The United States Army is the land service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the eight U.S. uniformed services and is designated as the Army of the United States in the U.S Constitution. The United States Army is part of the United States Armed Forces; Department of the Army. Their motto is “This We’ll Defend”. Now we will share some facts about United States Army.
Which weapons will the U.S Army use?
The United States Army is seeking a big boost in new weapons for combat-arms units in its 2022 budget request, but the force may go through a deep cut to the amount of ammunition it has to train with amid more than half-a-billion dollars in cuts to bullets and things that go up the ladder. Current President of United States of America (USA) Joe Biden’s fiscal 2022 budget request, outlined every weapon system the Army has. The administration wants to invest heavily in replacements for the M4 carbine and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon machine gun. The Pentagon is asking for a $36 million boost to the Next Generation Squad weapon program for the Army along with raising the total of 2022 costs of $97 million, far outpacing any other weapon program in the service. This means it buying 12,217 new weapons. The Army’s budget calls for sweeping cuts to its ammo budget. The overall ammo budget in 2022 could be $2.1 billion, down sharply from $2.8 billion this year. The M240B machine gun has no new investments coming up, and the stock of weapons will stay as it is. Joe Biden is requesting a relatively flat Pentagon budget, taking heat from both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill for spending too much or not enough. The administration is asking for $173 billion, a drop from this year’s $176.6 billion. The 2022 budget calls for 1,010,500 soldiers including the reserve elements, a slight drop from 1,010,200 current level.
United States Army
- After a dip in personnel strength in FY 2019, both regular and reserve components have recovered. FY 2021 targets include a regular Army count of 485,900; a Guard count of 336,500; and an Army Reserve count of 189,800.
- The regular Army and Army Guard project small increases through FY 2025; the Army Reserve will stay essentially level. This simplifies a substantial reduction to earlier growth plans, but probably the most expansion that can be done in the current budget and security environment.
- New air and missile defence units are entering the force. Security Force Advisory Brigades continue despite their focus on stability operations.
- The active-reserve mix has stabilized at 52% Guard/Reserve, 48 per cent active. There is now less tension between the regular Army and its reserve components as a result of closer consultations, higher overall budgets, and shared recruitment challenges.
- The Army Modernization has good news along with a piece of bad news for them. The good news is that the Army continues the production of proven systems and has a well-modernized force as a result. On the other side, the bad news is that the Army is still many years behind from having a new generation of systems in production to take it into the 2020s and beyond and set it up for potential combat against great power adversaries.
- The Army will need to cut existing Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) if it wants to build new units and procure new systems.
United States Marines
The infantry has long been the heart of the Marine Corp, so, if implemented, this would be a major institutional as well as force structure change. The three active-duty divisions would have 27 infantry battalions at full strength. The Marine Corps considered acquiring MQ-9 Peapers as an interim capability. It bought two MQ-9 Reapers in FY 2020 budget and was going to request another three in FY 2021 but did not. The Marine Corps is waiting for the USMC (United States Marine Corps) to develop a large UAV because of its shipboard capabilities. The program is being restructured, having collapsed from having too many requirements piled on it. The Marine Corps hopes to have a family of systems with something fielded in the FY 2023 timeframe but the program is unsettled.
The United States Air Force
It is one of the major components of the United States armed forces, with primary responsibility for air warfare, air defence, and the development of military space research. The Air force also provides in coordination with the other military branches. On July 26, 1947, the National Security Act created the independent U.S. Air Force. The National Security Act amendments of 1949 reorganized the military services, with the Department of the Air Force included within the Department of Defence. The nine major commands of the Air Force are the Air Combat Command, which is responsible for all combat aircraft based in the continental United States; Air force Materiel Command; Air Force Reserve Command; Air Education and Training Command; Air Force Space Command; Air Mobility Command; Air Force Special Operations Command; Pacific Air Forces; and the United States Air Forces in Europe.