United States military deployments

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Countries in which the U.S. has a military presence in 2013

This map shows the current deployments of the US military. Most of the deployments on this map that are less than 100 troops are usually less than fifty military personnel, just for public knowledge. The lightest blue means less than a hundred US troops; the aqua teal mix, which is a little brighter, means more than a hundred troops; and the darkest blue on map means more than 1,000 troops. This map has those listed as part of Overseas Contingency Operation Deployments integrated in, while military dependents and civilian personnel are omitted.

The military of the United States is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with 164,253 of its active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories not including the 38,670 members of the US Armed Forces.[citation needed] US troops are spread across the globe: over 68,000 reside in Europe; 51,000 in East Asia and the Pacific region; over 4,400 in North Africa, the Near East, and South Asia; over 1,900 in the Western Hemisphere; 269 in Sub-Saharan Africa; and less than 100 in states of the former Soviet Union.[1] Of those in Europe, most of the military personnel are located at installations activated during the Cold War, by which the US government sought to challenge the Soviet Union in the aftermath of World War II.[2]

U.S. personnel are seeing active combat in Afghanistan. Others are deployed as part of several peacekeeping missions, military attachés, or are part of embassy and consulate security.

The following are countries, listed by region, in which U.S. military personnel are deployed. The numbers are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of July 31, 2013.[1] These numbers do not include any military or civilian contractors or dependents. Countries with fewer than 100 U.S. personnel deployed are omitted.

Combat zones[edit]


Africa and the Middle East[edit]

 Saudi Arabia30819521191[1]
 United Arab Emirates287171216197[1]
 South Africa139511312[1]


 South Korea28,500[5]
 British Indian Ocean Territory5200486034[1]


US military bases in Germany in 2009.
 United Kingdom9,479278330268,845[1]

Western Hemisphere[edit]

 CubaGuantanamo Bay8693614862269[1]

United States[edit]

There are 1,208,083[1] personnel on active duty in the United States and its territories including the five personnel on Wake Island and the one personnel on the Virgin Islands:

 United StatesCONUS1,131,920435,858269,850165,209261,003[1]
 Puerto Rico1559821927[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. July 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lynn E. Davis; Stacie L. Pettyjohn; Melanie W. Sisson; Stephen M. Worman; Michael J. McNerney (2012). "U.S. Overseas Military Presence: What Are the Strategic Choices?". Project Air Force. RAND Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8330-7340-2. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "In Afghanistan drawdown, U.S. forced to take costly option in transporting military gear out". Washington Post. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. "The United States has 60,000 troops in Afghanistan, but that number will dwindle to 34,000 by February." 
  4. ^ See United States Forces Japan
  5. ^ "US to maintain military presence in Korea, says Hagel". Al Jazeera America. 1 October2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. "Defense Secretary says 28,500 troops will remain in South Korea, deterring aggression by the North." 

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