So you wanna be all you can be?
or get yelled at like this guy,
or feel the need for speed?
or go toe to toe with the Ruskies
or even look like this guy,
You're in the right place.
Inquires into foriegn branches are welcome as well.
Depression\Suicide\Deployment Stress counseling is available confidentialy by PMing either me (Jokerman) or Rent.
We all understand, and want to help. So if you're having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, please
don't be afraid to ask for help.
A QUICK WORD ABOUT THE RULES
Only two main rules as everyone in here is pretty classy;
1. Keep it civil, Keep Rivalries to a minimum.
2. Be careful not to violate OPSEC or any other SEC for that matter.
and of course, as a sidenote, be sure to inform me of anything that should be added to the OP.
Note: Under each branch I've listed a few member who have voluntered to answer personal questions though PM's. Any of these people will be more then happy to help you, but by all means don't be afraid to post your question in the thread. It's participation that keeps it alive.
The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven uniformed services.
The primary mission of the Army is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities ... in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies". The Regular Army reported a strength of 539,675 soldiers; the Army National Guard (ARNG) reported 360,351 and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) reported 197,024 putting the combined component strength total 1,097,050 soldiers (2008 Financial Year).
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The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the Department of the Navy, often working closely with U.S. naval forces for training, transportation and logistic purposes; however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch. The U.S.M.C. includes just over 203,000 active duty Marines and just under 40,000 reserve Marines. It is the smallest of the United States' armed forces in the Department of Defense. The Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the entire armed forces of many significant military powers; for example, it is larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces or the whole of the British Army.
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The United States Navy (USN) is the sea branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. As of 31 December 2008, the U.S. Navy had about 331,682 personnel on active duty and 124,000 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 284 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft. The U.S. Navy is the largest in the world; its battle fleet tonnage is greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined. The U.S. Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 11 in service and one under construction. The 21st century United States Navy maintains a sizable global presence, deploying in such areas as East Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. It is a blue water navy with the ability to project force onto the littoral regions of the world, engage in forward areas during peacetime, and rapidly respond to regional crises, making it an active player in American foreign and defense policy.
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The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare, space warfare, and cyberwarfare branch of the U.S. armed forces and one of the American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed. In its 2009 Posture Statement the USAF articulates its primary goals as "Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power".
As of 2009 the USAF operates 5,573 manned aircraft in service (3,990 USAF; 1,213 Air National Guard; and 370 Air Force Reserve); approximately 180 unmanned combat air vehicles, 2,130 air-launched cruise missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The USAF has 327,452 personnel on active duty, 115,299 in the Selected and Individual Ready Reserves, and 106,700 in the Air National Guard as of September 2008. In addition, the USAF employs 171,313 civilian personnel, and has 57,000 auxiliary members in the Civil Air Patrol.
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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of seven uniformed services. The Coast Guard is a maritime, military, multi-mission service unique among the military branches for having a maritime law enforcement mission (with jurisdiction both domestically and in international waters) and a federal regulatory agency mission as part of its mission set. It operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, and can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during time of war.
SUGGESTED READING LIST
Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
by Stephen E. Ambrose
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
by Nathaniel Fick, CPT (ret) (Known as the LT in Generation Kill).
Helmet for my Pillow
by Robert Leckie
With the Old Breed
by Eugene Sledge
The Long Gray Line
by Rick Atkinson
by Evan Wright
This Kind of War : The Classic Korean War History
by T. R. Fehrenbach, Gordon Sullivan
America's First Battles, 1776-1965 (Modern War Studies)
by Charles E. Heller (Editor), William A. Stofft (Editor)
A concise History of the United States Army, 1775-2000: 225 Years of Service to the Nation
by David W. Hogan, Jr.
The Face of Battle
by John Keegan
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young : Ia Drang : The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
by Harold G. Moore, Joseph Galloway (Contributor)
Once an Eagle : A Novel
by Anton Myrer
Citizen Soldiers : The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944 to May 7, 1945
by Stephen E. Ambrose
The War to End All Wars : The American Military Experience in World War I
by Edward M. Coffman
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,
by Ulysses Simpson Grant
The Years of MacArthur 1941-1945
by Clayton James
The Quiet Warrior : A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance (Classics of Naval Literature)
by Thomas B. Buell
One Hundred Days : The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander
Follow Me I : The Human Element in Leadership
by Aubrey S. Newman
Follow Me II : More on the Human Element in Leadership
by Aubrey S. Newman
Soldier and the State : The Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations.
by Samuel P. Huntington
The Passing of the Night: My Seven Years As a Prisoner of the North Vietnamese, by Robinson Risner
10 Propositions Regarding Air Power
by Philip Meilinger
Lincoln on Leadership
by Donald Phillips
They Also Flew
By Lee Arbon
by Michael Shaara
This Kind of War
by T. R. Fehrenbach
Makers of the United States Air Force
by John L. Frisbee
By Geoffrey Perret
Embattled Courage : The Experience of Combat in the American Civil War
by Gerald F. Linderman
The Caine Mutiny : A Novel of World War II
by Herman Wouk
Deming Management Method
by Mary Walton, W. Edwards Deming
At Dawn We Slept : The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor
by Gordon William Prange, Donald M. Goldstein , Katherine V. Dillon
First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps
by Victor Krulak
Flight of the Intruder
by Stephen Coonts, Paul McCarthy
Miracle at Midway
by Gordon William Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon
The Price of Admiralty : The Evolution of Naval Warfare
by John Keegan
by Charles Brown MacDonald
Men Against Fire : The Problem of Battle Command in Future War
by S.L. Marshall
For the Common Defense : A Military History of the United States of America
by Peter Maslowski, Allan Reed Millett
Certain Victory : The U.S. Army in the Gulf War.
by Robert H. Scales
George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century
by Mark A. Stoler
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