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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 303-95
June 05, 1995

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR APRIL 30, 1995 SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on April 30, 1995, based on preliminary reports, was 1,561,080. This is a decrease of 6,437 from March 31, 1995, and a decrease of 89,423 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.

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

 

                                    Change from
              4/30/95    3/31/95    Previous Month
          (Preliminary)  (Actual)   Actual   Percent   4/30/94
 Total DOD  1,561,080  1,567,517    -6,437   -0.41%  1,650,503
 Army         529,506    532,231    -2,725   -0.51%    559,925
 Navy         449,236    450,578    -1,342   -0.30%    482,706
 Marine Corps 171,928    172,729      -801    0.46%    174,068
 Air Force    410,410    411,979    -1,569   -0.38%    433,804

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