US ARMY 246th BIRTHDAY
Reported By C.Moalli
On June 14th, 1776, the Second Continental Congress decided to establish the Continental Army, which would later become the foundation of the US Army in 1796. At first, the Army was composed of 26 company regiments. Still, ten more companies were raised from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, including 22,000 troops already stationed outside Boston and 5,000 from New York. On the following day, June 15th, the Congress elected George Washington unanimously as Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
As of March 31st, 2021, the US Army has 479,338 active personnel, with 335,741 more on the Army Nation Guard and 187,260 on Army Reserve. The Army's current organization consists of nine field armies with 128 divisions with unique lineages.
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