Army organization


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Army organization The system by which a country raises, classifies, arranges, and equips its armed land forces. The usual divisions are: (1) A regular or active army, in which soldiers serve continuously with the colors and live in barracks or cantonments when not in the field; (2) the reserves of this army, in which the soldiers, while remaining constantly subject to a call to the colors, live at their homes, being summoned more or less frequently to report for instruction, drill, or maneuvers; and (3) one or more classes of soldiers organized largely for territorial defense, living at home and having only occasional periods of drill and instraction, who are variously called home reservesas in the table below), second third, etc., line of defensethe regular army and its reserves ordinarily constituting the first line of defense), territorial forces, or the like. In countries where conscription prevails a soldier is supposed to serve a given number of years. He is usually enrolled first in the regular army, then passes to its reserve, then into the home reserves, to serve until he reaches the age limit. It for any reason he is not enrolled in the regular army, he may begin his service in the army reserves or even the home reserves, but then serves the full number of years or up to the age limit. In equipment the organization of the army is into the three great arms of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, together with more or less numerous other branches, such as engineers, medical corps, etc., besides the staff organizations such as those of the pay and subsistence departments.
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In literature:

In the first organization of the Revolutionary army in Virginia, the chief command was given to Patrick Henry.
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
Again the Russians had to admit officially that their army organization was going to pieces.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Out of farmers and merchants and students it was organizing the most efficient of armies.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
Mother's meetings are held, and a regular Army Corps is organized, consisting of sixty members.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
Thus organized, the army went into battle.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Our military men apprehend no serious consequences from the army of negroes in process of organization by the Abolitionists at Washington.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
She is detested by the Serbians, who have the best organized army in the Balkans.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
At this period the Home-guard organizations were disbanding, or being incorporated into the Federal army.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
The army was organized in three brigades of all arms, at Iquique, Caldera and Vallenar.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Meanwhile the British were actively engaged in recruiting and organizing negroes into their army and navy.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson

In news:

A Minnesota-born organization working in South Sudan is bringing children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army back home.
First in isolated cases and then as an organized army, French resistance men and woman fought the Nazi occupiers and the French who cooperated with them.
In most respects, the American Civil War was a conventional 19th century conflict: Armies organized into infantry, cavalry and artillery maneuvered to gain advantages and fought to control territory or destroy the enemy.
Thai volunteers participate in a rifle-firing exercise session organized by the Thai Army to prepare villagers to fend off attacks by Islamic separatist insurgents.
The army and aid organizations struggle to cope with the severity of a disaster that has killed more than 1,600 people and displaced millions.
Hundreds of Libyans have handed in weapons in Benghazi and Tripoli as part of a disarmament drive organized by the army to target militia groups.
A US Army veteran is suing the government for $10 million, alleging a nurse at a veteran's hospital repeatedly put ice packs on his penis after surgery, causing frostbite and gangrene and ultimately leading to the organ's partial amputation.
Retiree John McNaughton puts business skills to work in volunteering to organize Thanksgiving dinner at the Salvation Army in Fort Worth.
Ten military families in central South Carolina are getting some holiday cheer courtesy of the Blue Star Mothers volunteers and an Army relief organization.
Event organized by Reading Health System, The Salvation Army.
The Clovis Police Officers Association and Clovis Rotary Club teamed up with the Salvation Army and other organizations to provide food and toys to those less fortunate.
Salvation Army officials say crooks are ripping off the charitable organization.
Local organizations filmed include Eagle Ridge School, River Bend Foodbank, Salvation Army and Davenport City Center Ministry Food Pantry.
The Ten-Eyck Troughton Residence was a Salvation Army home for women from the middle 1950s until recently, when the organization sold the Murray Hill building to a developer.
Microsoft needs an army of ISVs and support organizations--Microsoft Solution Providers (SPs).