United States Department of the Army

United States Department Of The Army

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The Department of the Army is one of the three Military Departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America, and is composed of, and includes all the units of the United States Army. It is headed by the Secretary of the Army, a civilian official appointed by the President after confirmation by the Senate. The Secretary of the Army is responsible for, and has the statutory authority under Title 10 of the United States Code to conduct all the affairs of the Department of the Army, subject to the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of Defense. The highest ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Army, who is also a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other senior officials are the Under Secretary of the Army and the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army.

The Department was formed in 1789 as the Department of War and was renamed, along with the Secretary's title, by the National Security Act of 1947 to the Department of the Army on September 18, 1947.

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See Structure of the United States armed forces

The Department of the Army is the a Military Department under the umbrella of the United States Department of Defense. The Department is headed by the United States Secretary of the Army, civilian appointed by the President of the United States with the confirmation by the United States Senate. The Secretary of the Army is responsible for, and has the authority to conduct all the affairs of the...
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