United States Army

The storming of Redoubt No. 10 in the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War prompted Great Britain's government to begin negotiations, resulting in the Treaty of Paris and Great Britain's recognition of the United States as an independent state.
General Andrew Jackson standing on the parapet of his makeshift defenses as his troops repulse attacking Highlanders during the defense of New Orleans, the final major and most one-sided battle of the War of 1812
The Battle of Gettysburg, the turning point of the American Civil War
Army soldiers in 1890
U.S. Army troops assaulting a German bunker in France, c. 1918
U.S. soldiers hunting for Japanese infiltrators during the Bougainville Campaign
U.S. Army soldiers observing an atomic bomb test of Operation Buster-Jangle at the Nevada Test Site during the Korean War
US tanks and Soviet tanks at Checkpoint Charlie, 1961
A U.S. Army infantry patrol moving up to assault the last North Vietnamese Army position at Dak To, South Vietnam during Operation Hawthorne
U.S. Army soldiers preparing to take La Comandancia in the El Chorrillo neighborhood of Panama City during Operation Just Cause
M1 Abrams tanks moving out before the Battle of Al Busayyah during the Gulf War
Iraqi tanks destroyed by Task Force 1-41 Infantry during the Gulf War, February 1991
U.S. Army Rangers taking part in a raid during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj, Afghanistan
U.S. Army soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division returning fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan, March 2011
Organization of the United States Army within the Department of Defense
U.S. Army organization chart
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U.S. Army soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, Maryland Army National Guard conducting an urban cordon and search exercise as part of the army readiness and training evaluation program in the mock city of Balad at Fort Dix, New Jersey
U.S. soldiers from the 6th Infantry Regiment taking up positions on a street corner during a foot patrol in Ramadi, Iraq
The 1st Cavalry Division's combat aviation brigade performing a mock charge with the horse detachment
U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group patrolling a field in the Gulistan district of Farah, Afghanistan
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U.S. Army Rangers practicing fast roping techniques from an MH-47 during an exercise at Fort Bragg
A trainer with Company A, 1st Battalion 502nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division assisting Iraqi army ranger students during a room clearing drill at Camp Taji, Iraq on 18 July 2016
U.S. Army soldiers familiarizing with the latest INSAS 1B1 during exercise Yudh Abhyas 2015
A Lockheed Martin Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system used for ballistic missile protection
A U.S. soldier on patrol in Iraq with the support of a Humvee vehicle
3rd Infantry Division soldiers manning an M1A1 Abrams in Iraq
The 2020 Army Greens uniform
An element of the 18th Infantry Regiment, wearing ASUs, representing the United States at the 2010 Victory Day commemoration in Moscow
The Ranger Honor Platoon marching in their tan berets and former service uniform

Land service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

- United States Army
The storming of Redoubt No. 10 in the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War prompted Great Britain's government to begin negotiations, resulting in the Treaty of Paris and Great Britain's recognition of the United States as an independent state.

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Uniformed services of the United States

The United States has eight federal uniformed services that commission officers as defined by Title 10 and subsequently structured and organized by Title 10, Title 14, Title 32 and Title 42 of the U.S. Code.

The United States has eight federal uniformed services that commission officers as defined by Title 10 and subsequently structured and organized by Title 10, Title 14, Title 32 and Title 42 of the U.S. Code.

1) United States Army

Seal of the Army National Guard

Army National Guard

Seal of the Army National Guard
Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 47th Infantry Division, inactivated in 1991
Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 50th Armored Division, inactivated in 1993
National Guard Bureau organizational chart depicting command and reporting relationships
Army National Guard staff organizational chart
Chief of the National Guard Bureau Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson administers the oath of office to Lt. Gen. Jon A. Jensen as the 22nd director of the Army National Guard on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 at the Temple Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Virginia.

The Army National Guard (ARNG), in conjunction with the Air National Guard, is an organized militia force and a federal military reserve force of the United States Army.

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by Charles Willson Peale

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

Prussian military officer who played a leading role in the American Revolutionary War by reforming the Continental Army into a disciplined and professional fighting force.

Prussian military officer who played a leading role in the American Revolutionary War by reforming the Continental Army into a disciplined and professional fighting force.

