The United States of America has not always been the world superpower that it is today. The same goes for its Navy. In the first several years of existence, the United States Navy was not a formidable fighting force. The young nation was hesitant to invest in a navy for many reasons, one of them being to prevent provoking the world powers of the time, France and Britain. On top of that, navies were very expensive to build and required a significant amount of resources to maintain, which the U.S. did not have at the time. To say that the United States Navy was ill prepared for war would be a dramatic understatement. The U.S. had a total of fifteen ships in its entire naval fleet compared to the might of the Royal Navy which possessed over six hundred warships. Even with the odds stacked against the U.S., President Madison declared war on 18 JUN 1812. The lack of size and power of the navy at the time would make it extremely difficult to satisfy the needs of the newly founded nation.
First of all, basic requirements must be met such as, age, certain level of education, aptitude, physical and character requirements. One must be the age of 18 to enlist alone but 17 year olds must have their parents’ consent. A high school diploma must have been earned as well as being a United States Citizen. Certain qualities such as mental preparedness, physical fitness, and readiness are all qualities a member must have to be successful. These qualities will help keep the member mentally stable and be able to handle stressful situations as well as be ready to report for any military assignment. The last but most definitely not least requirement is passing of the ASVAB test. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is an academic, timed test meant to gauge the ability to learn a new profession usually made available to all high school juniors. The score received on the ASVAB is the percentage of the people that the test taker has done better on the test than. For example, scoring a 61 would mean the test taker was more successful on the test than 61% of the people that have already taken the ASVAB. It’s all a huge competition to see who qualifies for the harder jobs. In order to pass the test a 32 is required and a perfect score would be a 99. Unfortunately, the ASVAB is just one loop that must be jumped through. (AFBMT)
Navy Federal Credit Union headquarters is located in Vienna, Virginia. NFCU is the Largest Credit Union in the World, but when it was formed in 1933 it only consisted of 7 members. Now it has 7 million members with an outstanding workforce of over 15,000. It’s largest facility is in Pensacola, Florida. Navy Federal is currently on the “top 100” employer in America.
The U.S. Marine Corps’ is thought to be one of the five free standing military departments, but in all actuality there is only three departments. The U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Navy are the only branches of the military that are correctly recognized as their own departments. There are two other Branches of the military that are under the U.S. Navy, one is the United States Marine Corps’. They were created to protect, but now they need protecting from budget cuts and disbanding. In order to protect the Corps’, they need to become their own U.S. Department, with their own funding and supplies.
Many people are concerned about the U.S. military because of how many risks come with joining it. However, the U.S. military also explains the benefits that one could receive. Joining the military is a decision that should not be taken lightly. One must understand all aspects of the military. In order for a voter to be fully informed about joining the US military, one must consider both the risks, like mental illnesses and commitment and benefits, like education, and experience.
The USS constitution is very important to the history of the navy and to the United States in general. This ship was looked up to greatly, and it gave official hope and confidence to the U.S navy. The role of this ship is huge in fact, like the help it gave to the War of 1812. Firstly the idea was constructed that would lead to the development of the USS constitution was the Naval Armament Act. This was brought to the House of Representatives and the senate and they both passed it. This allowed the President of the United States to command six frigates, providing a Naval Armament. The USS Constitution firstly launched in 1797. The brave and important captains of the USS constitution were Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot,and
The United States military maintains a number of military bases and military installations throughout the country and across the globe and serves as an instrumental role in protecting the nation and keeping us safe from its enemies both foreign and domestic. Well that's the textbook definition anyway, but what else does the military do when they are not at war, I asked myself? It may seem obvious that the military bases and military installations located within our borders are meant to defend our nation from foreign invaders. However, they serve a number of other purposes as well, and each military installation has a separate mission. Like all the other bases the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) also has their individualized mission and functions. What exactly they are? that I intend to find out when I get there.
The Army Reserve provides Sustainment support duties for Active Duty missions. Sustainment Warfighting tasks provide support and services. There are three main Sustainment Warfighting Functions; Conduct logistics, Provide personnel services and Provide health service support. Sustainment tasks enable the Warfighting forces to extend operations and maintain capabilities. One of the most
There are a lot of graduates fresh out of high schools that make the decision to use the military. There are some people that join the military because that is a fast and easy choice for them. The military gives everyone a wide variety of options. College for instance, the military allows you to serve your country and still have time to attend college and get a degree if you choose to do that. People that choose to join the military get the option to go to college anytime they feel during their military career. The military pays for part or all the tuition. The military has four different branches, Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines. Each branch offers different trades. Air Force for example, teaches people to fly, have mechanical skills,
When joining the Army there are specific age, citizenship, academic, physical and legal qualifications that you must meet first! You must be between the ages of 17 and 35 (unless you have prior U.S. military service, or a specialized professional skill, such as a chaplain, lawyer or certain medical specialties). If you are under age 18, you must obtain the consent of your parent or legal guardian. You must also be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or a legal permanent resident alien (Green Card) to enlist in the Army. People considered to be aliens who have been lawfully and permanently admitted to the United States and requested permanent residence may enlist but with limitations. Nationals of the United States, such as the American Samoa, people
waterways, making sure traffic flows in a safe and efficient manner.6)Living Marine Resources - Enforces domestic fishing laws through patrols and inspections.7)Ice Operations - Helps transport goods and personnel in connection with scientific and national security efforts in polar regions. Also breaks through ice with specialized ships and keeps track of icebergs to help direct commercial vessels.8) Marine Safety - Sets safety standards and inspects commercial vessels to ensure those standards are being maintained. 9)Marine Environmental Protection - Prevents and responds to oil and chemical spills, stops illegal dumping in U.S. waters and works prevent an invasive plant and animal species.10)Illegal Drug Interdiction - Uses sea vessels and aircraft to intercept illegal drug shipments and collect intelligence.11)Fish Stock Protection - Ensures foreigners don’t raid U.S. fish stocks.
The Navy is a branch of the military that was established by john paul jones and john barry, on october 13th 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. The navy is also the largest branch. The navy has been an active branch for the past 238 years winning wars and maintaining freedom, also maintains an impressive fleet, with 288 battle force ships, 10 aircraft carriers, and nine amphibious. Their main purpose is to fight and protect beyond the country's shorelines. They train in the marine corps on ships as well as submarines. The navy's military structure is split into operating forces and shore establishments. The navy ships average around 1,200 feet in length and The USS Zumwalt is the largest
We clearly hold the lead as in navy power we revolutionized the way ships were built and crewed. We were the first to put battering rams on our ships they no longer had to board or light a ship on fire you could simply row straight at it. Speaking of rowing we have recruited and trained up to 170 professional rowers per trireme to power them. Our triremes have 3 rows of rowers allowing them to reach speeds of 40 knots and they could make tighter turns which is what won the battle of salamis. Our navy consists of 400 vessels with 80,000 crewmen each vessel has 30 soldiers and 170 rowers.
As many other countries mandate young adults partaking in the military for two years, the United States should follow suit. Many beneficial consequences would be rendered as a result of the increase in service. This would also be a great commencement into the real world for any young adult. These statements can be explored by discussing the benefits of free college tuition, disciplined young adults who are ready to follow orders, and the sheer power of numbers.
The army is the oldest of the armed services and is responsible for land operations. The army has to be prepared to use any action to overcome any enemy that threatens the U.S. and the nation's intrest. The army helps train the military forces of some friendly nations and supplies them with the equipment their nation needs. (Army)