Happy birthday to us and congrats on the 234th birthday of the U.S. Army (14 June). The June 14 1775 date is when Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in The Committee of the Whole.[...]On 15 June Congress unanimously chose George Washington [as commander] Washington had been active in the military planning committees of Congress and by late May had taken to wearing his old uniform. His colleagues believed that his modesty and competence qualified him to adjust to the "Temper & Genius" of the New England troops. Washington was given the rank of General and Commander in Chief.