Department of Defense

date department founded

The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps were established in 1775, in concurrence with the American Revolution. The War Department was established in 1789, and was the precursor to what is now the Department of Defense.

current head of the department

Ash Carter is the head of the department of defense.

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Responsibilities of Department Of Defense

The Department of Defense is responsible for providing the military forces needed to prevent war and protect the security of our country. That features the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

Facts Of The Department Of Defense

The Armed force stores on base doesn’t accept pennies because their too heavy. The Department of Defense uses 4,600,000,000 US gallons of fuel annually, an average of 12,600,000 US gallons of fuel per day. After WWII, the Department of War was renamed Department of Defense. The Department of European Security, and the sexual assault awareness and prevention.