The Mandalorian Military is the center focus of the entire Mandalorian society. To serve and serve well is the highest honour one could hope to achieve in life. Large bases and training facilities operate in every major city, with the largest and most prestigious being the Aldacor Spire base just south of the main capital city of Mandalore. The cities surrounding military facilities often have an excess of low ranking or off duty officers to perform the trivial civilian tasks at hand, such as running the local shops and eateries, or policing the town itself. Mandalorians always aspire to reach higher. To facilitate this, a method was devised for challenging one's superior in hand to hand combat for a chance to claim the superior's rank. The contests are never fatal, but will continue until one of the two is granted the victory. If the lower ranked individual wins, he or she claims the rank and position of the one challenged. No challenge fight will occur without the express approval of the leader of the Mandalorian people, the Warrior Eminence. The Military is separated into two battalions, the 1st and 2nd Akaata. Before the change in the military structure there was an Army and a Navy; the two high commanding officers were members of the Triad, serving alongside the Warrior Eminence as figureheads in the Mandalorian government.
Since the restructuring, the Military now enjoys a united and versatile assembly of warriors. Each Akaata contains two Ol'averde that can perform any task given to them as their members have diverse skills. Since this change the members of the former Armymen and Navy pilots have worked together and developed potent tactics born from their previous specialised training to create several formidable strike forces that aren't hampered by weaknesses. At the galaxy's pinnicle of military experience stand the four Akaat'alore who govern and command the Ol`averde in their charge to protect Mandalore's borders and oversee their growth.
The Taraq'Qualim continue to safeguard the Triad from any assassination attempts that are performed by people who don't have courage and honour enough to stand and fight. This division's members' identities remain a closely guarded secret, allowing them to strike fear into the hearts of Mandalorians and outsiders alike. The most gruelling missions are reserved for the Taraq'Qualim, merely to keep these handpicked elite warriors in practice; success is always in abundance.