The U.S. Army is celebrating its 243rd anniversary on June 14.
The U.S. Army is celebrating its 243rd anniversary on June 14, the same day as Flag Day. Here are a number of important figures and dates for the military branch.
1775: The year of the Second Continental Congress established a Continental Army.
“George Washington was unanimously elected Commander-In-Chief of the young Army, and he would lead the colonies to victory and independence,” the Military said online.
468,579: The total number of active duty military personnel” in the Army, according to the Defense Manpower Defense Center (DMDC). Of these, there are ten generals, 50 lieutenant-generals, 121 great generals, and 133 brigade-generals.
336,619: The size of the Army National Guard.
190,350: The number of people in the Army Reserve.
69,872: The amount of active duty women (including officers, enlisted ranks and cadets) in the Army.
FLAG DAY: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO WE CELEBRATE IT?
June 14, 1956: The date on which the U.S. Army flag was dedicated and focus on the general public,” the Army says on its website.
November 11, 1956: The date of “The Army Goes Rolling” was the Army’s official song.
7: The number of core Army values. They are loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.
1: The Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper.