A military is a armed organised force intended for warfare known collectively as armed forces. It is officially authorized and maintained by a sovereign state, with its members identifiable by their distinct military uniform, it may consist of one or more military branches such as an army, air force, space force, marines, or coast guard. The main task of the military is defined as defence of the state and its interests against external armed threats. In broad usage, the terms "armed forces" and "military" are treated as synonymous, although in technical usage a distinction is sometimes made in which a country's armed forces may include both its military and other paramilitary forces. There are various forms of irregular military forces. A nation's military may function as a discrete social subculture, with dedicated infrastructure such as military housing, utilities, hospitals, legal services, food production and banking services. Beyond warfare, the military may be employed in additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within the state, including internal security threats, population control, the promotion of a political agenda, emergency services and reconstruction, protecting corporate economic interests, social ceremonies and national honor guards.
The profession of soldiering as part of a military is older than recorded history itself. Some of the most enduring images of classical antiquity portray the power and feats of its military leaders; the Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC was one of the defining points of Pharaoh Ramses II's reign, his monuments commemorate it in bas-relief. A thousand years the first emperor of unified China, Qin Shi Huang, was so determined to impress the gods with his military might that he had himself buried with an army of terracotta soldiers; the Romans paid considerable attention to military matters, leaving to posterity many treatises and writings on the subject, as well as many lavishly carved triumphal arches and victory columns. Issue: Possibly cognate with Thousand, cf. Latin and Romance language root word "mil-"The first recorded use of the word military in English, spelled militarie, was in 1582, it comes from the Latin militaris through French, but is of uncertain etymology, one suggestion being derived from *mil-it- – going in a body or mass.
The word is now identified as denoting someone, skilled in use of weapons, or engaged in military service, or in warfare. As a noun, the military refers to a country's armed forces, or sometimes, more to the senior officers who command them. In general, it refers to the physicality of armed forces, their personnel and the physical area which they occupy; as an adjective, military referred only to soldiers and soldiering, but it soon broadened to apply to land forces in general, anything to do with their profession. The names of both the Royal Military Academy and United States Military Academy reflect this. However, at about the time of the Napoleonic Wars,'military' began to be used in reference to armed forces as a whole, such as'military service','military intelligence', and'military history'; as such, it now connotes any activity performed by armed force personnel. Military history is considered to be the history of all conflicts, not just the history of the state militaries, it differs somewhat from the history of war, with military history focusing on the people and institutions of war-making, while the history of war focuses on the evolution of war itself in the face of changing technology and geography.
Military history has a number of facets. One main facet is to learn from past accomplishments and mistakes, so as to more wage war in the future. Another is to create a sense of military tradition, used to create cohesive military forces. Still, another may be to learn to prevent wars more effectively. Human knowledge about the military is based on both recorded and oral history of military conflicts, their participating armies and navies and, more air forces. There are two types of military history, although all texts have elements of both: descriptive history, that serves to chronicle conflicts without offering any statements about the causes, nature of conduct, the ending, effects of a conflict. Despite the growing importance of military technology, military activity depends above all on people. For example, in 2000 the British Army declared: "Man is still the first weapon of war." The military organization is characterized by a strict command hierarchy divided by military rank, with ranks grouped as officers, non-commissioned officers, personnel at the lowest rank.
While senior officers make strategic decisions, subordinated military personnel fulfil them. Although rank titles vary by military branch and country, the rank hierarchy is common to all state armed forces worldwide. In addition to their rank, personnel occupy one of many trade roles, which are grouped according to the nature of the role's military task on combat operations: combat roles (e.g. infantr
Wilson is a town in Rusk County, United States. The population was 84 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.4 square miles, of which 34.1 square miles is land and 0.3 square mile is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 84 people, 30 households, 24 families residing in the town; the population density was 2.5 people per square mile. There were 33 housing units at an average density of 1.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 4.76 % Asian. There were 30 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.0% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.25. In the town, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 20.2% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $33,438, the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $40,833 versus $27,083 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,751. None of the population or families were below the poverty line
Thomas Hern is a New Zealand Actor and award-winning, independent Film Producer. He is known for producing NZ feature films, The Dark Horse, Everything We Loved and Pork Pie. Hern produced the action-comedy, Guns Akimbo, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving and is in post-production on Shadow in the Cloud. Hern is known to audiences for his role as the young, polygamist, Ram, in the cult sci-fi series, The Tribe, as goofy, comic-relief character, Devin Del Valle, in the 2004 television show Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Between 2006 and 2007, Hern appeared in the long-running South Pacific Pictures New Zealand television series Shortland Street as, Baxter Cormack. Hern appeared in Revelations, Maddigan's Quest, as well as in many supporting and presenting roles, his filmography includes various TV and radio commercials and voiceovers. Thomas Hern was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 10 December 1984, he has an older sister. To his friends Hern is known by the name of Herndog, a long-time nickname of his.
Hern continues to work on musical side-projects, Theodore High, with Latham Gaines and rock band The Drop D's. Hern is a co-founder and managing director of Four Knights Film Ltd along with James Napier and Tim and Sasha Wood; as lead Producer of The Dark Horse, Hern won the Moa-award for "Best Film" at the 2014 New Zealand Film Awards. In 2015, Hern was recognised as a Future Leader of the industry by Screen International and sat on the International Jury for the Berlin Film Festival. In 2016, Hern won the pitching prize at the MIFF 37 Degrees South market in Melbourne. Hern produced Guns Akimbo, alongside Joe Neurauter; the film had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019. Hern produced the short film, Lambs. Lambs premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and screened in competition at the Clermont Ferrand, Sydney and New Zealand International film festivals. Hern and Four Knights' released 2 feature films in 2014. In 2008/09, Hern produced his debut feature film, I'm Not Harry Jenson, with longtime friend James Napier who starred in The Tribe and Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
The film was released throughout New Zealand in 2010, by Rialto Entertainment, to strong reviews and was represented for international sales by Media Luna New Films in Germany I'm Not Harry Jenson played at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Hern is in post production on Shadow In the Cloud. Tom Hern on IMDb