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Military Services:
- Armed Forces
- Coast Guard

Armed Forces:
- Air Force
- Army
- Navy
- Marines

2 Types of Duty:
- Active (full-time)
- Reserve (part-time)

2 Types of Military Personel:
- Officers (217,898 total)
- Enlisted (1,167,951 total)

2 Types of Officers:
- Commissioned (commissioning program, military acadamy, ROTC)
- Warrant (specialists in a particular area)

2004 DoD Budget:
- $379.9 billion (total)
- $93.7 b (Army)
- $114.6 b (Navy, Marine)
- $113.7 b (Air Force)
- $57.9 b (Dept wide)

Military Units (Army):
- Squad. About a dozen soldiers.
- Platoon. Two or more squads.
- Company. Two or more platoons. Artillery refers to this as a "battery", cavalry and aviation as a "troop".
- Battalion. Two or more companies. Calvalry and aviation refer to this as a "squadron".
- Brigade. Two or more battalions.
- Division. Two or more brigades. A division has between 12,500 and 25,000 troops.
- Corps: Two or more divisions.

Links:
The Basics of the US Military
Where to find military information
Officer Insignia
Enlisted Insignia
Military Pay
Military Rank and Grade
Active Duty Military Personnel By Rank/Grade
Defense Link
2004 DoD Budget
Military Rank
Military Dictionary
DoD Dictionary
Military History

Posted: 2003-05-30 22:43:05


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