Unitit States Airmed Forces

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Unitit States Airmed Forces
United States Joint Service Color Guard on parade at Fort Myer
The U.S. Joint Service Colour Guard on parade at Fort Myer, Virginie in October 2001.
Service branches Unitit States Airmy
Unitit States Marine Corps
Unitit States Navy
Unitit States Air Force
Unitit States Coast Guard
Heidquarters The Pentagon, Arlington Coonty, Virginie, U.S.
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief Preses Barack Obama
Secretar o Defense Chuck Hagel
Chairman o the Jynt Chiefs o Staff General Martin Dempsey, Unitit States Airmy
Manpower
Militar age 17 wi parental permission, 18 for voluntary service. Maximum age for enlistment is 35 for the Airmy,[1] 28 for the Marines, 34 for the Navy an 27 for the Air Force.[2]
Available for
militar service
73,270,043 males, age 18–49 (2010 est.),
71,941,969 females, age 18–49 (2010 est.)
Fit for
militar service
60,620,143 males, age 18–49 (2010 est.),
59,401,941 females, age 18–49 (2010 est.)
Reachin militar
age annually
2,161,727 males (2010 est.),
2,055,685 females (2010 est.)
Active personnel 1,429,995[3] (ranked 2nd)
Reserve personnel 850,880[4] (ranked 10th)
Expenditures
Budget $554.2 billion + $88.5 billion(FY13)[4][5] (1st by total expenditure, 11th as percent of GDP)
Percent o GDP 4.9% (2011 est.)
Relatit airticles
History American Revolutionary War
Early naitional period
Continental expansion
American Ceevil War (1861–1865)
Post-Ceevil War era
Warld War I (1917–1918)
Warld War II (1941–1945)
Cauld War (1945–1991)
Korean War (1950–1953)
Vietnam War (1959–1975)
Invasion o Grenada (1983)
Invasion o Panama (1989-1990)
Persian Gulf War (1990–1991)
Kosovo War (1999)
Global War on Terrorism (2001–present)
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Iraq War (2003–2011)
Ither
Ranks

Airmy officer
Airmy warrant officer
Airmy enleeted
Marine Corps officer
Marine Corps warrant officer
Marine Corps enleetit
Navy officer
Navy warrant officer
Navy enleetit
Air Force officer
Air Force enleetit
Coast Guard officer
Coast Guard warrant officer

Coast Guard enleetit

The Unitit States Airmed Forces[N 1] are the militar forces o the Unitit States o Americae. Thay consist o the Airmy, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, an Coast Guard.[6] The U.S. haes a strang tradeetion o ceevilian control o the militar. The Preses o the Unitit States is the military's oweraw heid, an helps furm militar policy wi the U.S. Depairtment o Defense (DoD), a federal executive department, actin as the principal organ bi which militar policy is carried oot. The DoD is heidit bi the Secretar o Defense, who is a ceevilian an Cabinet member. The Defense Secretar is seicont in the militar's chain o command, juist ablo the Preses, an serves as the principal assistant tae the Preses in aw DoD-relatit matters.[7]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. As stated on the official U.S. Navy website, "airmed forces" is caipitalized when precedit bi "Unitit States" or "U.S."

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "United States Army". Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. "United States". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. "Armed Forces Strength Figures for January 31, 2013". United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013". GovTrack. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. "US Defense Budget Proposal Released For Fiscal Year 2014". June 06, 2013. 
  6. 10 U.S.C. § 101(a)(4)
  7. Title 10 of the United States Code §113