930 - 9/30 Who is in the U.S. Military? 1. Part 1: What is...

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9/30 Who is in the U.S. Military? 1. Part 1: What is the US Military? 1. From 1775-2010 1. Militia Tradition: 1775-WWI 2. Continental Army 3. Disbanded 1783 (except 80 soldiers) 4. Ad-Hoc Response to War: 1. 1812 <1% MPR (Military Participation Rate)---Normal MPR <1% 2. 1846-1848 <1% MPR 3. 1861-1865 (8%) Militia + Conscription 4. 1893 <1% 5. 1917-1918 (3%) Definitive end of Militia System 2. 20 th Century-Present 1. “standing army. ..composed of the most despicable part of the nation” 2. 1917-1918: Conscription, “All-Americans,” “Rainbow Division,” 3% MPR 3. Veterans Group (DAV, VFW, etc.)--after the military was disbanded, veterans looking for benefits 4. 1940-1945 (8): Conscription 12% MPR (*WWII--highest MPR ever*) 5. 1948-1973: CONSCRIPTION 6. 1950-1953, 1964-1973: ~2% 7. 1991, 2001-Present: “AVF” <2% 3. The Military Today: (Active Duty) +Reserves 1. Army (549,000) +565,000 2. Navy (330,000) +110,000 3. Air Force (330,000) +150,000 1. Oldest age branch 2. Years to train, perfect and be able to train others 3. Want to keep hold of their personnel 4. Marines (203,000) +40,000 1. Elite Infantry--support services provided by the Navy 2. Recruit young men that leave after one term of service (not interested in having a big reserve force) 3. Youngest age branch 5. Coast Guard (42,000) +7,500 6. Total (1,454,000) +737,000 4. Who is in the Military? 1.
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930 - 9/30 Who is in the U.S. Military? 1. Part 1: What is...

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