United States Armed Forces

after 1775
The United States Armed Forces was founded in 1775 upon the creation of the United States Continental Army. It consists of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. It is one of the largest militaries in the world in terms of the number of personnel actively serving in the United States. In addition, the United States Armed Forces has significant capabilities in both defense and power projection due to its large budget. It possesses both advanced and powerful equipment creating a widespread deployment of force around the world. As a result, the United States Armed Forces has the capability to build upon such power developing almost 800 additional military bases outside the United States.