What Is Army Military Bearing?

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Army military bearing is posture, gestures and behaviors that are consistent with standards expected of U.S. Army soldiers. Military bearing includes presenting a professional appearance, being courteous, projecting enthusiasm and confidence and having a positive outlook.

Individuals wishing to join the U.S. Army must be between ages 17 and 35, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be in high school or have a high school diploma or GED.

The U.S. Army is responsible for military operations on land and is the largest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is also the military’s oldest branch, formed in 1784 to replace the Continental Army at the end of the American Revolution.