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Army

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The U.S Army The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. Department of the Army Emblem The Department of the Army Seal and the Department of the Army Emblem are, respectively, the official seal and emblem of the Department of the Army (formerly, of the War Department). The "War Office Seal" was created in 1778 and the Emblem was developed out of the seal and approved in 1974. Mission The United States Army serves as the land-based branch of the U.S. military. §3062 of Title 10 US Code defines the purpose of the army as:

*preserving the peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States, the Commonwealths and possessions and any areas occupied by the United States.
*supporting the national policies.
*implementing the national objectives.
*overcoming any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States. Military Training -Basic Training-

Basic Training- Often called boot camp – prepares recruits for all elements of service: physical, mental and emotional. It gives service members the basic tools necessary to perform the roles that will be asked of them for the duration of their tour. Each of the Services has its own training program, tailoring the curriculum to the specialized nature of its role in the Military.

No matter which branch of the Service a recruit chooses, Basic Training is an intense experience. However, about 90 percent of recruits make it through boot camp. The purpose of this training isn’t to “break” recruits. In fact, the combination of physical training, field exercises and classroom time makes individuals strong and capable. It’s a tough process, but a rewarding one that many service members value for life. ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL TRAINING
Preparing You For Your Army Job

After you complete Basic Combat Training, you're ready for the next step. Advanced Individual Training (AIT) is where you will learn the skills to perform your Army job.

At one of many diverse AIT schools, you'll receive hands-on training and field instruction to make you an expert in that specific career field. You'll also gain the discipline and work ethic to help you no matter what path you take in life. See the kind of training AIT schools offer below. AIT SCHOOLS ADJUTANT GENERAL CORPS SCHOOL Attending AIT at Adjutant General Corps School, you will learn how to support the Army by becoming an expert in personnel management. You will help Soldiers with the tasks that affect their overall welfare and well-being, while assisting Commanders by keeping Soldiers combat-ready. The skills you will learn are very similar to what an office manager or a human resources professional in a corporation might learn. Specifically, you will be trained in the Army systems and protocol for the following personnel areas:

* Combat Readiness
* Strength Reporting
* Casualty Operations
* Replacement Management
* Information Management
* Postal Operations
* Morale, Welfare and Recreation Support
* Personnel Services AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY SCHOOL Air Defense Artillery (ADA) School is one of the Army's most technologically advanced training programs. The Army's Air Defense Artillery has had to evolve to manage the diverse air and missile threat seen in the early part of the 21st century. As a Soldier in AIT at Air Defense Artillery School, you will learn how to use the systems that protect U.S. forces from aerial attack, missile attack and enemy surveillance. You will learn the Army's Air Defense systems from maintenance to operation to transportation. Depending on your Army job, you will gain knowledge on the following systems: * PATRIOT Missile System
* AVENGER System 5 Interesting Facts About the US Military You Didn’t Know. The United States’ Military and Department of Defense make up a huge portion of our country’s expenditures and has greatly influence our government and citizens. However, many Americans are aloof to some of the actual statistics. Our nation considers the security of our citizens and our nation to be of the utmost importance in terms of United States government’s priorities. Here is a list of ten interesting facts about the US military and the Department of Defense that you may, or may not have known. 1. 30 of the 43 Presidents served in the Army, 24 during time of war, two earned the rank of 5-star General (President Washington and President Eisenhower) and one earned the Medal of Honor (President Theodore Roosevelt) 2. Less than 28 percent of Americans between the ages of 17-23 are qualified for military service, that’s only about 1-in-4. 3. Each day in Afghanistan costs the government more than it did to build the entire Pentagon. 4. The total known land area occupied by US bases and facilities is 15,654 square miles — bigger than Washington DC, Massachusetts, and New Jersey combined 5. The Department of Defense employs about 1.8 million people on active duty. It is the single largest employer in the United States, with more employees than Exxon, Mobil, Ford, General Motors, and GE combined.
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