Veterans Day is an official holiday in the United States observed every year on November 11. On this day, we honor the people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. Veterans Day was first celebrated in 1919 as a mark to the end of WWI.
Celebrate this Veterans Day by brushing up on your knowledge of our military with this quiz.
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Which was the first branch of the U.S. military?
The Continental Army, formed during the Revolutionary War, was rebranded the U.S. Army in 1784.
What are the primary branches of the U.S. military?
Don’t forget the Coast Guard. Along with the Air Force, Army and Navy, these branches make up the primary divisions of the U.S. military. The Marines technically fall under the Dept. of Navy.
Minimum age to join the military:
You must be 17 with parental permission and valid U.S. citizenship. You also need a high school diploma, since a GED may or may not be enough.
Who controls the military?
The president is the supreme commander of all branches of the U.S. military. The secretary of defense has authority over all other military matters.
Which military unit is the smallest?
With only seven to 14 soldiers, and led by a sergeant, a squad is the smallest military unit in the U.S. Army.
The military is part of the:
Traditional military forces, Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, fall under the Department of Defense. The Coast Guard receives orders from the Department of Homeland Security in times of peace and the Department of Defense in times of war.
ROTC stands for:
The Reserve Officers Training Corps trains young people to be military officers in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines by the time they finish college.
Conscription, commonly called the draft, was popularized during the world wars and Vietnam. The last conscription lottery took place in 1973.
Which color is not used in camouflage?
Camouflage is the traditional on-duty uniform for the Army and Marines. Modern camouflage includes green, brown and grey.
A stop-loss order forbids soldiers from leaving the service. President Bush signed a stop loss order in 2004, extending thousands of soldiers’ tours of duty.
A stop loss order forbids soldiers from leaving the service. President Bush signed a stop loss order in 2004, extending thousands of soldiers’ tours of duty.
Navy ranks from lowest to highest:
Each military branch uses a separate ranking system. Navy ranks from lowest to highest: Seaman; petty officer; warrant officer; ensign; lieutenant; commander; captain; admiral.
Match the motto with the military branch
Semper fidelis (always faithful) is the motto of Marines.
Honor, courage, commitment:
The Navy proclaims: Honor, courage, commitment. These are its core values.
Semper paratus = always ready.
This We’ll Defend:
The “we” in the Army’s motto reinforces its collective and team effort, while the “defend” stands as the Army’s main mission.
Which division of the military is the largest?
With more than 500,000 enlisted troops, the Army makes up nearly half of all the U.S. armed forces. From largest to smallest: Army; Navy; Air Force; Marines; Coast Guard.
I took the Military Intelligence Test and I got 8/16 not bad because I know nothing about Military.
god bless the USA and have everyone safe and nothing will happen to them they will always stay close to our hearts and next us because they are not the only fighters we have to help fight for our country and they will have a good life and shout out to all them people that has a realitive that is serving THANK YOU vetrines and you all will respect the vetrans and be apart of there lives and like altarer said you have to respect the vetrans either way if you see them or you dont see them respect them and lets have fun with them THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Like the song I’m proud to be an American where at least i know I’m free.
This was a good test was very education. I lirt a lot form this test.
Everyone on my mom’s side of the family was in the air force but I don’t know which war
thank u for serving
it makes me so proud that we have men and women who risk their lives for our own, so to them I say Thank You. You are the very reason we can go to the store and were able to sleep feeling safe. Thank you for your service may it help you as much as it helped us