The U.S. Army is a huge military force. Staffed to be able to provide enough manpower to fight two simultaneous major wars, or in two major theaters like during WW2, it has numerous units spread across the globe. Therefore, to be able to claim the title of being the biggest command, you must be huge.
With more than 750,000 Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard soldiers, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) is the largest U.S. Army command and provider of expeditionary, regionally engaged, campaign-capable land forces to combatant commanders.
Headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, FORSCOM provides enhanced land power gaining operational depth and versatility through a mix of fully integrated Active and Reserve Component forces operating in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environment. Its organizations are expeditionary, campaign focused, and tailorable to provide combatant commanders the required capabilities to be decisive across the range of military operations.
So when these guys get together to compete, it’s not a small fest. This is footage of soldiers from across the United States competing in the 2016 FORSCOM 2nd Annual Marksmanship Competition in November of last year, a four-day event that included 16 different events. Absolutely huge.
Check it out: