Soldier The United States has long been known for having a military presence that few would dare to challenge. The catalyst has not been in having billions in defense funds, it has not been in having huge weapons of mass destruction, it is the heart and spirit of the soldier. I am very proud to be a part of this long and proud tradition of upholding the ideals set forth in the U. S. Constitution. It is something that I would recommend to all willing and able college students.
It instills a sense of pride and satisfaction that is matched by no other. As a soldier, there are many options as far as what type of soldier you wish to be. It is similar to choosing a career in the civilian world. The first step in this process is choosing your military branch. There are four main branches in the military; the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. The Army is the branch that I chose.
The Army is the largest branch, in terms of the number of soldiers, with an impressive five hundred thousand soldiers on active duty, five-hundred thousand in the Reserves, and three-hundred thousand in the National Guard. The Army is responsible for the majority of land combat in a War. These soldiers are also trained to occupy other countries if necessary (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mogadishu. ) In peace time, the Army’s main deterrent of other country’s aggression is its large presence throughout the world. There are deployed soldiers in over one-hundred countries at any certain time, along with huge ships called Maritime P repositioning Ships (MPS), stationed in places such as Diego Garcia, a small island in the Indian Ocean.
Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldiers Museum has been opened approximately for 4 years now. The purpose of the museum is to explain the history and outstanding contributions the buffalo soldiers have made for the United States of America. The Buffalo Soldiers represented the first black professional solders in a peacetime army. The recruits came from several backgrounds including former slaves and ...
If fighting seems likely, this equipment can be rapidly sent to the contested area. Army soldiers are rushed in on large transport planes, who then unload the weapons and supplies from the ships and embark on their mission. Because of the Army’s ability to attack and control large geographic areas, it often becomes the decisive force in conventional (nonnuclear) conflicts. The Navy is an essential part our National Security. It consists of ships, submarines, and aircraft that can be taken throughout any of the world’s oceans.
The Navy’s awesome arsenal is nothing without the almost four-hundred thousand soldiers that make it up. With this tremendous force comes tremendous responsibility. The Navy’s chief responsibilities include defending our waters, both foreign and domestic, attacking land targets, and transporting soldiers from all four branches. The importance of the oceans to American security and economic interests makes the U. S. Navy a critical component in the country’s military.
The Air Force is responsible for conducting operations in the air and also in space. There are roughly four-hundred thousand soldiers that make up our Air Force. The Air Force plays an essential part in our country’s defense by deploying aircraft, bombing enemy targets, and transporting soldiers. The Air Force also maintains most of our Nation’s nuclear arsenal, as well as most of our military satellites.
As our technology becomes more sophisticated, and our military missions become more concerned with decreasing the number of civilian casualties, the Air Force’s capability to use precise, accurate weapons, from a safe distance, will become more and more essential. What happens when a sea, and land incursion come together? The Marines are called in. The Marine Corps, which is controlled by the Department of the Navy, is trained and equipped primarily to fight in combined land, sea, and air operations. The Marines consist of about two-hundred thousand soldiers. Their rapid deployment rate and extreme toughness makes this branch unique. Marines are trained to seize enemy naval bases and to defend United States naval bases in remote areas.
The war in the Pacific was unlike the European and Mediterranean campaigns. Throughout the European campaign the allied forces focused on strategic bombing and ground forces. Tank usage was more evident during the African and European theatres also. There were many changes in warfare that occurred during World War II. Warfare in the African and European theatre was fought mainly in the air and on ...
The Marines also conduct land operations in support of the U. S. Navy, and have responsibility for the development of amphibious warfare tactics, techniques, and equipment. The Marines may be the smallest branch of the military, in terms of the number of soldiers; however, their toughness makes them as essential to military missions as any of the other branches. Whether it’s the Air Force, the Army, the Marines, or the Navy, it’s important to realize that it is the soldier that makes the difference between a win and a loss in any major conflict. Soldiers have proven themselves time and time again because they have the courage to make the safety of the United States their personal responsibility.
I am proud to be a soldier.