The United States Federal government ran four primary military services in Jack’s time. The United States Space Force operated orbital forts, and aerospace fighters with a mission of maintaining space superiority over America and her colonies. They also performed customs enforcement in planetary orbitals. The Navy sailed deep into black, projecting American power throughout the cosmos, and performed their own customs enforcement outside planetary environments. The Army defended the District of Columbia and the far flung colonies with everything from individual soldiers to ground support air and spacecraft. They also sometimes engaged in offensive warfare. The United States Marines were called on to perform everything from ground combat to space superiority missions, and therefore used both Army and Space Force weapons and craft, as well as their own custom systems. They most often deployed from Space Force fortifications, Navy warships, or Army bases, and rarely operated in a truly independent nature.