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- U.S. Department of Defense : The military forces of the United States and their supporting civil servants.
Command and management
- Department of the Army : A part of the U.S. Department of Defense, headed by an official of Assistant Secretary of Defense rank, who carries out civilian control on the U.S. Army in matters related to budget, preparation, policy, and readiness; like the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, not part of the general operational chain of command
- Chief of Staff of the Army : Uniformed professional head of the United States Army, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and of four-star general rank
- American Revolution : The political and military action of the American colonists who overthrew British control between 1763-1789.
- War of 1812 : A sideshow, 1812-1815, of the Napoleonic Wars, between the United States and Great Britain; Britain ignored American demands to end the impressment (seizure) of American sailors, interference with American maritime rights, and support for hostile Indians in the American West; the war was essentially a draw
- Second Seminole War : A conflict from 1835 to 1842 in Florida between the United States and various groups of Native Americans collectively known as Seminoles.
- American Civil War : Major war 1861-65 fought over slavery in which the U.S. defeated the secessionist Confederate States of America.
- Mexican-American War : (1846-1848) war between Mexico and the United States over Mexican territories between the Gila and Rio Grande Rivers in the south and the 42d parallel north (Texas and the Mexican Cession)
- Spanish-American War : Add brief definition or description
- World War I : Massive international conflict involving the Allies and Central Powers between 1914-1918.
- World War II : War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945.
- Korean War : A modern conflict (1950-1953) fought on the Korean peninsula between the US-led UN forces, and the Communist coalition of North Korea and China.
- Vietnam War : A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975.
- Gulf War : The conflict started by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the liberation of Kuwait and major damage to Iraqi forces, by a US-led UN coalition in 1991.
- Afghanistan War (2001-) : Beginning on October 7, 2001, in response to the 9-11 attacks, military operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda by United States and NATO forces
- Iraq War : Invasion of Iraq by a coalition of countries, led by the United States, in 2003, and subsequent occupation
- Forces Command : United States Army headquarters, at Fort McPherson, Georgia, for Active Component and Reserve forces in the continental United States, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, commanded by GEN Charles Campbell and performs training readiness oversight of all National Guard (United States) formations; after mobilization, takes command and control of Army National Guard (United States) and U.S. Army Reserve units preparing for deployment to the Unified Combatant Commands (UCC); when a unit is not assigned to a UCC, it reports to this organizations or one of its subcommands; subordinate to United States Joint Forces Command
- I Corps : U.S. Army corps headquartered at Fort Lewis, Washington; designated principally as a command organization for Pacific contingencies; commanded by LTG Charles Jacoby Jr.
- III Corps : Usually called by its traditional name, III Armored Corps, one of the three active-duty U.S. Army contingency operations corps units, with headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas; commanded by LTG Bob Cone
- XVIII Airborne Corps : A corps headquarters of the United States Army, long reserved for highly mobile strategic reserve operations but now deployed when the corps level of command is needed; headed by LTG Frank Helmick
- Training and Doctrine Command : A major command of the U.S. Army, responsible both for all training as well as the development of doctrine of how the Army fights, currently headed by GEN Martin Dempsey
- Command and General Staff College : A graduate degree granting U.S. Army professional education school for midcareer officers, typically majors, preparing for positions involving operational art at the brigade and division level
- U.S. Army War College : A senior professional educational institution of the United States Army, at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, preparing officers generally at the senior lieutenant colonel level for duty in joint and combined staffs; has a major research division, the Strategic Studies Institute
- National Training Center : The first major U.S. Army battle simulation facility to use the MILES "laser tag" system, a heavily instrumented battlefield, and a dedicated "aggressor" force to provide highly realistic training center for armored and mechanized infantry forces, of battalion/brigade size; located at Fort Irwin, California
- Joint Readiness Training Center : A highly realistic training center for light infantry in wooded and urban areas, analogous to the National Training Center for heavy forces in desert, using virtual reality as well as real weapons; operated by the U.S. Army at Fort Polk, Arkansas
- Army Materiel Command : Develops and delivers systems and supplies to U.S. Army units; commanded by GEN Ann Dunwoody
- Posse Comitatus Act : U.S. law, enacted in 1878 during Reconstruction, which forbids the use of U.S. Army forces for civilian law enforcement; it does not prohibit their use in disaster relief defined by the Stafford Act, or in situations of martial law; the greatest controversies surround the role of military forces in dealing with terrorism on U.S. soil