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United States Army

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The United States Army is a branch (or section) of the United States Armed Forces. An Army mainly deals with land based missions, while other parts of the military deal with air and sea missions. The current Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army is President Joe Biden.

The United States Secretary of the Army, a civilian, leads the army with the help of the Army Chief of Staff, a general. Members of an army are called soldiers. When people join the army, they must serve for a certain amount of time called a "tour of duty". A new soldier or recruit goes through Basic Training at a training camp to become a soldier. Each soldier is trained in weapons and equipment that they will operate to carry out missions.

History[change | change source]

The army started as the Continental Army from 1775 to August 7, 1789 when the War Department (now known as the Department of Defense) was formed. The Army fought wars against the British and many indigenous peoples in its early years. It also rented slaves from slaveowners to build forts,[1] and many officers brought their own slaves with them on assignments.[2]

Mission[change | change source]

The United States Army serves as the land-based branch of the U.S. Military.

Combat arms[change | change source]

Traditionally, the US Army has had three different kinds of combat arms regiments:

Artillery[change | change source]

Cavalry (Armored)[change | change source]

Infantry[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hulse, Thomas (2010). "Military Slave Rentals, the Construction of Army Fortifications, and the Navy Yard in Pensacola, Florida, 1824-1863". The Florida Historical Quarterly. 88 (4): 497–539. ISSN 0015-4113. JSTOR 29765123.
  2. Bachman, Walt (2013-10-18). Northern Slaves: How the U.S. Brought Slavery to Minnesota (Speech). Historic Fort Snelling: Minnesota Historical Society.