Following the conclusion of the war in 1763, von Steuben was discharged from the army. His military career would be renewed in an unlikely place 14 years later on December 1, 1777, when he arrived on American shores.
Von Steuben's job was to inspect every aspect of the camp, setting standards for camp layouts and conduct. By May. But his real contributions were to military training.
The Inspector General chose a unit of 100 men to be George Washington's Honor Guard. He trained them vigorously, then used them as a model example for the rest of the camp. His system of progressive training ensured that the men of the Army were ready for battle. The results spoke for themselves during the Battle of Barren Hill and Battle of Monmouth in 1778.
His training regimen became the basis for Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, the guide that would serve the United States Army through the War of 1812.
Von Steuben's military career would conclude in 1784 when he received his honorable discharge from the Army. He moved to New York where he lived until his death in 1794.