Department of Defense by: Miranda Larson

Date Founded: August 10th , 1949

Current head of the department : James N. Mattis

The Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces. The Department is the largest employer in the world, with nearly 1.3 million active duty servicemen and women as of 2016. Adding to its employees are over 801,000 National Guardsmen and Reservists from the four services, and over 740,000 civilians bringing the total to over 2.8 million employees. It is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C .One of the Largest buildings , built during the early years of World War 2 , still one of the most efficient office buildings in the world. The United States’ Military and Department of Defense make up a huge portion of our country’s expenditures and has greatly influenced our government and citizens. The Army was in charge of exploring and mapping much of America , about 15, 654 square miles occupied by the facilities and U.S. bases.

James Mattis is the 26th and current head United States Secretary Of Defense , serving in the Trum Administration.
soldersThe Department of Defense was a part of the Military. This is showing us the love the soldiers have for this country
This is the Military heading back to the U.S. bases.
This the Headquarters for the Department of Defense. Showing us how large this building is and how efficient it is too.
This is a crew from the Military for the Department of Defense. We are very honored to have them fighting for our country.
A military man getting recognition for what he has done for our country.
This is a Army man working for our country to be safe.
This is a medal for the Department of Defense for the Military service medal.
This is the Army looking at map of their U.S. bases looking for where to go next.
testing, deployment, and phased retirement of specific weapons systems, such as attack aircraft like the A-10, is directed by the Department of Defense.
U.S. Department of Defense Special Agent
Created By
miranda larson


Created with images by DonkeyHotey - "Department of Defense Seal" • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - "170322-D-PB383-025" • DVIDSHUB - "Starting the new year off right [Image 3 of 3]" • expertinfantry - "Best of the U.S. Air Force - Department of Defense Image Collection - September 1998" • USACE HQ - "Safety Manager observes ongoing construction at the Department of Defense Office Complex" • US Army Africa - "U.S. Army Africa commander visits South Africa March 2010" • expertinfantry - "69th Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor - Department of Defense Image Collection" • expertinfantry - "BEST OF THE MARINE CORPS - May 2006 - Defense Visual Information Center" • familymwr - "Gold Stars: A time-honored symbol of sacrifice and the Army's commitment to Families of the Fallen" • 7th Army Training Command - "Belgian Army soldiers"

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