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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 485-95
September 06, 1995

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR JULY 31, 1995

SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on July 31, 1995, based on preliminary reports, was 1,533,717. This is a decrease of 13,468 from June 30,1995 and a decrease of 99,778 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 Engineers civil functions. A comparable figure for Fiscal Year 1994 was approximately 68,500.

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

						  Change from
		  7/31/95	  6/30/95	 Previous Month
	       (Preliminary)	 (Actual)	 Amount	Percent	     7/31/94
  Total DOD	1,533,717	1,547,185	-13,468	-0.87%	   1,633,495
  Army		  515,742	  524,897	 -9,155	-1.74%	     553,831
  Navy		  441,683	  441,685	     -2	-0.00%	     474,435
  Marine Corps	  173,659	  171,946	  1,713  1.00%	     174,238
  Air Force	  402,633	  408,657	 -6,024	-1.47%	     430,991
Please note 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 673(b).