What You Didn’t Know About the US Military Today
The US military has been in the limelight since September 29, 1789, where it has been serving the great American citizens. Funny enough, not much is known by most people concerning this great forces. This article will shed more light on sic facts concerning the world’s most powerful military force.
The US military army has been famous for having uniforms that camouflage with the environment. George Washington was the force behind the blue Continental Army uniform. The blue attire was embraced by the soldiers from the year 1779 until the Spanish American war in 1898. The war in Cuba saw many US soldiers turning to mud as they tried to hide from their counterparts. Later on, the soldiers adopted a khaki uniform which they embraced during the summer and a brown/green uniform which they wore during the winter season. Since the World War 1, the soldiers have been wearing camouflaged uniform to disguise themselves.
During the war, the women were only allowed to serve as nurses, cooks and seamstresses. However, a few women managed to slip into combat. Some of these women include Mary Ludwig Hays who became a replacement for her husband and Deborah Sampson who managed to disguise herself as a man and joined 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 holds the title of being the world’s largest employer. 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 way of ensuring that the soldiers are proud of their serving in the country. For example, the Special Operations and Navy Seals offer their forces with such customary coins. This act is made possible with the help of the MilitaryCoinsUSA.
The US military forces are behind the provision of quality services. This is because the United States provides the military forces with around $619 billion which interestingly totals the combined budget for about nine of the highest spending countries’ military budgets 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.