The Maltese Military is primarily to defend the city against outside threats. Many commanders are corrupt, although others are quite dedicated to the defense of the city. The military is generally well equipped as threats to the city are frequent and it is in the best interest of all city government members to have the outside threats defeated.
The military often has jurisdictional conflicts with police when there isn’t a major ongoing campaign as some threats are hard to distinguish clearly as an internal or external threat. Usually a big challenge happens every decade or so to keep the military busy and experienced. Not many generations in Maltese don’t have a war to serve in.