The citizens of America have been honored to be served by the US military since the September 29, 1789. Funny enough, not much is known by most people concerning this great forces. Read on to enlighten yourself on these six facts about the world’s most powerful military force today.
The US military army has been famous for having uniforms that camouflage with the environment. The great man behind the Continental Army uniform which was blue was none other but George Washington. This blue uniform was worn by the soldiers between the year 1779 and 1898 during the Spanish American war. The war in Cuba saw many US soldiers turning to mud as they tried to hide from their counterparts. The soldiers later started wearing a khaki uniform during summer and brown/green attire during the winter season. Interesting to note, the camouflage uniform that is renowned today was embraced during the World War 1 to enable themselves to disguise from their enemies
During the war, the women were only allowed to serve as nurses, cooks and seamstresses. Only a few women were able to join the combat. This include Mary Ludwig who was a replacement for her husband during the period of the battle of Monmouth as well as Deborah Sampson who was able to disguise herself as a man to serve in the military. In the year 1901 and 1908, when there was the introduction of the Army Nurse Corps and Navy Nurse Corps respectively, women were allowed to serve in the war. In the year 1917, women that had not served as nurses were given a chance to join the army.
The US Department of Defense is renowned for being the world’s largest employer in the world. The US military has around 1.4 million personnel on active duty, 700,000 serving as civilians and around 1.1 million serving as National Guard personnel and reserves. They also possess a significant amount of land across the world.
The US military forces can have their custom military coins. This is a great way of instilling pride in both the units and the great men and women serving in them. For example, the Special Operations and Navy Seals offer their forces with such customary coins. All the above has been made possible by the MilitaryCoinsUSA.
The US military forces is known for providing quality services to the American citizens. This has been made possible through the provision of around $619 billion which is more than the total budget for nine highest spending countries in the world.
Of all the 45 men that have served as President of the United States of America, 31 have been in the military.