United States military deployments

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Countries in which the U.S. has a military 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 110,000 deployed in various contingency operations. US troops are spread across the globe: approximately 68,000 are stationed in Europe; approximately 80,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; nearly 4,900 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia; over 1,750 in the Western Hemisphere; nearly 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]

U.S. 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 U.S. military personnel are deployed. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of June 30, 2014.[1] These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Countries with fewer than 100 U.S. personnel deployed are omitted.

Combat zones[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Afghanistan 28,970 [3]
 Iraq 2,350 [4][5]

Africa and the Middle East[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Kuwait 13,021 10,768 291 140 1,822 [1]
 Bahrain 3,227 19 3,023 153 32 [1]
 Turkey 1,539 122 7 2 1,408 [1]
 Qatar 592 339 5 0 248 [1]
 Saudi Arabia 332 208 27 0 97 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 313 26 16 187 84 [1]
 Egypt 267 215 21 1 30 [1]
 South Africa 215 3 1 208 3 [1]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 49,996 2,321 19,597 15,709 12,369 [1][6]
 South Korea 28,500 [7]
 Kyrgyzstan 247 14 13 205 15 [1]
 British Indian Ocean Territory 548 0 509 0 39 [1]
 Thailand 289 40 9 214 26 [1]
 Singapore 183 8 156 2 17 [1]
 Australia 180 32 79 11 58 [1]

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2009.
Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 40,463 25,139 486 932 13,906 [1]
 Italy 11,324 3,884 3,586 14 3,840 [1]
 United Kingdom 9,551 227 305 20 8,999 [1]
 Spain 2,107 26 1,662 21 398 [1]
 Belgium 1,194 630 115 10 439 [1]
 Portugal 704 1 51 3 649 [1]
 Greece 383 8 349 0 26 [1]
 Netherlands 378 136 29 6 207 [1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba Guantanamo Bay 754 206 523 25 0 [1]
 Honduras 372 223 2 0 147 [1]
 Greenland 131 0 0 0 131 [1]
 Canada 128 8 41 0 79 [1]

United States[edit]

There are 1,184,356[1] personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories including five Air Force personnel on Wake Island and one Navy personnel on the Virgin Islands:

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 United States CONUS 1,107,883 420,306 270,484 160,350 256,743 [1]
Hawaii 50,763 22,173 15,355 7,756 5,479 [1]
Alaska 20,040 12,383 43 8 7,606 [1]
 Guam 5,521 76 3,369 14 2,062 [1]
 Puerto Rico 143 99 18 8 18 [1]

See also[edit]

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. July 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. ^ "International Security Assistance Force (ISAF): Key Facts and Figures". Isaf.nato.int. 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Michael Crowley (18 August 2014). "Obama’s Mission Creep in Iraq". Time. 
  5. ^ William M. Welch (3 September 2014). "U.S. sending 350 more troops to Iraq". USA Today. 
  6. ^ See United States Forces Japan
  7. ^ "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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