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United States Armed Forces


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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.

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United States Armed Forces

  1. 1. A brief history and description of different roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom Jeffery D. Getty
  2. 2. <ul><li>United States Army </li></ul><ul><li>United States Navy </li></ul><ul><li>United States Marine Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Army was originally formed June 14, 1775 before the U.S. was recognized as a Country. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul>
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  5. 5. <ul><li>How many soldiers (in the hundreds of thousands) are active duty? </li></ul><ul><li>How many U.S. Presidents have served in the Army? </li></ul><ul><li>There are currently 400,000 active enlisted and 76,000 active commissioned officers </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 23 presidents have served in the Army </li></ul>Table of Contents
  6. 6. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Pictures Quiz Table of Contents
  7. 7. Navy Seals are the most elite fighting force in the world Table of Contents
  8. 8. <ul><li>True/False The Navy has command over the Marine Corps </li></ul><ul><li>What is the maximum age for applying to SEAL training? </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>28 years old and wanting to endure the toughest training course the U.S. has to offer </li></ul>Table of Contents
  9. 9. <ul><li>Established on November 10, 1775 in Tun Tavern Philidelphia Pennsylvania </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The Marines are used for the toughest of missions in Iraq and all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation Trivia </li></ul>Table of Contents
  10. 10. Why? Because we can Table of Contents
  11. 11. <ul><li>What three things make up the Marine Corps Emblem? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the official Marine Corps Mascot? </li></ul><ul><li>The Eagle, Globe and Anchor </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>Table of Contents
  12. 12. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Apuzzo, Matt and Juhi, Bushra (2010, January 23). U.S. Marines end role in Iraq. Retrieved from The Washington Times at </li></ul><ul><li>Brook, Tom Vanden (2006, May 7) Sailors, airmen land new role. Retrieved from USA Today at </li></ul>