The Administrative Command (AC), at the Alliance level, has very little influence over the activities and lives of citizens at the Colonial level; their duty is primarily to see to the proper dispersion of resources and to the authorization of personnel transfers among the colonies; to the engagement in the leading of scientific, engineering, and diplomatic missions abroad (beyond the borders of the Alliance); and to the united joint-security of the colonies or towards the colonies interests in planetary defense. Most colonial operations will be conducted by the AC at the Colonial level.
The highest ranking AC personnel, at the Alliance level, shall be Admiral. This position is filled based upon the individuals training and movement through the ranks of the AC. This position, like all other positions in the AC, is a career (life-long) appointment; ratified by the unanimous decision of the Colonial Council. Only if the officer violates the Constitution or laws of the Alliance can they be recalled by the council.
The AC at the Colonial level is responsible for overseeing the entire colonies operations, including food production, housing and to the local security and defense. The AC coordinates, and makes available necessary resources, all scientific research, and allocates all resources necessary for production and manufacturing of needed goods.
At the Colonial level, the highest rank AC officer shall be Commander (or Captain while commanding a colonial vessel and only if haven been granted said rank by the AC Admiral). The duties of the Commander shall be to lead the entirety of the AC personnel at the Colonial level who are under his chain-of-command
To ensure against any form of corruption of power, the Colonial Council shall enact certain safeguards for the AC. Designed into the fabric of colonial architecture shall be a security-hardened computer-based authentication and control system; this system will be designed to protect its citizens by granting or denying access and resources to discredited AC personnel, or by those who are attempting to circumvent the Constitution or the law.
The Administrative Command Code of Justice (ACCJ); the equivalent to the United States Uniform Code of Military Justice) governs all AC personnel, from the unranked enlisted citizen to the highest ranking officer; the Admiral; it also governs those who are working for or on behalf of the AC, but whom are not AC personnel. AC personnel, in most cases, have had years of specialized training and are very much aware of the responsibilities they have with said training. AC personnel are expected to live up to the highest level of personal fortitude, health and security.
Violation of the ACCJs usually can be more restrictive laws and policies that only apply to AC personnel, ands well as to an upgraded punishment on conviction. The same procedures of justice are applied to the process of law as is with citizen law, except that instead of the council presiding over the hearings, a randomly select panel is created (by random draw of the computer) of AC personnel (still numbering fifteen members; one of which by default must be a commanding officer or department head who will head the panel). Still any conviction can not carry a punishment of death or of unreasonable or indefinent imprisonment or house arrest and could included the deduction in rank or a formal discharge from the AC.
At no time can the ACCJ violate the authority of the Colonial Constitution by any degree of interpretation.
If no AC exist at the Alliance level; whereas there has not been the colonization of more than one colonial city; the highest ranking commanding officer shall act as Admiral in cases of fleet operations and missions abroad.