34 Facts About US Army

1. 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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2. US Army is the part of a country's military that fights on the ground.

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3. US Army is the largest military branch in the United States.

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4. The US Army has utilized its stop-loss policy and has required more of its combat personnel to serve more tours of duty than before, due to the need for experienced personnel.

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5. US Army has had to make several adjustments to address demands on its personnel and equipment.

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6. US Army took part in the combined US and allied 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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7. The US Army played a role in the invasions of Grenada in 1983 and Panama in 1989 (Operation Just Cause).

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8. US Army fought World War II with more flexible divisions, consisting of three infantry regiments of three infantry battalions each.

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9. US Army entered World War I with very large divisions, often numbering more than 30,000 men and consisting of two infantry brigades of two regiments each, with a total of sixteen infantry battalions per division.

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10. At its greatest size the National US Army had more than six million men out of which 2 million fought on western front.

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11. The US Army took part in the US and allied 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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12. The US Army converted to an all-volunteer force with greater emphasis on training and technology.

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13. The US Army was under the control of the War Department until 1947, and since then the Defense Department.

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14. Until the 1940s, the US Army was relatively small in peacetime.

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15. From its formation, the United States US Army has been the primary land based part of the United States Armed Forces.

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16. US Army offers over 150 career opportunities across various disciplines, including aviation, information technology, health care, aircraft maintenance and Special Forces.

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17. The US Army was the last service branch to adopt an official song.

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18. US Army officers were some of the first American citizens to see Pike's Peak and the Grand Canyon.

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19. The US Army was tasked with mapping America The scope of this exploration and mapping task included the Lewis and Clark expedition.

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20. The US Army was in charge of exploring and mapping much of America.

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21. US Army officers were the first Americans to see such landmarks as Pike's Peak and the Grand Canyon.

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22. The US Army was in charge of exploring and mapping America.

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23. The US Army has been cultivating a special unit of skeptics to combat groupthink in relation to critical decisions.

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24. The US Army offers money for education, comprehensive health care, generous vacation time, family services and support groups, special pay for.

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25. US Army is beginning to use a more modern tent called the deployable rapid assembly shelter or DRASH.

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

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27. US Army employs various individual weapons to provide light firepower at short ranges.

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

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29. US Army currently consists of 10 active divisions and one deployable division headquarters as well as several independent units.

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30. US Army is led by a civilian Secretary of the 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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31. US Army is made up of three components: the active component, the Regular Army; and two reserve components, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve.

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32. US Army is divided into several branches and functional areas.

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33. The US Army led the combined US and allied invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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34. 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 (CSA) who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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