Military Trivia

While there are definitely a lot of jarhead fanatics and military experts out there, there’s so much trivia out there that you can fill up a dinner conversation or trivia night with trivia questions.

Check out this collection of military facts and trivia about the U S Army, military service lives of other countries, army officers, civil war facts, military vehicles, weapons, and other military knowledge.

Military Trivia

Did you know that the United States Department of Defense has a total of 2.86 million employees, making it the largest employer in the world? Or did you know that General Motors is the largest commercial provider of military vehicles in history? See how much more you know about the United States Armed Forces, revolutionary war facts, major battle trivia, and more in this military Trivia collection.

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What is the US Navy’s equivalent to the US Army’s Basic Training?▶ Boot Camp
What does the military acronym HALO stand for?▶ High Altitude-Low Opening
The profile of General George Washington appears on what United States military decoration?▶ The Purple Heart
When referring to the test taken for entrance into the US military what does ASVAB stand for?▶ Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
In the U.S. military, what does the acronym NCO stand for?▶ Non-commissioned officer
In what year did World War II end?▶ 1945
World War I flying ace Manfred von Richthofen is known by what nickname?▶ The Red Baron
What is the slang military term for the distance of one kilometer?▶ Klick
The US military installation Area 51 is located in which state?▶ Nevada
What is the highest enlisted rank a soldier can hold in the United States Army?▶ Sergeant Major of the Army
What is the acronym for the intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in 1949?▶ NATO
The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle that occurred during which war?▶ World War I
Florence Nightingale aided the sick and wounded during which war?▶ The Crimean War
Who was the commander of the Confederate Army during the battle of Gettysburg?▶ Robert Edward Lee
Fort Benning is a United States Army post located in which state?▶ Georgia
In 1952 the United States Air Force created Project Blue Book to study what?▶ Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs)
The signing of the Paris Peace Accords officially ended direct U.S. involvement in which War?▶ Vietnam War
What is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the president of the United States?▶ Marine One
The second atomic bomb ever used in war-time was dropped on what city?▶ Nagasaki
In which state of the United States would you find Fort Knox?▶ Kentucky
Napoleon suffered defeat at Waterloo in what year?▶ 1815
What is the name for the branch of the French Army created for foreign recruits?▶ French Foreign Legion (Légion étrangère)
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France in what battle?▶ The Battle of Puebla

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