Offbeat US Army by the numbers

05:50  14 june  2018
05:50  14 june  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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Service numbers were used by the United States Army from 1918 until 1969. Prior to this time, the Army relied on muster rolls as a means of indexing enlisted service members while officers were usually listed on yearly rolls maintained by the United States War Department.

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a man in a military uniform with Hill of Crosses in the background: The U.S. Army will celebrate its 243rd birthday on June 14. © Public Domain The U.S. Army will celebrate its 243rd birthday on June 14.

The U.S. Army will celebrate its 243rd birthday on June 14, the same day as Flag Day. Here are some important figures and dates for the military branch.

1775: The year the Second Continental Congress established a Continental Army.

"George Washington was unanimously elected Commander-In-Chief of the fledgling Army, and he would lead the colonies to victory and independence," the Army says online.

468,579: The total number of "active duty military personnel" in the Army, according to the Defense Manpower Defense Center (DMDC). Of these, there are ten generals, 50 lieutenant generals, 121 major generals, and 133 brigadier generals.

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Service numbers were used by the United States Armed Forces as the primary means of service member identification from 1918 until 1974. Service numbers were eventually phased out completely by the social security number ; the Army and Air Force converted to social security numbers on 1

Armed forces by numbers . Article Category: Units |. Are you puzzled by references in your newspaper or on TV bulletins to 'brigades' or 'divisions' moving into position The US Army started as a collection of regiments but switched to divisions as the basic recruiting unit from the US Civil War onwards.

336,619: The size of the Army National Guard.  

190,350: The number of people in the Army Reserve.

69,872: The amount of active duty women (including commissioned officers, enlisted ranks and cadets) in the Army.

FLAG DAY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO WE CELEBRATE IT?

June 14, 1956: The date the U.S. Army flag “was dedicated and unfurled to the general public,” the Army says on its website.

November 11, 1956: The date “The Army Goes Rolling Along” was made the Army's official song.

7: The number of core Army values. They are loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.

1: The Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper.

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