UNITED STATES MILITARY
Objective: Learn the branches of the U.S. military and analyze the structure of the three branches involved in the Grenada crisis.
The President of the United States is also called the Commander in Chief, which means he is in charge of the military. The U.S. military is made up of the following five branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
Soldiers that specialize in land-based military operations
Military forces equipped and trained for sea warfare.
The aerial and space warfare service branch
Military troops trained to serve on land and sea
The coastal defense, search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch
Direction: Use the glossary on page 9 to match the vocabulary terms.
_______ 1. Amphibious
_______ 2. Campaign
_______ 3. Strategy
_______ 4. Elite
_______ 5. Abort
_______ 6. Battalion
A. Specific Plan
B. Highly trained
C. Military action
D. To stop or cancel
E. Group of soldiers
F. Operations on land and sea
Direction: Please use the glossary on page 9 to find the definitions of Navy SEALs, Marine Corps, Army Rangers and Army Infantry. Use these definitions to answer the following questions.
1. If you needed a group to conduct a classified mission quietly and quickly, which group would you use? Why?
2. If you needed a group to engage in fighting for multiple days against large forces, which group would you use? Why?
3. If you needed to evacuate hostages from a dangerous location, which group would you use? Why?