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Formed to protect the liberties
Army Overview
Founded in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress, the Army is the oldest service of the United States military. Formed to protect the liberties of the original 13 colonies, the Army has evolved and grown from a small militia force into the world's premier army with global reach and influence.

Since its founding, the Army has played a major role in the country's development. The Army won the nation's freedom in the Revolution, preserved it during the Civil War, and protected it during the World Wars and Cold War. As recently as Desert Storm and actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army continues to protect the nation and its principles.

The Army generally deals with land-focused missions. Its soldiers deploy to a conflict area and stay there to fight during the conflict, and then remain there until adequate peace and security has been established. The Army is chiefly used for long and drawn out missions which require great team effort, focus, and persistence.

The Verdict: The Army has the widest range of jobs of all the branches. It also has the largest bureaucracy, and thus things can be slow, especially if you try to change your path or change your job etc. However, do not be discouraged: the processes are there for a reason, and there are hundreds of possibilities within the Army - you should be able to find something which you would enjoy. If you like the idea of providing security, doing land-based operations, and being part of a huge team, the Army may be for you.
 
 


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