The Army’s mission is to fight and win America’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders. The Army does this by executing Title 10 and Title 32 United States Code directives, to include organizing, equipping, and training forces for the conduct of prompt and sustained combat operations on land.
The Army, as one of the three military departments reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.
Regardless of component, the Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. (Operational Unit Diagram and descriptions) The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows the Army to expand rapidly in time of war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for the Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly to support combatant commanders. Once those forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them.
The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on June 3, 1784 after the end of the Revolutionary War. Today the Army has approximately 548,000 soldiers who serve in theaters worldwide.
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is participating in this year’s Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise held in South Korea Aug. 18-29. The Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland,-based 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, ... more
At just a few inches tall, the three-year-old male woodpecker seemed unimposing in the hands of a conservationist. But two decades ago, the bird being tagged by officials with Fort Bragg's Endangered Special Branch would have been enemy No. 1 to the post at large. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker brought training at the post to a standst... more
WASHINGTON -- A two-star Army general, reprimanded once already for misconduct, is being accused of obstructing another investigation into patient abuse and fraud at a U.S.-funded hospital in Afghanistan made infamous for its grisly conditions, according to a new watchdog report. The Project on Government Oversight recently published a redacte... more
The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance on Tuesday kicked off an effort to keep troops at Fort Carson through thousands of love letters. The post faces cuts of up to 16,000 of its 24,000 soldiers under a Pentagon doomsday plan that projects $900 billion in Defense Department budget cuts over a decade. The alliance, which earlier this ye... more
Army TA Update (8/2014): Changes are taking place for those who receive tuition assistance from the Army. According to ALARACT 317/13 -- FY14 Tuition Assistance Policy, as of Jan. 1, 2015 Soldiers eligible for TA must have successfully completed one year of service following graduation from Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Beginning in FY15,... more