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United States of America Army
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Active Duty Troops : 480,000

Reserve Troops: 200,000

National Guard Troops: 350,000

Branches of the Military: Army, Navy, Marines, Airforce, Coast Guard

Military Budget: $370.7 billion (2003)

The Continental Congress created the United States Army on June 14, 1775The United States Army is primarily responsible for land combat. The US Department of the Army includes the active-duty Army, the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and civilian employees. The Army maintains combat-ready troops for deployment anywhere in the world as well as providing forces stationed at permanent bases around the world.

Click here for a complete list of the Commanders in Chief of the United States ( Presidents)

The United States Army's Mission is:
  • To provide protection for the Untied States and its interest by securing its airspace, land, and sea interest and jurisdictions.

  • To provide support to civil authorities in order to provide the protection and support needed to sustain the United State's national interest and stability.

  • To provide support during national emergencies by assisting civil authorities in maintaining emergency preparedness throughout the nation.

  • To work in concert with the three other major branches of the US military—the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force. Navy ships transport Army troops, equipment, and supplies to bases overseas.

Enlistment Requirements :
  • You must be between the ages of 17 and 34.

  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien.

  • Be healthy and in good physical condition.

  • Score a minimum of 31 one on the ASBAR test.

  • Be in good moral standing.

Role in International Security by :  
  • Supporting humanitarian-relief efforts and contributing to the restoration of areas devastated by war and conflict.

  • Participating in security measures and programs such as arms-control programs.

  • Deploying troop around the world. The US Army stations about 65,000 soldiers in the Federal Republic of Germany, about 40,000 soldiers along the demilitarized zone in South Korea, about 5,000 soldiers in Kuwait , and about 4,000 soldiers in Kosovo. Following the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

  • Deploying troops in about 100 countries at any given time to provide training and military education.


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