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Sunday, May 31, 2009

United States Army

United States Army

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

United States Army

United States Army portal
Active14 June 1775 - today
CountryUnited States of America
Part ofDepartment of Defense
Department of the Army
MottoThis We'll Defend
Army Strong (recruiting)
ColorsBlack & Gold         
MarchThe Army Goes Rolling Along
EngagementsRevolutionary War
Northwest Indian War
Tecumseh's War
Creek War
Peoria War
War of 1812
Seminole Wars
Black Hawk War
Mexican-American War
Utah War
American Civil War
Spanish-American War
Philippine-American War
Banana Wars
Boxer Rebellion
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Gulf War
Kosovo War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Iraq War
Chief of StaffGEN George W. Casey, Jr.
Vice Chief of StaffGEN Peter W. Chiarelli
Sergeant MajorSMA Kenneth O. Preston
Recruiting Logo

The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forcesresponsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military and is one of seven uniformed services. The modern Army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775,[1] before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary WarCongress created the United States Army on 14 June 1784 after the end of the war to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The Army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force.[1]

The primary mission of the Army is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities ... in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies."[2]Control and operation is administered by the Department of the Army, one of the three service departments of the Department of Defense. The civilian head is the Secretary of the Army and the highest ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff, unless the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are Army officers. TheRegular Army reported a strength of approximately 547,400, soldiers as of 28 February 2009.[3] The Army National Guard (ARNG) reported 358,200 and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) reported 205,000, putting the approximate combined component strength total approximately 1,110,600 soldiers.[4]

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