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 darkest 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 lighest 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 156,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 70,000 deployed in various contingency operations as well as through military attache offices and temporary training assignments in foreign countries. US troops are spread across the globe: approximately 65,000 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 March 31, 2015.[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 3,550 [4]

Africa and Southwest Asia[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Kuwait 11,313 9,522 28 172 1,591 [1]
 Bahrain 3,369 21 3,148 177 23 [1]
 Turkey 1,529 120 5 2 1,402 [1]
 Qatar 607 357 7 0 243 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 349 23 16 218 92 [1]
 Saudi Arabia 319 215 22 0 82 [1]
 Egypt 264 223 19 1 21 [1]
 South Africa 207 3 1 200 3 [1]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 49,430 2,397 19,233 15,926 11,874 [1][5]
 South Korea 29,041 20,499 317 135 8,090 [1][6]
 British Indian Ocean Territory 511 0 471 0 40 [1]
 Thailand 282 38 10 207 27 [1]
 Kyrgyzstan 209 2 8 199 0 [1]
 Australia 187 36 78 12 61 [1]
 Singapore 186 10 158 2 16 [1]

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2009.
Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 38,015 23,269 508 955 13,283 [1]
 Italy 11,425 3,996 3,637 19 3,773 [1]
 United Kingdom 9,078 217 285 22 8,554 [1]
 Spain 2,193 29 1,749 25 390 [1]
 Belgium 1,220 685 116 10 409 [1]
 Portugal 623 2 44 6 571 [1]
 Greece 387 7 361 0 19 [1]
 Netherlands 373 142 32 6 193 [1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba Guantanamo Bay 693 146 525 22 0 [1]
 Honduras 381 223 3 0 155 [1]
 Greenland 144 0 0 0 144 [1]
 Canada 131 8 38 1 84 [1]

United States[edit]

There are 1,148,530[1] personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories including four 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 1,072,387 403,488 270,854 156,342 241,703 [1]
Hawaii 51,078 22,156 15,862 7,832 5,228 [1]
Alaska 19,406 12,040 73 8 7,285 [1]
 Guam 5,499 71 3,399 15 2,014 [1]
 Puerto Rico 155 110 17 10 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 ai "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. March 31, 2015. 
  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?" (PDF). Project Air Force. RAND Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8330-7340-2. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Troop numbers and contributions". NATO. 26 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Obama Looks at Adding Bases and Troops in Iraq, to Fight ISIS". The New York Times. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ See United States Forces Japan
  6. ^ See United States Forces Japan

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