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.
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.
- Vito Scaletta (US Army)
- Harry Marsden (US Army)
- Corporal (US Army)
- Private Williams (US Army)
- Billy Barnes (US Army)
- Berto Grossano (US Army)
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. Many characters in the game served in the military, including in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
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.
World War II
- Lincoln Clay (US Army)
- John Donovan (CIA operative)
- Mitch "M.J." Decosta (US Army)
- Connor Aldridge (CIA operative)
- Oscar (US Army)
- 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.