US Troops presence oversea map as of 30 Sep 2021
US Troops presence oversea map as of 30 Sep 2021

The military of the United States is deployed in most countries around the world, with between 160,000 to 180,000 of its active-duty personnel stationed outside the United States and its territories.[1] This list consists of deployments excepting active combat deployments, including troops in Syria[2] and Yemen.[3] The exact number of these troops is currently in flux due to troop withdrawals.[4][5]

Outside of active combat, US personnel are typically deployed as part of several peacekeeping missions, military attachés, or are part of embassy and consulate security. Nearly 40,000 are assigned to classified missions in locations that the US government refuses to disclose.[6]

Current deployments

The following regional tables provide detail of where personnel from five branches of the US military are currently deployed. These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors, dependents or the United States Space Force. Additionally, countries in which US military are engaged in active combat operations are not included. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of March 31, 2022.[1]

Americas

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 United States
(excl. Alaska & Hawaii)
1,111,404 383,923 291,876 140,160 259,714 35,731
 Alaska 20,833 10,161 45 23 8,798 1,806
Guantanamo Bay 639 151 445 37 6
 Honduras 364 206 2 23 132 1
 Puerto Rico 164 86 34 20 24
 Greenland 151 151
 Canada 146 16 37 13 75 5
other 665 122 145 297 71 30
Total 1,134,366 394,665 292,584 140,573 268,965 37,579

East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Ocean

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Japan 55,666 2,536 20,414 19,841 12,855 20
 Hawaii 41,008 15,603 12,197 6,445 5,471 1,292
South Korea 25,726 17,190 337 257 7,941 1
 Guam 6,290 219 3,804 102 2,165
 Australia 792 34 65 597 95 1
 Singapore 203 8 159 12 20 4
 Philippines 187 10 10 157 9 1
 Thailand 106 33 11 38 24
other 328 64 33 199 28 4
Total 130,306 35,697 37,030 27,648 28,608 1,323

Europe

US military bases in Germany in 2014
US military bases in Germany in 2014
Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Germany 36,160 22,250 412 446 13,041 11
 Italy 12,661 4,248 3,327 322 4,762 2
United Kingdom 9,766 171 280 57 9,245 13
 Spain 3,108 26 2,603 102 376 1
 Norway 2,593 24 12 2,523 34
 Belgium 1,137 625 87 38 387
 Netherlands 436 141 29 16 221 29
 Greece 376 9 318 26 23
 Portugal 243 3 45 19 176
 Poland 172 44 88 12 28
 Romania 137 20 96 7 14
other 589 97 62 288 135 7
Total 67,378 27,658 7,359 3,856 28,442 63

West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, Africa, and Indian Ocean

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
 Bahrain 3,746 18 3,051 278 17 382
 Turkey 1,713 158 5 34 1,516
 Kuwait 720 589 3 88 40
 Saudi Arabia 559 175 19 289 66 10
 Qatar 446 174 4 54 214
 Djibouti 274 3 2 267 2
 Egypt 264 217 8 20 19
United Arab Emirates 221 27 20 98 76
Diego Garcia 216 216
 Jordan 106 61 3 28 14
 Israel 102 53 8 28 13
other 1,090 167 71 746 106
Total 9,457 1,642 3,410 1,930 2,083 392

Unspecified

Jurisdiction Total Army Navy USMC USAF USCG
Domestic
(50 states and District of Columbia)
6,380 6,280 100
Overseas
(incl. unincorporated US territories)
4,499 230 7 2,152 1,159 951
Total 10,879 6,510 7 2,252 1,159 951


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Number of Military and DoD Appropriated Fund (APF) Civilian Personnel Permanently Assigned By Duty Location and Service/Component (as of March 31, 2022)". Defense Manpower Data Center. May 28, 2022.
  2. ^ Bo Williams, Katie (November 2, 2020). "Outgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers; Praises Trump's Mideast Record". Defense One.
  3. ^ "Letter to the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Regarding the War Powers Report". whitehouse.gov. December 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Brannen, Kate; Goodman, Ryan (October 7, 2020). "We're suing the Pentagon to find out where U.S. troops are deployed". Washington Post.
  5. ^ "'Endless Wars,' Here's Where About 200,000 Troops Remain". New York Times. October 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "America's Forever wars". New York Times. 23 October 2017.

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