Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) (French: Forces armees canadanes; FAC), is Canada's unified military. It includes land, sea and air elements, referred to as Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Royal Canadian Army (RCAF), and Royal Canadian Air Force.
The Regular Force and Reserve Force can have personnel. There are four sub-components to the Reserve Force: the Primary Reserve and Supplementary Reserve, Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service and the Canadian Rangers. The National Defence Act makes the Canadian Armed Forces an independent entity from the Department of National Defence, which is the federal government department responsible to administer and formulate defence policy.