Happy 239th #ArmyBDay!

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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The Army Profession

The Army Profession plays a vital role as a partner with the joint community and other government services that dedicate themselves to serving the nation. We pursue a noble calling and render Honorable Service. We remain remarkably privileged to provide for the common defense of the American people, as we operate to prevent conflict, shape operational environments, and win the nation's war.

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