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United States military deployments

The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with more than 160,000 of its active-duty personnel stationed outside the United States and its territories.[1] This list consists of deployments excepting active combat deployments, which consist of troops in Iraq,[2] Afghanistan,[3] and Syria.[4] The exact number of these troops is currently in flux due to troop withdrawals.[5][6]

Outside of active combat, US personnel are typically deployed as part of several peacekeeping missions, military attachés, or are part of embassy and consulate security. Nearly 40,000 are assigned to classified missions in locations that the US government refuses to disclose.[7]

The following regional tables provide detail of where personnel from the five major branches of the US military are currently deployed. These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Additionally, countries in which US military are engaged in active combat operations are not included. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of September 30, 2020.[1]

AmericasEdit

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
other 637 126 148 272 64 27
Total 1,159,611 411,334 294,355 145,537 270,367 38,018

East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific OceanEdit

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
  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
other 246 52 36 127 27 4
Total 129,872 36,345 36,594 27,349 28,284 1,300

EuropeEdit

 
US military bases in Germany in 2014
Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
  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
other 533 86 56 255 133 3
Total 62,413 25,180 7,298 2,122 27,752 61

West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and Indian OceanEdit

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
  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 1,033 197 72 655 109 0
Total 10,887 1,674 3,736 3,148 2,055 274

UnspecifiedEdit

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
Domestic 6,064 6,064 0 0 0 0
Overseas 5,172 296 13 2,802 1,156 905
Total 11,236 6,360 13 2,802 1,156 905

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Number of Military and DoD Appropriated Fund (APF) Civilian Personnel Permanently Assigned By Duty Location and Service/Component (as of September 30, 2020)". Defense Manpower Data Center. November 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "United States formally announces troop reduction in Iraq". Al Jazeera. September 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "US troops in Afghanistan: Allies and Republicans alarmed at withdrawal plan", BBC, 18 November 2020
  4. ^ "Outgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers; Praises Trump’s Mideast Record"
  5. ^ Kate Brannen and Ryan Goodman "We’re suing the Pentagon to find out where U.S. troops are deployed", Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "'Endless Wars,' Here's Where About 200000 Troops Remain," New York Times Oct. 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "America's Forever wars". New York Times. 23 October 2017.

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