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U.S. Military Stats

Department of Defense

Active U.S. Military

  • Total 1,824,800
  • Army 512,000
  • Coast Guard 456,800
  • Air Force 334,000
  • Navy 332,000
  • Marines 190,000

U.S. Military Reserves

  • Total 566,000
  • Army 205,000
  • Air Force 193,000
  • Navy 128,000
  • Marines 40,000

Bases Around the World


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Facts About the U.S. Military

The United States Armed Forces consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

The United States has a strong and historic tradition of civilian control of the military. The President is the overall head of the military, and helps form military policy with the United States Department of Defense (DoD), a federal executive department, acting as the principal organ by which military policy is carried out. The DoD is headed by the Secretary of Defense, who is a civilian and a member of the Cabinet, who is the principal assistant to the President in all matters related to the Department of Defense. To coordinate military action with diplomacy, the President has an advisory National Security Council headed by a National Security Advisor. Both the President and Secretary of Defense are advised by a six-member Joint Chiefs of Staff, which includes the head of each of Department of Defense service branches, led by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Commandant of the Coast Guard is not a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

All of the branches work together during operations and joint missions, under the Unified Combatant Commands, under the authority of the Secretary of Defense with the exception of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard falls under the administration of the Department of Homeland Security and receives its operational orders from the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard may be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President or Congress during a time of war. All five armed services are among the seven uniformed services of the United States; the others are the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps.

From the time of its inception the military played a decisive role in the history of the United States. A sense of national unity and identity was forged out of the victorious Barbary Wars, as well as the War of 1812. Even so, the Founders were suspicious of a permanent military force and not until the outbreak of World War II did a large standing army become officially established.

The National Security Act of 1947, adopted following World War II and during the onset of the Cold War, created the modern U.S. military framework; the Act merged previously Cabinet-level Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment (renamed the Department of Defense in 1949), headed by the Secretary of Defense; and created the Department of the Air Force and National Security Council.

The U.S. military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its manpower from a large pool of volunteers; although conscription has been used in the past in various times of both war and peace, it has not been used since 1972. As of 2011, the United States spends about $550 billion annually to fund its military forces, and appropriates approximately $160 billion to fund Overseas Contingency Operations. Put together, the United States constitutes roughly 43 percent of the world's military expenditures. The U.S. armed forces as a whole possess large quantities of advanced and powerful equipment, along with widespread placement of forces around the world, giving them significant capabilities in both defense and power projection.


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Aberdeen Proving Ground

U.S. Army Base
Aberdeen, MD 21001

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Air Force Academy

U.S. Air Force Base
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

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Aitos Logistics Center

U.S. Air Force Base
Aitos, Bulgaria

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Akron-Canton Regional

U.S. Army Base
Akron, OH 44321

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Al Udeid Air Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Qatar

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Allen C. Perkinson Airport

U.S. Army Base
Blackstone, VA 23824

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Altus Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Altus, OK 73521

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Amedee Army Airfield

U.S. Army Base
Herlong, CA 96113

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Anderson Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Yigo, Guam 96929
(671) 366-3243

Andrews Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Camp Springs, MD 20746

Arlington Heights Army Heliport

U.S. Army Base
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Armstrong Army Heliport

U.S. Army Base
Hessen, Germany

Arnold Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Tullahome, TN 37388

Aviano Air Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Italy

Bagram Air Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Parvan Province, Afghanistan 22060-6222

Barksdale Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Bossier City, LA 71111

Barry M. Goldwater Range

U.S. Air Force Base
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Bates Field

U.S. Army Base
Mobile, AL 36602

Beale Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Marysville, CA 95901

Bellows Air Force Station

U.S. Air Force Base
Waimanalo, HI 96795

Bezmer Air Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Bulgaria

Boling Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Washington, DC 20001

Brasschaat Army Airfield

U.S. Army Base
Braschaat, Belgium

Brooks City-Base

U.S. Air Force Base
San Antonio, TX 78203

Buckley Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Aurora, CO 80013

Camp Baharia

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Iraq

Camp Banzai

U.S. Army Base
Iraq

Camp Blanding

U.S. Army Base
Keystone Heights, FL 32656

Camp Blanding Army Airfield

U.S. Army Base
Starke, FL 32091

Camp Buehring

U.S. Army Base
Kuwait 09889-9900

Camp Carroll

U.S. Army Base
Daegu City, South Korea 96218-0562

Camp Casey

U.S. Army Base
South Korea 96224-9998

Camp Castle

U.S. Army Base
South Korea 96271

Camp Courtney

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Urma City, Japan

Camp Darby

U.S. Army Base
Livorno, Italy

Camp Doha

U.S. Army Base
Kuwait 96613

Camp Dwyer

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Helmand River Valley, Afghanistan

Camp Eagle

U.S. Army Base
South Korea 96271-5716

Camp Foster

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Ginowan, Japan

Camp Frank D. Merrill

U.S. Army Base
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Camp Fuji

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Japan

Camp Geiger

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Camp Gilbert H. Johnson

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Camp Gonsalves

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Northern Okinawa, Japan

Camp Hansen

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Okinawa Island, Japan 96379

Camp Hovey

U.S. Army Base
South Korea 96224-9998

Camp Humphreys

U.S. Army Base
South Korea 96271

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