Department of the Army
Kyle Stone | GovCentral Contributing Writer
April 24, 2008
The U.S. Army’s mission is to provide necessary forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies. The Army recruits, organizes, trains, and equips Soldiers who, as vital members of their units and the Joint Team, conduct prompt, sustained combat and stability operations on land. It is also charged with providing logistics and support to enable the other Services to accomplish their missions, and supporting civil authorities in time of emergency, when directed.
Civilians work in a wide range of occupations, including scientist, engineer, administrator, physician, information technologist, childcare director, program analyst, recreation specialist, customer service representative, and many more.
Career advancement generally follows a path from entry level, through the intermediate level, to managerial or executive positions. Individual progression depends on a variety of factors including demonstrated performance, assignments completed, formal education, functional and geographical mobility, and completion of training programs.
The department’s largest agencies are the U.S. Army Installation Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Army Medical Command, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Tank, Automotive, and Armament Command. Many of the Army’s top agencies are also the fastest growing agencies in the entire federal government.
Number of Civilian Employees: 240,603
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Agency Website: Department of the Army