The military has a long and rich history not just in America but around the world. Understanding the need for an armed force to protect the interests of the population has been an integral part of nations for thousands of years not only for those who wish to conquer but also for those who just want to defend. You can't rely on the kindness of your neighbors, unfortunately. But the military is so much more than fighting wars. Our armed forces have proven invaluable as peacekeepers, and in times of turmoil when disaster strikes, the military can step up to restore order.
Order, organization, and discipline are key to a functional military and to that end, the system of rank has proven to be a great way to organize soldiers and recognize the standouts by giving them responsibilities and duties that reflect their unique skills and abilities. Those who can rise in the ranks and offer what they can to help the military as a whole become a better, more efficient unit. It's a good system, and it works. But from the bottom of that ladder, it can be daunting. How far will you rise? If you help us right now answering some questions to design your own army, maybe we'll find out. Take the quiz and see!