The Military is a gathering of all branches of a nation's defense. Two nations' military forces are present in the Mafia Series; The Italian Army and the United States Army.
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.
In Mafia II, military 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.
Radio Recruitment Ad
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.
World War II
Father James served in Company C of the 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion as a medic.