The Military is a gathering of all branches of a nation's defense.


The U.S. military consist of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force (formally United States Army Air Forces), and Coast Guard. The President of the United States is the military's Commander and Chief, and helps form military policy with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Mafia II

In Mafia II, two nations' military forces are present; The Italian Army and the United States Army. Other military personnel and equipment are encountered in various parts of the game.

World War II

In The Old Country, the United States and Italian Armies are seen in battle, then in Home Sweet Home, you can see the United States Army Air Forces as their planes are flying over Empire Bay. Throughout the 1940s segment of the game you can see NPCs dressed in military uniforms around the city as well.

Vito Scaletta joined the military, or more specifically the U.S. Army and the 504th Parachute Infantry Regement of the 82nd Airborne Division, during World War II, so he did not have to spend time in prison.

Jimmy also encounters the military during the mission GAI 353 Military Truck Theft in the DLC Jimmy's Vendetta.

Notable Servicemen

Radio Recruitment Ad

Mafia III

Mafia III takes place during the height of the Vietnam War and the turmoil surrounding it at home in the United States. The Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns of the war, was launched on January 30, 1968, just prior to the events of the game. Many characters in the game served in the military, including in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Stones Unturned

The Stones Unturned DLC introduces Aldridge's Mercenaries, an organization made up of Cuban, Russian, and other foreign nationals working for Connor Aldridge. The DLC also makes minor references to the Soviet and Cuban military, as well as the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis.

Notable Servicemen

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Foreign Military


  • The 223rd Infantry Regiment, which Lincoln Clay was assigned to in Vietnam, was a real unit with the US Army's 40th Infantry Division. However, it was disbanded on 1 July 1954 and never saw combat in Vietnam.

Mafia II Gallery

  • American soldiers
  • Italian soldiers
  • Military in Jimmy's Vendetta
  • American soldier in Empire Bay
  • American soldier in Empire Bay
  • Vito Scaletta in Army Fatigues
  • Vito Scaletta as a U.S. soldier firing an MG42
  • Walter military
  • GAI transport vehicle
  • Italian transport vehicle
  • Sherman tank
  • German Wespe
  • U.S. Army poster
  • U.S. Army poster

Mafia III Gallery

  • Lincoln Clay in Vietnam
  • Lincoln and John Donovan in Vietnam
  • Father James in WWII
  • Lincoln's 223rd Infantry patch
  • GAI 353 military vehicle
  • Crashed Military cargo plane in Stones Unturned
  • Military helicopter in Stones Unturned
  • Uncle Sam poster
  • Lincoln in full Army gear
  • Lincoln in his Army field jacket and dog tags
  • Lincoln in his Army vest and dog tags
  • Lincoln in his jungle camo outfit