The teams below are all key parts of not only keeping FAF alive, but to give it structure. FAF has a "distributed" system of power. For example, the balance team decides balance decisions. They do not have any upper management to answer to. Therefore, each team leader and its members can work their vision to reality without worrying too much about bureaucracy.
Albeit FAF teams have a lot of free reign on their duties, there is still a group above them: The Association. It is registered as a non-profit voluntary association registered in Denmark. It is the legal entity that owns FAForever (FAF doesn't own Supreme Commander or its intellectual property). In the early months of every year there is a democratic general election to choose the board members (the people that make significant decisions for the community/FAForever). The board is formed by the contributors with the most renown within the community.