United States military deployments

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The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with over 150,000 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories and an additional 71,000 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: over 65,000 are stationed in Europe; approximately 78,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; over 5,000 in North Africa, Southwestern and South Asia; nearly 1,600 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 June 30, 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 9,800 [3]
 Iraq 3,550 [4]

Africa and Southwest Asia[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Kuwait 12,485 10,080 59 315 2,031 [1]
 Bahrain 3,400 19 3,187 173 21 [1]
 Turkey 1,590 152 8 1 1,429 [1]
 Djibouti 1,243 [5]
 Qatar 613 342 6 0 265 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 346 18 16 220 92 [1]
 Saudi Arabia 338 228 24 0 86 [1]
 Egypt 263 217 20 1 25 [1]
 South Africa 231 4 1 224 2 [1]

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 48,828 2,434 19,282 15,288 11,824 [1][3]
 South Korea 27,558 18,997 332 136 8,093 [1][6]
 British Indian Ocean Territory 504 0 463 0 41 [1]
 Thailand 298 39 10 218 31 [1]
 Singapore 187 10 158 2 17 [1]
 Australia 178 35 76 12 55 [1]

Europe[edit]

US military bases in Germany in 2009
Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 37,704 22,909 499 1,048 13,248 [1]
 Italy 11,697 4,220 3,629 17 3,831 [1]
 United Kingdom 9,074 207 278 20 8,569 [1]
 Spain 2,496 29 2.033 24 410 [1]
 Belgium 1,196 664 113 9 410 [1]
 Portugal 589 2 46 7 534 [1]
 Greece 408 7 377 0 24 [1]
 Netherlands 372 142 30 6 194 [1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba Guantanamo Bay 679 135 521 23 0 [1]
 Honduras 402 237 3 0 162 [1]
 Canada 139 8 44 1 86 [1]
 Greenland 128 0 0 0 128 [1]

Total Non-US Territories[edit]

Summing the total US troops in Non-US territories as attributed by the references above active on November 15 2015 indicates a total of 173,335 troops [1] [7] [4][5][3][6]

United States[edit]

There are 1,145,093[1] personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories including five 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 1,068,391 400,096 272,094 153,971 242,230 [1]
Hawaii 51,425 22,400 15,956 7,863 5,206 [1]
Alaska 19,472 12,017 48 7 7,400 [1]
 Guam 5,647 76 3,550 16 2,005 [1]
 Puerto Rico 152 107 16 10 19 [1]

Total US Troops Worldwide[edit]

Summing Troops in Non-US and US Territories indicates 1,318,428 US troops worldwide on November 15, 2015 [1] [7] [4][5][3][6]

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 "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. June 30, 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. ^ a b c d "Troop numbers and contributions" (PDF). NATO. 1 December 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":3" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":3" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":3" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ a b c "Obama Looks at Adding Bases and Troops in Iraq, to Fight ISIS". The New York Times. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Department of Defense Base Structure Report – Fiscal Year 2014 Baseline" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c See United States Forces Korea
  7. ^ a b "Troop numbers and contributions". NATO. 26 February 2015. 

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