General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the difference between the Air Force and Army.
Thesis: The Air Force and Army were once one branch of the military but the separation into the two branches changed the military forever. This speech will enlighten you about the difference between the Air Force and Army from the separation, the missions and the occupations within the branch allowing you to understand how they work and their distinctive characteristics.
I. Attention Getter
Q: How many pilots does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one because holds the bulb and the world revolves around him.
II. Relevancy Statement
The United States is known for its great military power ever since the World…show more content… Credibility Statement
I was an Army brat for my entire life because my father served his term while I was young, and I was taught a few things about the Army. Now I am a member of the United States Air Force and have learned a lot about my branch and some things about the others from talking to my brothers and sisters at arms.
Today I’m going to enlighten you about the difference between the Air Force and Army from the separation, the missions and the occupations within the branch.
Technical Sergeant Lopez told me about his first deployment to Panama, when he was just an Airman. Our job is to unloaded cargo airplanes on the flight line, and him being young and naïve he was simply doing his job. As he was working he heard hissing and the dust coming up from the ground but he didn’t pay it any attention. An Army Ranger ran to his aid, grabbed him and said “Jackbutt, don’t you know when you’re getting shot at” and dragged him into concealment. Sergeant Lopez looked at the Ranger, shook his head and said “No, were not used to this.”
I. The…show more content… The Air Corps began to expanding in the year 1941 in response to tragic events in Europe and the Pacific. After America entered World War II, all Army air units were merged into the Army Air Force (AAF) under the control of General Arnold (Benson).
b. On September 18, 1947, the National Security Act created the independent U.S. Air Force. Where it became its own branch in the Department of Defense and made phenomenal impacts on the wars to come. The first opportunity the Air Force had to display its power came in 1950.
c. After looking at the horrible battles of World War I, promoters of air power assumed that airplanes would alter the nature of warfare by carrying the war to their adversaries’ factories and supply stations. Bombs would terminate the cities and buildings, while causing extreme panic among the civilian population (Dick). This method of intense bombing would swiftly deteriorate the morale of the people and extinguish their will to fight the war.
d. Air power would gradually shorten war, in which making warfare cheaper, and would save the lives of a nation’s ground and naval forces. “The bombing of civilians, as savage as that might be, was more merciful than gassing and machine-gunning vast numbers of soldiers