In this section you will learn about all branches of the military and the meaning of each rank as well as the level of leadership and responsibility held by each rank. The demographics of Veterans today are explained in handouts available for printing. You will also learn about both current and past military conflicts.
Learn more about the structure of the military and read brief descriptions of what each branch does in our Structure & Branches (Handout).
Need to know what a rank of ‘E-5’ on a Veteran's resume means or understand the level of leadership and responsibility a Veteran had in his or her military service?
Learn about the different types of military personnel and the order of ranks in each military branch in our Military Ranks (Handout).
The military and its personnel are very mission oriented. Learn more about that orientation by reading our handout. Learn about the difference, the roles of the Reserve and National Guard, and what it means when they deploy in our Active Duty vs. Reserve or National Guard (Handout).
Learn more about the demographics in the Who Are Today's Service Members? (Handout).
Learn more about both current and past military conflicts in our Dates & Names of Conflicts (Handout).