Did You Know These Military Facts?
Here is some interesting military trivia from the military.com website:
The Department of Defense employs about 1.8 million people on active duty. It is the largest employer in the United States, with more employees than Exxon, Mobil, Ford, General Motors, and GE combined!
Fewer than 28% of Americans between the ages of 17-23 are qualified for military service, roughly one in four.
The United States has 737 military installations overseas alone.
Thirty of the 43 Presidents served in the Army, 24 during time of war, two earned the rank of 5-star General (Washington and Eisenhower) and one earned the Medal of Honor (T. Roosevelt).
The U.S. Army was in charge of exploring and mapping America. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was an all-Army affair. Army officers were the first Americans to see such landmarks as Pike's Peak and the Grand Canyon.
The Air Force's F-117 fighter uses aerodynamics discovered during research into how bumblebees fly.