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United States Armed Forces Taxonomy

The United States Armed Forces are the country’s defense against direct threats, and they help maintain peace and stability globally. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Space Force, Marine Corps, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security are all important branches that provide us with the safety and freedom we all love. But each of these branches have millions of documents and data relating to leadership, divisions, training and education, equipment, and more.

Just as the armed forces have specified structures for their people, so should they also have specified structures for their documents and data. The WAND United States Armed Forces Taxonomy provides that structure. You can organize your documents with ease, train your AI with speed, and begin using your organization’s documents and data more efficiently in no time! As with all our taxonomies, this strong foundation metadata model can be customized to include additional terms related to your specific needs or industry.

This taxonomy contains 7,989 terms and 11,600 synonyms. Top-level terms include:
• U.S. Air Force (2220)
• U.S. Army (747)
• U.S. Coast Guard (1023)
• U.S. Department of Defense (1081)
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security (201)
• U.S. Marine Corps (1147)
• U.S. National Guard (76)
• U.S. Space Force (61)
• U.S. Navy (1577)

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United States Armed Forces Taxonomy

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WAND is the industry leader in developing and providing pre-built foundation taxonomies to companies around the world to improve organization, tagging, and search of unstructured and semi-structured information.

Turn any taxonomy project from a challenging build to a simple edit. Available in formats to support multiple enterprise applications, WAND Foundation Taxonomies jump-start any taxonomy initiative and are available for every industry vertical and business function.

There are more than 150 common enterprise applications that can use taxonomy covering categories like Artificial Intelligence, Search, B.I. Analytics, Big Data, Records Management, Data Mining, Knowledge Graphs, Predictive Analytics, CRM Client Classification, Expertise Identification, Document Tagging, and Sentiment Analytics.


The WAND Taxonomies  are foundation taxonomies, meaning they are designed to provide a strong starting point which can then be customized for the needs of a specific business. It’s difficult to find a taxonomy that will be a perfect fit for your needs straight out of the box, so foundation taxonomies are a great place to start because they can provide an initial 80% starting point and jumpstart. With foundation taxonomies, the time spent developing taxonomy is dramatically reduced. Foundation taxonomies provide a common-sense starting point for all stakeholders in a taxonomy project so that targeted feedback can be provided to customize the taxonomy specifically for your needs.


WAND has professional services and related tools to help customize these foundation taxonomies. Be sure to visit our news feed to learn about updates to individual taxonomies in the catalog.

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