Deployments of the united states military


The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with 172,966 of its [1] active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories. Most of these overseas personnel are deployed in combat zones in the Middle east, as part of the War on Terror. Many of the remainder 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 most current numbers are based on United States Department of Defense statistics as of December 31, 2012.[1] These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Countries with fewer than 75 U.S. personnel deployed are omitted.

Combat zones

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Afghanistan About 63,000 [3]

Africa and the Middle East

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Kuwait 15,000 [4]
 Bahrain 2,902 23 2,316 534 29 [1]
 Qatar 800 377 7 226 190 [1]
Diego Garcia 516 0 480 0 36 [1]
 Egypt 292 217 19 26 30 [1][5]
 Saudi Arabia 278 154 22 25 77 [1]
 United Arab Emirates 193 13 13 73 94 [1]
 Djibouti 139 1 1 137 0 [1]
 Jordan 100-200 [1]

Asia-Pacific

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Japan 52,692 2,461 19,295 18,408 12,528 [1][6]
 South Korea 28,500 19,755 274 242 8,815 [7]
 Australia 183 30 70 28 55 [1]
 Singapore 180 8 142 17 13 [1]
 Philippines 131 9 8 103 11 [1]
 Thailand 114 43 9 38 24 [1]

Europe

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Germany 45,596 30,696 475 345 14,080 [1]
 Italy 10,916 3,306 3,525 41 4,044 [1]
 United Kingdom 9,310 305 326 62 8,617 [1]
 Spain 1,600 65 1,093 75 367 [1]
 Turkey 1,491 62 7 12 1,410 [1]
 Belgium 1,165 630 104 31 400 [1]
 Portugal 713 14 52 14 633 [1]
 Netherlands 374 162 16 13 183 [1]
 Greece 361 11 310 6 34 [1]
 Norway 90 28 11 10 41 [1]

Western Hemisphere

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 Cuba Guantanamo Bay 988 384 473 131 0 [1]
 Honduras 388 236 2 7 143 [1]
 Canada 146 7 47 10 82 [1]
 Greenland 138 0 0 0 138 [1]

United States

There are 1,199,556[1] personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories:

Country Total Army Navy USMC USAF Reference
 United States CONUS 1,123,219 438,112 264,618 159,321 261,168 [1]
Hawaii 49,242 22,549 14,984 6,579 5,130 [1]
Alaska 21,280 13,643 44 16 7,577 [1]
 Guam 5,646 68 3,404 183 1,991 [1]
 Puerto Rico 162 92 20 21 29 [1]

See also

References

External links

  • Base Listing as of 2012 (2.86 MB)
  • Deployment map 1969-2004 (PBS)
  • U.S. Military Deployment Interactive Global Map & Facts

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