding a task force and is responsible for protection of assigned Federation territory. As of recent, the department has expanded its field of expertise to include protection of Cabinet members including the Roys, when military escort is required.
Trade Federation Intelligence Division or TFID is the principal intelligence-gathering agency of the Trade Federation. Unlike other organizations of is kind, TFI only engages in intelligence-gathering, not infiltration. Its actions and missions are naturally classified and only accessible at the highest levels of the government.
The Joint Defense Fleet is comprised of both the 1st and 2nd fleets of the Trade Federation Ministry of Defense. The 1st fleet is responsible for the Northern Territories of the Trade Federation. Based at a number of locations within the northern sectors, the fleet houses many of the most powerful ships commissioned by the Federation. The fleet flagship is the Super Star Destroyer TFN Pride of Taanab basted out of the Taanab System. The 2nd Fleet is responsible for the former Avance Coalition territories now known as the Southern Territories of the Trade Federation. Mostly composed of former TAC warships, the fleet is slowly getting refitted with Trade Federation technology. The fleet flagship is the MC-80 Home One-class Star Cruiser TFN Vigilant based out of the Southern Capital System of Endor.