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U.S. Military Annual Active Duty Personnel End Strength, 1960-2011 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Total 2,492,037 2,552,912 2,687,690 2,695,240 2,690,141 2,723,800 3,229,209 3,411,931 3,489,588 3,449,271 2,983,868 2,626,785 2,356,301 2,231,908 2,157,023 2,104,795 2,083,581 2,074,543 2,062,404 2,027,494 2,050,826 2,082,897 2,108,612 2,123,349 2,138,157 2,151,032 2,169,112 2,174,217 2,138,213 2,130,229 2,046,144 1,986,259 1,807,177 1,705,103 1,610,490 1,518,224 1,471,722 1,438,562 1,406,830 1,385,703 1,384,338 1,385,116 1,411,634 1,434,377 1,426,836 1,389,394 1,384,968 1,379,551 1,401,757 1,418,542 1,430,985 1,435,450

Army 877,749 893,323 962,712 961,211 972,546 1,002,427 1,310,144 1,468,754 1,516,973 1,514,223 1,293,276 1,050,425 849,824 791,460 784,128 775,301 782,668 782,246 771,624 758,852 777,036 781,473 780,391 779,643 780,180 780,787 780,980 780,815 771,847 769,741 732,403 710,821 610,450 572,423 541,343 508,559 491,103 491,707 483,880 479,426 482,170 480,801 486,542 499,301 499,543 492,728 505,402 522,017 543,645 553,044 566,045 570,719

Navy 624,895 641,995 662,837 668,626 670,160 690,162 740,646 749,299 759,163 764,867 677,152 615,767 593,135 566,653 546,464 532,270 527,781 529,895 530,253 523,937 527,352 540,502 552,996 557,573 564,638 570,705 581,119 586,842 592,570 592,652 581,856 570,966 541,883 509,950 468,662 434,617 416,735 395,564 382,338 373,046 373,193 377,810 383,108 382,235 373,197 362,941 350,197 337,547 332,228 329,304 328,303 328,227

Marines 175,919 185,165 192,049 189,937 189,634 198,328 280,641 299,501 308,138 311,627 246,153 204,738 199,624 192,064 192,174 195,683 189,851 191,707 190,815 185,250 188,469 190,620 192,380 194,089 196,214 198,025 198,814 199,525 197,350 196,956 196,652 194,040 184,529 178,379 174,158 174,639 174,883 173,906 173,142 172,641 173,321 172,934 173,733 177,779 177,480 180,029 180,416 186,492 198,505 202,786 202,441 201,466

Air Force 813,474 832,429 870,092 875,466 857,801 832,883 897,778 894,377 905,314 858,554 767,287 755,855 713,718 681,731 634,257 601,541 583,281 570,695 569,712 559,455 557,969 570,302 582,845 592,044 597,125 601,515 608,199 607,035 576,446 570,880 535,233 510,432 470,315 444,351 426,327 400,409 389,001 377,385 367,470 360,590 355,654 353,571 368,251 375,062 376,616 353,696 348,953 333,495 327,379 333,408 334,196 335,038

Source: Department of Defense, "Military Personnel Statistics" Web site (http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/MILITARY/Miltop.htm). Figures are as of September 30 for each year except 2011, which corresponds to the end of the fiscal year. Numbers do not include activated reservists or full-time employees of the National Guard and Reserve. 2011 figures are as of the end of March.


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