|IMMEDIATE RELEASE||June 2, 1998||(703)697-5737(public/industry)|
The total numerical strength of the Armed Forces on March 31, 1998 was 1,408,370. This is a decrease of 7,674 from Feb. 28, 1998 and a decrease of 34,768 from March 31, 1997.
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 Engineers civil functions. A comparable figure for Fiscal Year 1997 was also 65,000 military personnel.
March 1998 strength figures for each Service with month-ago and year-ago figures for comparison are:
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The active duty personnel strength data provided does not include Selected Reserve strength ordered to active duty by the President under Title 10, United States Code 12304.