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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 639-95
December 05, 1995

MILITARY STRENGTH FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 1995

SUMMARIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on September 30, 1995, based onpreliminary reports, was 1,519,703. This is a decrease of 8,246 from August31,1995 and a decrease of 90,787 from the same time in 1994.

These figures represent full-time military personnel comprising both regularand reserves on active duty and officer candidates, including cadets at thethree military academies.

Excluded from these figures are approximately 65,000 full-time militarypersonnel who are paid from other than active duty military personnelappropriations. This group is funded from appropriations for reservecomponents and Corps of Engineers civil functions. A comparable figure forfiscal year 1994 was approximately 68,500.

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

                     9/30/95       8/31/95     Change from Prev. Month                              (Preliminary)  (Actual)      Amount    Percent      9/30/9                                                                           4                                                                                        Total DoD       1,519,703     1,527,949  -8,246        -0.54%     1,610,490                                                                                     Army              508,559       512,919  -4,360        -0.85%       541,343     Navy              436,096       437,621    -1,525      -0.35%       468,662     Marine Corps      174,639       175,359  -720          -0.41%       174,158     Air Force         400,409       402,050  -1,641        -0.41%       426,327  

Please note the active duty personnel strength data provided does not includeSelected Reserve strength ordered to active duty by the President under Title10, United States Code 673(b).


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