Regular army

For other uses, see Regular Army (United States).

A regular army is the official army of a state or country (the official armed forces) – contrasting with irregular forces such as volunteer irregular militias, private armies, mercenaries, etc. A regular army usually consists of:

A regular army may be:

In the United Kingdom and in the United States the term Regular Army means the professional standing active duty army, as different from the reserve component, e.g., the Army Reserve (formerly the Territorial Army) in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard in the United States.


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