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U.S. Military

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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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Camp J.T. Robinson

U.S. Army Base
Camp J.T. Robinson, AR 72199

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Camp Kinser

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

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Camp Leatherneck

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Helmand Province, Afghanistan

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Camp Lejeune

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Onslow, NC 28542

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Camp Lester

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Chatan Town, Japan 96379

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Camp Mackall

U.S. Army Base
Hoffman, NC 28347

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Camp Market

U.S. Army Base
Bupyeong, South Korea 96284

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Camp McTureous

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Uruma City, Japan 96373

Camp Navajo

U.S. Army Base
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Camp Park (PREFTA)

U.S. Army Base
Dublin, CA 94568

Camp Patriot

U.S. Army Base
Kuwait 9337

Camp Pendleton

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Oceanside, CA 92055

Camp Red Cloud

U.S. Army Base
South Korea 96258

Camp Riley

U.S. Army Base
Little Falls, MN 56345

Camp S.D. Butler

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Okinawa Island, Japan 96373

Camp Schwab

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Okinawa Island, Japan 96602

Camp Spearhead

U.S. Army Base
Shuaiba, Kuwait

Camp Stanley

U.S. Army Base
South Korea 96224-9998

Camp VA

U.S. Army Base
Kuwait 9306

Camp Victory

U.S. Army Base
Baghdad, Iraq 9342

Camp Zama

U.S. Army Base
Zama City, Japan 268-8920

Campbell Barracks

U.S. Army Base
Heidelberg, Germany

Cannon Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Curry, NM 88112

Carlisle Barracks Homes

U.S. Army Base
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013

Caserma Ederle

U.S. Army Base
Vicenza, Italy

Charleston Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Charleston, SC 29401

Cheyenne Mountain

U.S. Air Force Base
Colorado Springs, CO 80911

Clear Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Anderson, AK 99744

Columbus Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Lowndes, MS 39710

Courthouse Bay

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Jacksonville, NC 28540

Creech Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Indian Springs, NV 89018

Creech Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Indian Springs, NV 89018

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Tucson, AZ 85705

Detroit Arsenal

U.S. Army Base
Warren, MO 63383

Dover Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Dover, DE 19901

Dugway Proving Ground

U.S. Army Base
Toele County, UT 84022

Dyess Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Abilene, TX 79603

Edwards Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Edwards, CA 93523

Eglin Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542

Eielson Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Ellsworth Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Rapid City, SD 57702

Elmendorf Air force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Elmendorf, AK 99506

F.E. Warren Air Force Base Homes

U.S. Air Force Base
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Fairchild Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Base
Spokane, WA 99201

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