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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 669-94
December 01, 1994

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR OCTOBER 31, 1994

SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on October 31, 1994, based on preliminary reports, was 1,600,517. This is a decrease of 9,973 from September 30, 1994, and a decrease of 90,653 from the same time in 1993.

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 Engineer civil functions. A comparable figure for Fiscal Year 1994 was approximately 68,500.

October 1994 strength figures for each service with month-ago and year-ago figures for comparison are:

                                            Change from
                 10/31/94     09/30/94     Previous Month
               (Preliminary)  (Actual)    Actual    Percent   10/31/93
		
Total DOD    1,600,517       1,610,490    -9,973    -0.62%   1,691,170
Army           541,206         541,343      -137    -0.03%     571,529
Navy           464,602         468,662    -4,060    -0.87%     500,776
Marine Corps   174,532         174,158       374     0.21%     178,159
Air Force      420,177         426,327    -6,150    -1.44%     440,706
	

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