What Dental Issues Disqualify You From The US Military?

A sense of duty to their country is usually the motivation behind a person’s decision to enlist in the US military, especially if they were brought up in a patriotic family. However, even in patriotic families, potential recruits must follow the medical requirements, which is undertaken at the MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) or your… Read More

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What is the National Military Command Centre?

Introduction The National Military Command Centre (NMCC) is a Pentagon command and communications centre for the National Command Authority (i.e. the President of the United States and the United States Secretary of Defence). Maintained by the Department of the Air Force as the “DoD Executive Agent” for NMCC logistical, budgetary, facility and systems support; the… Read More

What was the Washington Navy Yard Shooting (2013)?

Introduction The Washington Navy Yard shooting occurred on 16 September 2013, when 34-year-old Aaron Alexis fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) inside the Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C. The attack took place in the Navy Yard’s Building… Read More

What was the Military Peace Establishment Act (1802)?

Introduction The Military Peace Establishment Act documented and advanced a new set of laws and limits for the US military. It was approved by Congress and signed on 16 March 1802, by President Thomas Jefferson, who was fundamental in its drafting and proposal. The Act outlined in 29 sections the rules, the number of officers… Read More

What was the National Security Act of 1947?

Introduction The National Security Act of 1947 was a law enacting major restructuring of the United States government’s military and intelligence agencies following World War II. An Act to promote the national security by providing for a Secretary of Defense; for a National Military Establishment; for a Department of the Army, a Department of the… Read More

What is the Posse Comitatus Act?

Introduction The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) signed on 18 June 1878, by President Rutherford B. Hayes which limits the powers of the federal government in the use of federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States. The Act… Read More

What was the Selective Service Act of 1917?

Introduction The Selective Service Act of 1917 or Selective Draft Act (Pub.L. 65–12, 40 Stat. 76, enacted 18 May 1917) authorised the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through conscription. It was envisioned in December 1916 and brought to President Woodrow Wilson’s attention shortly after the… Read More