The Army and Navy Commemorative Series of stamps was issued over a period spanning 1936 and 1937. President Theodore Roosevelt had campaigned for such an issue during his term of office, but the goal was finally realized at the urging of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, an avid stamp collector and frequent motivator of stamp issues and designs.
The series includes ten stamps in the denominations of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 cents for each service. Colors are green, carmine, purple, gray and ultramarine respectively. Stamp designs feature portraits of famous military men, naval ships, residences of Army generals, and the military academies.