The United States is a global power. The Army, Air force, Navy and the Marines are the projections of this US power. Thus man power requirements for this massive force are of paramount importance. To attract recruits the US armed forces has multiple perks and incentives. One of these is education. It should not be forgotten that the American armed forces constitutes a significant number of Americans and at any given time we have almost a million and half men in fatigues.
The US Army and Navy were constituted by a federal act passed by the US Congress in 1776.About one hundred and fifty years later in 1947 to be precise the US Air force and Coast Guard was created. A fact not known to many is that the US Air force operated as an adjunct of the US Army during World War II.