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 nearly 160,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 88,000 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; nearly 4,900 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia; over 1,600 in the Western Hemisphere; 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]

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 24,050 [3]
 Iraq 3,100 [4]

Africa and the Middle East[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Kuwait 9,515 7,566 80 420 1,449 [1]
 Bahrain 3,372 21 3,160 164 27 [1]
 Turkey 1,524 121 6 2 1,395 [1]
 Qatar 600 355 6 0 239 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 338 26 16 197 99 [1]
 Saudi Arabia 324 208 26 0 90 [1]
 Egypt 283 238 17 1 27 [1]
 South Africa 216 3 1 209 3 [1]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 49,503 2,301 19,318 15,936 11,948 [1][5]
 South Korea 28,500 20,100 300 100 8,000 [6]
 British Indian Ocean Territory 528 0 491 0 37 [1]
 Thailand 287 41 10 210 26 [1]
 Kyrgyzstan 234 15 12 203 4 [1]
 Singapore 188 8 162 2 16 [1]
 Australia 173 31 72 13 57 [1]

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2009.
Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 38,826 23,955 477 961 13,433 [1]
 Italy 11,317 3,957 3,627 20 3,713 [1]
 United Kingdom 9,231 219 305 18 8,689 [1]
 Spain 2,177 28 1,725 24 400 [1]
 Belgium 1,211 669 112 10 420 [1]
 Portugal 647 2 47 6 592 [1]
 Greece 386 8 354 0 24 [1]
 Netherlands 371 137 31 7 196 [1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba Guantanamo Bay 732 192 516 24 0 [1]
 Honduras 360 215 3 0 142 [1]
 Greenland 142 0 0 0 142 [1]
 Canada 131 8 41 0 82 [1]

United States[edit]

There are 1,167,623[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 1,091,507 415,289 271,225 158,575 246,418 [1]
Hawaii 51,045 22,194 15,730 7,817 5,304 [1]
Alaska 19,421 11,987 68 7 7,359 [1]
 Guam 5,498 76 3,413 13 1,996 [1]
 Puerto Rico 146 103 18 9 16 [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. September 30, 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. 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Richard Sisk (11 November 2014). "U.S. Troops Back in Iraq’s Anbar Province Where ISIS Holds Sway". Military. 
  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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