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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 053-95
February 07, 1995

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR DECEMBER 31, 1994
SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on December 31, 1994, based on preliminary reports, was 1,584,232. This is a decrease of 8,132 from November 30, 1994, and a decrease of 91,037 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.

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

                                        Change from
             12/31/94     11/30/94     Previous Month
           (Preliminary)  (Actual)    Actual    Percent   12/31/93
Total DOD   1,584,232    1,592,364    -8,132    -0.51%   1,675,269
Army          533,074      537,853    -4,779    -0.89%     566,084
Navy          460,169      462,258    -2,089    -0.45%     494,900
Marine Corps  174,507      174,290       217     0.12%     176,613
Air Force     416,482      417,963    -1,481    -0.35%     437,672
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