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Stephen Richardson Mrs. Farr English Composition 101 6 December 2012 United States Armed Forces The United States Armed Forces are the United States’ Department of Defense that has served and protected this country since the birth of America in 1775. The United States has one of the largest known military in the world today with almost three million people serving actively and in the reserves. The military is divided into four main branches in which all have different responsibilities and locations. The United States Military can be classified into four different branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. The first and main branch of the United States Armed Forces is the U.S. Army. The Army is the largest, with over 1.2 million…show more content…
It is the aerial warfare service branch of the U.S. military. The U.S. Air Force was initially part of the United States Army until the National Security Act of 1947 created it as a separate branch. Over 5,000 aircrafts are operated within the Air Force. The Air Force is classified as its own branch to give it full responsibility for aerial-based military operations. The fourth and final branch of the United States Armed Forces is the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy. They are the smallest branch of the military that operates under the U.S. Department of Defense employing only around 250,000 Marines. The Marine Corps uses the rapid delivery of the Navy to deploy combined-arms task force. The Marine Corps is uniquely defined by being the only branch to have a responsibility in land, aerial, and naval based military operations. The U.S. Armed Forces is divided into several different branches to ensure military capability and organization within our nations department of defense. Each branch’s one mission in common is to fight and win Americas battles. All work together during operations and joint mission. The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps all fight for the same reason, but are classified in different branches because of their type of based military

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