Commentary

June 13, 2014

Army celebrates 239th Birthday — ‘America’s Army: Our Profession’

Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson and President of the National Defense University Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, along with the youngest Soldier present at the ceremony, cut an Army Birthday cake during a celebration commemorating the Army’s 239th birthday. The event was held in the Roosevelt Hall Rotunda, at the National War College on Fort Lesley J. McNair, in Washington, D.C., June 6, and was among the first in celebration of the Army Birthday.

Source: www.army.mil/birthday/239/
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.




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