The United States Military Forces (USMF, also known as the United States armed forces) were the armed services tasked with defending the United States of America from foreign and domestic enemies, and carrying out military objectives of the United States government.
The USMF was comprised of several different branches. Included were the;
The United States National Guard was a part of the Military Forces. The National Guard, which had both Army and Air Force units, was based in each of the member states that made up the United States. They were primarily a reserve force that normally operated under the authority of the Governor of the state they were based in, unless called to Federal service.
|General of the Armies of the United States (or Admiral of the Navy)|
|general of the army (or fleet admiral)|
|general (or admiral)|
|lieutenant general (or vice admiral)|
|major general (or rear admiral)|
|brigadier general (or rear admiral lower half, formerly commodore or flag officer)|
|colonel (or navy captain)|
|lieutenant colonel (or commander)|
|major (or lieutenant commander)|
|captain (or naval lieutenant)|
|first lieutenant (or lieutenant junior grade)|
|second lieutenant (or ensign)|