Uncle Sam Needs You: America's All-Volunteer Military: Background information when reading Eat the Apple

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Eat the Apple

by Matt Young

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Eat the Apple by Matt Young
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    Feb 2018, 272 pages
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    Feb 26, 2019, 272 pages

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Uncle Sam Needs You: America's All-Volunteer Military

This article relates to Eat the Apple

The United States military draft ended under Nixon in 1973 as the Vietnam conflict wound down. Since then, recruitment has been entirely voluntary. Aspiring soldiers usually go through an enlistment process, like Matt Young did in Eat the Apple. Service choices include: Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, or National Guard.

US Army Emblem The US Army is the largest branch of service. In addition to combat jobs, the Army supports active medical, nursing and dental corps, along with along with Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG Corp) and the Army Corps of Engineers. The active-duty service requirement for enlisted soldiers ranges from 2-6 years. Medical corps involves a longer commitment.

The Navy began in 1775 and has evolved along with technology, so that it is now is responsible for submarine, shipboard, and some air duties worldwide. Like the Army, the Navy offers career opportunities in a variety of fields, whether one joins as an enlisted sailor or as an officer. The Navy ...

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