Active duty U.S. Department of Defense personnel numbers from 1995 to 2018

This graph shows the total number of active duty U.S. Department of Defense personnel from 1995 to 2018. In 2018, there were 1,304,418 active duty U.S. Department of Defense members.

Total active duty U.S. Department of Defense personnel numbers from 1995 to 2018

Number of personnel
20181,304,418
20171,294,520
20161,288,596
20151,301,443
20141,326,273
20131,370,329
20121,388,028
20111,411,425
20101,417,370
20091,405,176
20081,387,674
20071,365,571
20061,372,669
20051,373,534
20001,370,678
19951,505,283
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1995 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Values prior to 2018 taken from previous editions, available here.

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