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Active Duty Military Personnel, 1940–2011

YearArmyAir ForceNavyMarine CorpsTotal1
1940269,023 160,99728,345458,365
19458,266,373 3,319,586469,92512,055,884
1950593,167411,277380,73974,2791,459,462
19551,109,296959,946660,695205,1702,935,107
1960873,078814,752616,987170,6212,475,438
1965969,066824,662669,985190,2132,653,926
19701,322,548791,349691,126259,7373,064,760
1975784,333612,751535,085195,9512,128,120
1980777,036557,969527,153188,4692,050,627
1985780,787601,515570,705198,0252,151,032
1990732,403535,233579,417196,6522,043,705
1991710,821510,432570,262194,0401,985,555
1992610,450470,315541,886184,5291,807,177
1993572,423444,351509,950178,3791,705,103
1994541,343426,327468,662174,1581,610,490
1995508,559400,409434,617174,6391,518,224
1996491,103389,001416,735174,8831,471,722
1997491,707377,385395,564173,9061,438,562
1998483,880367,470382,338173,1421,406,830
1999479,426360,590373,046172,6411,385,703
2000482,170355,654373,193173,3211,384,338
2001480,801353,571377,810172,9341,385,116
2002486,542368,251385,051173,7331,413,577
2003490,174376,402379,742177,0301,423,348
2004494,112369,523370,445177,2071,411,287
2005488,944351,666358,700178,7041,378,014
2006 (June)496,362352,620353,496178,9231,381,401
2007 (Aug.)519,471337,312338,671184,5741,380,082
2011 (Sept.)565,463333,370325,123201,1571,468,364
NOTE: Figures for 1998 through August 2007 include cadets/midshipmen.
1. Military personnel on extended or continuous active duty. Excludes reserves on active duty for training.
Source: Department of Defense.

 

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