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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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FOB Abu Ghraib

U.S. Army Base
Iraq 31020


FOB Delaram

U.S. Marine Corps Base
Delaram, Afghanistan


FOB Grizzly

U.S. Army Base
Al Khalis, Iraq


FOB Sykes

U.S. Army Base
Tal Afar, Iraq


Fort A.P. Hill

U.S. Army Base
Bowling Green, VA 22427


Fort Belvoir

U.S. Army Base
Fairfax County, VA 22030


Fort Benning

U.S. Army Base
Columbus, GA 31909

Fort Bliss

U.S. Army Base
El Paso, TX 79902

Fort Bragg

U.S. Army Base
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Fort Buckner

U.S. Army Base
Japan 75070

Fort Campbell

U.S. Army Base
Hoplinsville, KY 42240

Fort Campbell

U.S. Army Base
Clarkville, TN 37042

Fort Carson

U.S. Army Base
El Paso, CO 13758

Fort Detrick

U.S. Army Base
Frederick, MD 21702

Fort Devens

U.S. Army Base
Devens, MA 1434

Fort Dix

U.S. Army Base
Burlington, NJ 8016

Fort Drum

U.S. Army Base
Jefferson, NY 12093

Fort Eustis

U.S. Army Base
Newsport News, VA 23608

Fort Gillem

U.S. Army Base
Forest Park, GA 30297

Fort Gordon

U.S. Army Base
August, GA 30909

Fort Greely

U.S. Army Base
Fort Greely, AK 99731

Fort Hamilton

U.S. Army Base
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Fort Hood

U.S. Army Base
Killeen, TX 76541

Fort Huachuca

U.S. Army Base
Cochise, AZ 85606

Fort Hunter Liggett

U.S. Army Base
Monterey, CA 93940

Fort Irwin

U.S. Army Base
Barstow, CA 92310

Fort Jackson

U.S. Army Base
Columbia, SC 29201

Fort Knox

U.S. Army Base
Hardin, KY 42048

Fort Leavenworth

U.S. Army Base
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Fort Lee

U.S. Army Base
Bergen County, VA 7602

Fort Leonard Wood

U.S. Army Base
Pulaski, MO 65457

Fort McCoy

U.S. Army Base
Monroe County, WI 54656

Fort McNair

U.S. Army Base
Washington, DC 20005

Fort McPherson

U.S. Army Base
East Point, GA 30344

Fort Meade

U.S. Army Base
Odenton, MD 21113

Fort Monmouth

U.S. Army Base
Monmouth County, NJ 7703

Fort Monroe

U.S. Army Base
Hampton, VA 23669

Fort Myer

U.S. Army Base
Arlington County, VA 22202

Fort Polk

U.S. Army Base
Vernon Parish, LA 70639

Fort Richardson

U.S. Army Base
Anchorage, AK 99501

Fort Riley

U.S. Army Base
Riley, KS 66531

Fort Rucker

U.S. Army Base
Dothan, AL 36301

Fort Sam Houston

U.S. Army Base
San Antonio, TX 78201

Fort Shafter

U.S. Army Base
Honolulu, HI 96706

Fort Sill

U.S. Army Base
Lawton, OK 73501

Fort Stewart

U.S. Army Base
Liberty, GA 31313

Fort Story

U.S. Army Base
VA Beach, VA 23450

Fort Wainwright

U.S. Army Base
Fairbanks, AK 99701

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