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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 530-00
August 30, 2000

ARMED FORCES STRENGTH FIGURES FOR JUNE 30, 2000, SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The total numerical strength of the armed forces on June 30, 2000, was 1,408,083. This is an increase of 9,823 from May 31, 2000, and an increase of 1,923 from June 31, 1999.

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 1999 was also 65,000 military personnel.

June 2000 strength figures for each Service with month-ago and year-ago figures for comparison may be found at http://web1.whs.osd.mil/mmid/military/ms0.pdf .

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.

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