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 164,227 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 118,966 deployed in various contingency operations. US troops are spread across the globe: over 66,000 are stationed in Europe; over 51,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; over 4,500 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia; over 1,600 in the Western Hemisphere; 332 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 December 31, 2013.[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 33,500 [3]

Africa and the Middle East[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Kuwait 12,139 9,679 511 72 1,877 [1]
 Bahrain 2,977 24 2,759 163 31 [1]
 Qatar 576 347 9 0 220 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 306 25 13 175 93 [1]
 Saudi Arabia 303 193 20 0 90 [1]
 Egypt 241 190 20 1 30 [1]
 South Africa 181 3 1 174 3 [1]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 50,341 2,316 19,688 15,983 12,354 [1][4]
 South Korea 28,500 [5]
 Kyrgyzstan 2,798 1,038 47 368 1,345 [1]
 British Indian Ocean Territory 520 0 482 0 38 [1]
 Thailand 252 41 10 175 26 [1]
 Australia 179 31 75 12 61 [1]
 Singapore 168 8 146 1 13 [1]

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2009.
Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 40,304 24,982 476 874 13,972 [1]
 Italy 10,971 3,531 3,571 17 3,852 [1]
 United Kingdom 9,501 242 314 19 8,926 [1]
 Turkey 1,519 95 8 2 1,414 [1]
 Spain 1,462 21 1,066 24 351 [1]
 Belgium 1,187 621 115 9 442 [1]
 Portugal 692 2 53 6 631 [1]
 Greece 378 9 348 0 21 [1]
 Netherlands 365 127 24 5 209 [1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba Guantanamo Bay 820 257 540 23 0 [1]
 Honduras 345 197 2 0 146 [1]
 Canada 138 8 46 0 84 [1]
 Greenland 138 0 0 0 138 [1]

United States[edit]

There are 1,193,058[1] personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories including the five personnel on Wake Island and the one person on the Virgin Islands:

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 United States CONUS 1,117,446 428,390 269,870 161,078 258,108 [1]
Hawaii 49,625 21,818 15,000 7,498 5,309 [1]
Alaska 20,395 12,852 41 8 7,494 [1]
 Guam 5,432 64 3,329 15 2,024 [1]
 Puerto Rico 154 97 22 9 26 [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. December 31, 2013. 
  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. 1 April 2014. 
  4. ^ See United States Forces Japan
  5. ^ "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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