NEWS | June 14, 2020

USAFMCOM celebrates Army, Finance Corps birthdays

By Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bennett U.S. Army Financial Management Command

To our Army family, happy birthday!

For 245 years, the Soldiers and Civilians of America’s Army have stood together to protect our nation and its people.

Each year, we take this time to recognize our history and heroes. This year, our service’s birthday falls during a time of national crisis, but we’re all in this together and our Army is here to serve our nation.

America’s oldest military branch was born on June 14th, 1775, and our Army Finance and Comptroller Corps was created just two days later.

From the Battles of Lexington and Concord to the present day, Army Soldiers and civilians have been there to serve when the nation needed them the most. We are heirs to that legacy and our history as a Finance and Comptroller Corps is forever tied to the Army’s.

Just as the immediate and critical need to adequately provide for the pay of our Revolutionary War Soldiers was recognized and authorized by the Continental Congress, that need remains as we support and pay our Soldiers, civilians, contractors and their families today. And, we do all of this while building readiness in our Army one transaction at a time.

Through our Army’s steadfast dedication to its mission, our core values and enduring support to our fellow Americans, we will safeguard the hard-earned trust and confidence of the public. We remain committed to serving with honor and making a difference in our communities.

On their uniforms, our Soldiers wear the American flag as a symbol of the national pride that comes from the communities and backyards across this great nation. Their varying ideas, beliefs and backgrounds help to make the Army the respected and diverse organization it is today.

The U.S. Army will always answer the call to protect America, no matter the challenges we face as a nation. We stand on the shoulders of giants and have much to be proud of as we stand together.

So, from the Army Financial Management Command, happy birthday Army! Service to Soldiers, Army Strong!