American Military Personnel Abroad

American Military Personnel

These numbers include active military personnel who are stationed in non-engagement operations. Combat areas are too difficult to get accurate numbers from since troops are moving in and out all the time. These numbers also only include official military personnel and do not include private contractors or mercenaries since those numbers are not disclosed and their movement is too frequent. What we do know for sure is that mercenaries are being used more as the military brings troops back so we could take these numbers and nearly double the personnel abroad to take mercenaries into consideration. Source:

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
United States
(excl. Alaska & Hawaii)
1,137,310 400,689 293,614 145,071 261,874 36,062
Alaska 20,116 10,093 44 21 8,042 1,916
Guantanamo Bay 738 126 484 121 0 7
Honduras 370 202 2 18 147 1
Puerto Rico 163 88 29 24 22 0
Greenland 145 0 0 0 145 0
Canada 132 10 34 10 73 5
Japan 53,732 2,511 19,886 18,676 12,640 19
Hawaii 41,762 15,451 12,296 7,159 5,588 1,268
South Korea 26,416 18,066 333 223 7,792 2
Guam 6,140 183 3,801 48 2,108 0
Australia 1,085 22 63 921 79 0
Singapore 206 12 158 11 18 7
Philippines 185 12 9 154 10 0
Thailand 100 36 12 30 22 0
Germany 33,959 20,147 444 411 12,946 11
Italy 12,249 3,929 3,605 101 4,612 2
United Kingdom 9,287 155 285 53 8,781 13
Spain 3,169 27 2,208 539 394 1
Belgium 1,147 628 98 32 389 0
Norway 733 20 13 665 35 0
Netherlands 415 125 28 17 214 31
Greece 380 8 336 10 26 0
Portugal 252 2 50 18 182 0
Poland 165 43 84 11 27 0
Romania 124 10 91 10 13 0
Bahrain 4,004 15 3,363 332 21 273
Kuwait 2,169 596 3 1,536 34 0
Turkey 1,685 149 5 32 1,499 0
Qatar 490 240 2 31 217 0
Saudi Arabia 382 212 25 83 61 1
Egypt 269 228 6 19 16 0
Jordan 254 12 2 228 12 0
Diego Garcia 230 0 230 0 0 0
United Arab Emirates 195 21 27 64 83 0
Djibouti 176 4 1 168 3 0
other 2449 461 312 1309 333 34
Abroad 156,554 47,903 31,715 25,712 50,824 400
Total 1,362,783 474,533 341,983 178,156 328,458 39,653

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