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Status: STD 2005/06/07
Code: 1234

Concept definition: The branch of a military service or organization.
Attribute value type: ENUMERATION
Reference type: IR
Reference: [FACC, Annex B: YSU]
Supplemental references:  

Enumerants (presented in a natural order)
Status Attribute label Enumerant label ▾ Concept definition Code Ref type Reference Supplemental references
SERVICE_BRANCH AIR_FORCE A military force organized for conducting operations in the <AIR>; air force. 1 IR [FACC, Annex B, YSU:1] [SOED, "air force"]
SERVICE_BRANCH ARMY A body of <HUMAN>s armed for war on <LAND>; army [SOED, "army", I.2]. 2 IR [FACC, Annex B, YSU:2]  
SERVICE_BRANCH COASTGUARD A naval force employed to guard the <COAST>, and often responsible for the safety, order, and operation of marine traffic in neighbouring waters; coastguard [SOED, "coastguard"]. 3 IR [FACC, Annex B, YSU:3]  
SERVICE_BRANCH JOINT Connotes activities, operations, organizations, and so on, in which elements of two or more Military Departments participate; joint. 4 IR [J1-02, "joint"]  
SERVICE_BRANCH MARINES A class of <MILITARY_PERSONNEL> serving on shipboard or in close association with a naval force; marines. 5 IR [FACC, Annex B, YSU:4]  
SERVICE_BRANCH NATIONAL_GUARD Military reserve recruited by a national subdivision and equipped by the national government.   IR [WDN]  
SERVICE_BRANCH NAVY A regularly organized and maintained naval force; navy [SOED, "navy", 3.a]. 6 IR [FACC, Annex B, YSU:5]  

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