WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and the co-chair of the Senate Army Caucus, commemorated the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army. 

“Today, we celebrate the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army and honor the selfless service of Army soldiers from past, present, and future,” said Inhofe. “During the course of history, the Army has answered the call of duty and in response our nation’s soldiers have courageously sacrificed their lives in defense of our nation and its people. From the service of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his expedition to open the American West to the late Sergeant First Class Jared Monti, whose bravery cost him his life in Afghanistan, both men are shining examples of the Army’s service to our nation and for this we owe a debt of gratitude. On today’s anniversary, I remain committed to honoring our nation’s Armed Forces and ensuring they receive the resources needed to accomplish their missions in Afghanistan and abroad.”