Talk:United States Armed Forces

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Former good article nomineeUnited States Armed Forces was a History good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Spacing issue[edit]

There’s a weird spacing issue in the infobox between “Coast Guard warrant officer” and “Coast Guard enlisted”. I checked the source code and the infobox template’s source but I couldn’t find anything wrong. Anybody know what’s up? Jak525 (talk) 21:13, Friday, September 22, 2017 (UTC)

Status of CSM Troxell[edit]

The Wikipedia article says Troxell has been temporarily reassigned to the position of Special Assistant to the Vice Director of the Chief of Staff. Even if temporary, reassignment, I believe, would mean that the position of Senior Enlisted Adviser to the Chairman would be vacant; perhaps in the infobox it could say "Vacant (previous incumbent suspended)". Thoughts? Jak525 (talk) 03:32, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (UTC)


"The U.S. military today is gradually becoming a separate warrior class, many analysts say, that is becoming increasingly distinct from the public it is charged with protecting."[1] Benjamin (talk) 22:41, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

...And? - wolf 23:00, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Benjaminikuta, is this something you want to add to the article? I am not sure why you put this here. ~ GB fan 23:03, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes. Where should it go and how should it be worded? Benjamin (talk) 05:52, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
That's really just the opinion of a group of academics who are less connected to the average American. It's strange that the article was comparing Fayetteville to a college town, as if the college town was representive of America. They usually aren't. There is a great cultural divide in the US, but it's not between the military and civilian worlds: It's between academic and cultural elites who live in very large cities mostly on the coasts, and on college campuses, who have almost no contact witn the average American, especially those living in slums in their own large cities. - BilCat (talk) 01:28, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Well that's a tremendously loaded and biased assessment, one that assumes academics whose JOB it is to compare these populations are just not doing their job, and also assumes the majority of Americans don't live in cities near the coast, when they actually do. --OuroborosCobra (talk) 04:40, 4 March 2019 (UTC)


That actually isn't what I said, but you either know that already, or your comprehension skills aren't as good as you think they are. As to "loaded and biased", that was exactly my thought on reading the article. I simply expressed it in a similar tone. I knew it would get exactly that response too, just not from whom it would come. Thanks for clearing that up. - BilCat (talk) 05:43, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Propose minor change to consensus - Space Force[edit]

Given the DoD's legislative proposal to congress I want to propose a new section to the article to address this. I have been previously against addition because there has been nothing concrete, but I believe that the legislative proposal has changed the environment slightly enough that we should address this:

Space Force proposal[edit]

On March 1st, 2019, the Department of Defense sent a proposal to Congress that would establish the United States Space Force as an independent military service within the Department of the Air Force. If approved, this would become the sixth military service branch to be created. [1] Garuda28 (talk) 00:12, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

  • Support - I meant to add this Sunday night, but got distracted by the posts in the section above. - BilCat (talk) 21:55, 5 March 2019 (UTC)