Gender Integration Implementation

“We’re not going to turn our back on 50 percent of the population. We are opening up every occupation to women.” –  Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy On March 10, 2016, the Army publicized the Secretary of Defense’s December 3, 2015, decision to integrate women into all occupational specialties based on individual […]

Famous Soldiers

From actors to presidents, scientists to athletes, politicians to authors, they all had one thing in common…at one point or another in their lives they were United States Soldiers. Some were famous before they joined. Some began to distinguish themselves during their service. And others became notable after. The Army’s list of notables is…extensive, taking […]

Exploration & Mapping

Charged with exploration and mapping, the United States Army’s expeditions were among the first to see many of America’s greatest landmarks, including Pike’s Peak and the Grand Canyon. There have been many prominent names among the ranks of those amassing geographic knowledge. Notable among them, and the earliest, were the team of Lewis and Clark. […]

Bugle Calls

Drums beating (infantry), bugles calling (cavalry and artillery), the units of the American Army answered the “sound signals” developed during the Revolutionary War from contact with the French and English armies. By the end of the Civil War, all units were using bugle calls. To alleviate the confusion evident during the Civil War, General Emory […]