This list of Top Ten Armies (Military Powers) in the world is subjective at best. Unless you looked at specific aspects and judged based on that criteria alone, the list cannot be definitive. One can look at a nation’s defense budget or the size of their enlisted members, or combine the two. Another area for [...]
General George S. Patton’s military career in the army began long before WWII. One of the greatest Generals in the history of the US military, Patton first enlisted in the US Army in 1909 and served until his untimely death in 1945. [...]
General George S. Patton’s army career began long before WWII. He enlisted in the US Army in 1909 and earned himself a Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal and a Purple Heart during World War I. To read about Patton’s early and WWI military career or his WWII involvement, click on the links below:
The 1990s began for the US Marine Corps with a total of 196,956 Marines. The total included 176,857 enlisted and 20,099 Officers. The decade ended with 171,154 Marines of which 153,302 were enlisted and 17,852 were Officers.
During the 1980s, the US Marine Corps became involved in a number of different areas. They began the decade with a total of 185,250 Marines of which 18,229 were Officers. By the end of the decade, the number of enlisted had increased to 196,956 of which 20,099 were Officers.
No definitive beginning can be traced to the history of the military salute. Most sources speculate the roots to this time honored tradition date as far back as the Roman times when assassins were common. It is believed the raising of the right hand was a gesture to show they were not shielding any [...]