Two hundred thirty-nine years ago, our nation’s leaders established the Continental Army. As the strategic landpower of the joint force, the Army is called upon to “Prevent, Shape, and Win” against our adversaries.
We celebrate 239 Years of Our Profession as the Army continues to demonstrate its competence, its commitment, and its character in defense of our nation. Our Soldiers possess a lifelong commitment to our values. America’s Army professionals conduct themselves consistently with the Army ethic; worthy of our profession. An Army professional strives to adhere to five essential characteristics of trust, military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps and stewardship.