United States military deployments

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Countries in which the US military had a presence in 2013. This map shows the current deployments of the US military. Most of the deployments on this map that are less than 100 troops are usually less than fifty military personnel, just for public knowledge. The lightest blue means less than a hundred US troops; the aqua teal mix, which is a little brighter, means more than a hundred troops; and the darkest blue on map means more than 1,000 troops. This map has those listed as part of Overseas Contingency Operation Deployments integrated in, while military dependents and civilian personnel are omitted.

The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with over 160,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 70,000 deployed in various contingency operations. US troops are spread across the globe: approximately 66,000 are stationed in Europe; approximately 80,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; over 5,000 in North Africa, Southwestern and South Asia; over 1,700 in the Americas; less than 400 in Sub-Saharan Africa; and less than 100 in states of the former Soviet Union.[1] Of those in Europe, most of the military personnel are located at installations activated during the Cold War, by which the US government sought to challenge the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II.[2]

US personnel are seeing active combat in Afghanistan. Others are deployed as part of several peacekeeping missions, military attachés, or are part of embassy and consulate security.

The following are countries, listed by region, in which US military personnel are deployed. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of December 31, 2014.[1] These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Countries with fewer than 100 US personnel deployed are omitted.

Combat zones[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Afghanistan 6,839 [3]
 Iraq 3,100 [4]

Africa and the Middle East[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Kuwait 11,865 9,631 77 154 2,003 [1]
 Bahrain 3,373 22 3,156 168 27 [1]
 Turkey 1,518 115 6 2 1,395 [1]
 Qatar 610 365 8 0 237 [1]
 Saudi Arabia 322 212 25 0 85 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 321 23 14 196 88 [1]
 Egypt 280 237 18 1 24 [1]
 South Africa 221 3 1 214 3 [1]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 49,396 2,403 19,243 15,870 11,880 [1][5]
 South Korea 28,500 20,100 300 100 8,000 [6]
 British Indian Ocean Territory 546 0 508 0 38 [1]
 Thailand 288 38 10 215 25 [1]
 Kyrgyzstan 225 14 12 199 0 [1]
 Singapore 188 9 160 2 17 [1]
 Australia 182 32 78 12 60 [1]

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2009.
Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 38,491 23,682 491 962 13,356 [1]
 Italy 11,354 3,943 3,647 21 3,743 [1]
 United Kingdom 9,124 215 291 19 8,599 [1]
 Spain 2,170 27 1,730 24 389 [1]
 Belgium 1,216 685 113 10 408 [1]
 Portugal 617 2 49 6 560 [1]
 Greece 396 7 369 0 20 [1]
 Netherlands 375 143 29 7 196 [1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba Guantanamo Bay 727 173 533 21 0 [1]
 Honduras 378 225 3 0 150 [1]
 Greenland 141 0 0 0 141 [1]
 Canada 132 8 41 1 82 [1]

United States[edit]

There are 1,148,750[1] personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories including three Air Force personnel on Wake Island and one Navy personnel in the U.S. Virgin Islands:

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 United States CONUS 1,072,753 406,000 269,973 153,140 243,640 [1]
Hawaii 51,050 22,246 15,866 7,677 5,261 [1]
Alaska 19,295 11,942 45 7 7,301 [1]
 Guam 5,501 72 3,431 15 1,983 [1]
 Puerto Rico 147 106 15 8 18 [1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. December 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Lynn E. Davis; Stacie L. Pettyjohn; Melanie W. Sisson; Stephen M. Worman; Michael J. McNerney (2012). "U.S. Overseas Military Presence: What Are the Strategic Choices?". Project Air Force. RAND Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8330-7340-2. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Resolute Support Mission (RSM): Key Facts and Figures". NATO. 26 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Obama to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq as campaign expands". Reuters. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  5. ^ See United States Forces Japan
  6. ^ "US to maintain military presence in Korea, says Hagel". Al Jazeera America. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. Defense Secretary says 28,500 troops will remain in South Korea, deterring aggression by the North. 

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