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Army Department

The mission of the Department of the Army is to organize, train, and equip active duty and reserve forces for the preservation of peace, security, and the defense of our Nation. As part of our national military team, the Army focuses on land operations; its soldiers must be trained with modern arms and equipment and be ready to respond quickly.

The Army also administers programs aimed at protecting the environment, improving waterway navigation, flood and beach erosion control, and water resource development. It provides military assistance to Federal, State, and local government agencies, including natural disaster relief assistance.

The American Continental Army, now called the United States Army, was established by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, more than a year before the Declaration of Independence. The Department of War was established as an executive department at the seat of government by act approved August 7, 1789 (1 Stat. 49). The Secretary of War was established as its head. The National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401) created the National Military Establishment, and the Department of War was designated the Department of the Army. The title of its Secretary became Secretary of the Army (5 U.S.C. 171). The National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 578) provided that the Department of the Army be a military department within the Department of Defense.

Agency URL:
http://www.army.mil/
Parent Agency
Defense Department

Listing ofSignificant Documents

Showing 1-5 of 15 results since 1994. View 10 more results.

  • Law Enforcement Operations and Investigations

    The Department of the Army proposes to revise its regulation concerning policies and procedures for the conduct of Army law enforcement operations and investigations. This regulation was last published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2005 (70 FR 36029). At that time, the entire regulation was codified. The proposed revisions remove a large...

  • Law Enforcement Reporting

    This rule adopts as final, with minor administrative changes, an interim rule of the Department of the Army to amend its regulation concerning law enforcement reporting for a number of statutory requirements to better coordinate law enforcement work and personnel both within the Department of the Army, across the Department of Defense (DoD), and...

  • Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision

    The Department of the Army proposes to revise its regulation concerning military traffic supervision on Department of Defense installations worldwide.

  • Carrying of Firearms and Use of Force for Law Enforcement, Security, Counterintelligence, and Protective Services

    The DA proposes to revise its regulation concerning the carrying of firearms and use of force for law enforcement, security, counterintelligence, and protective services on DoD installations worldwide. It establishes uniform policy for the use of force by law enforcement and security personnel.

  • Law Enforcement Reporting

    The Department of the Army amends its regulation concerning law enforcement reporting for a number of statutory requirements to better coordinate law enforcement work and personnel both within the Department of the Army, across DoD, and with other Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials. It meets law enforcement reporting...

Listing ofRecently Published Documents

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  • Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the...

  • Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Provost Marshal General announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,...

  • Performance Review Board Membership

    Notice is given of the names of members of a Performance Review Board for the Department of the Army.

  • Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including...

  • Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Board of Visitors Meeting Notice

    The Department of the Army is publishing this notice to announce the following Federal advisory committee meeting of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) Board of Visitors. This meeting is open to the public.

  • Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Army Public Health Center announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including...

  • Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the...

  • Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the...

  • Army Education Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Department of Defense is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Army Education Advisory Committee, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Board of Visitors Subcommittee will take place.

  • Army Cemeteries

    The Department of the Army is proposing revisions regarding the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army Cemeteries. The revisions include changes in management and a name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries. The rule also adopts modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector General and...