35 Facts About United States Army


United States Army is the land service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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The United States Army considers itself to be a continuation of the Continental Army, and thus considers its institutional inception to be the origin of that armed force in 1775.

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The US Army is headed by a civilian senior appointed civil servant, the secretary of the Army and by a chief military officer, the chief of staff of the Army who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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United States Army serves as the land-based branch of the US Armed Forces.

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United States Army fought numerous pitched battles and in the South in 1780 and 1781, at times using the Fabian strategy and hit-and-run tactics, under the leadership of Major General Nathanael Greene, hit where the British were weakest to wear down their forces.

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The US United States Army did not conquer Canada but it did destroy Native American resistance to expansion in the Old Northwest and it validated its independence by stopping two major British invasions in 1814 and 1815.

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US United States Army fought and won the Mexican–American War, which was a defining event for both countries.

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Forces of the United States formed the Union Army, consisting of a small body of regular army units and a large body of volunteer units raised from every state, north and south, except South Carolina.

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US Army troops occupied several Southern states during the Reconstruction Era to protect freedmen.

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United States joined World War I as an "Associated Power" in 1917 on the side of Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the other Allies.

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United States joined World War II in December 1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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United States Army leadership reacted by starting to plan for a reduction in strength.

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The US United States Army led the combined US and allied invasion of Iraq in 2003; it served as the primary source for ground forces with its ability to sustain short and long-term deployment operations.

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From 2016 to 2017, the United States Army retired hundreds of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior observation helicopters, while retaining its Apache gunships.

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The United States Army Futures Command, is a peer of FORSCOM, TRADOC, and AMC, the other ACOMs.

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The Army of the United States was re-established for the Korean War and Vietnam War and was demobilized upon the suspension of the draft.

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US United States Army is divided into several branches and functional areas.

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Careers in the United States Army can extend into cross-functional areas for officer, warrant officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel.

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US United States Army is led by a civilian secretary of the United States Army, who has the statutory authority to conduct all the affairs of the army under the authority, direction and control of the secretary of defense.

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From 2013 through 2017, the United States Army sustained organizational and end-strength reductions after several years of growth.

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In June 2013, the United States Army announced plans to downsize to 32 active brigade combat teams by 2015 to match a reduction in active-duty strength to 490,000 soldiers.

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IPPS-A is the Human Resources system for the United States Army, is available for download for Android, or the Apple store.

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United States Army regulations call for addressing all personnel with the rank of general as "General " regardless of the number of stars.

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Training in the US United States Army is generally divided into two categories – individual and collective.

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Chief of Staff Milley notes that the United States Army is suboptimized for training in cold-weather regions, jungles, mountains, or urban areas where in contrast the United States Army does well when training for deserts or rolling terrain.

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United States Army employs various weapons to provide light firepower at short ranges.

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United States Army employs various crew-served weapons to provide heavy firepower at ranges exceeding that of individual weapons.

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US United States Army utilizes a variety of direct-fire rockets and missiles to provide infantry with an Anti-Armor Capability.

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The United States Army is evaluating two fixed-wing aircraft demonstrators; ARES, and Artemis are under evaluation to replace the Guardrail ISR aircraft.

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Under the Johnson-McConnell agreement of 1966, the United States Army agreed to limit its fixed-wing aviation role to administrative mission support.

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For UAVs, the United States Army is deploying at least one company of drone MQ-1C Gray Eagles to each Active United States Army division.

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On 11 November 2018, the United States Army announced a new version of 'United States Army Greens' based on uniforms worn during World War II that will become the standard garrison service uniform.

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The United States Army Greens are projected to be first fielded in the summer of 2020.

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United States Army has relied heavily on tents to provide the various facilities needed while on deployment.

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US United States Army is beginning to use a more modern tent called the deployable rapid assembly shelter.

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