Canada. Canadian Armed Forces

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Canada. Canadian Armed Forces

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1968-

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The Canadian Forces (CF), officially the Canadian Armed Forces are the unified armed forces of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act. This singular institution consists of three main branches: Maritime Command (MARCOM), Land Force Command (LFC), and Air Command (AIRCOM), which are together overseen by the Armed Forces Council, chaired by the Chief of the Defence Staff. At the pinnacle of the command structure is the Commander-in-Chief, who is the reigning Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, represented by the Governor General. The current incarnation of the Canadian Forces dates from 1 February 1968, when the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force were merged into a unified structure. The forces are today funded by approximately $20 billion annually [4] ranked 16th, and are presently ranked 74th in size compared to the world's other armed forces by number of total personnel, and 58th in terms of active personnel, standing at a population of roughly 66,000, not including the 26,000 reservists.[2] These individuals serve on numerous CF bases located in all regions of the country, and are governed by the Queen's Regulations and Orders and the National Defence Act.

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