The military has been instrumental in the protection and development of U.S interests around the world. From the Revolutionary War, which established the United States as a nation, through the World Wars, which set up the U.S as one of the world super powers, to its current war on terror, the military has helped and protected U.S. interests around the world. During all these wars American soldiers have proudly served their country. Because of these wars America is famous throughout the world for military power and its protection of freedom in the world. Today the U.S is an international symbol of wealth and power; it has the largest Gross Domestic Product in the world as well as the strongest military. Yet even America falls prey to a
The Army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775 to meet the demands of the American
Against all odds, The United States’s meager volunteer army defeated the British, who were said to have been the greatest army at that time. The war began in 1775 when the Americans demanded independence from Britain. America united with the French and Spanish and the British were on their own for the most part. At the time, America wasn’t an official country which makes it even more astonishing that they beat such an enormous empire. Although the American army was at a massive disadvantage, they did have a few elements on their side. The Americans were more motivated than the british because they were fighting for their freedom. They also had better leaders that were encouraging and innovative.
The Revolutionary soldier and the modern soldier battled for similar reasons but the resources available to them such as rations, uniforms and weapons were very different indeed. As you can imagine, the resources in 1775 were much more limited than that of today 's interconnected networks which provide fast and seemingly unlimited resources to the soldiers of the modern armed forces. During the revolutionary war, the soldiers were not only battling the invading British forces, but a limited supply stream due the infancy of the nation they were fighting to protect. The modern soldier fights wars all across the world and can receive supplies seemingly as easy as you or I could buy bread from the grocery store. The revolutionary soldier had to battle a larger, more well supplied and better trained British army with less than half the quantity of supplies and those of lesser quality as well. American revolutionary soldiers, British soldiers, even the modern soldier must rely on supplies and resources, if these are cut off, or wasted, it could spell disaster for any army.
The military was founded in 1775 in order to fight Great Britain. The small army was led by appointed commander George Washington. Ever since its establishment, the military has continued to increase. The United States currently has about 1.3 million active troops and an additional 865,000 troops in reserve - it is the world’s third largest military. The US also has a large global presence with troops deployed in over 170 countries including South Korea, Italy, Afghanistan, and Japan.
During the revolution, the Patriots were a strong army that worked together, even during hard times. Towards the beginning stages of the revolution, the colonies recognized that they needed their independence from Britain in order to be successful as a country. They started to come together and form their own militia. They began to round up supplies and artillery, and were even training to fight. Delegates from each colony came together as the Second Continental Congress, which was America’s government during the war. They formed the Continental army, and appointed George Washington as commanding general. The army started to train and gather up supplies. No matter what King George did, they would not back down. As the war raged on, things were
The first army for the colonists was made of young men called Minutemen and that allowed the colonies to respond to war threats. The Minutemen did not have any training or uniforms. On June 14th, 1775 continental congress appointed George Washington as its commander in chief for the army. The colonies later became the United States of America formed the Continental Army.
The Continental Army is a regular conventional Army, with uniforms, organized units and distinctions. While they are a significant fighting force, they had suffered
The Continental Army was the USA's Army during the Revolutionary War. It was formed on June 14, 1775 by the Second Continental Congress. George Washington was the general of the army. It consisted of about 22,000 troops. 9000 of those troops were slaves. That number is kind of high, right? It’s because the Continental Army said that they could be free if they fought for them, but few slaves were actually freed. The British freed all of the slaves that fought on their side, despite the fact that they lost. The whole Continental Army was fueled by hope and support by the French and Spanish. They were forced to work harder for their victories than the British forces because they had to first organize themselves, train new soldiers, find guns,
The United States Army is a gigantic institute with an international presence. One of its fundamental sources of power is the diversity of its personnel, which includes 1.6 million workforce across the active, reserve, civilian, and contractor parts. While the Army was at the vanguard of ethnic incorporation in the 1950s and at present is one of the most assorted institutes in the U.S., further advancement must be made on the diversity front. The term "diversity" can be classified along countless aspects; this paper concentrates on racial diversity since the exceptional and traditionally important role that race has in matters of diversity in the Army. Internal communications concerning delegate leadership throughout the force, the Army sketches power from its cultural and racial diversity.
The United States Armed Forces was founded in 1775. As of December 2013, 40 million men and women have served in the US Military (McGaugh). While a lot has changed over those years, and improvements have been made, it’s not hard to see that our service members are clearly undervalued. The men and women who serve our country risk their lives every day, and a large number never return home. Those who do return home often deal with physical and psychological challenges. It’s our job as a country to make sure these men and women are getting all that they deserve.
I think the United States military is a great example of a social group. Our text says “Every human society is a group whose members perceive them as having a common identity because of the culture that binds them together”. (Crapo, 2013). The military certainly establishes a common trait such as organization, ranks and respect. We can also include the customary attire the military personal has to wear uniforms and similar hairstyles. Many of these individuals go on to main this type of life style even after retiring and are so given the honorary name Veterans. This establishes them as a personal that has served their country and to be treated with the upmost respect.
In 2005 my husband decided to join the Army. He deployed twice during his career. We were first stationed in Georgia and then Italy. I had two children during this time. While we were stationed in Italy, my husband got hurt. He had three traumatic brain injuries while conducting airborne operations. He is 100% disabled from the military. We moved back to Illinois last June. Being in the military community was an amazing experience. We were able to travel throughout Europe and learn how to create community and a home everywhere we went. I had the opportunity to be a stay at home Mom, then I started back at College of Dupage when my youngest was in school full time. I am very thankful for my experience and excited about my
As a military spouse of 12 years and someone who has had the privilege to serve the military community through my professional work as a therapist, my notion of community expands beyond the corners of my local, city, state and country. Bound by a common thread of service, sacrifice, shared values and commitment, the military community spans the world. While it may seem challenging to create hope in a community so expansive, as an optimist and one who is dedicated to serving this community, I believe it is possible. The question, “Upon completion of your NCU MFS degree program, what plan(s) would you develop to make a difference in your community that creates hope?” can be viewed in a two-dimensional manner. Creating hope in this community may be accomplished on a smaller scale through effective, military culture informed therapy and also on a larger scale through research and programming. Upon completion of
It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services. The modern army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775,  to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War before the establishment of the United States. The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on 3 June 1784  after the end of the Revolutionary War to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force  (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).