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Branches of the Military

The 6 Branches of the MilitaryMARINESThe Americanmilitary is the armedforces of ourcountry, and it ismade up of thefollowing branches:NAVYARMYAIR FORCENATIONAL GUARDCOAST GUARDUnitedStatesMilitary

The Department ofDefense is responsible forour military operations.Its mission is “to provide themilitary forces needed to deter warand to protect the security of ourcountry.” The department’sheadquarters is at the Pentagon inWashington, DC.

Navy This branch of our nation’s armed servicesconducts military operations at sea, world-wide.According to the Department of Defense, itsfocus is “maintaining the freedom of the seas,deterring aggression, and achieving victory atwar.” Like the Air Force, the Navy has many aircraftto assist with protecting the seas. Its soldiers serve in many different occupationson board the Naval ships and vessels, such aspilots, aircraft mechanics and electricians, foodservice and supply, computer technology, andfirefighting.

Army The Army is our largest branch of the military.Its primary mission is land defense duringwar-time and conflict. During times of war orupheaval, Army troops are stationed at thesites of conflict. There are many different positions in theArmy beyond combat jobs: soldiers can alsobe engineers, electricians and mechanics,computer techs, medics, police officers, or inadministrative or supply roles.

Coast Guard The Coast Guard polices our border waters and is responsible forlaw enforcement, protecting our waters, and saving people at sea. Intimes of war or conflict, this branch is directed by the Navy. The Coast Guard has an active peacetime mission in active lawenforcement (such as arresting smugglers) and ocean safety(including enforcing pollution regulations). Coast Guard membersalso collect oceanographic data to further environmental research. One of the Coast Guard’s main duties is to rescue people trapped orlost at sea. The Coast Guard has many sites along the nation’s coaststo ensure quick rescues when needed, by boat or helicopter. Like the other branches, Coast Guard members can hold manydifferent kinds of positions such as mechanical engineers,carpenters, boat mechanics, and electricians.

Marines The Marine Corps is a component of the Department ofthe Navy, and it carries out missions on land and sea,world-wide. Marines are responsible for defending Naval bases andships, guarding U.S. embassies internationally, andassisting in ground combat. As a branch, the Marines are about a fourth of the sizeof the Army. In times of combat, Marines are trained to embark fromNaval ships and infiltrate sites of conflict in speciallydesigned aircraft and landing craft. They are alsotrained in a variety of aircraft, tank, and other militaryvehicles, as well as a variety of weaponry.

Air Force The Air Force reports directly to the Department ofDefense. According to the Department of Defense,this branch “trains for and maintains globalsuperiority in air, space and cyberspace and isequipped for a rapid worldwide response.” The Air Force provides the United States withaircraft and missile forces and defends the countryagainst similar attacks. It also provides air supportto ground troops in time of war and conflict. One major department of the Air Force is the spaceprogram, including shuttle missions, satellites,missiles, and lasers.

National Guard The United States National Guard serves bothcommunity and country, providing combat supportduring wartime, assisting with homeland securityoperations, carrying out humanitarian efforts incountries affected by natural disasters or crises, andhelping on the home front with domesticemergencies like hurricanes, earthquakes, floods,and other natural disasters. Many of our National Guard members are right hereat home with us, serving while also maintaining acivilian career and home life. They can be called upfor active duty by state governors or commandinggenerals for local or state-based emergencies, orcalled to federal active duty in times of war or duringnational emergencies.

Quick review:1. How many branches of the military dowe have protecting us on land and in seaand space?2. How many can you name?3. Identify at least one specific aspect ofeach branch.

Now let’s apply our new knowledge:Which branch would you choose and why?

You will write and deliver a speech detailing whichbranch of the military you would choose, should youdecide to serve in the future.Key assignment information:1. Think about yourself, your personality, your likes and dislikes, andyour skills and talents to decide where you might fit best.2. Your speech should detail why you would do well in a particularbranch, citing evidence from the PowerPoint, your own observationsand experiences, and any extra information you have researched (ifneeded).

Navy This branch of our nation’s armed services conducts military operations at sea, world-wide. According to the Department of Defense, its focus is “maintaining the freedom of the seas, deterring aggression, and achieving victory at war.” Like the Air Force, the Navy has many aircraft to assist with protecting the seas.File Size: 959KBPage Count: 12Explore furtherUnderstanding the 5 Branches of US Military - US Militaryusmilitary.comBasic Branches of the United States Armylibarts.hamptonu.eduU.S. National Military Branches Military Science - SOU Homeinside.sou.eduWhat Are the Branches of the US Military? Military.comwww.military.comRecommended to you b

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