“ĦQue se rompan los martillos y se doblen las hoces!”
Regional Influence: Duckspeaker
All of the branches work together during operations and joint missions, under the Unified Combatant Commands, under the authority of the Secretary of Defense with the exception of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard falls under the administration of the Department of Homeland Security and receives its operational orders from the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard may be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during a time of war. All five armed services are among the seven uniformed services of Prybourne; the others are the Prybourne National Guard and the Prybourne Reserves.
From the time of its inception, the military played a decisive role in the history of Prybourne. A sense of national unity and identity was forged as a result of victory in the Canter Uprising
The Prybourne military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its manpower from a large pool of paid volunteers; although conscription has been used in the past in various times of both war and peace, it has not been used since 1972. As of 2013, Prybourne spends about $554.2 billion annually to fund its military forces, and appropriates approximately $88.5 billion to fund Overseas Contingency Operations. Put together, the Prybourne constitutes roughly 43 percent of the world's military expenditures. The Prybourne Armed Forces as a whole possess large quantities of advanced and powerful equipment, along with widespread placement of forces around the world, giving them significant capabilities in both defense and power projection.