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This is a brief overview of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps' history and role in Iraq. there are also a couple fun facts about the different branches.

This is a brief overview of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps' history and role in Iraq. there are also a couple fun facts about the different branches.

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    • A brief history and description of different roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom Jeffery D. Getty
      • United States Army
      • United States Navy
      • United States Marine Corps
      • Conclusion
      • Bibliography
      • The Army was originally formed June 14, 1775 before the U.S. was recognized as a Country.
      • After the initial push into Iraq the Army’s purpose was more to provide an occupying force rather than forward movement, which was done by U.S. Marines
      • Pictures Quiz
      • Table of Contents
    • Table of Contents
      • How many soldiers (in the hundreds of thousands) are active duty?
      • How many U.S. Presidents have served in the Army?
      • There are currently 400,000 active enlisted and 76,000 active commissioned officers
      • A total of 23 presidents have served in the Army
      Table of Contents
      • First established during the Revolutionary War the Navy was also used to combat pirates interfering with U.S. ships at the end of the 18 th century.
      • While the Navy normally transports Marines and supplies to the Gulf, they had at one point 8,000 troops on the ground conducting operations within Iraq.
      Pictures Quiz Table of Contents
    • Navy Seals are the most elite fighting force in the world Table of Contents
      • True/False The Navy has command over the Marine Corps
      • What is the maximum age for applying to SEAL training?
      • True
      • 28 years old and wanting to endure the toughest training course the U.S. has to offer
      Table of Contents
      • Established on November 10, 1775 in Tun Tavern Philidelphia Pennsylvania
      • Normally the Marines are used as a fast acting attack force, but has been used extensively for the past seven years before handing over control of the Anbar Province in Iraq.
      • The Marines are used for the toughest of missions in Iraq and all over the world.
      • Motivation Trivia
      Table of Contents
    • Why? Because we can Table of Contents
      • What three things make up the Marine Corps Emblem?
      • What is the official Marine Corps Mascot?
      • The Eagle, Globe and Anchor
      • There is no official mascot for Marines but thanks to the Germans in WWI they earned the nickname Devil Dogs, thus we adopted the Bull Dog
      Table of Contents
      • All of the branches of the Armed Forces of America have been well established and useful in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The troops continue to serve their country in exemplarily fashion.
      • Apuzzo, Matt and Juhi, Bushra (2010, January 23). U.S. Marines end role in Iraq. Retrieved from The Washington Times at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/23/us-marines-end-role-iraq-biden-baghdad/?page=all#pagebreak
      • Brook, Tom Vanden (2006, May 7) Sailors, airmen land new role. Retrieved from USA Today at http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-05-07-navy-air-training_x.htm