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, by Charles Willson Peale
Portrait of Major General von Steuben wearing the badge of the Society of the Cincinnati by Ralph Earl
Baron von Steuben Drilling Troops at Valley Forge, by E. A. Abbey (c. 1904), Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg
The Steuben Statue in Valley Forge National Historical Park
Mount Gulian, Fishkill, NY
Steuben's log cabin summer residence, Steuben, New York
The Steuben House & his "Jersey Estate" (c. 1752, enlarged 1767, in situ) at New Bridge Landing
General Von Steuben on a two-cent postage stamp, 1930 issue
Steuben's grave, Steuben, New York
Steuben Monument (1910), Albert Jaegers, sculptor, Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C. There are copies in Germany, at Berlin-Dahlem, Magdeburg and Potsdam
Baron von Steuben (1915), J. Otto Schweizer, sculptor, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania. A copy is in Utica, New York.
General von Steuben Drilling Washington's Army at Valley Forge (1915), J. Otto Schweizer, sculptor. Bas-relief panel on the base of the Valley Forge statue.

His contributions marked a significant improvement in the performance of American troops, and he is subsequently regarded as one of the fathers of the United States Army.

United States Military Academy

United States service academy in West Point, New York.

United States service academy in West Point, New York.

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, center, with the U.S. Corps of Cadets senior leadership and Brig. Gen. Michael Linnington, far left, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, after the congressional retirement review of the Corps of Cadets for Rep. Dave Hobson, center right, and Rep. Jim Saxton, center left, 2008
French map of West Point in 1780
Artillery cadet in 1805, wearing a mixture of commissioned and non-commissioned uniforms prescribed for artillery cadets
West Point, from Phillipstown (1831) engraving by W. J. Bennett showing the original buildings of the United States Military Academy
Thayer monument
Robert E. Lee, American Civil War general who graduated from West Point and later served as its superintendent from 1852 to 1855
West Point Cadet C. Benek by Mathew Brady
Henry Ossian Flipper
United States Military Academy uniform in 1882
Corps of Cadets c. 1870
Class at West Point, 1929
Class of 1980 Cadets Carol A. Young, Gregory Stephens, and Kathryn A. Wildey at West Point, December 1976
First female graduates in 1980
The Corps of Cadets assembled with facemasks for the 2020 Army-Navy game.
Looking north toward the central campus
The Trophy Point Amphitheater hosts cadet ceremonies as well as free summer concerts.
Cadet Chapel
One of the six wings of Washington Hall during lunchtime
Nininger Hall, part of the original Cadet Barracks
West Point Cemetery
The 57th & 58th Superintendents, LTG Franklin L. Hagenbeck (L) & LTG David H. Huntoon (R)
West Point in a New York Central Lines ad
Graduates of the Class of 2008 toss their hats after "class dismissed"
Cadets cross a rope bridge during summer training
Indoor obstacle course
Class of '57 honor memorial on which the honor code is inscribed
Cadet collar and shoulder sleeve insignia
Cadet captains' shoulder sleeve insignia
Cadet color guard on parade
Class of 2012's motto
Rwandan President Paul Kagame visits his son's room during Plebe-Parent Weekend
"Beat Navy" tunnel
A cadet in action during the 2009 Army–Navy lacrosse game
Army men's rugby
2012 West Point class ring
Sedgwick's spurs
2009 Goat-Engineer game
"Walking the area"

It is the oldest of the five American service academies and educates cadets for commissioning into the United States Army.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff in December 2020.

United States Armed Forces

The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States.

The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff in December 2020.
Organization of the military services and military departments within the Department of Defense
Logo of the United States Army
U.S. Army Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division return fire during a firefight with Taliban forces in Barawala Kalay Valley in Kunar province, Afghanistan on 31 March 2011.
U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams tanks from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment maneuver in the streets as they conduct a combat patrol in the city of Tall Afar, Iraq, on Feb. 3, 2005.
Eagle, Globe, and Anchor
U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit run on the beach during an amphibious assault demonstration.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft attached to VMX-22 prepares to land on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) in the Pacific Ocean.
Logo of the United States Navy
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and Carrier Strike Group 3 underway with Republic of Korea Navy ships.
USS Nebraska (SSBN-739), an 
 ballistic missile submarine underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
United States Air Force Symbol
F-22A Raptors in flight.
U.S. Air Force B-2A Spirit stealth bombers flying with Royal Air Force F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters.
Space Force Delta
The Sodium Guidestar at the Directed Energy Directorate's Starfire Optical Range for real-time, high-fidelity tracking and imaging of satellites.
Boeing X-37B spaceplane after deorbiting and landing.
Service mark of the United States Coast Guard
USCGC Hamilton and TCG Turgutries in the Black Sea, April 30, 2021.
Coast Guard Reserve Port Security boat on patrol
Unified combatant commands areas of responsibility
A pie chart showing global military expenditures by country for 2019, in US$ billions, according to SIPRI
Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, awarded the Silver Star for direct combat
ADM Linda L. Fagan June 2021.

