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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 114-95
March 09, 1995

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR JANUARY 31, 1995SUMMARIZED BY THEDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on January 31, 1995, based on preliminary reports, was 1,579,003. This is a decrease of 2,646 from December 31, 1994, and a decrease of 93,542 from the same time in 1994.

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.

January 1995 strength figures for each service with month-ago and year-ago figures for comparison are:

                                         Change from
             1/31/95      12/31/94      Previous Month
          (Preliminary)   (Actual)     Actual    Percent    1/31/94
Total DOD   1,579,003     1,581,649    -2,646     -0.17%   1,672,545
Army          532,944       533,074      -130     -0.02%     566,985
Navy          456,443       457,586    -1,143     -0.25%     492,556
Marine Corps  175,011       174,507       504      0.29%     176,573
Air Force     414,605       416,482    -1,877     -0.45%     436,431
	

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