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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 375-99
August 12, 1999

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR JUNE 30, 1999 SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on June 30, 1999 was 1,370,963. This is an increase of 6,210 from May 31, 1999 and a decrease of 30,657 from June 30, 1998.

These figures represent full-time military personnel comprising both regular and reserves on active duty and officer candidates, including cadets at the three military academies.

Excluded from these figures are approximately 65,000 full-time military personnel who are paid from other than active duty military personnel appropriations. This group is funded from appropriations for reserve components and Corps of Engineers civil functions. A comparable figure for fiscal 1998 was also 65,000 military personnel.

June 1999 strength figures for each Service with month-ago and year-ago figures for comparison are:

6/30/99 5/31/99 Change from Previous Month 6/30/98
Amount Percent
Total DoD 1,370,963 1,364,753 6,210 0.46
1,401,620
Army 470,739 467,899 2,840 0.61
479,365
Navy 368,095 365,909 2,186 0.60 380,638
Marine Corps 171,326 170,729 597 0.35 171,288
Air Force 360,803 360,216 587 0.16
370,329

The active duty personnel strength data provided does not include Selected Reserve strength ordered to active duty by the President under Title 10, United States Code 12304.