22 Facts About US Army


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

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The U S 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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US 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 U S 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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Forces of the United States formed the Union US 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 leadership reacted by starting to plan for a reduction in strength.

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The U S Army led the combined U S 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 US Army retired hundreds of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior observation helicopters, while retaining its Apache gunships.

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

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

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

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

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US 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 U S Army is generally divided into two categories – individual and collective.

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

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

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The US 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 US Army agreed to limit its fixed-wing aviation role to administrative mission support .

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

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

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

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

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