United States military deployments

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2013 deployments of the US military
Grey = None or no data available
Orange = <100 troops (Including Military attachés)
Red = 100-1000 troops
Black = 1000+ troops

The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with nearly 150,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories.[1]

Of those military personnel in Europe, most 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 tables provide detail of various countries, listed by region, where US military are deployed. Countries with fewer than 100 personnel deployed are not specified. These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of September 30, 2015.[1]

Combat zones[edit]

Country Total Reference
 Afghanistan 9,800 [3]
 Iraq 3,550 [4]
 Syria 300 [5]

East Asia and Pacific[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 52,060 2,445 22,108 15,688 11,819 [1]
 South Korea 24,899 16,412 331 136 8,020 [1]
 Thailand 304 37 11 231 25 [1]
 Singapore 189 10 159 2 18 [1]
 Australia 175 33 79 10 53 [1]
other 179 81 53 7 38 [1]
Total 77,806 19,018 22,741 16,074 19,973 [1]

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2009
Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 36,691 22,031 499 1,070 13,091 [1]
 Italy 11,799 4,315 3,638 19 3,827 [1]
 United Kingdom 8,920 191 266 19 8,444 [1]
 Spain 2,503 26 2,046 26 405 [1]
 Belgium 1,210 677 111 8 414 [1]
 Portugal 457 1 52 7 397 [1]
 Greece 373 8 343 0 22 [1]
 Netherlands 362 130 30 5 197 [1]
other 438 113 117 11 197 [1]
Total 62,753 27,492 7,102 1,165 26,994 [1]

North Africa, Near East, and South Asia[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Bahrain 3,419 21 3,196 180 22 [1]
 Turkey 1,581 147 10 2 1,422 [1]
 Qatar 593 347 6 1 239 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 391 20 16 271 84 [1]
 Saudi Arabia 315 220 25 0 70 [1]
 Egypt 250 207 20 1 22 [1]
other 175 57 42 6 70 [1]
Total 6,724 1,019 3,315 461 1,929 [1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba
(Guantanamo Bay)
668 143 502 23 0 [1]
 Honduras 395 235 3 1 156 [1]
 Greenland 145 0 0 0 145 [1]
 Canada 133 8 42 2 81 [1]
other 381 163 139 14 65 [1]
Total 1,722 549 686 40 447 [1]

Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 British Indian Ocean Territory 488 0 448 0 40 [1]
 South Africa 236 5 2 226 3 [1]
other 171 83 31 6 51 [1]
Total 895 88 481 232 94 [1]

Former Soviet Union[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
Post-Soviet states
(excl. Baltics)
87 42 10 5 30 [1]

Undistributed[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
unknown/classified 5,524 779 7 3,577 1,161 [1]

United States and territories[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Contiguous United States 1,075,505 409,999 269,296 154,052 242,158 [1]
 Hawaii (state) 46,764 17,832 16,024 7,777 5,131 [1]
 Alaska (state) 17,838 10,366 77 8 7,387 [1]
 Guam (territory) 5,666 76 3,576 17 1,997 [1]
 Puerto Rico (territory) 152 106 18 9 19 [1]
other 7 0 1 0 6 [1]
Total 1,145,932 438,379 288,992 161,863 256,698 [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 ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. September 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Davis, Lynn E.; Pettyjohn, Stacie L.; Sisson, Melanie W.; Worman, Stephen M.; McNerney, Michael J. (2012). U.S. Overseas Military Presence: What Are the Strategic Choices? (PDF). Project Air Force. Monographs Series (RAND Corporation). ISBN 978-0-8330-7340-2. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Enhancing Stability and Security in Afghanistan" (PDF). Defense.gov. Arlington, Virginia: United States Department of Defense. December 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Dempsey, Martin E. (June 12, 2015). "Obama Looks at Adding Bases and Troops in Iraq, to Fight ISIS". The New York Times. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ Syria conflict: Obama to deploy 250 more special forces troops, BBC 25 April 2016

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