The armed forces consists of six service branches: the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard.

Graphic legend of Army Transformation

Reorganization plan of United States Army

Graphic legend of Army Transformation
Armored Brigade structure
Infantry Brigade structure
Stryker Brigade structure
Heavy Combat Aviation Brigade Structure
Full Spectrum Combat Aviation Brigade Structure
Fires Brigade Structure
Combat Sustainment Brigade Structure
Battlefield Surveillance Brigade Structure
Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Structure
Conflict continuum: competition short of conflict, conflict itself, and the return to competition, possibly via deterrence —Gen. David G. Perkins
In a conflict, friendly forces (denoted in black) work as an integrated force against adversaries (denoted in red). The force operates in Multi-domains (gray, yellow, light gray, dark gray, and dark blue) —Space, Cyber, Air, Land, and Maritime respectively— severally and simultaneously cooperating across domains. These operations will disrupt the adversaries, and present them multiple simultaneous dilemmas. The operations are designed to encourage adversaries to learn the advantages of a return to competition, rather than continuing a conflict.
JWA 19, Yakima Training Center, Wash., May 6, 2019. Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division heading toward their mission objective.
Multi-domain operations (MDO) span multiple domains: cislunar space, land, air, maritime, cyber, and populations. Echelons above brigade (division, corps, and theater army) engage in a continuum of conflict. —This illustration is from The MDO Concept, TRADOC pamphlet 525-3-1.
An M109A7 self-propelled howitzer at Yuma Proving Ground
Interoperability exercise for Bulgarian Air Force, Navy, and Land Forces, and United States 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command U.S. Army Europe, multinational live-fire training exercise Shabla 19, 12 June 2019
Defender Europe 2020, a division-sized exercise was planned and set in motion, but then rescinded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Multi-domain task force (MDTF), a brigade-sized formation. Five MDTFs are planned: 2 for INDOPACOM, 1 for EUCOM, 1 for the Arctic, and 1 for global response, each tailored for the needs of the Joint force commander. An MDTF can simultaneously operate across multiple stages of the conflict continuum, and engage antagonists at thousands of miles, for sustained periods.
Opposing-Forces Surrogate Vehicles (OSVs) undergoing maintenance at Anniston Army Depot
Materiel for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, arriving in Gdańsk, Poland
2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 1st Armored Division (2/1AD) element in a snap deployment from Fort Bliss to Drawsko Pomorskie training area, Poland, 29 March 2019

The reorganization plan of the United States Army is a current modernization (2017–2028) and reorganization (2006–2016) plan of the United States Army that was implemented (2006–2016) under the direction of Brigade Modernization Command.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff in December 2020.

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Body of the most senior uniformed leaders within the United States Department of Defense, that advises the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, the Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council on military matters.

Body of the most senior uniformed leaders within the United States Department of Defense, that advises the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, the Homeland Security Council and the National Security Council on military matters.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff in December 2020.
United States Secretary of Defense Harold Brown and United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Charles W. Duncan Jr with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General George S. Brown and the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in 1977
Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting (circa 1943). From left to right are: Gen. Henry H. Arnold, Chief of the Army Air Forces; Adm. William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy; Adm. Ernest J. King, Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations; and Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the United States Army.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1959.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in an annual meeting with the commanders of unified and specified command in the JCS meeting room, also known as "The Tank" on January 15, 1981.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2002
The Joint Staff Organization Chart as of March 2018
Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a press conference at The Pentagon with Secretary of Defense. From left to right are Army Vice Chief of Staff General Richard A. Cody, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Air Force General Richard B. Myers, U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Air Force Chief of Staff General John P. Jumper and Commandant of the Marine Corps General Michael Hagee. In the absence of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or the Service Chief, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Vice Service Chief will replace its presence at an important event.
Members of The Joint Chiefs of Staff with U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1973.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (seated) and the directors of the Joint Staff directorates (standing), November 1989.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff during its early days in 1949.
Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at The Pentagon in 1958.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1961.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1968.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1971.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1977.
Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with President-Elect Jimmy Carter and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on December 17, 1976.
Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a cabinet meeting in the White House in 1977
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1981.
Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during President Ronald Reagan Inaugural Parade in January 20, 1981.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1983.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1986.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2001.
Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff render a salute for the late President Ronald Reagan at Andrews Air Force Base in 2004.
Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at Andrews Air Force Base during a funeral service ceremony for the late President Gerald Ford on December 26, 2006.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Senate Armed Services Committee testimony in The Capitol Hill 2010.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2017.

