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United States Army

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The United States Army (USA) is the land service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the eight U.S. uniformed services, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the U.S. Constitution.[13] The oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence,[14] the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which was formed on 14 June 1775 to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)—against the British for independence before the United States was established as a country.[15] After the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army.[16][17] The United States Army considers itself a continuation of the Continental Army, and thus considers its institutional inception to be the origin of that armed force in 1775.[15]

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United States Army
Official seal of the United States Army[1]
Army Star logo (since 2023)[2]
Founded14 June 1775 (1775-06-14)[lower-alpha 1]
(248 years, 5 months ago)[3][4]
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
Size452,689 active duty personnel [5]
325,218 Army National Guard personnel
176,968 Army Reserve personnel [6]
1,073,200 total uniformed personnel (official data as of July 31, 2023)
330,000 civilian personnel[7]
4,406 crewed aircraft[8]
Part ofUnited States Armed Forces
Department of the Army
HeadquartersThe Pentagon
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
Motto(s)"This We'll Defend"
ColorsBlack, gold and white[9][10]
March"The Army Goes Rolling Along" Play
Mascot(s)Army Mules
AnniversariesArmy Birthday: 14 June
EquipmentList of U.S. Army equipment
Commander-in-ChiefFlag_of_the_President_of_the_United_States.svg President Joe Biden
Secretary of DefenseFlag_of_the_United_States_Secretary_of_Defense.svg Lloyd Austin
Secretary of the ArmyFlag_of_the_United_States_Secretary_of_the_Army.svg Christine Wormuth
Chief of StaffFlag_of_the_Chief_of_Staff_of_the_United_States_Army.svg GEN Randy A. George
Vice Chief of StaffFlag_of_the_Vice_Chief_of_Staff_of_the_United_States_Army.svg Vacant
Sergeant Major of the ArmyFlag_of_the_Sergeant_Major_of_the_United_States_Army.svg SMA Michael R. Weimer[12]
Field flag[lower-alpha 2]Field_flag_of_the_United_States_Army.svg

The U.S. Army is a uniformed service of the United States and is part of the Department of the Army, which is one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense. The U.S. Army is headed by a civilian senior appointed civil servant, the secretary of the Army (SECARMY) and by a chief military officer, the chief of staff of the Army (CSA) who is also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is the largest military branch, and in the fiscal year 2022, the projected end strength for the Regular Army (USA) was 480,893 soldiers; the Army National Guard (ARNG) had 336,129 soldiers and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) had 188,703 soldiers; the combined-component strength of the U.S. Army was 1,005,725 soldiers.[18] As a branch of the armed forces, the mission of the U.S. Army is "to fight and win our Nation's wars, by providing prompt, sustained land dominance, across the full range of military operations and the spectrum of conflict, in support of combatant commanders".[19] The branch participates in conflicts worldwide and is the major ground-based offensive and defensive force of the United States of America.‌

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