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United States Military. Options to Consider. About the Military. The United States Armed Forces: The military forces of the United States (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps & Navy) The President of the U.S.: The overall head of the military Helps form military policy

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united states military

United States Military

Options to Consider

D R A F T

about the military
About the Military
  • The United States Armed Forces:
    • The military forces of the United States (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps & Navy)
  • The President of the U.S.:
    • The overall head of the military
    • Helps form military policy
  • The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD):
    • A federal executive department
    • The principal organ by which military policy is carried out
    • Headed by the Secretary of Defense
      • a civilian & a member of the cabinet
      • serves as the President’s second-in-command

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about the military1
About the Military
  • National Security Council
    • Coordinates military action with diplomacy
    • Headed by National Security Advisor
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • Six members who advise the President & the National Security Advisor
    • Includes the head of each DoD service branches (does not include the Coast Guard-falls under Dept. of Homeland Security-or National Guard)
  • U.S. Military
    • All branches work together during operations & joint missions
    • One of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel
    • Draws manpower from pool of volunteers (conscription-draft- hasn’t been used since 1972)

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military options
Military Options
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • National Guard

D R A F T

coast guard
COAST GUARD
  • Find Your Career
  • Being a Guardian
  • Discovering Our Roles
  • Get the Answers
  • Coast Guard Academy
  • U.S.C.G. Reserve
  • Enlisted Ratings
  • USCG Roles
  • Officer Careers
  • Benefits
  • FAQs

D R A F T

u s air force
U.S. AIR FORCE
  • Enlisted Opportunities
  • Officer Opportunities
  • Health Care Opportunities
  • Mission
  • Values
  • Creed
  • History
  • Technology
  • Events
  • Careers
  • Academy
  • ROTC
  • Health Care Careers
  • FAQs
  • How to Join

D R A F T

u s army
U.S. ARMY
  • Overview
  • Personnel
  • Service Options
  • Training, Careers & Jobs
  • Vehicles & Equipment
  • Post Locations
  • Ranks & Insignia
  • Careers & Jobs
  • Benefits
  • Soldier Life
  • For Parents
  • How to Join

D R A F T

marine corps
MARINE CORPS
  • Making Marines
  • Winning Battles
  • Quality Citizens
  • Explore the Story
  • Become an Officer
  • Parents & Mentors
  • 12 Weeks
  • Eligibility
  • Quality Citizens
  • Warrior Path
  • Parents & Mentors
  • FAQs

D R A F T

national guard
NATIONAL GUARD
  • What’s our mission?
  • Do I qualify?
  • What’s Basic Training?
  • Benefits
  • Careers
  • Events/Promotions
  • Guard Life
  • What is the Guard?

D R A F T

u s navy
U.S. Navy
  • Why join the Navy?
  • Careers in Demand
  • Inside the Navy
  • Education Opportunities
  • Mission & History
  • About the Navy
  • Joining the Navy
  • Inside the Navy
  • Careers & Jobs
  • Families & Advisors

D R A F T

volunteer activities
Volunteer Activities
  • http://joiningforces.uso.org/share-message-om?sc=OM-my-p_BPI:%20FLOTUS-Search_Obama-Troops_{Creative}
    • First Lady Michelle Obama support program
  • http://iparticipateusa.org/cause/support-military-families
  • Students who have family members or friends in the service:
    • Email to ask how the class can help
      • Send care packages to the service men & women
      • Send care packages to the children, schools, etc. in the area they are stationed
      • Other ideas

D R A F T

resources videos articles lots of information
ResourcesVideos, Articles & Lots of Information
  • http://www.military.com/
  • http://www.usmilitary.com/

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sources
Sources
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_armed_forces
  • www.gocoastguard.com
  • www.marines.com
  • www.nationalguard.com
  • http://airforce.com
  • www.goarmy.com
  • www.navy.com

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