As the U.S. military grew in size following the American Civil War, joint military action between the Army and Navy became increasingly difficult.

Portrait by Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl, c. undefined 1835

Andrew Jackson

American lawyer, general, and statesman who served as the 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

American lawyer, general, and statesman who served as the 7th president of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

Portrait by Ralph Eleaser Whiteside Earl, c. undefined 1835
Young Jackson Refusing to Clean Major Coffin's Boots (1876 lithograph)
Notice of reward offered by Jackson for return of an enslaved man
General Andrew Jackson as pictured in Harper's Magazine, Vol 28, "War with the Creek Indians", page 605, 1864
In the Treaty of Fort Jackson, the Muscogee surrendered large parts of present-day Alabama and Georgia.
General Andrew Jackson by John Wesley Jarvis, c. undefined 1819
The Battle of New Orleans. General Andrew Jackson stands on the parapet of his defenses as his troops repulse attacking Highlanders, by painter Edward Percy Moran in 1910.
Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, painted by Thomas Sully in 1845 from an earlier portrait he had completed from life in 1824
Trial of Robert Ambrister during the Seminole War. Ambrister was one of two British subjects executed by General Jackson. (1848)
Teracotta bust of General Jackson by William Rush, 1819
Jackson in 1824, painted by Thomas Sully
1828 election results
President Andrew Jackson
New York: Ritchie & Co. (1860)
Jackson's Indian Removal Act and subsequent treaties resulted in the forced removal of the major tribes of the Southeast from their traditional territories, many along the Trail of Tears.
Portrait of Jackson by Earl, 1830
William C. Rives, Jackson's Minister to France, successfully negotiated a reparations treaty with France in 1831.
1832 election results
1833 Democratic cartoon shows Jackson destroying the "Devil's Bank"
Richard Lawrence's attempt on Jackson's life, as depicted in an 1835 etching
USS Porpoise (1836), a brig ship laid down in 1835 and launched in May 1836; used in the U.S. Exploring Expedition
A New York newspaper blamed the Panic of 1837 on Andrew Jackson, depicted in spectacles and top hat.
Mezzotint after a Daguerreotype of Jackson by Mathew Brady, April 15, 1845
Tennessee Gentleman, portrait of Jackson, c. 1831, from the collection of The Hermitage
Andrew Jackson as Grand Master of Tennessee, 1822
Equestrian statue of Jackson, Jackson County Courthouse, Kansas City, Missouri, commissioned by Judge Harry S. Truman
Jackson portrait on obverse $20 bill
2-cent red stamp
2-cent green stamp
The tomb of Andrew and Rachel Jackson located at The Hermitage

Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of the U.S. Congress.

A commissioned officer (left) and a non-commissioned officer of the British Army prepare for a mission in Afghanistan.

Officer (armed forces)

Person who holds a position of authority as a member of an armed force or uniformed service.

Person who holds a position of authority as a member of an armed force or uniformed service.

A commissioned officer (left) and a non-commissioned officer of the British Army prepare for a mission in Afghanistan.
An Indonesian army officer serving as a ceremonial field commander
The Royal Navy officer training academy Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth
Newly commissioned U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officers celebrate their new positions by throwing their midshipmen covers into the air as part of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2005 graduation and commissioning ceremony.
A platoon from the Australian 29th Battalion being addressed by their officer commanding in August 1918
An officer of the People's Liberation Army.

United States Military Academy (USMA) (commissions 2nd lieutenants in the U.S. Army)

Plattsburgh fortifications

Battle of Plattsburgh

The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final British invasion of the northern states of the United States during the War of 1812.

The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final British invasion of the northern states of the United States during the War of 1812.

Plattsburgh fortifications
Battle of Plattsburgh
Naval action
Macomb watches the naval battle. Note that this painting is horizontally reversed; as shown it would mean that the American land forces were on the north side of the Saranac River, but were in fact on the south.
Saratoga (left) and Eagle (right) engaging Confiance
Macomb's Congressional Gold Medal
(obverse),
Marshall Davies Lloyd Collection
Macomb's Congressional Medal
(reverse),
Marshall Davies Lloyd Collection

Plattsburgh was defended by New York and Vermont militia and detachments of regular troops of the United States Army, all under the command of Brigadier General Alexander Macomb, and ships commanded by Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough.