United States Army: Land Warfare Branch of U.S.A

The United States Army is the land fighting force of the republic of the United States of America. It is the oldest fighting force serving in the U.S military. It has various functions such as land warfare, rescue missions, counter-terrorism missions, counter-insurgency missions and reconnaissance missions.

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A US Army Soldier with an M4 Carbine

United States Army was founded on 14th June 1775 to fight the American Revolutionary War. The Pentagon in Virginia in U.S is the headquarters of U.S Army.

US Army Headquarters- Pentagon. Picture Courtesy designingbuildings.co.uk

There are a total of 10,18,000 personnel serving in the U.S Army out of which 4,76,000 are regular army personnel, 3,43,000 are Army National Guard personnel and 2,00,000 are reserved personnel.

President of U.S.A is the commander-in-Chief of the U.S Army. The motto of U.S Army is “This we’ll defend”. The U.S Army is the third largest standing army in the world and also one of the most advanced armies in the world.

M1A2 Abrams, Exercise, Heavy Armour
US M1A2 Abrams Tank during an exercise

As of equipment, US Army has 1339 towed artillery, 998 self-propelled artillery, 1366 MLRS (Multiple Rocket Launch Systems), 2400 tanks, 3700 IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) and 9300 AFVs (Armored Personnel Carrier).

M-109A6 Paladin, Us Army
M109A6 Paladin Howitzer during a drill

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