Department of the Army (USA) (Federal Agency Profiles)
PARENT ORGANIZATION: Department of Defense
ESTABLISHED: June 14, 1775
EMPLOYEES: 1,315,000 (495,000 active combat forces; 367,000 Army National Guard; 208,000 Army Reserve; 245,000 civilian workforce)
ADDRESS: The Pentagon Washington, DC 20310
PHONE: (703) 545-6700
FAX: (703) 697-2519
SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: Louis Caldera
CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY: Gen. Dennis J. Reimer
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Department of the Army's stated mission is "to organize, train, and equip active duty and reserve forces for the preservation of peace, security, and the defense of our nation." The army is the component of the national military team that focuses on land operations, but its activities also include aviation and water transport in the course of mobilizing its personnel. Its total force is charged with preserving the peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States, its territories, commonwealths, and possessions, and any areas occupied by the United States. If necessary, the total force is obligated to overcome any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States. The army also...
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