The U.S. Armed Forces are a reflection of America -- virtually every possible ethnic and religious group is represented. The military is a team of men and women from all over the United States working together with a single purpose: to protect our Nation and fight for freedom.
Today's servicemembers are part of a team with a unique character and identity, where each servicemember is judged by his or her performance -- never by race, color, religion or gender. It has been said that if society as a whole were more like the military in this regard, the U.S. would be a better place.
Although diverse, the U.S. military is strengthened by the unified goal of preserving freedom. Learn more about our diverse military and the legends and heroics of those who have served and continue to serve for the cause of freedom.
Black History Month
Learn about the valiant deeds and achievements of black servicemembers, and discover that American history cannot be written without black history.
The U.S. military has a rich history with stories of heroic acts. Many of these legendary heroes also opened the doors of opportunity to people of all races.
The military is the best training ground for heroes and leaders. Several minority servicemembers have used their training to become high-ranking officials, famous entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers and political figures.